Texas Field Reports: Conditions Remain Hot, Dry

🕔Jun 20, 2018AgriLife Extension district reporters compiled the following summaries: CENTRAL: Pastures continued to hold but needed moisture. Pastures were dry and forages decreased. Producers needed rain to make hay. Livestock were […]

Iowa Field Reports: Needed Rains Bring Hail, Flooding

🕔Jun 20, 2018Parts of Iowa received some much needed rainfall last week, but unfortunately for some areas the storms that rolled through also brought along hail and caused flooding. Overall, crops are looking […]

USDA Crop Progress – Corn Rated Highest in 2 Decades – DTN

🕔Jun 19, 2018The percentage of the U.S. corn crop rated in good-to-excellent condition improved slightly last week and is currently the highest in at least 20 years, according to the USDA National […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Crop Conditions, Potential in Mid-June

🕔Jun 15, 2018Warm temperatures continue in Illinois, with growing degree day (GDD) accumulations since May 1 running from 150 above average in northern Illinois to about 250 GDD above average in the […]

Corn: What About Those High Early Season USDA Ratings?

🕔Jun 15, 2018The USDA’s first condition rating on May 27, 2018 indicated that 79% of the U.S. corn crop was rated in good or excellent condition. This information has undoubtedly contributed to the rapid […]

Iowa Field Reports: Hail, Wind, and Flooding

🕔Jun 13, 2018While parts of Iowa are too wet and have experienced hail, wind, and flooding over the past week other parts of the state could desperately benefit from some rainfall. Despite […]

Texas Field Reports: Ideal Conditions for Cantaloupe, Watermelons

🕔Jun 13, 2018Conditions have been ideal for cantaloupe and watermelon growers as the Fourth of July nears, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Dr. Larry Stein, AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Uvalde, […]

Iowa Field Reports: Planting Wrapping Up

🕔Jun 6, 2018Despite the late start to #Plant18, especially in northern Iowa, planting has nearly wrapped up with corn and soybeans across the state. According to Monday’s USDA Crop Progress Report, approximately 91% […]

Texas Field Reports: Some Rains Hit the Plains, but Mostly Dry

🕔May 30, 2018AgriLife Extension district reporters compiled the following summaries: CENTRAL: Daytime temperatures were high. Moisture was needed as dry conditions persisted and were stressing row crops and pasture land. Cotton fields […]

Arkansas: Extension Agronomists Report Good Conditions for Most Crops

🕔May 25, 2018Warm, dry weather had benefits for some Arkansas farmers; with 94 percent of corn and 95 percent or rice rated fair to excellent condition, according to the National Agricultural Statistics […]

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