Soybean diseases showing fungicide resistance

From Delta Farm Press

Nature always finds a way and that’s why the Mid-South is facing not only herbicide resistance in weeds but also an upswing of fungicide resistance in some soybean diseases.

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Advice from weed resistance expert: Try diversity

From Southeast Farm Press

Renowned weed scientist Steve Powles, having had to find solutions and work-arounds in resistant weed-infested crops in his native Australia, has tried to prepare American producers for their own burgeoning resistance problems.

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White mold still major disease for peanuts

From Southeast Farm Press

White mold continues to be the top disease problem for Southeastern peanuts,  and that’s not likely going to change anytime soon. But new options for controlling it continue to become available.

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Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative RFA available

The FY 2014 Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) RFA is now available for public viewing.

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Specialty Crop Research Initiative RFA now available

The FY 2014 Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) RFA is now available for public viewing.

Please note that this year, in response to guidance from Secretary Vilsack, the SCRI program, as well as AFRI and other NIFA programs, welcomes applications relating to organic systems as well as conventional systems.

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Fire Ant Control: The Two-Step Method and Other Approaches

From School Pest News, Texas A&M AgriLife

When it comes to insect pests, fire ants would probably top everyone’s list! Red and black imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta and Solenopsis richteri) are invasive species and their painful bites can injure or kill livestock, wildlife, domestic animals, and humans. Their large mounds (as many as 300 per acre) are unsightly and often damage mowers and other equipment. Fire ants also infest buildings and can damage electrical equipment by chewing on wire insulation.

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New, resistant pigweed hybrid confirmed in Mississippi

From Delta Farm Press

At this point, the confirmation of a new glyphosate-resistant weed is unlikely to raise eyebrows. However, nonchalance is hardly the suitable reaction when considering the implications of what USDA-ARS researchers have uncovered in a Mississippi cotton field in Lafayette County.

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