The 2020 University of Missouri virtual weed science field day kicked off early in the month with the launch of a five-minute video: Evaluating Non-chemical Control Options for Waterhemp in […]
Almonds – California – Hull Split Sprays Roaring Along In Front Of Prolonged Heat Wave – AgFax Jul 11, 2020
A heatwave has taken shape in the Central Valley, with triple-digit highs deep into July. Hotter conditions could influence how almonds progress toward maturity and also fire up more mite and insect activity.
Editor’s Note: Commentary on the June almond position report issued by the Almond Board of California. Everything continues developing well with no surprises. We are entering a very hot spell […]
Editor’s Note: Download full report here. June walnut shipments from California were strong, particularly for inshell. Contributing factors include lower commodity prices, some stabilization in markets after the initial shock […]
In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Farmland Values Steady | Dicamba Injury Worse Than Ever | Farm Bureau Pres. Positive for Coronavirus | and more.
General Situation/ Harvest Another very hot and windy week. This week we had temperatures ranging from 98 -101 F and our nights have been steadily at 78-80 F. We are […]
At least the picture is prettier. A combination of lower than expected U.S. plantings, Cotton prices receive a degree of lift from Chinese buying, the Texas drought and a somewhat […]
Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA Jul 10, 2020
Average spot quotations were 235 points higher than the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton and Tobacco Program. Quotations for the base quality of cotton (color […]
Global Markets: Oilseeds – Corn Oil Trade Falls with Increased Competition, Tighter U.S. Supplies Jul 10, 2020
Global corn oil trade, after peaking in 2016, has declined one-third to less than 600,000 tons in 2019. Much of this decline is in response to lower exports by the […]
South Carolina Cotton: Bollworm Trap Counts Bump Up Jul 10, 2020
Drake Perrow, producer and consultant in Calhoun County, commented this week that “aphids seem to be enjoying this weather.” I agree with Drake, as aphids seem to still be building, […]