Alabama

    Alabama Cotton: PRE Treatments Behind the Planter

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    Cotton planting will be in full swing in just another week or two. One thing that I cannot emphasize enough is to START CLEAN (free of weeds), particularly in no-till […]   🕔Apr 13, 2021
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    Arkansas

    Projected 2020 Price Loss Coverage Benefits – April Update

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    USDA’s Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program is a commodity support program that makes deficiency payments when the marketing year average price for a covered commodity falls below a statutory reference […]   🕔Apr 14, 2021
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    California

    California Walnuts: April Orchard Management Considerations

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    Pistillate Flower Abscission (PFA): For varieties susceptible to PFA (especially Tulare or Serr), apply first ReTain® spray at 30 to 40% pistillate (female) flower bloom. The percent PFA and rate of […]   🕔Apr 12, 2021
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    Florida

    Florida Peanuts: 4 Early-Season Lessons from 2020

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    1. Check the germ rate of your seed I was shocked last year to see so many skippy stands, because we didn’t check the germ rate. Many peanut fields had […]   🕔Apr 12, 2021
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    Georgia

    Georgia Pecans: Fungicide Schedules – What to Spray and When

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    Below you will find examples of effective fungicide spray programs. Because of the high variability in scab susceptibility from one variety to the next, this year’s suggestions will be a […]   🕔Apr 13, 2021
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    Iowa

    Iowa: Preemergence Herbicides, Dry Soils, and Rain

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    The potential for continued dry weather across the state raises concerns about the impact of dry soils on preemergence herbicides. Preemergence herbicides kill weeds by being absorbed into the seed […]   🕔Apr 13, 2021
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    Kansas

    Kansas Sorghum: 2020 Hybrid Test Results Available Online

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    For years, Kansas has outpaced all other states as the top producer of grain sorghum, and growers have a resource to help keep it that way. Kansas State University’s 2020 […]   🕔Mar 15, 2021
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    Kentucky

    Kentucky Soybeans: Time to Sample for Soybean Cyst Nematodes

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    The soybean cyst nematode (SCN) (Figure 1) causes greater annual yield losses in Kentucky than any other pathogen of soybean.  The last time a formal survey was conducted by the […]   🕔Apr 14, 2021
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    Louisiana

    Louisiana Rice: LSU Variety Developed for New Orleans Sake

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    Short-grain rice developed by the LSU AgCenter has been planted for a New Orleans company to make sake, a traditional Japanese beverage that is becoming more popular in the U.S. […]   🕔Apr 13, 2021
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    Minnesota

    Minnesota Corn: Tips to Prevent Fallow Syndrome

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    While the 2020 growing season was relatively to abnormally dry for much of Minnesota, there were pockets of the state where fields were too wet for crops to be harvested. […]   🕔Apr 14, 2021
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    Mississippi

    Mississippi: Read the Fertilizer and Lime Labels!

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    To read and follow pesticide labels is common knowledge and accepted practice in agriculture. It should be practiced more for fertilizers, lime, and soil fertility enhancement products. Fertilizers: Why read […]   🕔Apr 12, 2021
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    Missouri

    Missouri: New Dicamba Label Requirements

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    With the recent EU approval of Xtendflex soybean, commercial launch will begin in 2021. In addition, the US EPA has registered 3 dicamba products (Xtendimax, Engenia, Tavium) for use through 2025. The […]   🕔Apr 13, 2021
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    Nebraska

    Nebraska Ethanol Plant Turns into Environmental, Legal Disaster – DTN

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    The owners of a small ethanol plant in Mead, Nebraska, that has become an environmental disaster are looking to sell off their adjoining 30,000-head cattle feedyard as the ethanol plant […]   🕔Apr 14, 2021
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    Ohio

    Ohio Corn, Soybeans: Early April Planting – Good Idea or Bad Idea?

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    Planting when conditions are adequate (soil temperatures above 50°F and greater than 45% plant available water content) is recommended for corn and soybean. This year, these conditions are occurring sooner […]   🕔Apr 13, 2021
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    Oklahoma

    Oklahoma Wheat: Lots of Tan Spot, Conditions Conducive for Other Diseases

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    Last week (08-April) in southwestern OK, Gary Strickland (Jackson County Extn Educator) reported seeing only very little stripe rust, but that tan spot was still present in the lower canopy.  […]   🕔Apr 14, 2021
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    Texas

    Texas Upper Coast Cotton: Early Season Pest Thresholds

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    We’ve been off to a chilly and windy start, and nearly everywhere needs rain, but most of our cotton is in the ground now, and soybeans are currently being planted. […]   🕔Apr 12, 2021
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