In this Issue:
  • Corn Disease Management: When to Apply a Fungicide?
  • Cotton Marketing News: June Report Sends Mixed Signals
  • Late-summer Legume Cover Crops behind Corn
  • Cassava – A Crop for the Back Forty
  • Southwest Alabama Stored Grain Workshop – July 18
  • Cotton Marketing News: Prices Weaker But Remain Above Support
  • Tritcale is Gaining Popularity with Dairy and Beef Cattle Producers
  • Control Options for Thrips in Peanuts and Cotton
  • Tri-State Agronomic Scout School June 8
  • Cotton Marketing News: Is This the Wake-Up Call We Have Been Expecting?
  • Field Crops

    Corn Disease Management: When to Apply a Fungicide?

    By Nicholas Dufault and Maria C. Velez-Climent, UF/IFAS Plant Pathology Department

    Recently, southern corn rust (Puccinia polysora) (Figure 1) was identified in Seminole County, Georgia and southern Alabama. With so many cloudy, and rainy days lately many producers have been asking if it would be beneficial to spray a fungicide? Spraying …

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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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    Late-summer Legume Cover Crops behind Corn

    Arun Jani, and Michael Mulvaney, UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center Integrating summer cover crops into rotations

    Corn harvest is around the corner.  What will you do with the land after harvest?  You can leave it fallow, or you can plant late summer cover crop to provide benefits for future crops including …

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    Cassava – A Crop for the Back Forty

    Cassava, also called yuca (not to be confused with the ornamental plant Yucca), tapioca, or manioc in other regions of the world, is a tropical root crop native to South America.  Cassava belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family, which is known for plants with milky sap and includes plants like poinsettias and spurge.  The cassava root is …

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    Southwest Alabama Stored Grain Workshop – July 18

    Grain farmers should make plans to attend the Southwest Alabama Stored Grains Workshop that will be held July 18, 2017 at Shelly Farms in Atmore, Alabama.  This will be a hands on workshop on grain drying, automated bin management systems, and stored grain integrated pest management (IPM).

    Registration is free, but please PRE-REGISTER by contacting Kim Wilkins, …

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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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/02/cotton-marketing-news-prices-weaker-but-remain-above-support/

    Tritcale is Gaining Popularity with Dairy and Beef Cattle Producers

    Ann Blount, Cheryl Mackowiak, Nick DiLorenzo and Jose Dubeux, UF/IFAS NFREC Marianna

    Triticale is a winter forage that is gaining in popularity in the Southeast. The name might sound unfamiliar (pronounced trit-i-kay-lee), but it has become increasingly sought after in recent years.  Dairy farmers in the Southeast have had success using triticale for silage production. …

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    Control Options for Thrips in Peanuts and Cotton

    Planting season is well under way, with some producers nearing completion of peanut, and cotton planting. Annually, thrips are problematic in early panted cotton and peanut. It will be important to keep an eye on thrips populations as seedlings emerge, and the weeks that follow to decide if an insecticide application is warranted. During the …

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    Tri-State Agronomic Scout School June 8

    The Jackson County Extension Office in collaboration with specialists from Auburn University and the University of Georgia will host a Tri-State Agronomic Scout School on June 8, 2017. The meeting will take place at the Jackson County Agricultural Conference Center (2741 Penn Ave, Marianna, FL 32448), starting with registration at 8:00 AM (CST) and ending …

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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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