Arkansas Rice: 3 Hot Points This Week – Worms, Disease, Drift

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Going into the week, here are 3 hot points to keep in mind in rice: Armyworms In north Arkansas, true armyworms are moving into some rice in the 2- to […]   🕔May 18, 2019
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California Almonds: Plenty Of Rain, Plenting Of Rethinking? – AgFax Tree Crops

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Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Tree Crops. Our thanks to BASF and its California team for sponsoring this coverage. Got questions or comments? Let us know. Owen Taylor, […]   🕔May 18, 2019
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Florida Corn: Brittle Snap Damage

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Recently, I received a call about a strange phenomenon in a Washington County corn field.   Some type of pest was cutting off corn stalks, so my first thought were […]   🕔May 17, 2019
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Farmer Suicides – Risk Factors to Look For

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Georgia farmers are champions at tackling challenges they can see – bad weather, insects and livestock disease, to name a few. Their higher-than-average suicide rate, however, indicates they may need […]   🕔May 16, 2019
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Illinois: How Will Late Planting Affect Crop Diseases?

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Most Illinois producers are behind in getting corn and soybeans into the ground this year as a result of persistent rains and cool temperatures.  Some people are wondering what this might mean […]   🕔May 16, 2019
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Indiana: Late Burndowns, Cleanup of Failed Burndowns

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There are many no-till fields across Indiana that have either not been burned down or those that will need to be sprayed again because of wet weather and planting delays. […]   🕔May 17, 2019
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Iowa: Black Cutworm Moth Counts Jump “Significantly” In Multiple Counties

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This week we begin Week 7 of moth trapping in Iowa. Significant captures of black cutworm (BCW) have occurred in several counties during weeks 3-6 of trapping (bold and * […]   🕔May 15, 2019
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Kansas Net Farm Income Climbs, but with a Big Catch

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Kansas net farm income rose last year despite weather extremes, trade disputes and depressed market prices, but the increase came with a catch. Average net farm income across the state […]   🕔May 13, 2019
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Kentucky Corn: Stink Bugs Damaging Seedlings

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Seedling corn presenting feeding injures caused by stink bug have been observed in commercial and research plots in western Kentucky. In a small replicate corn field test where seedlings were […]   🕔May 15, 2019
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Louisiana Rice: Fungicide Options Available for 2019

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The current list of available fungicides is longer than ever but not all will be readily available nor useful this year. The QoI Strobilurin fungicides (Group 11) Quadris, Equation and […]   🕔May 15, 2019
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Michigan Soybeans: Planting – Be Patient Yet Prudent About Wet Weather

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The weather-induced planting delays have many producers feeling pressured to plant soybeans. It seems like this is an important time to remember that 2016 was also a challenging planting season, […]   🕔May 17, 2019
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Minnesota Corn: Key Factors for Evaluating Stand Establishment

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Early evaluation of corn stands is important for identifying yield-limiting factors and making management decisions to mitigate them. Evaluation of corn stands should begin soon after rows are visible, typically […]   🕔May 16, 2019
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Mississippi Delta: Longest Stretch of Floodwater Since 1927 – 223,700 Crop Acres – Video

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Although the Mississippi River appears to have crested around Arkansas City, Arkansas, the devastation of Yazoo River backwater flooding in the lower Mississippi Delta will not ease up for months.  […]   🕔May 17, 2019
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Midwest Farming: Sand Deposited by Floods – What are Your Options?

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Once waters receded following the March 2019 floods, many Nebraskans found sand and sediment deposited on their fields and properties. Landowners can consider a number of options for sand removal, […]   🕔May 14, 2019
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North Carolina

North Carolina Wheat: True Armyworms in Northeastern Fields – Time to Scout

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Like 2018, true armyworm has been spotted in northeastern North Carolina wheat over the past two weeks. This infestation does not appear to be as widespread as last year, but […]   🕔May 15, 2019
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Ohio Corn: Will Planting Delays Require Switching Hybrid Maturities?

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According to the USDA/NASS, for the week ending May 5, only 2% of Ohio’s projected corn acreage was planted – compared to 20% last year and 27% for the five-year […]   🕔May 17, 2019
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South Carolina

South Carolina Field Reports: Good Week for Planting

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Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 12, 2019. County Comments Rusty Skipper, Horry County Corn and tobacco crops are doing well for this time in the growing […]   🕔May 14, 2019
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Tennessee Cotton: Seed Quality and Replant Decisions – Podcast

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Dr. Tyson Raper addresses seed quality issues and offers guidance on making the decision to replant.   🕔May 16, 2019
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Texas LRGV IPM: More Fleahoppers in Cotton; Sugarcane Aphids Take Off in Sorghum

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General Situation Hot and muggy this week as the LRGV received some rain on Monday and Tuesday and a little on Wednesday. Harlingen, Raymondville and Weslaco areas received anywhere from […]   🕔May 17, 2019
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Virginia Cotton: Transform Receives Section 18 Approval for Tarnished Plant Bugs

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Virginia cotton growers can now use Transform to control tarnished plant bug in cotton in 2019 (June 1 – Oct 1). This product will allow us to rotate modes of […]   🕔May 17, 2019
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