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DOANE: Cotton Comment 

Audio: Cotton Conference Call - Ag Marketing Network panel discusses latest USDA report, possible market direction 11-12

Southeast Cotton Harvest Reports: Some progress, but Ida is a concern 11-12

Delta Cotton Harvest Reports: Struggling To Finish The 2009 Crop 11-12

Closing Cotton: Closes Lower in Heavy Dealings 11-12

Closing Grain: Impressive Session for Soybeans 11-12

Closing Rice: Recent Gains Firmed 11-12

U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey 11-12

U.S. Stock Market News 11-12

Texas: Cotton Grower Happy with Average Crops 11-12

Harvest Conditions Need Careful Drying 11-12

Kansas: K-State Scientist Reviews Options for Late-Planted Wheat 11-12

Midday Grain: Soybeans Stronger 11-12

Midday Livestock: Cattle Futures on Defensive at Midday, Pressured by Lower Feedlot Cash  11-12

Linn Corn Commentary: Strikes Again 11-12

Linn Wheat Commentary: Ended Higher 11-12

Linn Soybean Commentary: Drift Higher 11-12

Kansas: `Keeping the Family Farming´ Workshops Set for January in Beloit, Hiawatha 11-12

The Pain of Technology Adoption 11-12

Opening Cotton: Extends Sharp Midweek Downturn 11-12

Opening Grains: All Lower Overnight 11-12

Opening Livestock: Lean Hogs Likely to Open Lower 11-12

K. Good's Farm Policy: Climate Issues and Agriculture; Food Security; and Food Safety 11-12

Virginia Cotton: Harvest, Lint Quality and Yield  11-11

Closing Livestock: Cattle Futures Plunge Lower in The Face of Faltering Feedlot Sales 11-11

Arkansas: Clock Ticking for Wheat Growers 11-11

Georgia: Volatile October Sets Record Temps 11-11

New Tech Tractors that Talk 11-11

Farmers' Program, Industry's Gain 11-11

Resistant Weeds in the Future: Harder to Kill in Soybeans, Rice, Corn, Wheat 11-11

Kentucky Producer Wraps Season Up 11-11

Texas: Subsurface Drip Irrigation - If it works here, it will work anywhere 11-11

Georgia Pecans: Moderate deliveries, export interest widens 11-10

Midsouth Pecans: Very light farmer deliveries, slow but steady demand 11-10

Peanuts: USDA reduces 2009 crop estimate by 1%, sees 30% drop from 2008 11-10

Georgia: New Systems Help Water Applications 11-10

Mississippi: Harvest Rains Hurt Crops 11-10

USDA Reports Preview 11-10

Iowa Farmer Sees Crop Rotation Working 11-10

Pesticide Levels Decline in Corn Belt Rivers 11-10

Wet ethanol production process yields more ethanol and more co-products 11-10

Brazil Readies Cotton Retaliation Against U.S. 11-10

Shortage of Dairy-Quality Hay 11-10

Arkansas: Sun Powers Harvest Progress 11-9

Fruit and Vegetables from STAT

More Ag News | Grain Futures Newswire

Sugar, U.S. Nut Markets

Upcoming Events:

(FD: field day; SS: scout schools)

Kansas State University Management, Analysis and Strategic Thinking Program (MAST), November 16-17. 

Mississippi: Delta Area Rice Meeting and Dinner, November 19 at 6 p.m., Bolivar County Extension Auditorium, Cleveland.

Texas: Agrilife conducts public training on: prescribed burning; comparison of wheat, oats and triticale; herbicide application equipment, November 19,Schleicher County Civic Center, located just south of Eldorado.

Texas High Plains Ag Conference, December 2, AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Lubbock. Contact Scott at 806-775-1680, or

Texas 21st Annual Plant Protection Assn. Conference "Application of Agricultural Technology and Management for Changing Times", December 2 & 3, Brazos Center, Bryan.

California: Using Blue Bees In California Almonds, December 7, Masonic Family Center, Chico.

California: Using Blue Bees In California Almonds, December 8, UCCE Stanislaus County Office, Modesto.

Mississippi 2009 Row Crop Short Course, December 7-9, 10 am, Bost Extension Center, Mississippi State University, Registration Form.

Alabama Precision Agriculture and Field Crops Conference, December 8, 8 am, Wind Creek Hotel, Atmore.

California: Almond Industry Conference, Dec. 9-10, Modesto.

2009 USA Rice Outlook Conference, December 9-11, New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans. For more information, contact Jeanette Davis,

2010 National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conferences, January 4-7. New Orleans Marriott Hotel and Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.

Kansas: `Keeping the Family Farming´ Workshop, Jan. 9 & 23, Zion Lutheran Church, Beloit (2 sessions).

National Conservation Systems Cotton & Rice Conference
Tunica, MS - Jan. 12-13.

