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ISSUE DATE: 10/05/2009

No perfect storm for soybean rust yet

A late-planted, late-maturing soybean crop had growers and Extension personnel in Tier II states on the alert for Asian soybean rust this fall. Luckily, all of the necessary elements were not in place for rust spores to move north.

"Rust spreads best anywhere in the world, when the weather is cloudy, we have frequent light rains, and there are times when the dew stays on the plants for extended periods of time," Allen Wrather, University of Missouri plant pathologist at the Delta Center in Portageville, said. "This results in a greater number of hours of leaf wetness, and that is required for the rust spores to germinate and enter the plant."


NEWS

"It's deja vu  vu all over again."
$93 million going to Iowa wind farm
2009 Nebraska Ag Classic to address social networking and its impact on agriculture
A look at the domestic retail landscape
AFBF backs health insurance tax credit
AFT's Farmland Information Center releases annual PACE statistics
AgriLife Extension sets North Texas wildlife, fisheries management course Oct. 9
AgriLife Research hires new economist in Vernon
American Farmers & Ranchers completes state meetings
Annual photography contest honors Colorado agriculture
APHIS inviting photographers to enter calendar contest
Applications being accepted for agriculture scholarships
Association of American Warehouse Control officials announces new name
Biofuels field day slated for Oct. 21
Buying local firewood protects Oklahoma's forests
Call can identify dog-day cicadas
Commodities stored in poly grain storage bags may be eligible for FSA commodity loans
CRP public comment session held in Manhattan
Decomposition of crop residue
Engineer: Aggie Irrigation Catch Can best in the world
Enrollment at 30 year high at ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
EPA approves new herbicide
EPA approves seed treatment
Field narrows for cover crops in biofuel production
Former director gives thanks for help with rural development
Four finalists named in Leopold Center director search
GAO: Feds failed to tell schools of suspect food
Glut of milk hurting Michigan dairy farmers
Grants announced for the USDA farmers market promotion program
Illinois farm has been in the same family since 1834
Inventors offer ecofriendly substitutes for polystyrene
Iowa farmer, farm bureau director called to testify before Senate on carbon credits, global warming
Irrigation grant, treated wastewater, could benefit Tucumcari science center
ISU Ag Career Day Oct. 13 at new location
ISU's Biocentury Research Farm dedication set for Sept. 22
Missouri Chestnut Roast to feature dedication of rehabilitated historic Hickman House, Oct. 17
Missouri wind speeds for energy production lower than predicted
Modern posse still relies on horses
Montana rancher fined $2000 for killing grizzly
National hot-food craze fires up November pepper conference
Nebraska group instills ag appreciation in kids
New program prepares young agriculture advocates
NMSU to host acequia hydrology symposium, tour in Santa Fe
No easy route B3R wins CAB Commitment to Excellence Award
No perfect storm for soybean rust yet
No win for agriculture
NRCS releases study on conservation practices for Bobwhite Quail habitat
OK Steer Feedout registration deadline Oct. 15
Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department unveils sustainable travel initiative
OSU students bridge the gap from urban to rural communities
'Personalized nutrition' is goal of Nutrigenomics initiative
Pfizer, Wyeth selling animal assets to Boehringer
RanchTV educational website launched
Realtors survey shows drop in farmland values
Risk Management volunteer develops database for Moldovan growers
Road maintenance may help spread invasive plants
Scary times for pumpkin growers in New England
Taiwan commits to purchase U.S. wheat
Tree establishment, care seminar scheduled
UNL hydrogeologist attends World Water Week
Upcoming K-State agricultural events
Upcoming KSU ag events
USDA calls most of California drought disaster area
USDA launches 'Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food' initiative
USDA launches new web pages and online tools to help consumers make healthier food choices
USDA releases publication on opening farmers' markets on federal property
USDA, USTR applaud agreement by Congressional appropriations on poultry imports from China
UW Extension nutrition educator will serve five western counties
Vilsack announces partnership between USDA, NFL and dairy farmers for national nutrition, fitness ca
Vilsack, Chinese ag minister address trade concerns
Vilsack, Salazar hear Wyobraskan concerns
Wilke named executive director

