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Alabama: 3 Upcoming Cotton, Soybean Scouting Schools

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Producers will have an opportunity to brush up on insect scouting techniques at the annual cotton and soybean “scouting school” workshops. The Alabama Cooperative Extension crops team is hosting the […]   🕔May 25, 2018
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Arkansas

Arkansas Rice: Planted Up, Drift Issues, Nitrogen With Wet Soils

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We’re basically planted up, and what’s been planted for at least 5-7 days is emerged. No more planting and emergence figures! It’s a good feeling right now as the rice […]   🕔May 27, 2018
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California

California Almonds: New Stink Bug “Can Do A Number On Almonds” – AgFax Tree Crops

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The brown marmorated stink bug may have caused drop in places over the last month. It’s been established back east for a couple of decades but is a new player […]   🕔May 27, 2018
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Florida

Florida: Prepare Your Farm Early for Hurricane Season

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It’s the beginning of hurricane season, time for farmers in Florida to worry about potential damage from a storm. Every farm and ranch in Florida must have an emergency plan in […]   🕔May 21, 2018
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Georgia

Georgia: Crops at Heightened Disease Risk

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This is a really big week for us in the field, not only with planting but with rain and subsequent disease. We are seeing some seedling disease in Wilcox County […]   🕔May 25, 2018
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Illinois

Illinois: Crop Rotation Improves Yields, Decreases Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Says Study

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Many farmers grow corn and soybean in rotation to avoid the continuous corn yield penalty, but now there’s another reason to rotate. Scientists at the University of Illinois have provided […]   🕔May 24, 2018
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Indiana

Indiana: Weed Day, Lafayette, July 3

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Purdue University’s Weed Science team will host its annual Weed Day on July 3, 8:30 a.m. to noon, at the Throckmorton Purdue Agricultural Center, 8343 U.S. Highway 231 – about […]   🕔May 25, 2018
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Iowa

Iowa Soybeans: Frogeye Leaf Spot Showing Signs of Fungicide Resistance

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Isolates of Cercospora sojina showing reduced sensitivity to quinone outside inhibitor (QoI, strobilurin) fungicides were recently recovered from soybean in Iowa. This pathogen causes frogeye leaf spot, an important foliar soybean disease that […]   🕔May 24, 2018
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Kansas

Kansas Sorghum: Planting Guidelines

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Producers are busy in the field planting corn and soybeans, however, it won’t be long and it will be time to plant grain sorghum. Well let’s hope that Mother Nature […]   🕔May 23, 2018
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Kentucky

Kentucky Wheat: Harvest Aid Options and Considerations

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Cool temperatures during late-winter and early-spring delayed wheat development across much of Kentucky earlier this year. Even as recently as early May, some reports that wheat was around 5 to […]   🕔May 23, 2018
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Michigan

Michigan Wheat: Fusarium Head Scab – Fungicide Considerations

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This season, wheat disease levels have been relatively low due to the cool spring. However, now that temperatures have warmed and some areas have received lots of rain, it’s time […]   🕔May 24, 2018
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Minnesota

Minnesota: Will Wheat Catch Up to the Calendar?

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A few weeks ago, I was asked whether the wheat crop would catch up in its growth and development now that planting was delayed compared the last few years. To […]   🕔May 25, 2018
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Mississippi

Mississippi Corn: Could Weather Limit Effectiveness of Your ‘Tassel Shot’ Application?

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The early-planted Mississippi corn crop is approaching tassel, which signifies the beginning of the important reproductive stages. Additionally, the weather has been fluctuating widely over the past several weeks, presenting […]   🕔May 25, 2018
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Nebraska

Nebraska Corn: Scouting for Insects after Emergence

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As corn begins to emerge, be alert to the potential for damage from early season insects such as cutworms, wireworms, white grubs or wheat stem maggot. Wireworms and white grubs […]   🕔May 21, 2018
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North Carolina

North Carolina Cotton: Should You Spray for Thrips? 4 Questions to Ask

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1. What is the growth stage of the cotton? I cannot stress the importance of this point. Cotton is the most susceptible by far before the two-leaf stage and adults […]   🕔May 25, 2018
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Ohio

Ohio Corn, Soybeans: ‘Tis the Season for Slugs. What Can You Do?

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Late planting in many areas, the small size of both soybean and corn plants, and damp, cool conditions in some areas all lead to a greater damage potential from slugs.  […]   🕔May 22, 2018
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South Carolina

South Carolina Cotton: Thrips – Seed Treatments and Foliar Applications

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We continue to focus on management of thrips. Hopefully, you have been able to get some of your crop planted. It has been wet for a couple of weeks, and […]   🕔May 25, 2018
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Tennessee

Tennessee: Palmer Pigweed Management Hampered by Frequent Rains

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This weather pattern has Palmer amaranth management in a terrible fix for many fields in West Tennessee. The rain that has occurred on an almost daily basics for over a […]   🕔May 24, 2018
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Texas

Texas Mid-Coast Cotton: Fleahopper Numbers on the Rise

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Cotton fields range from pinhead square to early bloom. Most fields are susceptible to cotton fleahopper damage and the potential for bollworm losses. We are finding cotton fleahoppers in numbers […]   🕔May 25, 2018
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Virginia

Virginia Soybeans: Flooded Fields – How Much Damage? What to Do?

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Rainfall across the state resulted in in saturated soils and sometimes flooded soybeans or fields to be planted in soybean.  Although fields are drying out, more rain is expected this […]   🕔May 25, 2018
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