Rotational Crops Stories


Managing Target Spot in Soybeans

April 12, 2017

Following a troublesome infestation of target spot in soybeans in 2016, there are several things that growers need to keep in mind for managing the disease in 2017.

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Keep These Factors in Mind for Burndown

April 4, 2017

In a short video presentation, Dr. Larry Steckel explains some of the factors that growers need to keep in mind when planning burndown applications.


Sorghum Still a Sweet Option

March 30, 2017

Why sorghum remains an attractive rotational option for cotton in Texas for 2017.


Transform Granted Section 18 for Sugarcane Aphid in Arkansas

March 30, 2017

Arkansas has been granted a Section 18 exemption for 2017 for use of Transform WG insecticide for control of sugarcane aphid in sorghum.


Georgia May See 700,000 Acres of Peanuts in 2017

March 23, 2017

Peanut acreage in Georgia is expected to exceed 700,000 acres this year. According to University of Georgia specialists, that increases the potential for more income, as well as the likelihood of loss to disease.

Soybean Oil Used to Develop High Tech Graphene

March 20, 2017

A team of Australian scientists has used soybean oil to make graphene – the strongest and thinnest type of carbon with good electrical conductivity.

New Georgia Economics Tool Helps Estimate Production Costs

March 7, 2017

If peanut, cotton and other row crop growers in Georgia want to maximize their profits, they can rely on a University of Georgia economics tool to help them know their costs of production.

Pigposium III: Getting Off the “Resistance Treadmill”

March 7, 2017

Nearly 300 attendees at the University of Arkansas’ Pigposium III heard options to help them beat the “resistance treadmill” when it comes to pigweed control.

Crowding Out Weeds

February 24, 2017

Arkansas soybean specialist says narrowing your rows can have a big impact on weed control.

Warm Winter Sparks Concern About Potential Plant Diseases

February 9, 2017

Warmer winter temperatures in Georgia are raising farmers’ concerns about potential plant diseases at the start of the spring production season.

Economical Control Methods for Sugarcane Aphids

January 30, 2017

A Texas A&M AgriLife study shows that sorghum producers can reduce input costs and improve profitability in managing sugarcane aphids in the Texas High Plains through the use of selected varieties and early planting and scouting.

Peanut Money Maker Guides for 2017 Now Available

January 25, 2017

The 2017 edition of the Clemson Peanut Money Maker Guide is now available online.

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When and Why to Double Inoculate Your Soybeans

November 17, 2017

Double inoculation can help soybean plants form nodules at an optimal rate and time, helping improve their performance potential.


Better for Soybeans: Fall or Spring Applications?

November 17, 2017

Does it really matter to soybeans if phosphorus and potassium are applied in the fall or in the spring?


Beating Burrower Bugs

August 22, 2017

A USDA grant is helping identify new, more effective ways to manage burrower bugs in peanuts.


Arkansas Researchers Share Dicamba Volatility Studies

August 11, 2017

Work done by University of Arkansas weed scientists has found that every dicamba formulation tested this spring and summer demonstrated a level of volatility.


No One Reason for “Frustrating” Dicamba Issue

July 18, 2017

Tennessee Weed Specialist Larry Steckel has walked hundreds of drift-damaged soybean fields in the past few weeks. He shares some opinions about possible reasons for the problem.

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Bollworms Attack Some Texas Cotton, Sorghum

July 14, 2017

Bollworm damage to cotton and grain sorghum is ramping up across parts of Texas.


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.


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.


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.


Research: Some Applicator Hoses Can Retain Auxin Residues

April 19, 2017

According to research in the journal Weed Science, residues of the auxin herbicides dicamba and 2,4-D can be retained by certain types of applicator hoses and injure sensitive crops.


Growers Should Keep Timely Replanting Options in Mind

April 14, 2017

Georgia peanut farmers who plant a mid-to-late April crop should make a decision on a second crop within two to four weeks of planting their initial crop.