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Virginia Cotton: Tarnished Plant Bugs Migrating into Fields

Virginia Cotton: Tarnished Plant Bugs Migrating into Fields

👤By Seth Dorman, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Jun 27, 2017

My name is Seth Dorman, and I’m a graduate student with Dr. Sally Taylor in the Virginia Tech Department of Entomology. My research focuses on tarnished plant bug (Lygus lineolaris) management and distribution in Virginia cotton. In recent weeks, large

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Mitigating Dicamba Drift – Best Management Practices

Mitigating Dicamba Drift – Best Management Practices

👤By Larry Steckel, University of Tennessee 🕔Jun 27, 2017

University of Tennessee Extension Weed Specialist Larry Steckel provides some best management practices to reduce the potential of off-target wandering of dicamba.

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Georgia Cotton: Aphid Fungus Starting to Appear

Georgia Cotton: Aphid Fungus Starting to Appear

👤By Phillip Roberts, University of Georgia 🕔Jun 27, 2017

We observed the aphid fungus, Neozygites fresenii, which causes aphid populations to crash on the Tifton Campus on June 26, 2017.  We have also received some early observations from both north and south of Tifton.  The presence of grey, fuzzy

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DTN Cotton Close: Settles Higher on Subdued Volume

DTN Cotton Close: Settles Higher on Subdued Volume

👤By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔Jun 27, 2017

Big drop in certified stocks noted. Outside-day reversals up may have encouraged follow-through buying. Rains lifted spirits in the Texas Plains. California mapped about 291,600 acres of cotton. Cotton futures settled higher on subdued volume Tuesday, up 34 to 77

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Tennessee Cotton: Control Options for Plant Bugs and Aphids

Tennessee Cotton: Control Options for Plant Bugs and Aphids

👤By Scott Stewart, University of Tennessee 🕔Jun 27, 2017

As we move into the third week of squaring on many fields, with some earlier field having 12+ nodes, I’ve had some calls about plant bugs and aphids. Here are some points to consider for each of these pests.

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Texas Field Reports: Conditions Right for Plant Diseases Around Much of State

Texas Field Reports: Conditions Right for Plant Diseases Around Much of State

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 27, 2017

Disease problems for vegetable producers and gardeners are popping up around the state, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Conditions have been good for vegetable production around much of the state following mild spring conditions and ample

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DTN Cotton Open: Ticks Slightly Higher in Quiet Trade

DTN Cotton Open: Ticks Slightly Higher in Quiet Trade

👤By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔Jun 27, 2017

U.S. crop conditions declined last week, with good to excellent dropping to 57%, compared with 56% a year ago. Additional 240 July delivery notices issued. Cotton futures traded mostly slightly higher in quiet early dealings Tuesday, positioned for the third

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North Carolina Cotton: 7 Considerations Before Making PGR Decisions

North Carolina Cotton: 7 Considerations Before Making PGR Decisions

👤By Guy Collins and Keith Edmisten, North Carolina State University 🕔Jun 27, 2017

2017 has brought another challenging spring, with another cool and wet planting season, and excessive rains in much of the state. As such, most cotton is later than normal again this year. Although many regions experienced excessive rains over the

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North Carolina Cotton: Making Irrigation Decisions

North Carolina Cotton: Making Irrigation Decisions

👤By Guy Collins and Keith Edmisten, North Carolina State University 🕔Jun 27, 2017

Recently, most of the cotton-producing regions of NC have been fairly wet due to heavy rains. Some areas have been excessively wet to the point of slowing cotton development. Additionally, much of the 2017 crop is relatively late, but variable,

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Mississippi Field Reports: Crops Look Mostly Good, Some Soybean Replanting

Mississippi Field Reports: Crops Look Mostly Good, Some Soybean Replanting

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 27, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 25, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Anthony DeWayne, Tunica County “This was the second consecutive weekend that we had received in excess of 2 inches of rain across

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