North Carolina: 15 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Michael, Florence

🕔Feb 6, 2019Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 15 North Carolina counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses caused by Hurricane Michael or Hurricane Florence may be eligible for U.S. […]

Texas Cotton: Wind Damage, Thrips Causing Trouble on Upper Coast

🕔Apr 23, 2018We have experienced entirely too much wind lately, and I’ve seen varied degrees of stressed cotton in all three of my counties. The wind damage along with the cooler temperatures […]

Arkansas: 2 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Winds, Floods

🕔Oct 19, 2017USDA has designated Arkansas and Woodruff counties in Arkansas as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by excessive rain, flash flooding, flooding and high winds that […]

Michigan Corn, Soybeans: Evaluating Storm-Damaged Crops

🕔Jun 23, 2017Heavy rains, strong winds, hail and even tornadoes leave their mark on fields across the Midwest every year. If your farm is in the path of one of these storms, […]

Iowa: Muscatine County Designated a Storm Disaster Area

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🕔Aug 11, 2016USDA has designated Muscatine County in Iowa as a primary natural disaster area due to losses caused by excessive rain, high winds and hail that occurred from June 21, 2016, […]

Kentucky Corn: Storms Blow Down Corn in West

🕔Jun 17, 2016Corn in western Kentucky was blown down from strong winds and storms the past few days. Corn that is broken at a node is not going to recover. If the […]

Arkansas: Harsh Winds, Rains Do Minor Damage, but Little Impact on Harvest

🕔Nov 19, 2015Heavy, record-setting rains saturated fields and caused creeks to swell in Arkansas this week, delaying winter wheat planting but coming too late in the season to damage most fall-harvested crops, […]

Arkansas: ‘Pecky’ Rice Not Necessarily Stink Bug Damage

🕔Sep 11, 2015Lately we have received calls about samples from fields with reports of “pecky” rice at 2-4%.  Fields have been sprayed multiple times for rice stink bug control and thorough scouting […]

North Carolina: Scattered Showers Have Some Areas Doing Well, Others Dry – USDA

🕔Jul 13, 2015Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 12, 2015. Extension Comments Mac Malloy – Robeson County Extension Hail and wind damage from isolated storm systems that moved across […]

South Dakota Corn: Wind Injury Management Considerations

🕔Jun 25, 2015Wind Damage Symptoms Strong wind can cause considerable damage in corn. The wind affected plants usually show following two types of symptoms. Leaning: Leaning or ‘goose-necking’ corn is the better […]

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