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Aerial view of grain bins bursting with corn spewing into Missouri River floodwaters in southwest Iowa. Nebraska CropWatch has information on how to manage flood-damaged grain. Photo: John Wilson



AgFax Tree Crops: Almonds – Effects Of Cold Spring Ripple Through This Crop   3-30




Field Crop Roundup – Tough Spring Alters Planting Prospects – DTN   4-5


Cleveland on Cotton: Less Acreage for 2019 Feeds the Bulls   4-5


Flood Damage: Governors Tell Corps of Engineers – It’s Time for a Change – DTN   4-5


Grower Sentiment Drifts Lower On Concerns About Future – Ag Barometer   4-2


Industrial Hemp: Caution is Key – 5 Risk Factors   4-5


DTN Fertilizer Outlook: Wet Spring to Keep Ammonia, Potash Prices Down   4-3


China’s Bout With African Swine Flu – Fewer Hogs, Lower Soy Prices – DTN   4-1


Hubbs on Grain: USDA Reports Provide Surprises for Corn   4-1


USDA Report: Corn Stocks Galore for 2 Reasons – DTN   4-2


Farm Credit Strong Despite Ag Headwinds – DTN   4-3


Missouri River: Two Historic Floods in 8 Years – Farmers Asked Why – DTN   4-1


Arkansas Fertilizer: Continued River Flooding Could Lead to Shortages   4-3


Ag Economy: Diminished Optimism in the Corn Belt   4-1


Anhydrous Ammonia: Don’t Burn the Corn – 5 Hot Tips – DTN   4-1




USDA: Peanut Price Highlights   4-5


Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA   4-5


Corn Acres Up – Soybean Acres Down for 2019   4-1


Rice Market: Improved U.S. Competitiveness, Increased Asian Pricing   4-4


Moving Grain: Spot Barge Rates Drop from Last Week   4-4


Spring Wheat: Revenue Potential, Weather to Cut U.S. Acres   4-4


World Rough Rice Prices Rise   4-3


USDA: Weekly National Peanut Prices   4-2


Ag Trade: Soy Exports to China Up in Feb.; Negotiations Return to D.C.   4-2




NOAA Drought Monitor Weekly: Midwest Floods Continue; Dryness in South   4-4


Minnesota River’s Ice, Snowmelt Headin’ South – DTN   4-2


NOAA Monthly Drought Outlook – April   4-4


Volunteer Rainfall Reporting Network – 4 Benefits for Farmers   4-5


Disaster Aid Needed: Floods, Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Typhoons, Volcanoes -DTN   4-4


Nebraska: 60 Days of Bad Weather and Hard Times   4-2


Nebraska: Recommendations for Irrigation Equipment Affected by Flooding   4-1




California Pistachios: Nitrogen In 2019 — Enough But Not Too Much   3-31


Almond Checklist: 11 Key Points In April In The Sac Valley   3-30




Farm Labor Legal Status – Congress Still Can’t Get it Done – DTN   4-4


Ag Hearing – House Appropriations Subcommittee on Rural Economy   4-3


Nebraska: Cost-Sharing Programs Available, Read Rules Carefully – DTN   4-5


Flood Damage: Governors Tell Corps of Engineers – It’s Time for a Change – DTN   4-5


Corn, Soy, Wheat: Estimated 2018 ARC-CO Payments   4-3





Indiana: ATS and Burndown Herbicide Treatments   4-5


Herbicides: Why Are Adjuvants Important, How Are They Different?   4-4


Minnesota: Palmer Pigweed Continues to Spread – What You Should Know   4-3


Inversions And Herbicide Movement: 7 Things Learned In 4 Years Of Research   4-2


New EPA-Required Paraquat Training, Additional Use Restrictions   4-2


Nebraska: Invasive Marestail in Pastures – Act Quickly   4-1




Aflatoxin Protection: Native Fungal Strains Offer Alternative to Commercial Products   4-5


Sorghum’s Built-In Insect Defense System – Future Pesticide?   4-5


Soybean-Based Drinking Straw Wins Student Innovation Competition   4-3


Fuel Report: Diesel Little Changed, Gas Prices Continue Climb   4-3




Nebraska: Flood-Soaked Grains, Forages – Dispose Quickly – 4 Tips   4-1


Arkansas Cotton, Rice, Soy: Insecticide Seed Treatment Options   4-4


Alabama Prospective Planting Numbers Released   4-4


Tennessee: Take Home Points About Insect Control   4-2


Nebraska: Flood Damaged Fields – 3 Stages of Repair   4-2


Alabama: New Extension Plant Diagnostic Lab Now Accepting Samples   4-2


Corn | Soybeans


Soybeans: Mustard Cover Crop – Natural Barrier to Charcoal Rot?   4-5


NC Soybeans: 6-Year Foliar Study Digs Deep into Commercial Products   4-5


Michigan Corn: Nitrogen Guidelines – Focusing on the Right Rate   4-4


Iowa: Applying Flood Adulterated Grain as Crop Nutrients   4-3


Corn: Tar Spot – Things to Keep in Mind Ahead of Planting – Podcast   4-3


Arkansas: Free Corn Nematode Assays Offered in 2019   4-2


Iowa: Prevented Planting – 11 Frequently Asked Questions   4-2


Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Planting with Seedling Diseases, Low Germination Rates   4-2


Minnesota: Corn-Alfalfa Rotations – Spring Management Is Key   4-1


Minnesota Corn: Post-Planting Nitrogen Management – Podcast   4-1





Texas LRGV Cotton, Sorghum: Aphids Attracting Ladybugs   4-5


North Carolina Cotton: Seed Is Expensive…Protect This Investment!!   4-4


North Carolina Cotton: New Planting Conditions Calculator Available   4-4


Georgia Cotton: Thrips Management Thoughts for 2019   4-2


Georgia Cotton: Planting Techniques to Ensure a Successful Stand   4-2


Georgia: Cotton Blue Disease – What We Know   4-2


Tennessee Cotton: Transform WG – Section 18 Approved   4-2


Georgia Cotton: 7 Key Points To Take Into Account Regarding Thrips   4-2


Alabama: Cotton Blue Disease Pathogen Overwintered in Fields   4-2




Midwest Rain, Blizzard: Keeping Cattle Safe Still Challenging – DTN   4-3


Peanuts | Pecans


Sawyer on Crops: Pecan Budbreak Starting, Fungicide Options – Podcast   4-5


Texas Peanuts: 4 Key Weed Management Practices   4-4


Georgia Peanuts: When Should We Start Planting?   4-3


Georgia Pecans: Example Fungicide Programs; When to Start Spraying   4-2


Georgia Pecans: Good Chill Accumulation In, Budbreak Starts   4-1




Louisiana Rice: Great Start But Rains Add Challenges   4-5


Texas: Some Rice Was Planted, Despite the Rain   4-4


Mississippi Rice: Furrow Irrigation Yield Variations   4-2


Arkansas Rice: Long-Grain Sales On Positive Trend   3-30


Rice Planting Estimates Close To Initial Guesses   3-30


Arkansas Rice: Reducing Fertilizer — Weigh The Realities   3-30




Tobacco: Will This Be the Smallest Crop in U.S. History?   4-2




Oklahoma Wheat: Diseases Mostly Absent, Keep Watch for Aphids   4-5


Tennessee Wheat: Fungicide Considerations, Disease Identification   4-5


USDA Weekly Crop Progress – Wheat Crop, Best Condition in 3 Years – DTN   4-2


Texas Wheat: Making Aphid, Fungicide Decisions In Hill County   4-1


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