One of the latest trends in row-crop production appears to be that of breaking yield barriers – 100-bushel soybeans, 500-bushel corn, 8,000-pound peanuts, and the list goes on. So where does wheat fit into all of this?...More
Johnny Cochran believes in crop rotation and uses at least a two-year to cotton and one-year to peanut rotation. But with a year like 2015, even he is tempted to stray from that doctrine and stretch peanut rotation on a few fields....More
“I think we have a decent handle on how to fertilizer for 300-bushel corn. In fact, Georgia has had recommendations for a long time, and with this resurgence among producers of wanting to go for high yields, we’ve brought those back out."...More
Marshall Grant, North Carolina farmer and the man who led the way in eradicating the boll weevil, received the inaugural “White Gold Award” at the 25th Annual Joint Commodities Con-ference, held January 14-16 in Durham, N.C....More
The Environmental Protection Agency in 2009 began to phase in new regulations for soil fumigant applications. Fumigant labels were introduced requiring stricter safety measures, including buffer zones around fields....More
Managers at state farmers markets in North and South Carolina and an Eastern North Carolina county agent told Southeast Farm Press in early December that the fruit and vegetable marketing season got off to a slightly delayed start in the spring....More
PhytoGen® brand 427 WRF delivers convenient control of root-knot nematodes in early season varieties that also are prime candidates for double-cropping. PhytoGen® brand PHY 427 WRF is as effective as an alternate rotation crop when the goal is reducing root-knot nematode pressure....More
The objective of the High Cotton award program closely follows the philosophy of the Farm Press Publications — to help growers produce more profitable, higher quality crops, by providing them with timely, hard-hitting information about technological advances, governmental regulations, and marketing opportunities. read more...
The Farm Press Peanut Profitability Awards are based on production efficiency, honoring those growers who produce the highest yields at the lowest cost per acre. Awards are presented to growers from the Lower Southeast, Upper Southeast, and the Southwest. read more...