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Issue 188: August 31, 2018
EditorsPick188(3).jpgEditor’s Pick
In "Diagnostic Guide: Wheat Soil-Borne Mosaic," Kroese and co-authors provide valuable information about and informative photos of key aspects of this important viral disease on wheat.
Pamela D. Roberts, Editor-in-Chief, PHP
PHP Research
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WTACI.jpgWest Texas Agricultural Chemicals Institute (WTACI) to Hold Annual Conference
The 66th meeting of the WTACI will be held on Tuesday, September 11, at the Bayer Museum of Agriculture in Lubbock. Topics to be covered include agriculture and regulatory policy, pesticide training and certification, pest management, chemical application, cotton quality and irrigation management, crop management challenges, weed control, and legal issues in herbicide and pesticide application. Preregistration is available online.
IrrigationScheduling(1).jpgOn Farm Irrigation Scheduling in Georgia: AgWET (Water Efficiency Team)
Approximately 90% of growers in the southeastern United States irrigate crops when they observe visible stress, but by this point, the crops have already lost yield. Yield and quality can be maintained and sometimes increased with irrigation scheduling. Wesley M. Porter, assistant professor and extension precision ag and irrigation specialist in the Crop and Soil Sciences Department, University of Georgia, describes how a large-scale irrigation scheduling project has been implemented in Georgia. View webcast.
SilverleafWhitefly(1).jpgCross-Commodity Management of Silverleaf Whitefly in Georgia
Silverleaf whitefly (SLWF) is known to reproduce on more than 500 host plants and is active year-round, making it a serious economic pest. The best opportunity for managing the severity of SLWF infestations is to minimize populations moving from one cropping system to another. Phillip Roberts, professor in the Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, explains how cross-commodity cooperation and management benefits all growers. View webcast.
WaterUseEfficiencyNEW.JPGIncreasing the Water Use Efficiency of Irrigated and Dryland Cotton with Cover Crops
Planting cover crops has become popular in recent years, mainly because of the potential for weed suppression. However, one of the greatest benefits of planting cover crops in a humid environment is to increase infiltration and water-holding capacity. Tyson B. Raper, assistant professor and cotton and small grains specialist in the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee, West Tennessee Research and Education Center, addresses the water demands of a cotton crop and the potential impacts a cover crop can have on the water resources available to the following cash crop. View webcast.
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Crop Varieties
NDSU Releases Soybean Variety IDC Scores - North Dakota State University
Forage and Rangeland Management
Determine Available Forage for Grazing - North Dakota State University
Insect Pests / Entomology
Soy Natural: Genetic Resistance Against Aphids - American Society of Agronomy
Scouting for Soybean Stem Borer Damage - University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Soybean Defoliators - University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Management Guide
2018 Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide - Mississippi State University
SCN Development in 2018 - Iowa State University
Plant Disease
Weed Management
Palmer Amaranth Confirmed in N.D. - North Dakota State University
Dicamba 2018 - The Iowa Experience - Iowa State University
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