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Dicamba and 2,4-D Sensitive Crops Fall into These 4 Categories – DTN

Dicamba and 2,4-D Sensitive Crops Fall into These 4 Categories – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Apr 6, 2017

The best way to avoid drift damage from newly labeled auxin herbicides this year is never to spray near crops that are sensitive to dicamba and 2,4-D — and that might be harder than you think.    For the past

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South Carolina: Sweet Potato Weevils Eradicated – Ban on 2 Counties Finally Lifted

South Carolina: Sweet Potato Weevils Eradicated – Ban on 2 Counties Finally Lifted

👤By Denise Attaway, Clemson University 🕔Apr 5, 2017

Clemson officials say the 2017 season will be a little sweeter for the South Carolina sweet potato industry now that a ban on sweet potatoes from two counties has been lifted. The ban involved an exterior quarantine on sweet potatoes,

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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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Farmers Find Dow’s Enlist Duo Limits Drift Concerns

Farmers Find Dow’s Enlist Duo Limits Drift Concerns

👤From a Press Release 🕔Mar 2, 2017

As farmers adopt new herbicide technologies in 2017, excellent weed control is not enough. They also are looking for a herbicide solution that stays on target and limits the risk of damaging neighboring plants and crops with less drift and

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Mississippi: Winter Sweetpotato Production Meeting, Houston, March 9

Mississippi: Winter Sweetpotato Production Meeting, Houston, March 9

👤By Stephen Meyers, Mississippi State University 🕔Mar 2, 2017

MSU Extension will be holdings a winter sweetpotato production meeting at the Thorn Community Center, CR 37, in Houston, MS, on Thursday, March 9. The meeting will run from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. There is no fee to attend and no

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Louisiana: Sweet Potato Farmers Hear Updates on Industry, Research

Louisiana: Sweet Potato Farmers Hear Updates on Industry, Research

👤By Olivia McClure, LSU AgCenter 🕔Jan 23, 2017

The Louisiana 2016 sweet potato harvest, which was delayed by flooding rains in August, yielded 35 percent fewer bushels than the year before, farmers were told on Jan. 18 at a meeting of the Louisiana Sweet Potato Association. On average,

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Sweet Potatoes: Domestic Consumption and Exports are Up

Sweet Potatoes: Domestic Consumption and Exports are Up

👤By Jennifer Bond, Economic Research Service, USDA 🕔Jan 6, 2017

Domestic consumption of sweet potatoes has grown considerably since 2000 with annual per capita availability (a proxy for consumption) rising from 4.2 pounds to reach a record-high 7.5 pounds in 2015. The marked rise in domestic demand has been encouraged

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Mississippi: 2016 a Good Crop Year Despite Extended Drought

Mississippi: 2016 a Good Crop Year Despite Extended Drought

👤 By Linda Breazeale, MSU AgCommunications 🕔Dec 15, 2016

Good seasons for cotton and corn should increase Mississippi’s agronomic crops production value by 11 percent increase in 2016. Brian Williams, agricultural economist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said most crops had a good year despite the extended

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Mississippi: State’s Ag Value Increased 1.8% in 2016

Mississippi: State’s Ag Value Increased 1.8% in 2016

👤By Bonnie Coblentz, MSU Extension Service 🕔Dec 15, 2016

The estimated $7.6 billion value of Mississippi agriculture increased by 1.8 percent in 2016, helping the industry retain its prominence in the state’s overall economy. “Agriculture’s reach in the state goes well beyond just the value of the goods produced,”

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South Carolina: Clemson’s Coastal Research Crops Survived Matthew’s Wrath

South Carolina: Clemson’s Coastal Research Crops Survived Matthew’s Wrath

👤By Jim Melvin, Clemson University 🕔Nov 11, 2016

Thanks to a blissful stretch of blue skies and dry weather, at least 80 percent of the valuable crops at Clemson University’s Coastal Research and Education Center have weathered Hurricane Matthew’s wrath and rebounded with voracity. Ongoing research trials that

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