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Alabama: Fruit Crop Braves Cold Temperatures

Alabama: Fruit Crop Braves Cold Temperatures

👤By Katie Nichols, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Mar 29, 2017

Exceptionally low temperatures in mid-March were worrisome for peach, blueberry and strawberry producers. With portions of North Alabama sinking into the low 20s and Central and South Alabama slipping below 30 degrees, producers and Alabama Extension agents feared for the future of spring

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California Tree Crops: Flooded Orchards – What to Do and Available Resources

California Tree Crops: Flooded Orchards – What to Do and Available Resources

👤From University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Mar 20, 2017

In our counties, there are two main issues that are related to the 2017 storms: Orchards outside the levees along the rivers that are or have been flooded from river seepage due to high river flows and/or overflowing ditches/canals. Orchards

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Texas: Crop, Livestock Budget Spreadsheets for 2017 Now Available

Texas: Crop, Livestock Budget Spreadsheets for 2017 Now Available

👤By Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Mar 13, 2017

Crop and livestock budget spreadsheets for 2017 are now available to both farmers and ranchers, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economists. The budget spreadsheets help farmers and ranchers evaluate and project revenue and expenditures throughout the crop season.

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Mississippi Fruit Crops: Chill Hours App Helps Growers Assess Conditions

Mississippi Fruit Crops: Chill Hours App Helps Growers Assess Conditions

👤By Nathan Gregory, MSU Extension Service 🕔Feb 14, 2017

Mississippi fruit growers need look no further than their smartphones or laptops when searching for a second opinion on chill hour accumulation. The Mississippi State University Extension Service has launched Chill Hours, an app that helps growers assess growing conditions

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Dicamba Illegal Use: Feds Search Missouri Locations; Tenn. and Ark. Investigations – DTN

Dicamba Illegal Use: Feds Search Missouri Locations; Tenn. and Ark. Investigations – DTN

👤By Pamela Smith, DTN and Todd Neeley, DTN 🕔Oct 25, 2016

The drama over possible illegal use of dicamba continues. The Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed that it executed federal search warrants at several southeastern Missouri locations as part of an investigation into alleged misuse or misapplication of dicamba onto herbicide-tolerant

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Michigan: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Still Active

Michigan: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Still Active

👤By Julianna Wilson, Larry Gut, and Rufus Isaacs, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Oct 7, 2016

Last week, 29 nymphs and 808 adults for a total of 837 brown marmorated stink bugs were captured from 96 traps at 30 sites (see graph for season trend). With 42 percent of traps catching brown marmorated stink bugs this

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South Carolina Field Reports: Tobacco Harvest Begins, Crops Look Good Where Moisture Available

South Carolina Field Reports: Tobacco Harvest Begins, Crops Look Good Where Moisture Available

👤From USDA 🕔Jul 5, 2016

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 3, 2016. County Extension Comments Hilda Shelley, Horry County It’s hot and dry in Horry County this week. Our corn crop has matured and yield potential looks really good. Tobacco harvest

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South Carolina Field Reports: Planting Nearly Finished, Most Crops Emerged

South Carolina Field Reports: Planting Nearly Finished, Most Crops Emerged

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 13, 2016

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 12, 2016. County Extension Comments Hilda Shelley, Horry County Warms nights and timely rains earlier in the week has our corn and tobacco doing fairly well. Almost all cotton, peanuts, and

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North Carolina Field Reports: Wheat Yields Mostly Disappointing

North Carolina Field Reports: Wheat Yields Mostly Disappointing

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 13, 2016

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 12, 2016. Extension Comments Georgia Love – Agronomist Region 5 Wheat harvest has been in full swing with less than expected yields. Test weights have been low and variable. Most growers

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North Carolina Field Reports: Mostly Good Week for Planting, Still Some Wetness Problems

👤From USDA 🕔May 16, 2016

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 17, 2016. Extension Comments Stanley Holloway – Yancey County Extension Rain mid-week limited field activities. Precipitation amounts were variable across the county with most areas receiving between 1″-2″ of rain. Good

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