Brad Haire

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Lining up trucks to haul corn is a hard trick pull off sometimes
Jody Childs was on the phone trying to secure just two more semi-trailers to haul the corn off his farm and finish out his harvest, topping off a corn season with good yields but one tough to get to the buying points.
171-bushel soybeans officially recorded in Georgia
A record yield of 171-bushel-per-acre soybeans has been documented on a farm in Brooks County, Ga.
It’s 1947 and James Spears is picking peanuts
Pictures show how peanut harvest was done seven decades ago.
Pecans get hit at a bad time
Right now, Georgia pecan trees are loaded with nuts; couple this with a heavy flush of leaves, and the limbs and tees unfortunately become good sails in a bad situation.
Do you need another peanut fungicide application this year?
As peanut harvest approaches, one of the toughest decisions a peanut grower makes is whether to terminate the fungicide program. Stop peanut fungicide applications too early and yield and quality suffer. If yield and quality are not in jeopardy, though, save money and skip the unneeded expense.
US Navy considers peanuts to meet alternative fuel mandate
Peanut oil is an excellent feedstock for transportation fuels, particularly for the high-powered specific fuel the Navy needs to fill its mandate by 2020.
6 things to know from Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day
Though dozens of exhibitors, industry reps and Extension specialists provide useful information for attendees at the Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day each year, there were a few particularly interesting things said at this year’s event.
Bryans’ Faith Farms wins lower Southeast Peanut Efficiency Award
Georgia's Faith Farms is the 2016 Farm Press Peanut Efficiency Award for the lower Southeast region.
Conservative, steady approach leads to efficient (profitable) peanuts
“When you have a good year, you’d better put something back, because they aren’t all going to be good ones,” says Matt, 48. “You have to have a lot of faith to farm. You sort of have to hope for the best, and plan for the worst.”
Resistance: The growing threat everyone’s responsible for
Farmers today have access to the best pesticide and fungicide products ever made. To get the consistent, high-quality yields needed to sustain their operations, farmers depend on them. The continued viability of these essential products, however, depends on everyone.
(Gallery) Tips to make ultra-late soybeans payoff
Ultra-late soybean planting, or planting after corn harvest in the Southeast, is a bit risky. But the production practice can bring economic return if done right and on time.
4 things to know about Panama Canal expansion opening
The Panama Canal expansion, which has been touted for what it will do for global trade, opened officially June 26 when a Chinese megaship successfully eased through the manmade canal.
If you got a bad cotton stand, you’re not alone and here’s why
Despite best efforts by growers, cotton planting conditions this spring were not favorable for even the-most vigorous of cotton seed to emerge without difficulty in some locations.
This corn looks good, but stink bugs all over it
The corn crop in South Carolina’s Pee Dee region looks strong, and so far major disease pressure has been limited. But it’s not too hard to find stink bugs in fields.
Aerial photos: Bonnie and Colin flood Carolina farms, leave mess behind
Here is what it looked like, from the air, June 7 on some North Carolina farms after tropical storms dumped heavy rain on young or just-planted crops.
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