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Virginia Cotton: Rain Sets Up Aug. for More Bolls, Top Crop

Getting some nice rain when cotton has been blooming for three weeks creates the opportunity for the ‘good thing’ to happen. For all but the late crop, we are almost […]

Missouri Corn, Soybeans: Midseason Disease Decisions

Scouting and making management decisions for disease will bring a few challenges this season. Across the state, there is a considerable amount of developmental variability in the corn and soybean […]

Illinois Corn: Southern Rust Moving In – Scout Your Fields

Last week we started picking up Southern rust in the southern Illinois. Thusfar, reports indicate that disease severity is low. However, the recent hurricane remnant and warm forecasts may mean […]

Kansas: Fall Field Day, Garden City, Aug. 22

The 2019 K-State Southwest Research-Extension Center Fall Field Day is set for Aug. 22 at 4500 E. Mary Street in Garden City. Registration and industry booths open at 8 a.m.; […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: How Are We Doing at Mid-Season?

The 2019 Illinois corn crop reached 50% planted during the first week of June, more than a month later than the average of the past five years. The soybean crop […]

Minnesota: What to Do with Prevented Planting Acres – Podcast

In this installment of the Gopher Coffee Shop podcast, Extension Educators Ryan Miller and Brad Carlson sit down with Liz Stahl, Crops Extension Educator, to discuss the extensive prevented plant […]

Iowa Field Reports: Rains Bring Relief from Heat

This past week brought some much needed rainfall to areas across the state, which helped the crops through the hot temperatures. The pest of the week across the state seems […]

Texas Field Reports: Row Crops Experiencing Light Insect Pressure

Row crops in North Texas and the South Plains are in the home stretch and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts want producers to keep a watchful eye on pest […]

Ohio Corn: Disease Risk in Late Planted Crops

In Ohio, several foliar diseases are of greater concern in late-planted corn for a number of reasons, including: 1 – for diseases like gray leaf spot (GLS), northern corn leaf […]

Ohio Corn: Wind Damage – “Green Snap” and Root Lodging

Strong winds associated with rain storms last week caused localized root lodging. The magnitude of this damage is influenced by several factors including crop stage of development and hybrid genetics. […]

Ohio Soybeans: Stink Bug Management with Non-Uniform Fields

With all the planting difficulties in 2019 there are soybeans in a much greater variety of growth stages than usual this summer. What does this mean for stink bug management? […]

Tennessee Cotton: Response to Saturated Soils

Cotton is very sensitive to prolonged periods of saturated soils. Even incomplete saturation can lower respiration rates below the level required to sustain plant growth. The growth stage, length of […]

Louisiana Rice: Growers Learn Advantages of Furrow Irrigation

An LSU AgCenter research project at the Mer Rouge farm of Jason Waller was the setting for the northeast Louisiana row rice field day on July 18. The practice of […]

Catfish Production: Water Surface Acres Down Slightly – USDA

The water surface area to be used for catfish production in the three major producing States (Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi) during July 1 through December 31, 2019, totaled 57.9 thousand […]

Virginia Field Reports: Crops Looking Good Despite High Heat

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 21, 2019. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other […]

Tennessee Field Reports: Crops Doing Well, Hay Harvest Delayed

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 21, 2019. County Agent Comments Jeff Via, Fayette County Farmers were not able to do much in the field due to […]

South Carolina Field Reports: Rains Desperately Needed to Save Yield Potential

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 21, 2019. County Comments Rusty Skipper, Horry County Hot dry conditions continued throughout Horry County and started to impact potential yields. […]

North Carolina Field Reports: Scattered Showers Offer Some Relief from Extreme Heat

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 21, 2019. County Extension Comments Stanley Holloway – Yancey County Extension Above average temperatures and highly scattered thunderstorms predominated the week. […]

USDA: Weekly National Peanut Prices

The following prices are effective fromWednesday 07/24/19 at 12:01 am Eastern Time until midnight Tuesday 07/30/19. The next announcement is scheduled for Tuesday 07/30/19 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time. * […]

Mississippi Field Reports: Insects on the Rise, Rains Keep Farmers from Fields

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 21, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Preston Aust, IV, Washington County “Rain from Tropical Storm Barry kept us […]

