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AgFax Weekend: Brazil Soy Boom | Corn-Soy Revenue

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Brazil Soy Boom | Corn-Soy Revenue  | EPA Makes Chemical Industry Happy | and more.

Indiana: Weed Day, Lafayette, July 3

Purdue University’s Weed Science team will host its annual Weed Day on July 3, 8:30 a.m. to noon, at the Throckmorton Purdue Agricultural Center, 8343 U.S. Highway 231 – about […]

Rice Market: Drop in Exports; Planting Wrapped Up

The export sales report was reported at just under 30,000 MT which is a slight drop from last week’s volume. While stronger export numbers would be beneficial it is unlikely […]

Minnesota: Will Wheat Catch Up to the Calendar?

A few weeks ago, I was asked whether the wheat crop would catch up in its growth and development now that planting was delayed compared the last few years. To […]

Georgia: Crops at Heightened Disease Risk

This is a really big week for us in the field, not only with planting but with rain and subsequent disease. We are seeing some seedling disease in Wilcox County […]

Georgia: Cotton Replant Decisions

We’ve planted as much as 60 percent of cotton and as much as just st starting. We might have a little more out there. Our oldest is 5 true leaves. […]

North Carolina Cotton: Should You Spray for Thrips? 4 Questions to Ask

1. What is the growth stage of the cotton? I cannot stress the importance of this point. Cotton is the most susceptible by far before the two-leaf stage and adults […]

Virginia Soybeans: Flooded Fields – How Much Damage? What to Do?

Rainfall across the state resulted in in saturated soils and sometimes flooded soybeans or fields to be planted in soybean.  Although fields are drying out, more rain is expected this […]

Arkansas: Extension Agronomists Report Good Conditions for Most Crops

Warm, dry weather had benefits for some Arkansas farmers; with 94 percent of corn and 95 percent or rice rated fair to excellent condition, according to the National Agricultural Statistics […]

Mississippi Corn: Could Weather Limit Effectiveness of Your ‘Tassel Shot’ Application?

The early-planted Mississippi corn crop is approaching tassel, which signifies the beginning of the important reproductive stages. Additionally, the weather has been fluctuating widely over the past several weeks, presenting […]

Cleveland on Cotton: ‘All appears to be bullish…and therein lies the problem.’

Cotton bulls are roaming the globe as Chinese, Indian and U.S. cotton stocks continue to decline.  With stocks falling in the 3 major producing countries, world stocks are working their […]

Mississippi Corn: How to Identify Vegetative Growth Stages – Video

Vegetative growth stages of corn or sorghum are determined by counting the number of fully emerged leaves with leaf collars present. Only those leaves which have a leaf collar visible […]

Indiana: Herbicide Applications – Pay Attention to Surroundings, Check DriftWatch

Every year we get several cases of herbicide drift from burndown applications on homeowner trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables. This year has been no exception for these kind of drift […]

Indiana: Herbicide – Pay Attention, Check DriftWatch

Every year we get several cases of herbicide drift from burndown applications on homeowner trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables. This year has been no exception for these kind of drift […]

Indiana Corn: Scout Fields for Armyworms

Armyworm moth captures have varied throughout the state. As I observed last week in Tippecanoe County, when larvae are small, their damage is negligible and easily overlooked. Now, and for […]

Mississippi Peanuts: Field Conditions Vary Across the Region

Peanut growers are experiencing a mixed bag of conditions across the southeastern United States in general and Mississippi in particular. Malcolm Broome, executive director of the Mississippi Peanut Growers Association, […]

Sawyer On Crops: Georgia Cotton – Rhizoctonia – Making Replant Decisions – Audio

Rhizoctonia is more problematic this year in Georgia cotton than it has been for several years. In this installment of his South Georgia Pine podcast, Andrew Sawyer brings the issue […]

Dossett on Rice: Rally Call – 2 Items Have Changed Last Week’s Picture

Cash Market Prices in Vietnam are strongest in four years at $453.00.  Rice in Thailand is one dollar higher this week, $450.00 for white 5% broken.  India prices are higher […]

South Carolina Cotton: Thrips – Seed Treatments and Foliar Applications

We continue to focus on management of thrips. Hopefully, you have been able to get some of your crop planted. It has been wet for a couple of weeks, and […]

Rose on Cotton: Wild Ride with Rally, Weather Challenges and What about that Farm Bill?

