California Tomatoes: Beet Leafhopper Treatments Ramping Up Mar 22, 2016

🕔Mar 22, 2016
Beet Curly Top Virus Control Program (BCTVCP) personnel have observed a substantial increase in the beet leafhopper (BLH) populations. The recent warm, dry weather initiated a BLH hatch and the […]

EPA Moves to Pull Bayer, Nichino Insecticide Mar 1, 2016

🕔Mar 1, 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a notice of intent to cancel all Bayer CropScience, LP and Nichino America, Inc., flubendiamide products that pose a risk to aquatic […]

California: Monsoon Moisture Feeding from the Gulf – USDA Sep 1, 2015

🕔Sep 1, 2015
WEATHER Temperatures were once again hotter than normal this week, 70s-80s in the mountains with highs in the 70s to 90s along the coast from north to south, 80s-90s in […]

Risk-Management: Contracts – What to Learn from Tomato Growers Aug 28, 2015

🕔Aug 28, 2015
Contracts have become an increasingly important tool in agriculture over the last several decades, covering approximately 40% of agricultural production by value in recent years in the United States (MacDonald […]

California: Insurance Options Broadened for Fruit and Nuts – USDA Jul 23, 2015

🕔Jul 23, 2015
The USDA today announced the expansion of crop insurance to provide additional options for fruit and nut producers. The Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) and the Actual Production History (APH) Yield […]

Kentucky: Time to Scout for Stink Bugs, Leaf-Footed Plant Bugs Jul 22, 2015

🕔Jul 22, 2015
We have reached mid-summer, so producers are encouraged to be on the lookout for stink bugs and their close relative, leaf-footed bugs. This year we have seen increasing numbers of […]

South Carolina: Hot Conditions Continue to Stress Crops – USDA Jun 29, 2015

🕔Jun 29, 2015
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 28, 2015. General According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service’s South Carolina Field Office, there were 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork […]

South Carolina: Crops Showing Signs of Heat Stress Jun 23, 2015

🕔Jun 23, 2015
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 21, 2015. General According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service’s South Carolina Field Office, there were 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork for the […]

South Carolina: Dry Weather Stressing Some Areas Jun 15, 2015

🕔Jun 15, 2015
General According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service’s South Carolina Field Office, there were 6.0 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, June 14, 2015. Precipitation estimates for […]

Potatoes: Light Blight Confirmed Jun 12, 2015

🕔Jun 12, 2015
Late blight has been confirmed in North Carolina on potato.  Few details are known right now regarding the intensity of this outbreak, but, it is focused around the Elizabeth City, […]

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