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Iowa Cover Crops: Fall Armyworm Feeding Noted in Southern Counties

Iowa Cover Crops: Fall Armyworm Feeding Noted in Southern Counties

👤By Rebecca Vittetoe, Iowa State University Agronomist 🕔Oct 18, 2017

Fall is usually not a time I expect to get questions about armyworms, but last week I received several questions about fall armyworms in cover crops, particularly in cereal rye, triticale, or wheat cover crops. In Iowa, fall armyworms can

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Nebraska: Buying Seed for 2018 – Which Bt Traits Do You Really Need?

Nebraska: Buying Seed for 2018 – Which Bt Traits Do You Really Need?

👤From University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 🕔Oct 17, 2017

When it comes to buying corn seed, one way to save money is to ensure you are not investing in GMO insect protection traits you do not need for your particular farm or field. Traited corn has been genetically modified

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Texas: Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Course, Canyon, Oct. 25

Texas: Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Course, Canyon, Oct. 25

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Oct 16, 2017

A continuing education workshop for pesticide applicator license holders will be offered Oct. 25 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Randall County at the Kuhlman Extension Center, 200 N. Brown Road in Canyon. The training will be from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and feature

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Florida Cotton, Peanuts: Nematode Damage a Serious Issue this Season

Florida Cotton, Peanuts: Nematode Damage a Serious Issue this Season

👤By Ethan Carter, University of Florida IPM Agent 🕔Oct 16, 2017

After back to back mild winters, the 2017 growing season has been a banner year for pests. Prolonged cold weather normally diminishes pest populations, but this year pests of all types survived winter with populations that have increased dramatically. Most

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Mississippi: Row Crop Short Course, Starkville, Dec. 4-6

Mississippi: Row Crop Short Course, Starkville, Dec. 4-6

👤By Darrin Dodds, Mississippi State University Cotton Specialist 🕔Oct 13, 2017

The 2017 Row Crop Short Course hosted by Mississippi State University will be held Dec. 4-6, 2017 at The Mill Conference Center in Starkville, MS.

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Texas: Feral Hog Control Workshop, Coleman, Nov. 1

Texas: Feral Hog Control Workshop, Coleman, Nov. 1

👤By Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Oct 12, 2017

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Coleman County has set a Feral Hog Control Workshop for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Goree Expo Center on the Coleman County Rodeo Grounds, Texas Highway 206 and 5th Ave., Coleman.

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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 Wheat: Fall Armyworms Are Present, Look Closely When Scouting Your Fields

Oklahoma Wheat: Fall Armyworms Are Present, Look Closely When Scouting Your Fields

👤By Tom Royer, Oklahoma State University Extension Entomologist 🕔Oct 9, 2017

Lanie Hale, from Wheeler Brothers sent a picture of “window paned” wheat from a field that he had scouted. He counted 3 fall armyworms per row foot from his visual count (which is treatment threshold) but when he looked closely

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North Alabama Wheat: 20 Production Practices for Higher Yields

North Alabama Wheat: 20 Production Practices for Higher Yields

👤By Eddie McGriff, Alabama Regional Extension Agent 🕔Oct 9, 2017

1. Plant High Quality Seed Farmers think they are saving money by planting bin-run wheat seed, but often it costs them money. Research has shown when a farmer’s seed is of good quality (free of weed seed, undamaged by insects,

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Wild Hogs: Destructive Eating Machines Rolling Through Fields All Season Long

Wild Hogs: Destructive Eating Machines Rolling Through Fields All Season Long

👤By Bonnie Coblentz, MSU Extension Service 🕔Oct 6, 2017

Rooting and wallowing by wild hogs cause extensive land and crop damage, which can be stopped only by getting rid of the invasive animals. Bill Hamrick, a wildlife associate with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said wild hogs use

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