Arkansas: Late-Planted Crops a Haven for Pests Sep 13, 2019

🕔Sep 13, 2019When relentless spring rains pushed the planting window wide open, entomologists predicted problems for Arkansas row-crops. That has certainly proven true for the state’s late-planted cotton, soybeans and rice, said […]

Cotton – Midsouth – First Defoliation Gearing Up – AgFax Aug 21, 2019

🕔Aug 21, 2019More bolls are opening, and a limited amount of defoliation might crank up this week in Louisiana (if it hasn’t already).

Arkansas Rice: Harvest Starts, Cautionary Notes On Acephate Aug 16, 2019

🕔Aug 16, 2019Rice harvest 2019 is underway. That’s not to say it’s running full speed ahead, but we’re beginning. By now, about 10% of our rice should have reached 20% grain moisture […]

Rice – Arkansas Harvest Starts, Coastal Yields Still Lag – AgFax Aug 15, 2019

🕔Aug 15, 2019Owen Taylor, Editor Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Rice, sponsored by the Southern rice team of Corteva Agriscience. Subscribe OVERVIEW Rice harvest continues in the coastal belt of Texas […]

Cotton – Midsouth – A Few Bolls Open, Pests Remain Erratic Aug 15, 2019

🕔Aug 15, 2019Midsouth cotton continues to rebound after an unusually shaky start. A few more bolls are opening. Pest-wise, bollworms are a top concern. Three-gene cotton is holding up well despite massive moth flights in places. High plant bug populations also continue through much of the region.

Arkansas: Major Bollworm Flight Moving Through; Stink Bugs in Rice Aug 9, 2019

🕔Aug 9, 2019Cotton In south Arkansas this past week there has been a huge flight of bollworm moths and these numbers are not being reflected in our moth traps.  We think this […]

Rice: Coastal Yields Still Lagging, Midsouth Draining Widens – AgFax Aug 9, 2019

🕔Aug 9, 2019Owen Taylor, Editor Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Rice, sponsored by the Southern rice team of Corteva Agriscience. Subscribe OVERVIEW Rice harvest continues in the coastal belt of Texas […]

Cotton – Midsouth – Pest Pressure Mounts – AgFax Aug 8, 2019

🕔Aug 8, 2019Pest pressure is mounting. Plant bug numbers continue to build in many areas, prompting treatment. In parts of the Midsouth, bollworm moths are moving north and laying eggs. Where worms have nestled deep in the canopy, treatment results have been problematic at times.

Rice: Yield Reports Trickle In From SW Louisiana – AgFax Aug 1, 2019

🕔Aug 1, 2019Owen Taylor, Editor Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Rice, sponsored by the Southern rice team of Corteva Agriscience. Subscribe OVERVIEW Harvest progressed only slightly in the coastal rice belt […]

Cotton – Midsouth – A Disjointed Crop Moves Into August – AgFax Jul 31, 2019

🕔Jul 31, 2019More fields are at cutout or approaching it. Those fall into that general category of “cotton planted on time,” which is a smaller-than-average part of the crop this year through much of our coverage area. Open weather has mostly been the case since our last report, but rains continue in parts of Louisiana where Hurricane Barry dumped substantial amounts a couple of weeks ago.

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