Coronavirus: Machinery Manufacturer Engines Sputter – DTN Apr 9, 2020

🕔Apr 9, 2020
Major equipment manufacturers announced temporary factory shutdowns last week as the coronavirus pandemic found its way to manufacturing floors. John Deere’s Dubuque, Iowa, plant closed March 30, days after discovering […]

Diversifying the Ag Workforce: Developing College-Educated Workers – DTN Jan 18, 2016

🕔Jan 18, 2016
Major agricultural businesses are looking at a more diverse U.S. population and trying to find ways to make agriculture become more diverse as well. Keeping up with U.S. population trends […]

Florida Corn: Controlling Armyworms Sep 24, 2015

🕔Sep 24, 2015
Armyworms come in a wide range of colors and sizes.  A few of the prominent species living in Florida are beet, southern, and fall armyworms.  And the term “living” is […]

Corn: Fall Armyworms Deceive Plants into Lowering Defenses Sep 9, 2015

🕔Sep 9, 2015
In a deception that likely has evolved over thousands of years, a caterpillar that feeds on corn leaves induces the plant to turn off its defenses against insect predators, allowing […]

Alabama Peanuts: Pests to Keep an Eye Out For Aug 19, 2015

🕔Aug 19, 2015
The current weather pattern (intense precipitation followed by hot dry days) is ideal for caterpillars. Caterpillar pressure continues to rise in peanuts – the average numbers have increased from 0.3 […]

Georgia Soybeans: Foliage Feeders Beginning To Show Up Jul 23, 2015

🕔Jul 23, 2015
I have been out looking at some soybeans today and I am beginning to see some foliage feeders showing up in soybeans.  Although, I have not seen ANY fields that […]

Alabama: True Armyworms on the Move May 13, 2015

🕔May 13, 2015
True armyworms are another problem that Alabama’s farmers did not need. Cold weather and heavy rains delayed many farmers from planting their row crops in a timely manner. Now, an […]

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