Kansas: `Keeping the Family Farming´ Workshop, Jan. 16 & 30, Fisher Community Center, Hiawatha (2 sessions).

North Carolina Southern Cotton Growers/Southeastern Cotton Ginners Annual Meeting, Jan. 20-23, 2 pm, The Westin, Charlotte.

Louisiana 2010 Agricultural Outlook Conference: “Keeping
Louisiana Agriculture Competitive,"
Jan. 21, State Evacuation Facility, LSU AgCenter's Dean Lee REC, Alexandria.

Kansas: `Keeping the Family Farming´ Workshop, Jan. 9 & 23, Zion Lutheran Church, Beloit (2 sessions).

Kansas: `Keeping the Family Farming´ Workshop, Jan. 16 & 30, Fisher Community Center, Hiawatha (2 sessions).

Louisiana: 75th Annual Livestock Show Feb. 13-20. Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales.

RTWG (Rice Technical Working Group) 33rd Conference, Feb. 22-25, Biloxi, MS.

To list an event, contact Owen Taylor




Palmer pigweed rescue options in beans, cotton

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July 3, 2009

Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth Rescue Treatments in Soybean.

The calls have been coming in on what to do with Palmer amaranth that has survived high rates of glyphosate or glyphosate plus a PPO herbicide (Flexstar, Cadet, etc). This Palmer amaranth is typically 8 to 12 inches tall.

16 oz/A Flexstar + 2 oz/A 2,4DB

16 oz/A Flexstar

Gramoxone + Valor Hooded Application

Unfortunately, I do not have any silver bullets! I have tried several rescue treatments which include 16 oz/A Flexstar, 8 oz/A Flexstar, 0.6 oz/A Cadet, or 2 oz/A 2,4-DB. None of these treatments alone provided a satisfactory level of control of escaped Palmer amaranth. However, when I tankmixed 16 oz/A Flexstar with either 0.6 oz/A Cadet or 2 oz/A 2,4-DB it appeared 5 days after application that we were able to improve control from 50% to 70% of escaped larger Palmer. We will continue to monitor regrowth of these treatments next week.

I know that having 30% surviving GR Palmer amaranth is way too many in most cases but when GR Palmer amaranth gets some size, we are in a rescue mode.

The goal is having some soybeans to harvest this fall. It is way too late to stop yield loss from competition.

Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth Rescue Treatments in Cotton.

Questions on good hooded or post direct treatments for Palmer amaranth have been common this week. When glyphosate will no longer provide Palmer control the only option is to use some of the very hot hooded applications that were common 10 years ago. The best GR Palmer amaranth hooded application I know of is 32 oz/A of Gramoxone Inteon + 1 oz of Valor + 0.25% crop oil (Picture Right). This is obviously a very hot mixture. Some other options that have worked well on GR Palmer amaranth are listed below:

Direx 32 oz/A + Valor 1.5 to 2 oz/A + MSMA 2.67 pt/A or Glyphosate 0.75 lbs ae/A:

Cotton should have 4” of bark to reduce chances of cotton stem injury.

  • Advantages: Good burndown and residual pigweed control. Direx + Valor tankmix can burndown large GR Palmer as well.

  • Considerations: MSMA should be the tank-mix of choice with Valor in fields where GR Palmer is present. Sloppy post-direct of Valor will burn cotton leaves.

Layby Pro 1 qt/A – Equivalent to 16 oz/A of Direx + 16 oz/A of Linex.

Add one percent crop oil for better control.

  • Advantages: Good control of many grasses and broadleaves including pigweeds and morningglories. This premix will provide some residual pigweed control.

  • Considerations: This premix can be weak on grasses. The addition of MSMA 2.67 pt/A of 6L formulation or glyphosate at 0.75 lb ae/A will control grasses. Sloppy post-direct of Linex will burn cotton leaves.

Ignite 280 29 oz/A

Cotton must be at least 6” tall.

  • Advantages: Will cause little crop injury if cotton is a WideStrike variety. Ignite can control tall horseweed and giant ragweed. It provides good control of many broadleaf weeds including morninglories and GR Palmer up to 8” tall.

  • Considerations: Some regrowth of large Palmer pigweeds can happen. Aim may be tankmixed with Ignite to improve burndown of large pigweeds. Ignite will offer no residual control. Caparol may be tankmixed with Ignite to provide residual pigweed control.

Caparol 32 oz/A + MSMA 2.67 pt/A or Glyphosate 0.75 lbs ae/A

Cotton must be at least 6” tall.

  • Advantages: Causes less injury than some other tankmixes and is also economical. The Caparol + MSMA mixture has taken out some GR Palmer in past years if they were smaller than 6”. Caparol will provide good residual control of pigweed and horseweed.

  • Considerations: Caparol and MSMA or glyphosate tankmixtures need good agitation to stay in suspension.