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Texas: Panhandle Farm and Ranch Management Symposium, Amarillo, Nov. 28

Texas: Panhandle Farm and Ranch Management Symposium, Amarillo, Nov. 28

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife 🕔Nov 9, 2017

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer two sessions during this year’s Panhandle Farm and Ranch Management Symposium at the Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show. The program is set for Nov. 28 in the Grand Plaza of the Amarillo

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Corn: New App Helps Farmers Identify, Manage Ear Rots, Mycotoxins

Corn: New App Helps Farmers Identify, Manage Ear Rots, Mycotoxins

👤By Darrin Pack, Purdue University 🕔Nov 8, 2017

A new mobile app developed by researchers from Purdue University and the University of Arkansas will make it easier for farmers to access information about corn ear rot and mycotoxins. The app, available as a free download, helps users identify

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Texas Corn: Post-Harvest Handling of Fumonisin Contamination

Texas Corn: Post-Harvest Handling of Fumonisin Contamination

👤From Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Nov 8, 2017

Fumonisins are toxins produced in corn kernels by two species of fungi (Fusarium verticillioides and F. proliferatum).  These toxins are carcinogens and can cause illness in livestock, particularly in horses. The levels of fumonisin allowed in food and feed are regulated.  For

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Texas Field Reports: Deer Season Expected to Provide Good Opportunities for Hunters

Texas Field Reports: Deer Season Expected to Provide Good Opportunities for Hunters

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Oct 24, 2017

The general hunting season for white-tailed deer opens Nov. 4, and Texas hunters should expect good opportunities in the field, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. Dr. John Tomecek, AgriLife Extension assistant professor and wildlife specialist, San

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Ohio Corn: Field Drying and Harvest Losses

Ohio Corn: Field Drying and Harvest Losses

👤By Peter Thomison, Ohio State University Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 18, 2017

According to the USDA/NASS as of Sunday, Oct. 15, 21 percent of Ohio’s corn was harvested for grain, compared to 34 percent for last year and 32 percent for the five-year average. Wet weather delayed corn harvest across the state

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Texas Corn: Fumonisin Levels and Insect Damage

Texas Corn: Fumonisin Levels and Insect Damage

👤By Pat Porter, Texas AgriLife Extension Entomologist 🕔Oct 10, 2017

I am not smart enough to be a Plant Pathologist, and in fact had two courses in it in college and still don’t understand it. The classic “disease triangle” taught in pathology says that disease occurs when there is a

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Oklahoma Corn: Concerns of Mycotoxin Contamination on the Rise

Oklahoma Corn: Concerns of Mycotoxin Contamination on the Rise

👤By John Damicone, Oklahoma State University Extension Plant Pathologist 🕔Oct 10, 2017

As corn harvest progresses in Oklahoma, concerns about mycotoxin contamination of corn is increasing. Corn in the high plains is irrigated and rarely has aflatoxin problems unlike areas of the state where dryland corn is produced. However, beginning in west

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Nebraska Corn: Ear Rot Diseases Developing in Some Fields

Nebraska Corn: Ear Rot Diseases Developing in Some Fields

👤By Rodrigo Mendoza and Tamra Jackson-Ziems, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Specialists 🕔Oct 2, 2017

A few common ear rot diseases have begun to develop in corn fields in various parts of Nebraska. We recommend scouting fields prior to harvest to determine which fields may be affected. Corn fields at increased risk for ear rot

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Texas Corn: Critical Crop Situation Has Producers Looking for Answers

Texas Corn: Critical Crop Situation Has Producers Looking for Answers

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Sep 29, 2017

Corn farmers worried about fumonisin contamination in their fields need to immediately contact their crop insurance agent – that was the message from two emergency meetings held Sept. 27 in the Texas High Plains. The potential for fumonisin contamination in

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Texas Corn: Fumonisin Reports Trigger Emergency Meetings, Sept. 27

Texas Corn: Fumonisin Reports Trigger Emergency Meetings, Sept. 27

👤By Kathleen Phillips, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Sep 22, 2017

Meetings have been scheduled on Sept. 27 in Dimmitt and Dumas to address concerns about the presence of high levels of fumonisin in corn now being harvested in the Texas Panhandle, according to Dr. Jourdan Bell, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

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