Tobacco: Growers Topping in Florida, Still Planting in Kentucky, Tennessee

🕔Jun 7, 2019Harvest just ahead: “It looks like we will begin harvesting in about two weeks,” says flue-cured grower Kenneth Dasher of Live Oak, Fl. “Some other farmers around here may start sooner.”

Kentucky Corn: Sugarcane Beetles Feeding on Seedlings

🕔Jun 6, 2019A farmer in Butler County KY observed a corn field that seedlings were being severely damaged and there was a heavy reduction in the number of stands (Figure 1). Inspection […]

Beef Checkoffs Unconstitutional Says Cattle Group – DTN

🕔May 24, 2019A cattle interest group has asked a federal court to declare unconstitutional 15 state beef checkoff programs, in a motion filed this week. Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of […]

Tobacco: 90 Degree Heat Threatens Georgia-Florida Crops

🕔May 21, 2019A wave of 90-degree temperatures has struck tobacco in Georgia and Florida, and they are expected to continue for the rest of this week. They could slow the good start the […]

Kentucky Corn: Stink Bugs Damaging Seedlings

🕔May 15, 2019Seedling corn presenting feeding injures caused by stink bug have been observed in commercial and research plots in western Kentucky. In a small replicate corn field test where seedlings were […]

Midwest Corn: Hybrid Maturity Decisions for Delayed Planting

🕔May 6, 2019Delayed planting seasons create a lot of frustrations for everyone involved with planting crops. One of the agronomic questions that comes up when planting is seriously delayed is whether farmers […]

Tobacco: Transplanting at Full Throttle

🕔May 6, 2019Transplanting in the Deep South is done. The last of the Georgia crop was transplanted by April 27. Florida’s tobacco had gone in earlier.

Kentucky Wheat: Fungicide Management Options for Scab

🕔May 1, 2019Wheat fields are beginning to flower in western Kentucky.  Flowering (anthesis) is a critical time, as wheat becomes susceptible to infection by Fusarium graminearum, the causal agent of Fusarium head blight […]

Watershed Monitoring: USDA Has $2Mln Available for Farmers in 6 States

🕔Apr 18, 2019USDA is making $2 million available this year to farmers in specific watersheds across Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, New York, and Washington. NRCS provides technical and financial assistance to farmers […]

Corn, 2018: Exceptional Yields in Central Illinois, Eastern U.S.

🕔Apr 16, 2019On a national basis, corn and soybean yields were near record-breaking levels in 2018, with exceptional yields in central Illinois and the eastern United States contributing heavily to those near-record […]

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