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November 16, 2012

Jefferson County – Late Army Worms

Winter grazing planted in reasonably moist dirt is struggling to survive five to six weeks with little-to-no rain. The situation has gotten even worse in Jefferson County.  Army worms have decimated some fields.

The late showing of worms in summer pasture produced a late crop of eggs. The eggs have hatched and, without sufficient cold weather, the larvae are eating aggressively. Timely treatment will control this pest. Check with your Extension Agent to analyze your specific situation and options. Submitted by Jed Dillard, Jefferson Co. Ag Extension Agent

National News

The Environmental Protection Agency has denied requests from several governors to waive production requirements for corn-based ethanol. A renewable fuels law requires that 13.2 billion gallons of ethanol be produced by this year and 15 billion gallons be produced by 2015.

Weather

No rain recorded at the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Office for the week of November 9/16, 2012.  No rain was reported by the Nation Weather Service at the Tallahassee Airport.  No rain is in the forecast through Thanksgiving

 

Commodity Exchange Prices

Cash/Date

11/12

11/13

11/14

11/15

11/16

Corn

733-0

738-4

740-6

734-6

 

Soybeans

1395-4

1395-4

1409-4

1395-0

 

Live Cattle

125.35

125.8

125.425

125.6

125.7

Feeder Cattle

144.17

143.94

143.57

143.22

143.2

 

Forage – USDA for FL, GA, AL

Type Size

$ Range

Bahiagrass Lg Round Premium

86.67

Bermuda Lg Round Premium

100.00

 

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