Alabama

Alabama Cotton: Grasshoppers – A Sporadic Seedling Pest

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Grasshoppers have been a sporadic pest of seedling cotton for 10 or more years. Growers reported observing high numbers of adult grasshoppers during harvest season in fall 2017.   🕔Apr 3, 2020
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Arkansas

Arkansas: Rice Planned Acreage Increases, Falls Short of Analysts’ Expectations

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Arkansas growers intend to plant about 1.39 million acres of rice in 2020, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report released Tuesday. The acreage is a rebound from 2019’s […]   🕔Apr 1, 2020
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California

California Almonds: Rains Prompting More Fungicides But Are Slowing Pests…For Now – AgFax Tree Crops

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More rain expected. Conditions are suppressing pest pressure but fungicides will be needed, especially where treatments weren't made earlier or in orchards where leaf diseases are apparent.   🕔Apr 4, 2020
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Georgia

Georgia Weeds: 3 Reoccurring Herbicide Questions

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Got a few reoccurring questions over the last week, so I thought I would share a few thoughts with you.   🕔Apr 3, 2020
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Iowa

Iowa Corn, Soybean: Planting Recommendation Updates

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This year let’s all toss out planting windows for corn. Farmers should be focused on when soil conditions are prime to plant. Soil temperatures need to be on the rise; […]   🕔Apr 3, 2020
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Louisiana

Louisiana Cotton, Soybeans: Seed Treatments and Pesticide Regulations – Podcast

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R.L., Dennis, and Kylie talk about current crop conditions and working remotely.  Kylie interviews Dr. Sebe Brown about seed treatments in cotton and soybeans.  Kim Brown talks about current pesticide […]   🕔Apr 3, 2020
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Michigan

Michigan: Benefits of Bin Aeration for Grains

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Using bin aeration to dry corn and soybeans with natural air is a common practice in many areas of the country. However, the process does require more management than using […]   🕔Apr 2, 2020
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Minnesota

Iowa, Minnesota Webinar Series: Essential Row Crop Management – April 6-10

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Extension specialists in Iowa and Minnesota are collaborating to provide a series of short, daily webinars for farmers, ag professionals, Extension personnel and other interested parties from April 6 to […]   🕔Apr 2, 2020
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Mississippi

Mississippi Cotton: Virus And Rain Force Hard Planting Decisions

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Weather always plays a role in the spring planting decisions of Mississippi row crop producers, but the market impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is another variable they will have […]   🕔Mar 31, 2020
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Nebraska

Nebraska Weed Control: Profitability Is Rooted In Those Early Applications

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A spring burndown program in corn and soybean provides effective weed control to prepare for planting and helps to decrease the seedbank during the season.   🕔Apr 3, 2020
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North Carolina

North Carolina Cotton: Time To Start Checking Seed Quality Data Base

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Despite all of the distractions associated with COVID-19 lately, our NCDA&CS seed inspectors and seed lab have been hard at work on the new NCDA&CS Pilot Program for Cotton Seed. […]   🕔Apr 3, 2020
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Ohio

Ohio Wheat: Nitrogen Rate Recs In Cool Weather

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Wheat has already reached green-up across the state so spring N may be applied anytime fields are fit. Keep in mind that research has shown N can be applied up […]   🕔Apr 1, 2020
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South Carolina

South Carolina: Pesticide Certification Renewal Deadline, Testing Postponed

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State officials have adopted an emergency regulation that will give pesticide applicators in South Carolina the opportunity to extend renewal of their operating licenses until the end of the year. […]   🕔Apr 3, 2020
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South Dakota

South Dakota: Palmer Amaranth an Aggressive Threat to Fields

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Don’t ignore the threat of Palmer amaranth. If there’s one message Dan Forgey hopes to convey to South Dakota farmers and ranchers, it is the fact that this aggressive weed […]   🕔Apr 3, 2020
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Tennessee

Tennessee Corn: Minimize Nitrogen Loss with N Stabilizers

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Nitrogen (N) fertilization is a costly operation for most row crop producers. Consequently, it is important to implement best management practices (BMP) available for N fertilizer application in order to […]   🕔Apr 3, 2020
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Texas

Texas Rice: Early Planting Is Key to Success

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Rice planting is progressing rapidly in the Texas rice production belt.  Some producers even finished up very early this year. L.G. Raun, who farms near El Campo, planted his entire […]   🕔Apr 3, 2020
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