Glyphosate-Resistant Pigweed – 14 Years and Counting – DTN

🕔Feb 1, 2019It’s been 14 years since Stanley Culpepper confirmed the country’s first glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth population in some cotton fields in Macon County, Georgia. The University of Georgia Extension weed scientist had been seeing the […]

Missouri Livestock: Trick Your Cows into Calving in Daylight Hours

🕔Jan 14, 2019Any producer wanting to have more cows and heifers calve in daylight hours should try to delay putting out hay and cubes until late in the day. “This practice has […]

Soybeans: SCN Resistance is Increasing Even on Reliable Varieties – DTN

🕔Jan 10, 2019Think of soybean cyst nematode (SCN) like blood pressure. Doctors take blood pressure readings and based on the numbers, decide if and how to manage the problem.  Similarly, The SCN […]

Missouri: Crop Budgets, Land Rental Analysis For Southeastern Counties

🕔Jan 2, 2019The 2019 Southeast Missouri Crop Budgets and Crop Budgets with Crop Rent Analysis can be found on my web site.  The crop budgets are in both Excel and PDF format. […]

Weed Control Without Herbicides: Alternative Strategies

🕔Dec 21, 2018While herbicide resistance is not a new issue, the rapid increase in multiple resistant biotypes in waterhemp, giant ragweed, and horseweed (marestail) is limiting herbicidal options. A waterhemp biotype resistant to […]

Yield Decline Projected for 6 Major Crops – National Climate Assessment – DTN

🕔Nov 27, 2018Farmers in some regions of the country could see higher short-term productivity because of a warming climate, but crops and livestock face greater risks if more steps aren’t taken to […]

Arkansas: 2 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Floods

🕔Nov 16, 2018Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated two Arkansas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Greene and Mississippi counties who suffered losses due to excessive rain that occurred from Aug. […]

EPA’s Emphasis on Compliance Over Enforcement – DTN

🕔Nov 14, 2018A year into his second stint as EPA’s Region 7 administrator, Jim Gulliford said he remains committed to compliance over enforcement in working with agriculture and other industries in the […]

Missouri Soybeans: Late Season Disease, Seed Quality Concerns

🕔Nov 6, 2018Soybean disease development had a slow start this season with little disease developing until late in the growing season. High temperatures and dry conditions during the early field season meant […]

Missouri: 38 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought

🕔Oct 25, 2018Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 38 Missouri counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to a recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

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