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9/2/2015 12:00:00 AM
Regulatory issues continue to be a focus for cotton industry leaders. Many were discussed by Reece Langley, National Cotton Council vice president, Washington Operations, at the mid-August ACP-Cotton Foundation joint meeting in New Orleans. Read more on what was on the list from this Delta Farm Press article.

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9/2/2015 12:00:00 AM
As silage harvest progresses, growers are starting to think about planting cover crops. Using wheat or other small grains as a cover crop is a common choice, but brings a concern that is easily overlooked: Hessian fly.

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9/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
As citrus greening continues to impact Florida's groves, growers have found that they need a way to quickly and accurately count the amount of fruit dropped early to help identify problem areas, which will save time and money. Read more on the approach from this Southeast Farm Press article.

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9/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
This is the home stretch for beans, but there are still a few diseases in your crop that might only become apparent to you now. Most of these are root or stem infections that cause the leaves to turn early or become necrotic-which is why you initially notice them. But you'll probably have to look beyond the leaves to get your answer.

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9/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
With any new pest, and particularly when the insect populations build to astronomical levels, there are many kinds of stories floating around. Many will be factual, some ridiculous, and some are alarming. Recently, one of the stories that was alarming said that the sugarcane aphid in Mexico has developed resistance to insecticides and was eating up corn. Read more on this story from this Texas Panhandle Pest News article.

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9/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
As Louisiana soybeans progress into late summer, producers and consultants should be wary of late-season defoliators such as soybean loopers, velvet bean caterpillars and lingering populations of corn earworms. Read more on each of these late-season defoliators from this Delta Farm Press report.

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9/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
Numerous tests of soybean combine losses show that up to 12 percent of the soybean crop is lost during harvest. Harvesting losses cannot be reduced to zero, but they can be reduced to about 5 percent. Read more on reducing to this level from this Field Crop News article.

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9/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
As required in the farm bill, the USDA is continuing efforts to craft a rule regarding those "actively engaged" in a farming operation. This is important because without such a designation the producer isn't eligible for farm programs. Read more on the term as well as trade issues for cotton from this Delta Farm Press article.

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9/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
Several calls have come in over the last week regarding soybean harvest aid options for various scenarios. Read more on the different scenarios and the different products available from this Mississippi Crops Situation article.

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9/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
Dry weather conditions across most of the state are hastening corn silage dry down, causing the potential need for growers to get in the fields earlier than planned. Read more on harvesting at the correct moisture from this Field Crop News article.

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