Alabama

Alabama Cotton, Soybeans: Insects Mostly Quiet, Redbanded Stink Bugs a Concern

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Cotton Overall insect activity in Alabama is quiet. We are finding low levels of aphids in many fields, and a few tarnished and clouded plant bugs in nearly every field. […]   🕔Aug 4, 2020
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Arkansas

Arkansas Soybeans: Discovering Best Practices in Integrated Weed Management – Video

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Weed management comes with the territory, you could say. Best practice is to stay ahead of it by taking a long-term approach. Thanks to the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board’s invested […]   🕔Aug 4, 2020
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California

Almonds: Australian Industry Sees Slowdown In Planting But More Room For Growth

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The Almond Board of Australia (ABA) has released its wrapup report for the country’s 2019-2020 season. ABA released the overview in its “Almond Insights” newsletter. The assessments were based on […]   🕔Aug 3, 2020
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Georgia

Georgia Pecans: Scorch in Young Trees, Fruit Thinning, Crop Status – Podcast

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So far this has been one of the best growing seasons for young trees. In this episode of the South Georgia Pine podcast, Extension pecan specialist Andrew Sawyer discusses scorch […]   🕔Aug 4, 2020
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Illinois

Corn: Basis Levels Largely Ignore Illinois River Closure – DTN

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All basis, like all politics, is local. A spring wheat farmer in Montana probably doesn’t care that corn basis at the Gulf of Mexico is 57 cents over the nearby […]   🕔Jul 30, 2020
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Indiana

Indiana Corn: Scout Pollen Heavy Areas for Rootworm Beetles

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Much of the corn has pollinated throughout the state, but there are the late-planted fields that have yet to do so. Those are the fields that potentially act as a […]   🕔Jul 31, 2020
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Iowa

Iowa: Recorded Essential Row Crop Management Webinars Available

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ISU Extension and Outreach field agronomists, Meaghan Anderson and Angie Rieck-Hinz, recently partnered with their extension colleagues at the University of Minnesota to organize and deliver the second webinar series, Essential Row […]   🕔Aug 3, 2020
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Kansas

Kansas: Wheat Variety Disease and Insect Ratings for 2020

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One of the most important decisions wheat growers make each year is deciding what varieties to plant. Some have greater resistance to certain diseases than others. Some yield well despite […]   🕔Jul 30, 2020
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Louisiana

Louisiana Rice Yield Reports, July 17-31, 2020

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Reported Louisiana rice yields July 17-31, 2020. Variety Acres Yield bbl/A bu/A lb/A Cheniere 120 49 177 7,987* XP753 96 54 194 8,748 7501 103 54 194 8,748 PVL02 150 […]   🕔Jul 31, 2020
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Michigan

Michigan: Corn Water Needs Heading into August

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The water needs of corn peak in July and taper off in August as we near dent stage. Irrigated corn has its highest water use and realizes its greatest potential […]   🕔Jul 31, 2020
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Minnesota

Minnesota: Manure Management Tips – Podcast

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In this episode of the Nutrient Management Podcast, we discuss manure management. What manure-related events and educational programming are coming up? What’s the latest on the liquid swine manure sidedressing […]   🕔Aug 3, 2020
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Mississippi

Mississippi: Recent Troublesome Pigweed Escapes – Podcast

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Larry Steckel from the University of Tennessee joins Bobby and Jason on the Call in line to discuss his recent reports of Pigweed Escapes after Auxin application, what this means […]   🕔Aug 4, 2020
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Missouri

Dicamba: Environmental Factors that Influence Application Success – Video

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Specific weather and environmental factors are commonly associated with off-target dicamba movement. Can we identify which of these factors are most important for successful dicamba applications and quantify those factors?   🕔Jul 31, 2020
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Nebraska

Nebraska Corn, Soybeans: Managing Spider Mites

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Spider mite damage to corn and soybeans is being reported in Nebraska. The following story addresses management. The companion story, Identifying Spider Mite Damage and the Species Responsible, includes a guide […]   🕔Aug 3, 2020
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North Carolina

North Carolina Soybeans: Applying Foliar Fertilizers – Video

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Should you apply a foliar fertilizer to your soybean crop this year? NC State University’s Soybean Extension Specialist, Dr. Rachel Vann, has some important information for anyone considering this practice. […]   🕔Jul 30, 2020
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Ohio

Ohio: NRCS Seeks Comments on 590 Nutrient Management Standard Update

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USDA’s Ohio Natural Resources Conservation Service is inviting input, until August 31, 2020, during a 30-day comment period on their draft revisions to the Nutrient Management Practice Standard (Code 590). […]   🕔Aug 4, 2020
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Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania: White Mold in Soybeans Sporecaster Forecasts and Scouting – July 28, 2020

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White mold is a soybean disease that occurs when spores from the fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum infect susceptible flowers, leading to growth throughout the soybean plant (Figure 1). Signs of white […]   🕔Jul 31, 2020
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South Carolina

South Carolina Cotton: Remain Alert For Bollworms But Add Stink Bugs To Your List

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Captures of bollworm moths in pheromone traps have increased dramatically, as have sightings of adults and larvae in the field. We are finding much more injury to non-Bt cotton than […]   🕔Jul 31, 2020
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Tennessee

Tennessee Cotton, Soybeans: Get Ready to Manage Bollworms

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Although  current moth activity remains relatively low, I’m expecting a peak of moth activity sometime beginning around August 5th through 10th. Bollworm (a.k.a., corn earworm) poses a significant threat to […]   🕔Jul 31, 2020
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Texas

Texas Plains IPM: Lygus Numbers Rise, Drought Stress Continues

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General Status A few more rain showers visited most of our fields this last week, but again the real beneficial amounts were very isolated. In the area of Tulia, some […]   🕔Aug 3, 2020
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Virginia

Virginia Cotton: Tropical Storm a Welcome Delay

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The fast moving tropical storm is going to cause the problem that everybody has been hoping for. In the drier areas, folks have been waiting on the rain before investing […]   🕔Aug 4, 2020
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