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  1. UGA Pasture Insect Alert — June 16, 2017
  2. Cotton Marketing News: June Report Sends Mixed Signals — June 16, 2017
  3. Is the Old Refrigerator at Your Cowpens or Barn Reducing the Effectiveness of Your Vaccines? — June 16, 2017
  4. Cotton Marketing News: Prices Weaker But Remain Above Support — June 2, 2017
  5. Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday June 2-4 — June 2, 2017

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UGA Pasture Insect Alert

Bermudagrass Stem Maggot

While doing plot work at the Sunbelt Ag Expo late this week, Dr. Lisa Baxter (a post-doc in our program hired to assist with our stem maggot research) and I observed bermudagrass stem maggot pressure in our bermudagrass stands there. Alicia, Coastal, Russell, Tifton 44, and common bermudagrass had all suffered more than …

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Cotton Marketing News: June Report Sends Mixed Signals

Don Shurley, Cotton Economist, UGA Emeritus Professor

Last week’s USDA monthly crop production and supply and demand estimates contained some good news and some bad news.  Overall, I’d have to consider the report somewhat bearish.

The market (new crop December futures prices) has been in a “downward-sideways” mode since mid-May and has …

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Is the Old Refrigerator at Your Cowpens or Barn Reducing the Effectiveness of Your Vaccines?

Gant Mourer, Beef Value Enhancement Specialist Oklahoma State University

Respiratory disease in cattle, also known as BRD, shipping fever or pneumonia may cost the U.S. cattle industry over $2 billion annually (Powell 2013). Management techniques can offset much of this cost, and having a good vaccination program can maintain the health of a calf …

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Cotton Marketing News: Prices Weaker But Remain Above Support

According to the latest USDA Crop Progress report, the US cotton crop was 63 percent planted as of May 28th—essentially at the average for that date.  In the Southeast, planting progress is at a normal level with exception of North Carolina and Virginia being behind 10-12 percentage points.  In the Mid-South, planting is mostly …

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Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday June 2-4

Hurricane season officially begins on June 1, so it is time to get ready for loss of power for both family and farm.  Disaster preparedness is something every Florida family needs to take seriously.  The 2017 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins on Friday, June 2, 2017 and ends on Sunday, June 4, 2017.  …

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2017 Hay Contest Seeks Best Hay and Baleage in the Southeast

Hay and baleage producers in the Southeast can earn major prizes at the 2017 Sunbelt Ag Expo in this year’s Southeastern Hay Contest presented by Massey Ferguson. Thanks to Massey Ferguson’s sponsorship, and major support from sponsors for each of the seven categories in the SE Hay Contest, winners can take home cash …

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UF Sugar Belle Citrus Variety more Tolerant to Greening

Brad Buck, UF/IFAS News

While citrus greening disease has blemished the Florida industry, University of Florida scientists have developed a mandarin hybrid that seems to be winning the battle. Now, researchers are learning what makes this fruit a fighter.

UF/IFAS researchers have discovered that a mandarin hybrid developed by colleagues contains cellular activity – …

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The Cost of Late Calving Cows

Heather Gessner, South Dakota State University Extension Livestock Business Management Field Specialist Standardized Performance Analysis

Pounds of beef sold is a key number for cattlemen. Late calvers, the cows that drag out the calving season, cost producers more than extra work and management, they are actually reducing herd income.

Standardized Performance Analysis

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Cotton Marketing News: Is This the Wake-Up Call We Have Been Expecting?

Many years ago, a young man didn’t take his schooling serious enough and ended up spending some time at lovely Fort Polk, Louisiana.  That young man was me and that was my wake-up call.  It forever changed my life.

I believe the cotton market might be getting a wake-up call right now.  We’ve been …

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Active Wildfire Season in 2017

Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam and the Florida Forest Service announced this week that more than 2,000 wildfires have burned over 150,000 acres in Florida this year, with nearly 125 active wildfires burning as of today, May 8, 2017. Current conditions by …

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