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Texas Plains: Rains Cause Runaway Cotton, Hardly Hamper Field Pests

Texas Plains: Rains Cause Runaway Cotton, Hardly Hamper Field Pests

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for Hale, Swisher, and Floyd Counties 🕔Aug 23, 2017

General Status Perfectly timed rains are rare in West Texas, especially during peak water use, but when they do come it seems we get too much of a good thing, or at least all at once. Cotton fields that were

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Texas Field Reports: Forage Production Good Despite Wet Weather, Pests, Weeds

Texas Field Reports: Forage Production Good Despite Wet Weather, Pests, Weeds

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Aug 22, 2017

Plentiful rains have been good and bad for hay producers this year, but 2017 looks to be a good production year overall, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, AgriLife Extension forage specialist, Overton, said hay

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Georgia Field Reports: Corn Harvest Speeds Along, Whiteflies Still a Problem

Georgia Field Reports: Corn Harvest Speeds Along, Whiteflies Still a Problem

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 21, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 20, 2017. County Comments Amanda Tedrow, Clarke County Soil and crops dry. Hot this week with very little rainfall. Matthew Murdock, Marion County Harvesting corn and praying for rain! Everything is

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Mississippi: Row Crops Could Use a Little Sunshine

Mississippi: Row Crops Could Use a Little Sunshine

👤By Linda Breazeale, MSU Extension Service 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Mississippi’s row crops have had enough rain, and most fields just need sunshine. Erick Larson, grain crops specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said corn is mature and will gain no benefit from additional moisture. In the first

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Louisiana Flood, 2016: Apply for Crop Loss Grant, Deadline Aug. 31

Louisiana Flood, 2016: Apply for Crop Loss Grant, Deadline Aug. 31

👤By Kurt Guidry, LSU AgCenter 🕔Aug 18, 2017

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) recently announced the availability of the 2016 Louisiana Farm Recovery Grant Program.  This program is designed to provide financial assistance to agricultural producers that suffered economic losses associated with the two flooding

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Texas Upper Coast: Generally Good Yields, Look for Whiteflies in Later Cotton

Texas Upper Coast: Generally Good Yields, Look for Whiteflies in Later Cotton

👤By Kate Harrell, Texas AgriLife Extension Entomologist 🕔Aug 17, 2017

Harvest has been going on great in the upper gulf coast. I’ve seen and heard about good corn, milo, and cotton yields this year. We’ve had a few disagreements with the weather and its behavior lately, but otherwise it’s been

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Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphid Numbers Building, Remember Threshold Levels

Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphid Numbers Building, Remember Threshold Levels

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

While sugarcane aphid populations are still low in grain sorghum fields across the Texas High Plains, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist in Amarillo said they are beginning to establish and could reach treatable numbers. Dr. Ed Bynum, AgriLife

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Texas Plains: Good Moisture Beneficial to Crops and Pest Alike

Texas Plains: Good Moisture Beneficial to Crops and Pest Alike

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for Hale, Swisher, and Floyd Counties 🕔Aug 15, 2017

General Status General good rainfall area wide these past 2 weeks for most fields with near ideal timing for maximum benefit with our fields at key developmental stages and peak water use. It has made it increasingly difficult to get

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Kansas Sorghum: 30-Year Study Indicates Need to Tap Genetic Diversity for Future Heat Stress

Kansas Sorghum: 30-Year Study Indicates Need to Tap Genetic Diversity for Future Heat Stress

👤By Pat Melgares, Kansas State University 🕔Aug 15, 2017

Kansas State University scientists have studied 30 years of sorghum production in Kansas and have concluded that the crop needs to exploit greater genetic diversity to handle heat stress should average temperatures rise in the future. “In terms of leveraging

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Texas Field Reports: Vineyards Poised for Banner Year

Texas Field Reports: Vineyards Poised for Banner Year

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Aug 15, 2017

Texas vineyards could experience a banner year as wine grape quantity and quality are expected to reach new heights, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Jim Kamas, AgriLife Extension fruit specialist, Fredericksburg, said producers faced some concerns

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