The July and Dec contracts posted notable weekly wins for those of bullish persuasion gaining 266 and 422 points, respectively. The old crop/new crop straddle weakened to 256.   ICE July […]

Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA

Average quotations were 275 points higher than the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton and Tobacco Program. Quotations for the base quality of cotton (color 41, […]

USDA: Peanut Price Highlights

Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 24.2 cents per pound for the week ending May 19, up 2.2 cents from the previous week. Marketings of […]

South Carolina: Michael Plumblee Joins Clemson University Extension

The Clemson Extension Service has hired a new Extension associate to help South Carolina farmers learn how to use technologies to increase efficiency. Michael Plumblee started working at Clemson’s Edisto Research […]

Rice: Rain And More Rain Delaying Push To Flood In Delta – AgFax Rice

If forecasts hold, a tropical system in the gulf will bring more rain to parts of our coverage area over the Labor Day weekend. That will further delay standard pre-flood nitrogen […]

Farm Bill, 2018 – ‘Extreme Partisanship and Polarization’ Aren’t Helping

On Friday, May 18, 2018, the House of Representatives defeated the farm bill brought to the floor by the House Ag Committee (H.R. 2, Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018) […]

Alabama: 3 Upcoming Cotton, Soybean Scouting Schools

Producers will have an opportunity to brush up on insect scouting techniques at the annual cotton and soybean “scouting school” workshops. The Alabama Cooperative Extension crops team is hosting the […]

Texas Mid-Coast Cotton: Fleahopper Numbers on the Rise

Cotton fields range from pinhead square to early bloom. Most fields are susceptible to cotton fleahopper damage and the potential for bollworm losses. We are finding cotton fleahoppers in numbers […]

Texas: Field Scout School, Plainview, May 31

Dr. Suhas Vyavhare, District Cotton Entomologist, John David Gonzolez, EA – IPM Palmer, Bailey, Castro, and myself invite you and your colleges to a Field Scout School on Thursday, May […]

Virginia Soybeans: Plenty of Time Left to Plant, Don’t Rush into Wet Fields

Recent heavy rains have led to temporary flooding of numerous soybean fields throughout Virginia and put us behind with soybean planting .  Only 26% of the crop was planted as […]

Indiana: Farm Management Tour, Franklin, June 21-22

Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture and Purdue Extension will host the 86th annual Farm Management Tour in Johnson and Shelby counties June 21-22. The two-day farm tour will feature […]

Georgia Weather: Prepare for Tropical Storm Alberto

Long-time residents of Georgia may remember the devastating floods of Tropical Storm Alberto in July 1994. The rain was so intense that Georgia’s one-day rainfall record was set during that […]

North Carolina Corn: Stink Bugs – Is Tank Mixing an Insecticide Worth It?

Should you tank mix herbicides or nitrogen with insecticide to control stink bugs in corn? To be short and to the point, I couldn’t think of a greater waste of […]

Georgia Cotton: Thrips Populations on the Rise

We got a chance to look at many cotton fields on the west side of the county today. We looked at the oldest field  planted as well as many fields […]

Iowa Soybeans: Frogeye Leaf Spot Showing Signs of Fungicide Resistance

Isolates of Cercospora sojina showing reduced sensitivity to quinone outside inhibitor (QoI, strobilurin) fungicides were recently recovered from soybean in Iowa. This pathogen causes frogeye leaf spot, an important foliar soybean disease that...

Drought Monitor Weekly: Relief Hits Plains; Hot and Dry for Southwest, Midsouth

Summary The active weather pattern persisted across most of the nation, though unfavorably dry, hot weather lingered over parts of the South and Southwest. During the 7-day period ending Tuesday […]

Moving Grain: Soybean Inspections, Ethanol Exports Increase

NGFA, STC, and USDA to Hold Agricultural Transportation Summit On July 25-26, the National Grain and Feed Association, Soy Transportation Coalition, and USDA will hold an agricultural transportation summit in […]

Illinois: Crop Rotation Improves Yields, Decreases Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Says Study

Many farmers grow corn and soybean in rotation to avoid the continuous corn yield penalty, but now there’s another reason to rotate. Scientists at the University of Illinois have provided […]

Tennessee: Palmer Pigweed Management Hampered by Frequent Rains

This weather pattern has Palmer amaranth management in a terrible fix for many fields in West Tennessee. The rain that has occurred on an almost daily basics for over a […]

Michigan Wheat: Fusarium Head Scab – Fungicide Considerations

This season, wheat disease levels have been relatively low due to the cool spring. However, now that temperatures have warmed and some areas have received lots of rain, it’s time […]

Michigan Soybeans: 9 Recommendations for Late-Planted Fields

Soybean planting has been delayed by the frequent and heavy rain events occurring this spring. As a result, many soybean fields will be planted in June and producers need to […]