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Tobacco: Burley Crop – Some Set Early, Some Late

Tobacco: Burley Crop – Some Set Early, Some Late

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Jun 26, 2017

Kentucky burley stands are good but not excellent. At least 90 percent crop had been set as of Friday. Tennessee experienced another later-set crop, but very little remains to be transplanted now. In southwestern Virginia, about three percent of the burley remained to be set. In western N.C., setting

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Corn, Soybean Pests: Bacterial Leaf Streak, Plus the Usual Suspects – DTN

Corn, Soybean Pests: Bacterial Leaf Streak, Plus the Usual Suspects – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jun 22, 2017

With most of the country’s corn and soybeans in the ground, insects and diseases are ramping up in their usual summer fashion. Some Midwest and Mid-South growers are facing rising Japanese beetle populations, and soybean aphid populations also are picking

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Kentucky Corn: Southern Rust – What You Should Know

Kentucky Corn: Southern Rust – What You Should Know

👤By Carl Bradley, University of Kentucky 🕔Jun 21, 2017

Southern rust of corn (caused by the fungus, Puccinia polysora) caused yield losses on several acres of corn in Kentucky during 2016, which raised awareness of this disease going into the 2017 growing season.  The southern rust pathogen does not

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Tobacco: Spotted Wilt Beats a Path Through Bright Belt

Tobacco: Spotted Wilt Beats a Path Through Bright Belt

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Jun 6, 2017

Tomato spotted wilt had appeared earlier in the season in the Type 14 states, but the pace picked up considerably in the week just ended, says J. Michael Moore, Georgia Extension tobacco specialist.

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Crop Progress: Farmers Plant, Re-Plant, and Watch a Soggy Market – DTN

Crop Progress: Farmers Plant, Re-Plant, and Watch a Soggy Market – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jun 6, 2017

As some growers finish planting, and others start their second effort, crop conditions and the market frustrations are weighing heavily on their minds, farmers told DTN. Jill Lambert of Brush, Colorado, summed up many growers’ experiences to date: “Planting this

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Corn, Soybeans: Re-Planting Cuts a 7-State Swath – DTN

Corn, Soybeans: Re-Planting Cuts a 7-State Swath – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔May 30, 2017

How bad has this spring been for corn planting? Bad enough that some seed companies are now getting calls requesting a second round of replant corn, and the planting season is far from over. “As far as I know, this

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Tobacco: Reports from the Fields

Tobacco: Reports from the Fields

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔May 22, 2017

Comments on the progress of the tobacco crops in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Kentucky.

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Kentucky Alfalfa: Watch for Post-Harvest Alfalfa Weevil Damage

Kentucky Alfalfa: Watch for Post-Harvest Alfalfa Weevil Damage

👤By Lee Townsend, University of Kentucky 🕔May 10, 2017

The 2017 alfalfa weevil population is winding down, but some are taking their last bites before leaving fields. The few late-developing larvae, along with newly emerged adults, can feed on stems, crowns, and shoots produced after harvest. Surviving larvae may

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Tobacco: Burley Makes Its Way to the Field

Tobacco: Burley Makes Its Way to the Field

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔May 8, 2017

It’s very unlikely there will be a shortage of burley transplants this year. Farmers had to start seeding greenhouses before contracts had been offered, and some have ended up with more than were actually needed.

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Cornbelt: Changing Trend Yields

Cornbelt: Changing Trend Yields

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois 🕔May 4, 2017

Since 2012, many areas in the greater Midwest had county corn and soybean yields that have exceeded trend yields by a large margin. These areas include much of Illinois, southern Wisconsin, eastern Nebraska, Kentucky, southern Indiana, and southern Ohio. On

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