Brad Haire

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.
Sunbelt Field Day July 14: a morning to make your farm more profitable
Sunbelt Ag Field Day will be July 14 at the Darrell Williams Research Farm, located at the Expo show site at Spence Field. Registration is free for anyone who works in agriculture, and the day starts at 7:15 a.m.
Southern corn rust hits early and growers assess what to do
Southern corn rust has arrived earlier and earlier in Georgia in recent years, and this year is the earliest in recent memory the yield-stealing disease has hit the state. Growers need to make the call now on whether to treat it.
Q&A: Georgia’s new ag dean talks about listening and leaving NC State
Sam Pardue, new dean for the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, talks about why he left NC State.
Monsanto tells Bayer ‘no’ but doesn’t say ‘never’
Monsanto says Bayer’s offer to buy it for a reported $62 billion isn’t enough.
Florida ranchers celebrate heritage, the drive and a new venture
Florida Cattle Ranchers LLC brings 13 ranches under a new marketing brand with the goal to produce Florida-born, -raised, -finished and –harvested beef.
Are you helping hackers steal your valuable farm data?
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and USDA say farmers’ increased use of precision agriculture technology puts farmers at greater risk for cyber targeting by hackers who want to steal farm-level data in bulk.
Asian soybean rust hits Georgia early and corn disease concerns rise
As Georgia’s corn crop enters the tassel stage, growers should consider a fungicide application. And Asian soybean rust is in the state now, the earliest the troubling disease has been detected in Georgia in more than a decade.
6 things efficient peanut farmers do
Efficient peanut farmers share things in common, or ways to make their crop as profitable as possible.
8 ways to cut cost and protect yields this peanut season
The 2016 peanut planting season will start rolling big this week across much of the Peanut Belt. Margins are tighter and the financial risk is greater. There are some things you can do to make every input and strategy hit this year to make a profit.
The cost of a shorter peanut rotation
Some peanut farmers will be tempted, because of economic reasons, to skew their rotations this year, but they need to know at what cost they do.
EPA starts 30-day comment period for dicamba in-crop use 1
The Environmental Protection Agency announcement April 1 a 30-day public-comment period for in-crop use of dicamba herbicide.
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