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Alabama

Alabama

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Alabama: Crops Look Good, Despite Heat – USDA

🕔Jul 27, 2015General According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service’s Alabama Field Office, there were 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, July 26, 2015. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from
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Arizona

Arkansas

Arkansas

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Arkansas Sorghum: Where You’ll Find Sugarcane Aphids So Far

🕔Jul 28, 2015Sugarcane aphid has been confirmed in grain sorghum in the following Arkansas counties so far in 2015: Chicot, Desha, Ashley, Arkansas, Lincoln, Phillips, Lonoke, White, Logan, Crittenden, Jefferson, Drew, Pulaski,
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California

California

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California “Rain Debt” Equal to Average Full Year of Precipitation

🕔Jul 30, 2015A new NASA study has concluded California accumulated a debt of about 20 inches of precipitation between 2012 and 2015 — the average amount expected to fall in the state
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Colorado

Delaware

Florida

Florida

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Florida: Suwanee Valley Field Day, Live Oak, Aug. 17

🕔Jul 30, 2015Farmers interested in row crops are invited to the Suwanee Valley Agricultural Extension Center on Monday evening, Aug. 17, to learn about best management practices. “During this field day, we
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Georgia

Georgia

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Georgia Peanuts: Treating Pressure from Pests

🕔Jul 30, 2015“What are you seeing?” is a question I have been getting and giving quite a bit the last couple weeks. The answer is a mixed bag of insects and a
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Cotton – Midsouth – Louisiana Dryland Crop Takes A Hit – AgFax

🕔Jul 30, 2015Lack of rain and excessive heat have taken a toll on Louisiana’s dryland cotton. Rainfall continues to favor the upper Midsouth. Rains developed last week and into this week in parts
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Illinois

Illinois

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Illinois Soybeans: Sudden Death Syndrome Starting to Appear

🕔Jul 29, 2015Last week, symptoms of sudden death syndrome (SDS) began to appear in April 15-planted soybeans at the University of Illinois’ Northwestern Research Center in Warren County. Weather during the 2015
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Indiana

Indiana

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Indiana: Sunshine Helps Dry Saturated Fields – USDA

🕔Jul 27, 2015Sunshine throughout the week helped to dry out saturated fields and improve the growth of corn and soybeans, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region. This past week had
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Iowa

Iowa

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Iowa Corn: Spotting Physoderma Brown Spot and Stalk Rot

🕔Jul 27, 2015Physoderma brown spot and stalk rot is caused by the chytridiomycete Physoderma maydis. This is the only class of fungi that produce zoospores – spores that have a flagellum (tail)
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Kansas

Kansas

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Kansas Pecans: Managing Fall Webworms

🕔Jul 30, 2015Driving down the highway you’ll see numerous webs up in trees all created by Fall webworm larvae. These caterpillars are general leaf feeders that colonize numerous hardwood tree species including
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Kentucky

Kentucky

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Kentucky Tobacco: 3 Foliar Diseases to Look Out For

🕔Jul 29, 2015Frogeye, target spot, and blue mold seem to be at the top of many tobacco growers’ minds these days. While blue mold may be of the most concern, and the
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Louisiana

Louisiana

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Louisiana: Ammonia Plant Brings $265M, 650 New Jobs to Grant Parish

🕔Jul 30, 2015Lithuania-based Investimus Foris will make a $265 million capital investment to convert an idle biofuels refinery in Grant Parish, LA into an ammonia manufacturing facility. The project will create 85
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Mississippi

Mississippi

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Mississippi Soybeans: Bean Leaf Beetle Numbers High in Delta Fields

🕔Jul 29, 2015Over the last week we have been getting a lot of calls about extremely high bean leaf beetle numbers. Most calls have come from the Northwest Delta region of the state.
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Missouri

Nebraska

Nebraska

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Nebraska: Managing Southern Corn Rust, Frogeye Leaf Spot

🕔Jul 30, 2015Southern rust in corn has been confirmed in 10 counties including Butler County in east central Nebraska as well as frogeye leaf spot (Figure 1) in soybeans in Dodge, Saunders,
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North Carolina

North Carolina

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North Carolina Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphid Treatment Begins

🕔Jul 30, 2015Sugarcane aphid, a new invasive pest of sorghum, was first reported today from Cumberland, Hoke and Robeson counties thanks to the sharp eyes and cooperation of industry agronomists, growers, and
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North Dakota

North Dakota

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North Dakota: Crops Experience Wam and Dry Conditions – USDA

🕔Jul 27, 2015For the week ending July 26, 2015, warm and dry conditions were experienced in parts of the State, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Eastern areas received up
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Ohio

Ohio

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Ohio Alfalfa: Managing Stands Damaged by Waterlogging

🕔Jul 28, 2015We are receiving reports and have personally observed fields of alfalfa injured by the excessive soil wetness the first half of this growing season. Generally, waterlogging injury appears as stunting
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Oklahoma

Oklahoma

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Oklahoma Wheat: New Variety Released in Time for Fall Planting

🕔Jul 29, 2015In advance of the upcoming fall planting season, Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources announced the release of Bentley, its newest wheat variety. “OSU has a
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South Carolina

South Dakota

South Dakota

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South Dakota Sunflowers: Protecting Pollinators

🕔Jul 30, 2015Anyone who has ever walked through a field of flowering sunflowers will immediately recognize their popularity with honey bees. Sunflowers are native to North America and host numerous insects, including
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Tennessee

Tennessee

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Tennessee Cotton: Heat Unit Accumulation

🕔Jul 29, 2015A rough start for many of TN’s cotton acres has turned into a decent summer for the majority of our acreage.  This is very evident when looking at accumulated heat
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Texas

Texas

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Texas AgriLife Researcher Wins Award for Advancement in Microirrigation

🕔Jul 30, 2015In recognition of more than two decades spent on the development and adaptation of subsurface drip irrigation technology through field research, education and support of the microirrigation community of scientists,
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Virginia

Virginia

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Virginia Peanuts: Cause for Unusual Yellow Color

🕔Jul 30, 2015I have recently seen several peanut fields or spots in the fields around the Tidewater AREC with yellow plants resembling nitrogen deficiency. Colleagues in North Carolina are also getting concerned
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