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ISSUE DATE: 03/07/2011

Likely dry weather may mean more sunflower insects

By Larry Dreiling

The High Plains sunflower patch has gone from a successful 2010 growing season to an anticipated 2011 season predicated by a nearly open winter, with the U.S. Drought Monitor for the area registering mostly abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions.

While sunflowers have a deep taproot that seeks moisture, the dry conditions set up a growing season that may bring more insects to the area than usual.


NEWS

13 charged with food benefits fraud
Ag scientists in India to address food shortages
Agritourism courses set for Colby, Garden City
ARC student membership grows
Being prepared for tornadoes
Big Horn Basin projects to be introduced
Drought threat looming large in the Southern Plains
Expert discusses food trends at symposium
Farm Bureau honors legislators
Governor reorganizes state ag agencies
KARL names vice president, assistant director
My Kansas Byway Story winners announced
NAFO: Reasonable regulations conserve forests
NAP application closing date is March 15
NFU sponsors student attendance at cooperative conference
Search for Century Farms is under way
Shoppers wary of GM foods
Smartphones will soon run USDA apps
Statewide Job Fair is March 8
Stimulus funds extending broadband in rural NM
Student selected for USDA Student Diversity Program
Turmoil in Egypt diverts LeadAR trip
USDA announces plans to handle discrimination claims
USDA employee recognized
USDA introduces online Atlas of Rural and Small-Town America
USDA offers DLT grants to improve rural communities
USDA offers low-interest home repair loans
USDA releases status of counter-cyclical payments
Vilsack encourages bio-based product development
Waste management symposium to address environmental challenges
Winter leaves its mark on water quality
Working to minimize generational differences

CROPS

3i Show consumer programs announced
Apply for specialty crop funding by April 1
Bowyer to serve as ethanol spokesman for NASCAR
Crown health determines plant survival, production
Effects of freeze on crops still uncertain
Ethanol plant reaches production milestone
Extension to host chemigation certification training
Federal investment in wheat research is important
Four States Ag Expo introduces Grange program
Growers meet at 2011 Kansas Commodity Classic
Invasive pest detected in Iowa
Kansas soil erosion is still a problem
KARL program accepting applications
K-State hosts ag events
Lawmaker introduces bill on deceptive chili ads
Lifeboat drills for your operation
Likely dry weather may mean more sunflower insects
MU FAPRI to give 2011 ag outlook
National Corn Growers Association gets the green flag from NASCAR
Oklahoma Peanut Expo is March 25 in Lone Wolf
Sorghum webinars now available
Southwest Extension names new director
Soybean Update program is March 9
Sponsors bolster wheat yield contest purse
Sunflower beverage will be in stores this spring
The race is on for GM wheat
U.S. farm policy in for a bumpy ride
USDA to study feasibility of crop insurance for biofuel feedstocks
Water quality meeting is March 15 in Jetmore
Wheat leaders to visit export customers

LIVESTOCK

Bull sale catalogs require thought, understanding of herd
CattleFax members elect new leadership
Cattlemen host supper, program in Winfield
Dairy Challenge draws students from across Midwest
Extension to host goat, sheep meeting in Morland
Fecal Egg Count Workshop focuses on worm control in goats
Gelbvieh Junior Nationals set for Kearney
High Plains Ranch Practicum taking applications for next class
House members speak out on proposed EPA rule to regulate dust
Humane care can prove profitable
ICA elects leaders, sets policy at annual meeting
KLA Young Stockmen's Academy meets in Topeka
Midland Bull Test announces mid-test results
Miles of Smiles program seeks volunteers
NALF names Commercial Marketing Booster of the Year
Neb. hog operation sold to family-run business
Southeast Colorado Woolgrowers Association sets goals
Study shows costly consequences of regulating dust
Targhee sheep to be awarded to youth
'The Harvest' event will benefit Hereford youth
U.S. red meat exports boost trade balance
Winter storms affect cattle markets

EDITOR

A penny saved is a penny earned
It's Dodge City, not a fairy tale
Livestock in winter
Spending restraint, not tax increases

COLUMNS

A holiday we can all get behind
Insecticide registered for broad control
Just a scoop full
Seed-applied corn fertilizer promotes early growth
The dark of night
When the dust settles

MARKETS

71% of wheat in good to excellent condition
Aberdeen cattle sales report
Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Colorado livestock auction report
Corn, wheat recover from early losses
Drought continues despite blizzard
Dunlap feeder cattle auction
Faith livestock auction report
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain market close
Hay trade moderate
High Plains slaughter news
Joplin livestock auction report
Lexington livestock market report
Most hay prices steady to firm
OKC West livestock market report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt livestock auction report
Presho livestock sales report
Producers starting to consider planting intentions
Salina cattle auction report
Spring planting preparation under way
Spring wheat field prep active
Springfield livestock auction report
Superior video auction report
Tama feeder cattle auction report
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
West Plains regional cattle sales
Western counties continue to be very dry
Winter continues across Wyoming
Woodward livestock auction report
Wyobraska cattle sales report
Wyobraska feeder cattle sales report

RANGE

Alfalfa sprouts interest in Washington, D.C.
Flint Hills smoke management plan approved
Grazing school for novice ranchers accepting students

FAMILY

A Gathering for Gardeners is March 12
Chapter Focuses on the Restoration of Missouri Grouse
Control weeds in lawns
Discover endive
Eggs are part of a balanced diet
Extension offers food manager certification training
Extension to host Good Grow Food Workshop
Fertilizing brome grass
Food Power Adventure teaches school kids about healthy food
Food safety in home begins at grocery store
Kansas Forest Service still offering conservation tree sales
KDHE hosts 'Fight the Bite' poster contest
Kids can attend Bug Fest in Norman
March gardening tasks abound
Master Gardener programs kick off
Meditation for 3-2-11
Nutrient-dense foods recommended for healthy diet
Pecans remain a favorite nut
People pleaser
Providing a helping hand
Roses earn Earth-Kind distinction
Second Thoughts
Selecting garden plants early
Spring Break Sewing Camp to be offered
Stretch grocery dollars, eat healthy
Student named reserve national champion
The merry month of March
Versatile Richland fits odd-shaped lots
Youth attend Western 4-H Roundup

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