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    Texas Field Reports: Alternative Crop Acreage Up, Market Conditions a Mixed Bag May 14, 2020

    🕔May 14, 2020
    Alternative crop acres are expected to be up amid mixed market conditions, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Calvin Trostle, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension agronomist, Lubbock, said COVID-19 has not […]

    Iowa Field Reports: Planting Well Ahead of Last Year May 13, 2020

    🕔May 13, 2020
    What a difference the year makes! According to the May 11 USDA Crop Progress Report, 91% of the expected corn crop and 71% of the expected soybean crop has been planted, […]

    Mississippi: Break from Excess Rain Lets Farm Acreage Finally Dry May 4, 2020

    🕔May 4, 2020
    The beginning of May brought a welcome sight for Mississippi producers: sunny skies and drying fields. For the second straight year, precipitation levels well above normal in the winter and […]

    Tobacco: Flue Acres Over Half Set; Burley, Dark Transplanting Begins May 4, 2020

    🕔May 4, 2020
    In Georgia essentially all of the crop has been transplanted, while weather has been less favorable in the Carolinas.

    Iowa Field Report: Big Window for Fieldwork Apr 29, 2020

    🕔Apr 29, 2020
    The past week provided a big window for fieldwork ranging from tillage and fertilizer applications to spraying and planting across the state. According to the April 26 USDA Crop Progress Report, […]

    Mississippi: Row Crop Planting Delayed by Wet Weather Apr 24, 2020

    🕔Apr 24, 2020
    Wet weather that won’t let up has resulted in a very slow start to Mississippi row crop planting, and time is running out for corn. Erick Larson, grain crops agronomist […]

    Texas Field Reports: Planting Progress, Ag-Related COVID-19 Issues Apr 22, 2020

    🕔Apr 22, 2020
    Specialty crop producers in the Rio Grande Valley are facing significant problems due to COVID-19 disruptions and market losses, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Luis Ribera, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension […]

    Iowa Field Reports: Planting Gets Underway Apr 22, 2020

    🕔Apr 22, 2020
    While the cooler and snowy weather may have limited field activities last week, farmers are getting back to the fields across the state this week, with many getting started on […]

    Texas Field Reports: Peach Crop Looks Good Despite Early Concerns Apr 15, 2020

    🕔Apr 15, 2020
    Texas’ peach crop looks good amid improved growing conditions despite warmer-than-normal weather that impacted tree chill hours, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Larry Stein, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Uvalde, […]

    Texas Field Reports: Warm-Season Grasses Emerge, Help Maximize Growth Apr 8, 2020

    🕔Apr 8, 2020
    Weather has affected the transition from cool-season to warm-season forage growth, and producers should be doing what they can to help Bermuda grass emerge and maximize growth, said a Texas A&M […]

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