Alabama

Alabama Peanuts: Wet Fall Contributes to Low pH and Zinc Toxicity

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Several Alabama producers have observed “spotty” areas in peanut fields containing plants which are severely stunted and have split-stems, which are typical symptoms of zinc toxicity. A wet fall and […]   🕔Aug 15, 2019
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Arkansas

Arkansas Rice: Harvest Aids – Timing Is Everything

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Recent research evaluating the use of sodium chlorate as a harvest aid in hybrid rice have largely confirmed previous recommendations. Previous studies focused on varieties, so this work was conducted […]   🕔Aug 16, 2019
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California

California Cotton: Latest County-Level Whitefly Survey Results

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The second 2019 round of sampling for the silverleaf whitefly (SLWF) surveys began on July 15 and ended on July 26. Program personnel collected samples from designated sites at 10 […]   🕔Aug 12, 2019
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Florida

Florida: Pecan Field Day, Monticello, Oct. 3

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The annual Florida Pecan Field Day and Florida Pecan Growers Association Annual Meeting will be held on October 3, 2019 at the UF/IFAS Jefferson County Extension Office, 2729 W. Washington […]   🕔Aug 16, 2019
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Georgia

Georgia Peanuts: Drought Threatens Dryland Crop

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Current drought conditions could negatively influence Georgia peanut farmers’ plans for this year’s dryland crop, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort. While some fields are […]   🕔Aug 16, 2019
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Illinois

Illinois: 102 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Floods

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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 102 Illinois counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to excessive moisture, flooding and flash flooding that has occurred since Sept. […]   🕔Aug 16, 2019
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Indiana

Indiana: Nearly 100 Farm Families Receive Century Farming Award

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Today at the Indiana State Fair, Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler presented 96 farming families with the Hoosier Homestead Award, setting a […]   🕔Aug 14, 2019
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Iowa

Iowa: Weed Management – What Is a Realistic Goal?

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The current approach to weed management in Iowa is at risk due to rapid expansion of herbicide-resistant weeds. In order to preserve the efficacy of herbicides two things must happen.   🕔Aug 16, 2019
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Kansas

Kansas: Water, Soil Conservation Field Day, Moundridge, Aug. 23

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The Flickner Innovation Farm will host its first-ever field day event on Friday, August 23, highlighting current work by local producers, industry members and Kansas State University researchers to conserve […]   🕔Aug 13, 2019
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Louisiana

Louisiana Rice: Ratooning – Fine Points For Second Cropping

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Research has been conducted on post- harvest stubble manipulation in ratoon rice production for many years. In general, post- harvest flail mowing or bush hogging to approximately 8-inches or post-harvest rolling […]   🕔Aug 16, 2019
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Michigan

Michigan Corn: Identifying Late-Season Caterpillars Feeding

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In the last two weeks, I’ve had many calls, texts and pictures of caterpillars in corn ears (hey, at least some fields have ears). It is important to correctly identify […]   🕔Aug 16, 2019
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Minnesota

Minnesota Soybeans: Dealing with White Mold, Aphids, Gall Midge – Podcast

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In this installment of the Gopher Coffee Shop podcast, Extension Educators Ryan Miller and Brad Carlson sit down with Bruce Potter, Integrated Pest Management Specialist, to discuss crop and pest […]   🕔Aug 16, 2019
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Mississippi

Mississippi: 45 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Floods

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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 45 Mississippi counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to the combined effects of freeze, excessive rainfall, flooding, and flash flooding […]   🕔Aug 16, 2019
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Missouri

Missouri: 53 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Floods

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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 53 Missouri counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to excessive rainfall and flooding that has occurred since March 9, 2019, […]   🕔Aug 16, 2019
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Nebraska

Nebraska: Soybean Gall Midge Spreading

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As of August 7, six new counties have been identified as infested with soybean gall midge in Nebraska. Several new counties have been identified in Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota […]   🕔Aug 16, 2019
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North Carolina

North Carolina Hemp: Root Diseases Prevalent

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Root, Crown, and Stem Rot Root, crown, and stem rots are being observed in industrial hemp stands across North Carolina. While several of these pathogens are opportunistic, many are severe […]   🕔Aug 16, 2019
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Ohio

Ohio Corn: Estimating Yield Losses in Stressed Fields

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Many corn fields are still silking (and some are just past the mid-vegetative stages)….so, it may seem a little early to discuss estimating grain yields. However, according to the most […]   🕔Aug 13, 2019
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South Carolina

South Carolina Cotton: Bollworms Remain Mostly Nonexistent — No Complaints There

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Across The State Jonathan Croft, Extension Ag Agent covering Orangeburg County, reported some shake samples in soybeans with “mostly VBC and immature green stink bugs. These soybeans were right on […]   🕔Aug 16, 2019
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Tennessee

Tennessee Cotton: Be on Lookout for Bollworms – Podcast

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Dr. Scott Stewart is putting out a BOLO (Be On the Look-Out) for bollworms in cotton. In this podcast, he explains proper scouting techniques, treatment thresholds and effective insecticides for […]   🕔Aug 14, 2019
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Texas

Texas LRGV Cotton: Good Yields, Whiteflies Moving into Defoliated Fields

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General Situation Weather in the Valley this week is rediculously hot but perfect for cotton harvesting! Everyday we have been reaching temperatures between 101oF and 105oF and even higher in […]   🕔Aug 16, 2019
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Virginia

Virginia Peanuts: When Should You Start Digging?

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According to the Peanut – Cotton Infonet online report system, peanut planted on May 1 in Suffolk, Capron, Greensville, and Waverley, VA, accumulated to the date around 2100 °F in all […]   🕔Aug 16, 2019
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