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ACCase technology plus for Clearfield-resistant weeds: Part II

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:13:00 +0000

RiceTec is looking at a possible 2018 introduction of its ACCase rice herbicide system, according to presentation at its Arkansas Field Day.

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Kioti Tractor adds high performance models to its PX Series

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:15:52 +0000

Kioti Tractor, a division of Daedong-USA, Inc., is expanding its PX tractor series with the launch of three new models: the PX9530PC, PX1053PC and PX1153PC.

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Interest growing in ‘row rice,’ other rice innovations: Part I

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:17:00 +0000

Mid-South farmers are taking a look at the possibility of growing rice with furrow irrigation vs. the traditional flooding and levee systems to help profitability.

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BREXIT (3 Months Old) catalyst for EU ‘contagion’

Low rice prices are putting a premium on gathering every bushel this fall.


Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:11:00 +0000

Unfolding impacts on rice, cotton, grain markets
Slow-to-no-growth policy and social mood could lead to more defections from European Union and unrest around the world over next few years.

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Sprayer upgrades may help with on-target herbicide applications

Hooded sprayers can help reduce herbicide drift significantly, testing shows.


Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:52:00 +0000

Two companies are offering hooded sprayer upgrade discounts and rebates to try to help reduce off-target herbicide applications in 2017.

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Delta Farm Press Calendar of Events

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:04:00 +0000

Meetings, trade shows, field days and conferences for those involved in Mid-South agriculture.

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Pioneer unveils mobile nitrogen app, additional grower service choices

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:52:30 +0000

DuPont Pioneer is unveiling a new self-service option to help growers manage nitrogen on their farms. The Pro level of Encirca Nitrogen service provides a field-by-field, real-time look at an operation’s nitrogen levels using a smartphone.

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Simplicity drives Apache 2017 sprayer enhancements

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:32:23 +0000

Following the successful cab and engine upgrade of 2016 sprayer models, Apache 2017 model year sprayer buyers will benefit from a list of enhancements designed to simplify operation, enhance durability and take precision application to the next level.

Standard Apache spray booms now feature leak-proof, quick-service Banjo boom manifold fittings, Hypro nozzle bodies and optional stainless steel boom plumbing.

Apache’s 90- and 100 foot booms have also been re-engineered to provide increased structural strength, making them ideal for rough field conditions.

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USDA designates 11 parishes in Louisiana as primary natural disaster areas

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:09:00 +0000

Assistance to producers in Texas also available
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 11 parishes in Louisiana primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by severe storms and flooding that occurred from Aug. 11, 2016, through Aug. 31, 2016.

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New software programs helping farmers navigate tough times

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:48:00 +0000

Farmers are linking up with software companies to help them make better management decisions as low prices put more pressure on profit margins.

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Sen. Grassley says merger wave has become ‘tsunami’

Variety plots at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center.


Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:09:00 +0000

Sen. Grassley cites revenue losses on his own farm in hearing on proposed mergers between Bayer AG and Monsanto and other agricultural input suppliers.

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What will rice industry look like in 2025?

August rains hit many northeast Arkansas crops hard. This field is just south of Cord on Highway 37 and was photographed Aug. 31.


Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:58:00 +0000

Preliminary estimate: August rains cost Arkansas $40 million-plus
Eric Wailes, distinguished professor and L.C. Carter chair in the agricultural economics and agribusiness, spoke at the Arkansas Rice Expo about what the rice industry could look like in 10 years.

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Implications, ramifications of off-label dicamba applications

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:10:00 +0000

Many growers this year grew Monsanto’s new Extend soybeans and cotton and did not make off-label dicamba applications. Some did.

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Regulations, low prices combining to make 2016 year to remember

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 02:38:00 +0000

Missouri's Eight District Congressman Jason Smith says farmers are worrired about federal regulations and low commodity prices following tour of the district.

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EPA: Glyphosate ‘not likely to cause cancer to humans’

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:36:00 +0000

EPA releases 227-page paper outlining its findings on whether glyphosate herbicide is like to be carcinogenic to humans in advance of SAP meeting.

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Diplodia, other corn rot diseases found in Missouri

Diplodia corn ear rot.



Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:03:00 +0000

Missouri Extension agronomists are reporting diplodia and other corn ear rot diseases in parts of the state. Infected corn requires special grain handling.

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UA Economics: World rice production at record levels, trade slowing

A combine begins filling a grain truck in the Mississippi Delta rice field. Photo courtesy of Debra L. Ferguson.


Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:15:00 +0000

World rice production is expected to reach record levels again in the 2016-17 marketing year, but world rice trade is slowing due to anemic growth in the world economy.

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‘Farmers are having a wonderful year financially’

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:23:00 +0000

Heritage Foundation special report, which is receiving much criticism from farm groups, appears to be divorced from reality of commercial farming.

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Target spot pathogens appear to be repeat offenders

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 18:46:00 +0000

Target spot appears to favor faster-growing varieties, says Heather Kelly, speaking at the 2016 Cotton Tour at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center.

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Sen. Grassley schedules hearing on Bayer-Monsanto merger

Sen. Chuck Grassley 


Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:51:00 +0000

Sen. Chuck Grassley schedules Judiciary Committee hearing on proposed Bayer-Monsanto merger as farm groups prepare to review.

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Louisiana flood damage estimates make marked jump

Farmer Richard Duhon, of Maurice, La., walks through a field of dead soybean plants. The field was submerged with knee-deep water for several days, and LSU AgCenter soybean specialist Ron Levy said the plants cannot survive without air that provides oxygen. The fields are near Indian Bayou in Lafayette Parish. Photo by Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter.


Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:31:00 +0000

Concerns about harvest and crop quality rise as frequent rains continue
“Add low commodity prices to these terrible weather events and the cumulative effect has put significant financial stress on many of our farming operations. It’s too early to give a percentage but it’s plain the financial wellbeing of many operations is a concern." -- Kurt Guidry, LSU AgCenter economist.

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Pigweed doesn't take a break after harvest... neither can you

Modified chaff shoot to create windrow for burning to eliminate pigweed seed in harvest trash.


Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:18:00 +0000

When the combine rolls through a field, we often are ready to be done for the year. Unfortunately, if you are fighting pigweeds you can't afford to stop.

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Severe northeast Arkansas flooding largely under the radar

Northeast Arkansas crops remain underwater in late August. Photo courtesy of Dustin Geurin and pilot Blake Propst.


Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:41:00 +0000

Jerry Morgan tells one family’s story
"I’ve spoken with farmers from all over (northeast Arkansas) and the magnitude of this flooding on top of a poor ag economy is going to push some out of farming – some of them from families who’ve been farming for four or five generations.” -- Jerry Morgan, producer.

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