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Mississippi: Real-Time Weather Online to Aid Row Crop Producers

Mississippi: Real-Time Weather Online to Aid Row Crop Producers

👤By Leah Barbour, MSU Extension Service 🕔Oct 25, 2017

The Delta Agricultural Weather Center launched its real-time weather data website just as cotton producers were completing the 2017 harvest and anticipating next spring’s planting season. Once cotton reaches maturity, farmers apply a harvest aid to force the plants to

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Texas Plains: Cotton Needs More Heat Units, Sorghum Still at Risk from Sugarcane Aphids

Texas Plains: Cotton Needs More Heat Units, Sorghum Still at Risk from Sugarcane Aphids

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for Hale, Swisher, and Floyd Counties 🕔Oct 19, 2017

General Status For the past few weeks or so we had been socked in with moisture and cool temperatures, only to finally come out of the pattern into frosty and cold conditions. Finally, we are seeing clear skies and a

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North Carolina Cotton: How Do We Manage Defoliation for the Rest of This Season?

North Carolina Cotton: How Do We Manage Defoliation for the Rest of This Season?

👤By Keith Edmisten and Guy Collins, North Carolina State University Extension Cotton Specialists 🕔Oct 18, 2017

We’ve received a lot of phone calls over the last few days about how to address various cotton defoliation issues for the remainder of this season. Below are the most common scenarios for which we have been called and how

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Tennessee Cotton: Removing Juvenile Growth After the 1st Harvest Aid Application

Tennessee Cotton: Removing Juvenile Growth After the 1st Harvest Aid Application

👤By Tyson Raper, University of Tennessee Cotton and Small Grains Specialist 🕔Oct 12, 2017

Juvenile leaves in regrowth have been an issue this year, both where plants shut-down prior to the first harvest aid application and where a substantial period of time has passed since the last harvest aid application. This blog article highlights

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Texas Northern High Plains Cotton: Mitigating Cool Temps and an Immature Crop

Texas Northern High Plains Cotton: Mitigating Cool Temps and an Immature Crop

👤By Seth Byrd and Gaylon Morgan, Texas AgriLife Extension Specialists 🕔Oct 10, 2017

The role of temperature, and specifically heat, in the growth and development of cotton is a common topic of discussion during the season.  Heat units are a critical component for cotton’s growth and development; whether for germination and emergence, reproductive

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Tennessee Cotton: Recommendations for Harvest Aids – Products and Timing

Tennessee Cotton: Recommendations for Harvest Aids – Products and Timing

👤By Tyson Raper, University of Tennessee Cotton and Small Grains Specialist 🕔Sep 14, 2017

August felt more like September and the first few days of September forced many to rummage through the closet for a jacket. Still, it appears we’ve been given an excellent window for harvest aids over the next 10 days.

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Arkansas Rice: Harvest Aids Ahead of Storms

Arkansas Rice: Harvest Aids Ahead of Storms

👤By Jarrod Hardke, University of Arkansas Extension Rice Specialist 🕔Sep 12, 2017

Due to incoming wind and possibly rain from Hurricane Irma, many are questioning potential harvest aid applications before rice potentially lodges. There are many risks associated with this tactic. Harvest aids (sodium chlorate / salt) are beneficial at facilitating harvest

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Tennessee: 2017 MidSouth Cotton Defoliation Guide Available

Tennessee: 2017 MidSouth Cotton Defoliation Guide Available

👤By Tyson Raper, University of Tennessee Cotton and Small Grains Specialist 🕔Sep 11, 2017

The MidSouth’s cotton crop is rapidly maturing and many of our acres will receive a harvest aid application soon after Hurricane Irma moves through the area.  There are many factors to consider in determining timing, products and rates.

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Arkansas Cotton: Harvest Aid Recommendations

Arkansas Cotton: Harvest Aid Recommendations

👤By Bill Robertson, University of Arkansas Extension Cotton Agronomist 🕔Sep 8, 2017

We are quickly approaching the finish line with this cotton crop. We were lucky in dodging the bullet with hurricane Harvey compared to the destruction our neighbors to the south encountered. The passing of the latest weather system (9-5) has brought

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Mississippi Soybeans: Harvest Aids and Late Season Management

Mississippi Soybeans: Harvest Aids and Late Season Management

👤From Mississippi State University Extension 🕔Aug 21, 2017

As more and more of Mississippi’s soybeans approach maturity, numerous calls regarding harvest aids and other late-season management considerations have been received.

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