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Arkansas: 9 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Drought

Arkansas: 9 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Drought

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 23, 2017

In response to a request from Clayton Parr, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in Arkansas, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated nine counties in Arkansas as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused

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Missouri: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug – Monitoring and Controlling This Invasive Pest

Missouri: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug – Monitoring and Controlling This Invasive Pest

👤By Jaime Pinero, University of Missouri 🕔Mar 17, 2017

The invasive Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys, is currently distributed in 43 US states and 4 Canadian provinces. It is a severe agricultural pest in 9 states (largely in the Mid-Atlantic) and a nuisance problem in 21 others.

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Missouri: Palmer Pigweed Invades 5 More Counties Each Year

Missouri: Palmer Pigweed Invades 5 More Counties Each Year

👤By Linda Geist, University of Missouri 🕔Mar 10, 2017

Waterhemp and Palmer amaranth are easily confused. They are like ugly distant cousins at a family reunion. They look alike until you see them side by side. Their differences become apparent upon closer examination. Palmer amaranth is the bigger bully

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Cotton: Picking Capacities in the MidSouth

Cotton: Picking Capacities in the MidSouth

👤By Tyson Raper, University of Tennessee 🕔Mar 10, 2017

There is considerable excitement surrounding cotton on the heels of the Farm and Gin Show.  From visiting with those in the industry across the Mid-South, I believe TN and nearby states may see larger increases than those initially estimated by

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Missouri Wheat: Understanding Growth Stages for Estimating Freeze Injury

Missouri Wheat: Understanding Growth Stages for Estimating Freeze Injury

👤By Gregory Luce, University of Missouri 🕔Mar 9, 2017

The very warm February stimulated wheat growth beyond what is typical for early to mid-March. It has reminded many of the 2007 warm late winter, and the infamous Easter freeze on April 7th of that year. It is likely we

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Missouri Soybeans: Insect, Disease Problems Faced in 2016

Missouri Soybeans: Insect, Disease Problems Faced in 2016

👤By Patricia Hosack and Lee Miller, University of Missouri 🕔Mar 2, 2017

Soybeans made up 73 of the 168 field crops submitted to the diagnostic clinic in 2016, the most of any single crop. Overall, 2016 weather was quite unusual. A mild winter and early start to spring was followed by a

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Missouri Pastures: Toxic Tall Fescue Resists Herbicides, Smothers Under a Cover Crop

Missouri Pastures: Toxic Tall Fescue Resists Herbicides, Smothers Under a Cover Crop

👤By Duane Dailey, University of Missouri 🕔Feb 28, 2017

Killing old stands of tall fescue pastures takes an all-out assault. Kentucky 31, the toxic tall fescue, doesn’t die easy. The K-31 has a good feature. It’s hardy. That lets it withstand hazards from pests to droughts to overgrazing. Herd

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Will Spring Planting Start Early this Year? – DTN

Will Spring Planting Start Early this Year? – DTN

👤By Mary Kennedy DTN Cash Grains Analyst 🕔Feb 21, 2017

Punxsutawney Phil may have predicted six more weeks of winter on Feb. 2, 2017, but since then, temperatures have been warming in the Midwest. If the warm weather continues, we may see an early start to the grain shipping season

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White Corn Turns Golden: Missouri Farm Turns Out a Million Bushes Annually – DTN

White Corn Turns Golden: Missouri Farm Turns Out a Million Bushes Annually – DTN

👤By Dan Miller Progressive Farmer Senior Editor 🕔Feb 15, 2017

It was May 10. Angelo Erickson has finished planting corn the day before and an inch of rain fell overnight. “Man what a nice day today, it doesn’t get any better than this,” he says for the second time that

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Cotton: 12 States Approve Enlist Weed Control

Cotton: 12 States Approve Enlist Weed Control

👤From a Press Release 🕔Feb 14, 2017

Cotton growers in 12 Southern states will now have full access to the Enlist weed control system now that state registrations have been approved. The states are Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee

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