Chlorpyrifos Insecticide: California Moves to Ban it – DTN

🕔May 10, 2019California regulators are moving to cancel chlorpyrifos registrations in the latest of a series of moves targeting a key insecticide used by farmers. The California Environmental Protection Agency announced in […]

USDA Funding: $66Mln Allocated to Protect Against Plant Pest, Disease

🕔Feb 17, 2019USDA has allocated $66 million to support 407 projects that will strengthen the nation’s infrastructure for pest detection and surveillance, identification, threat mitigation, and safeguard the nursery production system.  Funding is provided […]

Florida Citrus: ‘Marathon’ Mandarin Gives Growers Advantages

🕔Feb 7, 2019Commercial citrus growers will soon see a new seedless mandarin variety that stays on the tree longer, two traits farmers seek, say University of Florida scientists. ‘Marathon,’ an early season […]

Citrus Greening: Scent-Detecting Dogs Help Early Detection – Video

🕔Jan 21, 2019For decades, humans have relied on dogs to detect explosives, illegal drugs, lost people and wildlife. More recently, they have been used to detect pests such as termites, bedbugs and […]

U.S. Crop Production: Corn, Soybean, Cotton All Down from Oct. – USDA

🕔Nov 8, 2018Corn production is forecast at 14.6 billion bushels, down 1 percent from the October forecast but up less than 1 percent from last year. Based on conditions as of November […]

Louisiana Field Reports: 2nd Rice Harvest Begins, Good Initial Yields

🕔Nov 6, 2018Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 4, 2018. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Stuart Gauthier, Saint Martin Parish “Wet conditions and heavy rains kept fields […]

Louisiana Citrus: Early, Sweet Crop Despite Cold Winter

🕔Nov 1, 2018Citrus growers were concerned that the cold temperatures last winter would destroy this year’s crop. But that has not been the case. Barton Joffrion, LSU AgCenter horticulture agent in Terrebonne […]

Louisiana Citrus: Disease, Insects Causing Concern for Growers

🕔Oct 31, 2018As the citrus harvest ramps up in Louisiana, some growers have discovered internal dry rot of fruit this year. Mature fruit looks otherwise healthy from the outside, but internal dry […]

Florida: $158 Mln in Ag Losses from Michael

🕔Oct 30, 2018Hurricane Michael caused production losses totaling $158 million for Florida’s agricultural industries in the 2018-19 growing season, according to economists with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural […]

Louisiana Citrus: Canker Disease Recently Found in 2 Parishes

🕔Oct 12, 2018Citrus canker, a serious disease of citrus, was recently found on trees in East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes, according to LSU AgCenter plant doctor Raj Singh. Citrus canker is […]

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