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Farmers and Health Insurance: Can’t Live With It – Can’t Live Without It – DTN

Farmers and Health Insurance: Can’t Live With It – Can’t Live Without It – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Jun 26, 2017

Farmers aren’t certain if they would fare better under the health care bill in the U.S. Senate, but they are looking for relief from a steady rise in premiums and wider spread of deductibles they’ve seen over the past several

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Sawyer On Crops: Scab In Pecans – Fungicide Options – Audio

Sawyer On Crops: Scab In Pecans – Fungicide Options – Audio

👤By Andrew Sawyer, Extension Agent, Thomas County, Georgia 🕔Jun 26, 2017

Plenty of rain in June heightens the potential for scab in pecan trees. In this episode of his South Georgia Pines podcast, Thomas County, Georgia, Extension Agent Andrew Sawyer reviews growers’ options. Also, check out this related post on Sawyer’s

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AgFax Weekend: AR Dicamba Ban; Agrisure Corn Suit – $217.7Mln

AgFax Weekend: AR Dicamba Ban; Agrisure Corn Suit – $217.7Mln

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Jun 23, 2017

This week’s AgFax Weekend – AR Dicamba Ban; Agrisure Corn Suit – $217.7Mln; Ag Bankers Nervous ; and more.

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California Almonds: What Influences Hull-Split Timing?

California Almonds: What Influences Hull-Split Timing?

👤By David Doll, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Jun 23, 2017

Hull-split often occurs around the end of June though the first week of July within the San Joaquin Valley. The start and duration of hull-split is influenced by the variety, weather, and tree stress.

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Drought Monitor: Eastern U.S. Gets Drenched, Plains Stay Dry

Drought Monitor: Eastern U.S. Gets Drenched, Plains Stay Dry

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from David Miskus, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC 🕔Jun 22, 2017

Summary A weather pattern change brought badly-needed, widespread showers and thunderstorms across the eastern half of the Nation, right after abnormal dryness (D0) developed in many areas of the Midwest and south-central Plains last week. This occurred after a wet

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Abamex Insecticide Widens Pest Control for Specialty Crops

Abamex Insecticide Widens Pest Control for Specialty Crops

👤From a Press Release 🕔Jun 20, 2017

Abamex insecticide from Nufarm has an updated label for a wider variety of specialty crops, including mandarin oranges. The new safer to use, low-volatility, water-based formulation of abamectin helps control pysllids, mites, leafminers and other pests.   “Nufarm is dedicated to

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Alabama Peach Production Takes Major Hit

Alabama Peach Production Takes Major Hit

👤By Justin Miller, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Jun 19, 2017

Alabama Cooperative Extension System fruit specialists are estimating Alabama’s peach producers are harvesting only 10 to 30 percent of their normal crop this season. A lethal combination of a low number of chill hours, recent drought conditions and a late frost

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California Almonds: Heat Wave – More Mites, Earlier Split? – AgFax

California Almonds: Heat Wave – More Mites, Earlier Split? – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Jun 18, 2017

Whether this heat speeds up progression to hull split remains to be seen. In recent weeks our contacts have said they expected hull split to begin on a fairly normal schedule, not the early splitting everyone saw during recent drought

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California Walnuts: More Heat Will Change Pest Dynamics – Be Alert

California Walnuts: More Heat Will Change Pest Dynamics – Be Alert

👤By Emily J. Symmes, Sacramento Valley Area IPM Advisor 🕔Jun 18, 2017

The impacts of such an unusually wet winter and prolonged spring rain events on insect and mite activity are still developing. This article summarizes some notable observations thus far and specific pest management considerations as we move into summer. Codling

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California Walnuts: Production Check List Through This Summer

California Walnuts: Production Check List Through This Summer

👤By Katherine Pope, UCCE Orchard Advisor Yolo, Solano and Sacramento Counties 🕔Jun 18, 2017

JUNE Walnut Husk Fly (WHF) traps should already be out, 2 traps for every 10 acres on the north side of the tree, hung as high as possible. Monitor traps at least twice weekly until first treatment. Treatment timing can

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