Alabama: Producers Harvest Crops Despite Widespread Drought

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Widespread drought continues in Alabama, as nearly 84 percent of the state is in severe drought. In fact, 55 percent of the state’s soil and subsoil moisture is reported to […]   🕔Oct 11, 2019
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Arkansas Peanuts: Vangilder Prepping Growers, Extension Agents

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A successful Arkansas economy relies on two essential elements: agriculture and farmers. Unfortunately, fewer young people are choosing to farm, leaving a widening knowledge disparity for those watching over crops. […]   🕔Oct 7, 2019
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California Alfalfa: Chlorpyrifos Leaves The Market – Effects, Alternatives?

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The end is near for chlorpyrifos (Lorsban) applications in many California crops, now on a faster timetable than previously anticipated. This results from a recent agreement between CA Department of Pesticide Regulation (CA-DPR) and […]   🕔Oct 12, 2019
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Georgia Weather: Sept. Was Unseasonably Hot, Dry

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While it seems Georgia is finally seeing a break from the summer heat, the long hot summer, including a record-setting September, has already caused problems for many Georgia farmers. With […]   🕔Oct 11, 2019
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University of Illinois Announces Center for Digital Agriculture

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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has announced the creation of the Center for Digital Agriculture (CDA), a new center that brings together agricultural producers, researchers, and industries to innovate on the […]   🕔Oct 9, 2019
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Indiana Corn: Frost or Freeze Damage – How Are They Different?

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Forecasts for freezing or near-freezing temperatures when late-planted fields of corn are not yet mature (i.e., not yet at kernel black layer) are naturally concerning to farmers and the grain […]   🕔Oct 11, 2019
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Iowa Corn: How Far Has Tar Spot Spread in 2019?

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Tar spot is the latest new disease of corn to be observed in the U.S. The disease was first observed in Indiana in 2015. In 2016, it was found in […]   🕔Oct 11, 2019
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Farm Size Not a True Gauge of Profitability – Study

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A pair of Kansas State University agricultural economists have taken a look at the characteristics that make farms successful in Kansas, and have found that bigger doesn’t always mean better. […]   🕔Oct 11, 2019
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Southwest Michigan: Corn Struggling to Mature

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The 2019 growing season has been a struggle for southwest Michigan corn producers. While the region has less prevented planting acres than most of Michigan, we have 42,900 acres of […]   🕔Oct 9, 2019
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Minnesota Corn: Harvest Faces Weather Challenges

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The development of Minnesota’s corn crop is highly variable this year, due to numerous weather challenges and wide ranges in both planting dates and hybrid relative maturities. The rain and […]   🕔Oct 11, 2019
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Mississippi: 3 Farm Bill Learning Sessions, Nov. 4-6

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The Mississippi State University Extension Service is hosting three training sessions designed to help Mississippi producers understand the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill. The 2018 Farm Bill Update meetings will be […]   🕔Oct 9, 2019
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Missouri Weather: Temps Didn’t Drop – Sept. Felt Like Aug.

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September weather acted like August in Missouri, says Pat Guinan, state climatologist with University of Missouri Extension. Several locations, mostly in southern Missouri, saw record-setting heat. Daily high temperatures reached […]   🕔Oct 9, 2019
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North Carolina: Annual Crop Protection School, Smithfield, Dec. 4

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The 71st Annual Crop Protection School will be held Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at the Johnston County Agricultural Center (2736 NC HWY 210, Smithfield, NC 27577). Registration begins at 8 […]   🕔Oct 8, 2019
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North Dakota

North Dakota: Wheat Still in Fields Raises Concerns

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Heavy rainfall or snow has prevented wheat from being harvested in parts of North Dakota this fall, leaving producers wondering what to do with their crops. Vomitoxin is one of […]   🕔Oct 11, 2019
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Tennessee: After Harvest Don’t Forget to Soil Sample

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After harvest is the perfect time to take soil samples not only for nutrient analysis but also to look for pathogens. You’ll never know if you have silent yield robbers […]   🕔Oct 11, 2019
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West Texas: 15 Farm Bill sessions scheduled Through End of Year

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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has scheduled a series of informative Farm Bill sessions across West Texas over the next three months. “The focus of the meetings will be […]   🕔Oct 11, 2019
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Virginia Cotton: Harvest Advancing Fast

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Cotton harvest is in full throttle now and we are about 20% harvested. Often at peak picking time, we can get almost 25% per week with no stopping, although with […]   🕔Oct 11, 2019
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