Fruit and vegetable growers are raising concerns over an invasive whitefly that is resistant to pesticides and carries crop-devastating viruses. The Q-biotype whitefly was found outdoors within the United States for the first time this spring in Florida. Its discovery outdoors comes more than a decade after it was first found in a U.S. retail nursery in Arizona.
Since 2005, the whitefly has also been found in about 24 U.S. states, but only in greenhouses. The Q-biotype whitefly is already considered a major invasive pest worldwide. Researchers say the pest poses a serious threat to Read the rest of this entry »
Looking at the latest numbers, the condition of the U.S. cotton crop is down slightly. And in the first part of the story, Gary Crawford reports rains have taken a bit of a toll on the nation’s cotton crop.
And Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist, takes a look at the progress of the cotton crop.
Agriculture groups made their pitch on policy to Republican candidate for President Donald Trump last week, after sitting down back in June with the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Read the rest of this entry »
From Auburn University/ACES:
AUBURN, Ala.—Fall armyworms have been a problem for most Alabama farmers in pastures and hayfields during the summer months. Alabama Extension entomologists have spotted fall armyworms in soybean fields in north Alabama.
Dr. Ron Smith said armyworm numbers statewide are higher than they have been in a very long time. Read the rest of this entry »
The University of Florida/IFAS Extension continues to evolve in order to meet the needs of 20 million Floridians, most of whom aren’t in the ag business. But Dr. Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources, says that does not mean the Extension has de-emphasized agriculture.
USDA released their August cattle on feed report Friday, and it shows the number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the U.S. was 10.2 million head on August 1st, 2 percent above August 1, 2015. Placements in feedlots during July totaled 1.57 million head, is also 2 percent above 2015. But when it comes to marketing’s, Read the rest of this entry »
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we hear from the Chairman of the House Ag Committee about the next farm bill, why this may not be a normal year for cotton, that Peanut Proud is sending peanut butter to Food Banks in Louisiana and Mississippi, why Americans are Read the rest of this entry »
Cotton Incorporated and the Plant Management Network are committed to providing valuable tools and resources to cotton growers as part of an overall commitment to improving the profitability of growing cotton. As a result of their partnership and commitment, they continue producing a suite of Focus on Cotton webcasts that gives the cotton growing community real-time access to scientific information that can be used in the field. Below is information provided by The Cotton Board concerning three new Focus on Cotton webcasts: Read the rest of this entry »