Talking Crops

Sugarcane Aphid Dos and Don’ts – Gus Lorenz

Sightings of sugarcane aphids in grain sorghum have become more and more prevalent during this time of the year in the southeast. Sugarcane aphids have only been an issue for the past 3 years, so information on controlling them is limited. In this Podcast, we spoke with University of Arkansas’s Distinguished Professor and Extension Entomologist…

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Cotton Target Spot – Michael Mulvaney

Target spot in cotton has been found in Santa Rosa County Florida. The disease is relatively new to the southeast, so there has not been much luck with fungicide control. In this Podcast, University of Florida Cropping Systems Specialist Michael Mulvaney explains proper scouting and management for target spot in cotton, as well as the role climate…

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My Job Depends on Ag – Erik Wilson

What started as the California based Facebook group, “My Job Depends on Ag,” has turned into a grassroots movement focused on spreading awareness about the lives connected to the agriculture industry. The group is now over 30,000 members strong, and continues to serve as a place for people to share their day-to-day experience in the…

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High-Production Wheat: Where To Start

Growing high-production wheat in the Midsouth – especially on heavy clay – is possible. Here are thoughts from Wayne Dulaney, lead agronomist with Dulaney Seed in Clarksdale, Mississippi, and a farmer, himself, who has rethought approaches to growing wheat on heavy clay soils. This is part of an ongoing series. Recorded: July 2014.

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Why Is My Wheat Turning Yellow?

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With heavy rainfall this spring, plenty of wheat turned yellow in Florida. But it wasn’t just the rain that caused the problem in many cases, says David Wright, Florida Extension Agronomist. In this podcast he talks about the underlying reasons and why some fields went through all the rain and never drastically turned yellow.

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Cotton: The Connection Between Potassium Shortages And Nematodes

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Potassium deficiency in cotton may not necessarily hve anything to do with how much of this important nutrient you did or did not apply, notes David Wright, University of Florida Extension Agronomist. The underlying cause of the problem may well be restricted root development caused by nematodes.

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