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Illinois Corn, Soybeans: When Is the Best Time to Plant?

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: When Is the Best Time to Plant?

👤By Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois 🕔Mar 24, 2017

Relatively dry weather in recent weeks throughout much of Illinois and an early start to fieldwork might provide the unusual opportunity this year of letting us choose corn and soybean planting dates instead of having to wait until it’s dry

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Texas Field Reports: Planting Well Underway in Mostly Dry, Warm Conditions

Texas Field Reports: Planting Well Underway in Mostly Dry, Warm Conditions

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Mar 21, 2017

AgriLife Extension district reporters compiled the following summaries: CENTRAL: Counties reported warm and windy conditions that caused the soil to dry out. Planting and other field work was well underway. However, fields in all counties will eventually need more moisture.

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Mississippi Field Reports: Corn Planting Begins, Expected to Ramp Up This Week

Mississippi Field Reports: Corn Planting Begins, Expected to Ramp Up This Week

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 20, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending March 19, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents “Field operations picked up this week. Burndown and fertilizer applications led the way. Planters are being calibrated. With the 7-day weather forecast,

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Louisiana Field Reports: Corn Planting Begins, Rice Well Underway

Louisiana Field Reports: Corn Planting Begins, Rice Well Underway

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 20, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending March 19, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents “Sweet potato bedding has started, with some producers already completed bedding. Corn planting began last week with ideal weather conditions forecasted for

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Arkansas Field Reports: Growers Evaluate Wheat for Freeze Damage; Field Work Halted by Rains

Arkansas Field Reports: Growers Evaluate Wheat for Freeze Damage; Field Work Halted by Rains

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 20, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending March 19, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents “Fertilization of wheat completed during the week. Wheat still making slow growth with cool temperatures experienced during the week. Rain has halted

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Texas Field Reports: Planting Continues Amid Rains; Fires Still a Risk Up North

Texas Field Reports: Planting Continues Amid Rains; Fires Still a Risk Up North

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Mar 14, 2017

AgriLife Extension district reporters compiled the following summaries: CENTRAL: Counties continued to receive rainfall, which hindered some planting. However, dry weather was anticipated and planting was expected to resume as fields dry. Subsoil moisture was good. Corn and summer hay

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Mississippi Field Reports: Wheat Looks Good; Growers Waiting for Fields to Dry to Plant

Mississippi Field Reports: Wheat Looks Good; Growers Waiting for Fields to Dry to Plant

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 13, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending March 12, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents “Some burn down and fertilize/lime went out early in the week. Heavy rain on Tuesday shut everything down. Cattle being feed hay.

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Arkansas Field Report: Rains Delay Planting; Upcoming Freeze Concerns

Arkansas Field Report: Rains Delay Planting; Upcoming Freeze Concerns

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 13, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending March 12, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents “Trees and fruit are way ahead of schedule. We will take a big hit this weekend if forecasted temperatures materialize.” Mike McClintock,

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Louisiana Field Reports: Corn Planting Begins, Slowed by Rain

Louisiana Field Reports: Corn Planting Begins, Slowed by Rain

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 13, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending March 12, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents “Corn planting has begun. Recent rainfall has slowed the process.” Carol Pinnell -Alison, Franklin Parish “Periodic showers have kept fields just wet

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Virginia Cotton: When’s the Best Time to Plant?

Virginia Cotton: When’s the Best Time to Plant?

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Mar 10, 2017

This year both cotton and peanuts acreage is increasing in our region. The sweet spot for planting both of these crops is essentially the same time period, although it is a period of weeks and not days. After the fact,

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