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Iowa Corn: Climate Change Impacts on Planting Date, Grain Yield

Each year, decisions on planting date and cultivar selection are the major deciding factors on yield potential. Under current, year-to-year variable weather patterns and future climate change these decisions have […]

Missouri: Mizzou Weed Science Field Day Video Series Available Online

The 2020 virtual weed science field day begins today with the launch of a five minute video: Evaluating Non-chemical Control Options for Waterhemp in Soybean. The video summarizes preliminary research on […]

North Florida Corn: Fusarium Crown, Root Rot Causing Major Damage

In recent weeks, extension agents in various locations across North Florida (primarily in the Northeast) have received calls from growers and consultants about symptoms of rapid decline in corn. Symptoms […]

Missouri: Non-Chem Waterhemp Control? – Video Delves Into Research

The 2020 University of Missouri virtual weed science field day kicked off early in the month with the launch of a five-minute video: Evaluating Non-chemical Control Options for Waterhemp in […]

Almonds – California – Hull Split Sprays Continue In Front Of Prolonged Heat Wave – AgFax

View In Browser  UPDATE LINK SUBSCRIBE Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Tree Crops. Our thanks to BASF and its California team for sponsoring this coverage. Got […]

California Almonds: Adjusted For Inflation, Nonpareils Significantly Low

Editor’s Note: Commentary on the June almond position report issued by the Almond Board of California. Everything continues developing well with no surprises.  We are entering a very hot spell […]

California Walnuts: Inventory Movement Improves As COVID-19 Shock Subsides

Editor’s Note: Download full report here. June walnut shipments from California were strong, particularly for inshell. Contributing factors include lower commodity prices, some stabilization in markets after the initial shock […]

AgFax Weekend: Farmland Values Steady | Dicamba Injury Worse Than Ever

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Farmland Values Steady | Dicamba Injury Worse Than Ever | Farm Bureau Pres. Positive for Coronavirus | and more.

Texas LRGV Cotton: Heavy Boll Loads, Late Season Thrips

General Situation/ Harvest Another very hot and windy week. This week we had temperatures ranging from 98 -101 F and our nights have been steadily at 78-80 F. We are […]

Cleveland On Cotton: Bright Spots But Still Plenty Of Shadows

At least the picture is prettier. A combination of lower than expected U.S. plantings, Cotton prices receive a degree of lift from Chinese buying, the Texas drought and a somewhat […]

Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA

Average spot quotations were 235 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 […]

Global Markets: Oilseeds – Corn Oil Trade Falls with Increased Competition, Tighter U.S. Supplies

Global corn oil trade, after peaking in 2016, has declined one-third to less than 600,000 tons in 2019. Much of this decline is in response to lower exports by the […]

South Carolina Cotton: Bollworm Trap Counts Bump Up

  Drake Perrow, producer and consultant in Calhoun County, commented this week that “aphids seem to be enjoying this weather.” I agree with Drake, as aphids seem to still be […]

Global Markets: Corn – Prices in China Run High

Ongoing recovery in feed use combined with tighter-than-anticipated stocks in China’s temporary reserves have driven the national average corn price5 to its highest level since March 2018. Trade sources reported […]

Global Markets: Rice – Thai Exports Contract, But Rebound Expected Next Year

Thai rice exports in 2020 are forecast to decline to their lowest levels since 2013 due to severe drought that has tightened supplies and raised prices. The drought was the […]

Global Markets: Wheat – Philippine Imports Surge While Duties Implemented on Turkish Flour

The Philippines is currently the world’s third largest wheat importer, with demand for wheat flour and milling wheat nearly doubling in the last decade. Its expanding population, coupled with increasing […]

Global Markets: Cotton – State Reserve Impacts China Import Demand

For most cotton spinning countries, import demand is largely driven by the supply gap between production and consumption. However, China has been an outlier. The country’s trade has shown little […]

USDA: Peanut Price Highlights

Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 21.0 cents per pound for the week ending July 4, up 0.3 cent from the previous week. Marketings of […]

WASDE Cotton: Reduced U.S. Production, Exports, Stocks

The U.S. 2020/21 cotton projections show lower production, exports, and stocks compared with last month. Beginning stocks are 200,000 bales lower due to higher 2019/20 exports, but exports in 2020/21 […]

WASDE Oilseeds: Domestic Soybean Production Increased

U.S. oilseed production for 2020/21 is projected at 122.8 million tons, down 0.4 million from last month, with increases for soybeans and peanuts offset with reductions for canola, sunflowerseed, and […]

