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Virginia Pre-harvest Field Crops Tour set for Sept. 11
Virginia Tech’s Tidewater Agricultural Research & Extension Center will host its 2014 Pre-harvest Field Crops Tour on Thursday, Sept. 11 at the Tidewater AREC Research Farm, 1045 Hare Rd., in Suffolk, Va.
Application enrollment for cotton transition payments underway
The enrollment period for growers who had cotton base in 2013 to apply for the cotton transition payments began Aug. 11 and ends Oct. 7, according to Michele Mara, North Carolina Extension agricultural and resource economics specialist.
Cotton Transition Assistance Program Enrollment underway
Cotton farmers can enroll in the Cotton Transition Assistance Program from Aug. 11 through Oct. 7.
USDA moves closer to deregulating Enlist corn, soybeans
The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service issued Aug. 6 a final environmental impact statement on Dow’s Enlist corn and soybean, stating the technology poses no plant pest risk to agricultural crops or other plants in the United States.
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Southern rust confirmed in Virginia corn
Southern rust was confirmed Aug. 3 on corn samples from Chesapeake and Suffolk in Virginia, according to Hillary Mehl, assistant professor of plant pathology at the Virginia Tech Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Sufolk.
Cool growing season brings soybean Sudden Death Syndrome to Tennessee
Sudden Death Syndrome is in soybean fields in Tennessee planted to varieties susceptible to the disease. Cool, wet weather -- which the state has had this growing season -- has been favorable for the disease.
USDA unveils Supplemental Coverage Option details, coverage areas
Supplemental Coverage Option will be available for corn, cotton, grain sorghum, rice, soybeans, spring barley, spring wheat and winter wheat in selected counties for the 2015 crop year.
Georgia farmer recognized as ‘Champion of Change' by White House, USDA
Jake Carter, a McDonough, Georgia farmer and chairman of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee, was recognized as one of the “Champions of Change” for Agriculture by the White House and USDA on Tuesday.
Survey shows continued honey bee colony loss in Virginia
Over last winter (between October 2013 and April 2014), 32.8 percent of managed honey bee colonies in Virginia died, according to the 8th annual national survey of honey bee colony losses conducted by the Bee Informed Partnership.
Deadline for NCGA National Corn Yield Contest Aug. 1
The National Corn Growers Association reminds farmers that the Aug. 1 deadline for NCGA’s National Corn Yield Contest is fast approaching. Corn growers can register quickly and easily today using the online entry.
Do you have your AD-1026 certification form on hand?
For farmers to be eligible for premium support on their federal crop insurance, a completed and signed AD-1026 form must be on file with the FSA.
Back-to-back field days set for Upper Coastal Plain Research Station
Two back-to-back field days are set for Thursday, Aug. 14 at the Upper Coastal Plain Research Station near Rocky Mount, N.C. The first is a sorghum field day that begins at 8:30 and concludes at 11:30 while the second is a corn aflatoxin control field day that starts at 1:00 p.m. and wraps up by mid-afternoon The field days include a joint luncheon at 11:30 a.m.
Georgia cotton pest decision aid app available
The GA Cotton Insect Advisor is an expert-based system for determining Extension prescribed insecticide treatments for management of cotton insect pests in Georgia.
Plant bugs found and treated farther into North Carolina's Coastal Plain
North Carolina State University Extension entomologist Dr. Dominic Reisig reports that plant bugs are still being found and treated, even farther into the Coastal Plain than usual.
Learn the ABCs of MRLs with new online course
The pesticide registration process – FIFRA – establishes acceptable pesticide residue levels for products approved in the U.S. Meanwhile, foreign governments are increasing oversight and testing of imported food for pesticide residues.
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