CROPS

Arkansas wheat acreage could fall to 2006 levels
Corn condition rated mostly good
Corn progressed well during September
Demand for crop dusting soars with new pesticides
Fall Forestry Field Day and the Delaware River Watershed
Fire Ant Awareness Week a statewide effort
Forest, water resources to be focus of Oct 15 Fall Forestry Field Day near Valley Falls
Harvest time hardships: Aphids in rice, split pods in soybeans
How much corn stover can a corn grower pick?
IPSA opens registration for 21st Annual Conference
Kansas Wheat Commission issues call for research proposals
Kansas Wheat goes 'Wheat Walking' at the Kansas State Fair
NDA to facilitate additional cost-share monies for organic industry
New pest-resistant habanero joins peck of ARS-created peppers
NMSU researchers study effect of leaf beetles on saltcedar in Artesia
Producers should watch for volunteer wheat problems
Pumpkin shortage provides scary Halloween scenario
Sociologist: Many aging farmers don't plan to retire
Soybean harvest picking up speed
Soybean rust found in southeast Missouri
USDA to study wheat production practices
Wet weather promotes Fusarium head blight
Wheat planting continues
Wheat seeding 69 percent complete
Wheat, corn bids end day higher while soybeans lower

LIVESTOCK

63rd Annual National Barrow Show sets records
63rd NBS Progeny Test winners announced
American Gelbvieh Association seeks Director of Breed Promotion
Bennet, Udall, Markey push for much-needed relief for dairy producers
Colorado feeder cattle summary
Contestants at Crawford contest will qualify for LMA's 2010 WLAC
Dairy BQA summary released
Dairy industry launches new sustainability website
Dairy retires to stimulate milk industry
Extension meeting addresses dairy industry issues
Feeding Quality Forum registration opens
Full-throttle flexibility
Grass-finished beef market sees exponential growth
Hereford breeders believe in family
Hog lawsuits raising stink in Missouri
Is federal dairy buy-out an option?
ISU researchers working to develop, market embryonic test for bovine genetics
Kansas family raises bison
Kansas hosts series of informational beef producer meetings
KSU schedules Swine Day for Nov. 19
LPC presents awards at annual meeting
Nacogdoches Beef Quality program to include taste-testing demonstration
Nebraska sheep and goat producers convention Oct. 9 and 10 at Wahoo
Newell sheep sales report
Operating Committee approves beef checkoff initiatives for fiscal 2010
Sanofi buys Merck's half of animal health business
South Central direct sheep
Southwest Colorado schools warm to local beef
Straightforward success
Suit: Meatpacker used 'downer' cows
U.S. hog inventory drops, better prices expected
Winner of LMA's first qualifying contest will be competing for 2010 WLAC in his home state

EDITOR

A local engagement

COLUMNS

Just a scoop full
Orion rises
Time for some sorting
What would Dorothy do?

MARKETS

Aberdeen livestock auction report
Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock auction report
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction report
Clovis livestock auction report
Cold weather concerns for livestock producers
Dalhart cattle auction report
Denison feeder cattle auction
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dunlap livestock auction report
Ericson livestock auction report
Faith livestock auction report
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Georgia livestock auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain market close
Harvest slowed by cool, wet weather
Hay trade slow
Hereford feeder sales scheduled: Consign now
High Plains slaughter news
Iowa farmers weathered flooding and cool conditions, achieved record crop and livestock growth
ISU economist says 2009 crop year is mirror image of 2008
Joplin regional cattle sales report
McAlester livestock auction report
More moisture needed
Most hay classes selling steady
North Arkansas livestock auction report
OKC West livestock auction report
Plant later: Expert advice for Hessian fly management in wheat
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Pratt livestock auction report
Precipitation varies across state
Rains stall winter wheat seeding in Great Plains
Rainwater harvesting workshops to be offered in San Antonio
Salina livestock auction report
Sioux Falls sheep sales report
Special Limousin-influenced feeder-calf sales approach
Springfield livestock auction report
St. Onge livestock sales report
Superior video auction report
Texhoma livestock auction report
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
West Plains regional cattle sale
Wet weather hampers harvest
Woodward livestock market report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Wyobraska cattle sales report

FAMILY

Checkin' Heats
Colorado Master Gardeners accepting applications
Cool, wet weather causes tomato and potato late blight
Copeland could fit in country or town
Does the truth hurt?
How do you like them apples?
It's raining limbs
Mary Hawkes brings home the grand prize in 28th National Beef Cook-Off
Meditation for 10-5-09
NCBA Young Producers' Council takes to the blogsphere
Nebraska 4-H youth compete in EntrepreneurShip Investigation Challenge
Okeene FFA excels at the 2009 Oklahoma Jr. Wheat Show
Oklahoma 4-Hers gear up for county and state fairs
One-dish beef entrees sizzle at Kansas State Fair
Plant trees and shrubs this fall
Three Earth-Kind roses to consider
Try to remember the kind of September

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