WASDE Rice: Record High U.S. Imports

The outlook for both 2019/20 and 2020/21 U.S. rice is for increased supplies, higher domestic use, and lower exports while ending stocks are reduced for 2019/20 and increased for 2020/21. […]

WASDE Coarse Grains: Lower U.S. Stocks Despite Reduced Usage

This month’s 2020/21 U.S. corn outlook is for sharply lower supplies, reduced feed and residual use, increased food, seed, and industrial use, and lower ending stocks. Corn beginning stocks are […]

WASDE Wheat: Lower Domestic Use, Increased Stocks

The outlook for 2020/21 U.S. wheat this month is for larger supplies, lower domestic use, unchanged exports, and increased stocks. Supplies are raised as larger beginning stocks more than offset […]

Arkansas Rice: Pairing Fungicides to Manage Diseases

Fungicides are meant to kill or suppress the development of fungi. However, fungicides have different modes of action. Consequently, a single fungicide is not a cure for all. After all, […]

Georgia Pecans: Time for Leaf Tissue Sampling

Leaf sampling is the most important tool pecan growers have for determining their fertility needs. While soil samples are helpful for checking soil pH and determining any potential problems with […]

Iowa: Dicamba 2020 – What Went Wrong?

There is no question that dicamba injury across the Iowa landscape in 2020 is the most extensive it has been since the introduction of dicamba in the 1960s. ISUEO field […]

Pennsylvania Corn, Soybeans: Post Herbicide Applications – Considerations and Challenges

Corn and soybean crops are approaching maximum growth stages for post herbicide application. Also, hot weather is causing its own set of challenges.

USA Rice Elects New Leadership

New chairs for USA Rice, The Rice Foundation, the USA Rice Millers’ Association (RMA), and the USA Rice Merchants’ Association were elected by their respective Boards of Directors during annual […]

Oklahoma Cotton: Bollworm Management Considerations

As more and more fields enter the bloom stage the Bollworm complex will become the pest that need to be monitored. The general scenario is to find live worms but […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Hoping for Rain – Crops at Mid-Season

While the record will show that planting progress for both corn and soybean crops in Illinois was close to normal in 2020, heavy rainfall in May and again in early […]

Georgia Cotton: Tips for Scouting, Managing Stink Bugs – Podcast

Stink bug management and scouting is an important tool for cotton growers in Georgia. In this short video podcast, Dr. Phillip Roberts, UGA Extension Cotton Entomologist, discusses the best ways […]

Louisiana Crawfish: Planting Rice for Forage

If you are planning on planting rice for crawfish forage, the best time to plant is in late July or the first week of August. Last summer we did a […]

Mississippi Corn: Post Tassel Management, Scouting Recommendations – Podcast

Dr. Erick Larson and Corn Verification Program assistant Mr. Nolan Stapleton discuss corn development through the mid-reproductive stages and give management and scouting recommendations for Mississippi’s corn crop....

Iowa: How Much Do Conservation Measures Influence Nutrient Loss?

An ongoing public concern is the loss of nutrients from agricultural land in the corn belt. In Iowa, nitrogen and phosphorus losses from farm fields are driven by a variety […]

South, Central Texas Corn: An Unusual Year for Diseases

This season has been unusual for corn diseases.  Early in the year, starting in south Texas and progressing north, the fungal disease, northern corn leaf blight (Figure 1), has been […]

Corn: Tassel Emergence and Pollen Shed

Field corn in Indiana typically enters the critical flowering stages of pollen shed and silk emergence sometime between late June to late July. Success or failure during this period of […]

Corn: Silk Development and Emergence

The corn plant produces individual male and female flowers (a flowering habit called monoecious for you corny trivia fans.) Interestingly, both flowers are initially bisexual (aka “perfect” flowers), but during the course […]

Minnesota Corn, Soybeans: Disease Notes for Early July

Soybean and corn are growing well across much of Minnesota. As they grow and become more dense, conditions also become more favorable for diseases. White mold is a concern in […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Storms, Scattered Showers Across South/Southeast

Summary A trough of low pressure over the West kept much of the Northwest and Southwest unseasonably cool for early July, while high pressure, high humidity, and stalled or slow-moving […]

Rice Harvest Starts In South Louisiana – AgFax

Owen Taylor, Editor Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Rice, sponsored by the Southern rice team of Corteva Agriscience. Subscribe OVERVIEW Rice harvest has started in southwest Louisiana, and more […]