Early disease and nematode control key to crop management

In Southwest Farm Press

Jason Woodward covered a lot of ground in a short time — in less than an hour he touched on several cotton disease issues, discussed new options for controlling nematodes and offered some variety selection points.

The recent Red River Crops Conference in Childress, Texas, in its second year and sponsored by the Texas and Oklahoma Extension services, offered a full two days of timely information on crop production, legislation, and market outlooks.

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North Carolina boll weevil assessment remains at $1 per acre

In Southeast Farm Press

The board of the Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation of North Carolina has set the 2015 boll weevil assessment at $1 per acre of cotton, keeping the fee the same as in 2014.

The fee supports the foundation’s efforts to monitor cotton acreage in North Carolina for any re-introduction of the boll weevil and to respond promptly with eradication treatments if necessary.

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March 9 workshop will address barnyardgrass in Mid-South crops

In Delta Farm Press

A few years back, with herbicide-resistant pigweeds rampaging through Mid-South row crops, Arkansas weed scientists put together the “Pigposium.” The overwhelming positive response to the pigweed-centric workshop proved the concept.

Now it is time to address the next weed that threatens Mid-South crops: barnyardgrass. Barnyardgrass management in all Mid-South crops will be the focus of a workshop to be held at the Grand Prairie Center in Stuttgart, Arkansas, on March 9.

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