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Crop Inputs Stories

Soybeans

Tips to Prevent Dicamba Drift

June 15, 2017

In a video presentation, Tennessee Weed Specialist Larry Steckel discusses three actions to help reduce dicamba drift and volatilization.

Soybeans

Dicamba Damage Reports Increasing in Arkansas

June 12, 2017

Forty complaints from off-target movement of dicamba have already been reported to the Arkansas State Plant Board, as of June 12.

Disease Control / Nematodes

Taking Control of Nematodes

June 8, 2017

Georgia producer Johnny Cochran found a system-wide solution to handle the formidable nematode threat on his operation.

Equipment

Know the Where and When of Irrigation

June 8, 2017

Soil sensors can help growers know where and when to irrigate to optimize yields. Proper sensor placement is the key.

Disease Control / Nematodes

Sweet Tooth Bacteria Tracked in Bacterial Blight

May 25, 2017

Thanks to a new discovery, researchers now may be better equipped to help Texas cotton farmers battle bacterial blight.

No Yield Impact from Decreased Early Season Irrigation

May 23, 2017

A University of Georgia study shows that decreasing irrigation for cotton during the early season may not affect yields, while substantially reducing water usage.

Glyphosate-Resistant Johnsongrass Focus of New Webcast

May 22, 2017

A new webcast on effective management of glyphosate-resistant johnsongrass has been added to the Focus on Cotton online series from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated.

Weed Control Options in Light of Herbicide Shortages

May 9, 2017

Tennessee Extension Weed Specialist Larry Steckel outlines several options for early season cotton weed control in light of shortages of Caporol, Cotoran and Diuron.

Cooperation, Preparation Are Keys to Ag Sustainability

May 5, 2017

Georgia’s Stanley Culpepper outlines the training efforts for auxin herbicides in the state and praises the people who make it all work.

Upgrading Cotton Weed Control Step by Step

May 2, 2017

To control yield-robbing weeds, farmers need a step by step strategy, starting with a clean, weed-free field, followed by timely applications of herbicides with multiple modes of action.

Foliar Auxin Injury Not Good Indicator of Yield Loss

May 1, 2017

According to High Plains cotton and weed specialists, the relationship between injury from auxin herbicides and potential yield loss is difficult – if not impossible – to accurately predict.

Results of 2016 Insecticide Efficacy Survey Now Online

April 26, 2017

Results of the 2016 Insecticide Efficacy Survey for cotton, corn and soybeans are now available online.

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Seed Varieties

Texas High Plains Variety Trial Results Now Online

February 15, 2018

The results of the 2017 Replicated Agronomic Cotton Evaluations Trials for the Texas High Plains are now available online.

Weed Control

TX Auxin Training Gets Reciprocal Okay from OK, NM

February 15, 2018

Auxin-specific herbicide training developed by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension has received reciprocal approval by Oklahoma and New Mexico, allowing producers that operate in those states to attend one training to meet regulatory requirements.

Insect Control

Texas Receives Transform Section 18 for Plant Bugs in Cotton

February 6, 2018

EPA has approved the Section 18 Emergency Exemption for use of Transform WG in Texas to control plant bugs in cotton during 2018.

Crop Inputs

Consider Multiple Factors for Fertilizer Decisions

February 5, 2018

Don’t let last year’s yield be the only factor you consider for fertilizer applications.

Weed Control

Keep Young Cotton Out of Battle with Pigweed

February 2, 2018

In South Texas, an early season fight against pigweed can keep your young crop out of a losing battle.

Precision Technology

What You Need to Know Before Adding Drones

February 2, 2018

If you’re thinking about adding a drone to your farming operation, there are a few things you need to know before getting started.

Insect Control

Whitefly Control Key Topic at Georgia Meetings

January 29, 2018

During winter production meetings, University of Georgia entomologists are stressing the need to eliminate host plants to help avoid whitefly issues this year.

Seed Varieties

Results from 2017 Variety Trials in Mid-South and GA

January 23, 2018

Results of the 2017 state variety trials in Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and Georgia are now available online, just in time to help growers with variety selection for 2018.

Weed Control

Hit the Target Website Helps Reduce Crop Injury Issues

January 23, 2018

While Texas cotton and soybean growers complete application training for new auxin formulations, the education is being extended to help producers with sensitive or susceptible crops protect their investments.

Weed Control

Tennessee Sets Dates for Dicamba Stewardship Training

January 15, 2018

Dicamba Stewardship training sessions will be held throughout Tennessee from mid-January through early March, with online training available soon.

Precision Technology

Putting Precision’s Promise to Work

December 21, 2017

At Ak-Chin Farms, a philosophy of efficiency shows the true value of precision agriculture.