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Arkansas Soybeans: Will Frigid Temps Decimate Redbanded Stink Bugs?

Arkansas Soybeans: Will Frigid Temps Decimate Redbanded Stink Bugs?

👤By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔Jan 10, 2018

As temperatures across Arkansas muddled about at or below freezing much of the last two weeks, one could almost hear entomologists throughout the region raising a glass to the seasonal demise of the redbanded stink bug. While Arkansas growers must

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Cotton – Midsouth – Picking Starts, More Defoliation Underway – AgFax

Cotton – Midsouth – Picking Starts, More Defoliation Underway – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Sep 15, 2017

Too much rain and cloudy weather have clearly taken a toll on cotton in parts of our coverage area. Much of the damage – boll rot, hardlocking and fruit shed – was triggered by rains and cloudy conditions that predated hurricanes

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AgFax Midsouth Cotton: More Defoliation On Tap As Weather Opens Up

AgFax Midsouth Cotton: More Defoliation On Tap As Weather Opens Up

🕔Sep 8, 2017

Defoliation started on a limited basis. mainly in the week before Harvey. More rain fell in the region after Harvey’s passage, triggered by a cold front that moved through the Delta states. That put defoliation on hold yet again. However, a

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Rice – Hurricane Harvey Takes A Wide Economic Toll – AgFax

Rice – Hurricane Harvey Takes A Wide Economic Toll – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Sep 2, 2017

A wide portion of the Arkansas crop went down. Rice also lodged to varying degrees in Mississippi and northeast Louisiana. Some yield will be lost and quality issues could arise where rice went down. At the least, this has now

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Cotton – Midsouth – Harvey Dumps Rain, Uncertainty On The Crop – AgFax

Cotton – Midsouth – Harvey Dumps Rain, Uncertainty On The Crop – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Sep 1, 2017

What remains of Hurricane Harvey moved into the Midsouth to varying degrees and could likely effect areas in western and northern Alabama along the way. This is not a good situation.

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AgFax Rice Midsouth/Texas: Hurricane Harvey Adds A Major Complication

AgFax Rice Midsouth/Texas: Hurricane Harvey Adds A Major Complication

🕔Aug 24, 2017

Rice harvest has gained momentum in Arkansas and Mississippi. Early yield reports from southeast Arkansas are quite good. A small amount of cutting has even started in northeast Arkansas. See comments by Jarrod Hardke.  Much of the first crop in Texas and southeast Louisiana is out of the field.

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AgFax Midsouth Cotton: Harvey Approaching – This Can’t Be Good

AgFax Midsouth Cotton: Harvey Approaching – This Can’t Be Good

🕔Aug 24, 2017

The current tropical system – Harvey – couldn’t have taken shape at a worse time for cotton farmers in the lower Midsouth. Later this week the system will bring heavy amounts of rain to Louisiana and somewhat lesser amounts to portions

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Cotton – Midsouth – Bollworms Continue To Vex Bollgard 2 Cotton – AgFax

Cotton – Midsouth – Bollworms Continue To Vex Bollgard 2 Cotton – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Bollworm sprays continue in dual-gene cotton where necessary, and applications are being made in areas in the upper Delta where that’s a rarity.

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Rice Harvest Stalls Across Much Of Belt – AgFax

Rice Harvest Stalls Across Much Of Belt – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Aug 12, 2017

Persistent rains have kept combines out of the field in both coastal and Midsouth rice. More rain in the forecast, too.

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AgFax Midsouth Cotton: Wet-Weather Complications Ahead?

AgFax Midsouth Cotton: Wet-Weather Complications Ahead?

🕔Aug 11, 2017

A rainy pattern is in the forecast into next week through much of our coverage area. So far, most people report relatively light levels of target spot and bacterial blight, although wetter weather could favor disease pressure. According to one report

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