Arkansas: Fighting Pigweed with Alfalfa – Field Day Dates Changed

🕔Aug 27, 2019Two upcoming field days will address the use of alfalfa as a cover crop and as an effective weapon in the ongoing war against Palmer amaranth, commonly known as pigweed. […]

Gap Growing Between Irrigated, Rainfed Crop Yields

🕔Aug 20, 2019A 65-year comparative analysis between U.S. yields of irrigated and rainfed crops has sounded a message to farmers, land managers and policymakers: Mind the gap. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Suat […]

Arkansas: Fighting Pigweed with Alfalfa? 2 Upcoming Field Days

🕔Aug 2, 2019Agronomists with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture are testing an age-old approach to solving a modern-day farming problem: The increasingly prevalent Palmer amaranth, commonly known as pigweed. […]

Farm Trade Aid: MFP Signup – Crops, Rules, Eligibility Changes

🕔Jul 26, 2019USDA released specific information on the second round of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) this week. Quick Program Basics: Signup begins July 29. Qualifying acres must be planted by August 1. […]

Hay Prices Rising – DTN

🕔Jul 17, 2019The extremely wet, cool weather in the first half of the growing season for most of the Midwest had a negative effect on all crops — especially forage crops. Farmers […]

Midsouth Cotton and Soybeans Restored to Transform WG Label

🕔Jul 16, 2019EPA has issued an expanded label for Transform WG insecticide with Isoclast active. Eight new crops, including corn and alfalfa, are on the expanded label, which also restores the previously […]

More Trade Tariffs: Raising the Stakes – DTN

🕔Jul 9, 2019A year since the U.S. and China began a tit-for-tat of tariffs, talks and tweets, American farmers are seeing more diversified export routes while waiting for their largest customer to […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Tissue Testing Requires Cautious Use, Interpretation

🕔Jun 21, 2019In-season plant tissue testing can be useful in diagnosing nutrient deficiencies in field crops, but it must be used with caution. Extra care is needed this year given the unusual […]

Forage Emergency: Groups Push to Plant, Harvest on Prevented Acres – DTN

🕔Jun 12, 2019A multi-state coalition of agricultural organizations are seeking approval for emergency provisions allowing the planting and harvesting of forages on prevented planting acres without date restrictions, according to a news […]

Iowa Field Reports: Rain, Rain, Go Away…

🕔May 14, 2019“Rain, rain, go away come again another day.” This nursery rhyme seems to be an appropriate theme song for how the weather has been this spring. The wet weather has […]

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