Louisiana Field Reports: More Flooding; Early Rice Harvest Nears

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 21, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Justin Dufour, Avoyelles Parish “Much of the week was spent observing crop […]

Georgia Field Reports: Corn Nearly Done, Other Crops Need Rain

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 21, 2019. County Comments Wade Hutcheson, Walker County Decent rain across the county helped cotton, soybeans, and forages, however the corn […]

Arkansas Field Reports: Heavy Flooding Losses for Soybeans

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 21, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Rick Wimberley, Cross County “Rain from Tropical Storm Barry caused flooding several […]

Alabama Field Reports: Scattered Showers Benefit Crops

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 21, 2019. County Comments Belinda Woods, Cullman County The county received limited rainfall this week. Some areas are still very dry. […]

Ag Lending on the Rise; Farmland Values Relatively Steady – Kansas City Fed

Nathan Kauffman and Ty Kreitman indicated in a recent update from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (“Large Loans Drive Further Increases in Farm Lending“) that, “Growth in the […]

Oklahoma Sorghum: Management Considerations for Sugarcane Aphids

Sugarcane aphid has arrived in Oklahoma. Dr Norm Elliott, research leader at the USDA ARS lab in Stillwater and crew found it in Harmon, Jackson, Comanche, Kiowa, McClain, Caddo, Grady, […]

China Plans Purchase of U.S. Farm Products, According to Reports

Since U.S., China trade negotiations resumed late last month, conflicting perspectives have emerged with respect to China’s promise to purchase large amounts of U.S. farm products.  Today’s update highlights recent news reports that discuss […]

Arkansas: Rice, Soybean Growers Face Latest Twist in Difficult Year

While most of Arkansas may have escaped the worst of what Hurricane Barry augured in potential wind and rain, crops in many areas are struggling to move past the primary […]

Livestock: Is Beef Herd Expansion Near Its End?

Looking back a decade or so, the high feed price era from 2007 to 2013 caused downsizing of the beef industry. Beef cow numbers reached a low in 2014 which […]

Anthrax Increase in Texas – 10 Cases in 2019

The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) plays a vital role in animal disease surveillance efforts, including anthrax. On average, TVMDL diagnoses two to three positive cases of anthrax annually in […]

Minnesota Corn: Pollination and Yield Outlook

Tassels are visible in some corn fields in Minnesota and will emerge in the remaining fields in the coming days. Tassel emergence occurs shortly after the upper leaves are pointing […]

Rice Market – July 22 – USDA

In the south, long and medium grain milled rice prices steady. Parboiled prices steady. Second heads and Brewers prices steady. Rice by-products: Rice Bran, Millfeed and Rice Hulls steady. In […]

Arkansas Rice: Reasons To Worry About Disease

With all the rain from the tropical system known as Barry, sheath blight is picking up speed and we need to stay in front of it. Scout and treat based […]

Arkansas Rice: What Can Go Wrong Does Go Wrong

I’m now going to refer to 2019 as Murphey’s Year – the year that everything that could go wrong did go wrong. Seems fitting to me. Others may have more […]

Debt Limit: A Saga of Self-Inflicted Trouble

The warning sirens have sounded once again; the full faith and credit of the United States government is at risk of a default unless Congress raises the debt limit  This […]

Georgia: Field Day, Midville, Aug. 14

The University of Georgia Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center (SREC) in Midville, Georgia, will host its annual field day on Wednesday, Aug. 14. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. […]

Nematodes: Nufarm Gains Multi-State Approvals for Trunemco Technology for Grains, Cotton

Nufarm Americas Inc. announced today that Trunemco, its new seed-applied nematode management technology, has now been approved in 28 states. Following EPA approval of Trunemco in May, state approvals already […]

Missouri Corn: Southern Rust Confirmed In Upper Midsouth

Southern rust has been detected in southeast Missouri. University of Missouri State Extension Plant Pathologist Kaitlyn Bissonnette indicated that southern rust was first confirmed last week in Pemiscot County in […]

Texas Department of Ag Seeks Members for New Olive Oil Advisory Board

Last week, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced the Texas Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications to fill nine seats on the new Texas Olive Oil Advisory Board created […]

Cotton: Ag Market Network Plans New York Roundtable, July 26

The Ag Market Network, which provides free cotton market news and information, will hold its annual New York Cotton Market Roundtable on July 26 at the New York Stock Exchange. […]