Brad Haire

(Gallery) Tennessee’s flooded fields could be disastrous
Here’s a look at flooded fields along Hwy 88 at the north bottom and Hales Point bottom in Lauderdale County, Tenn.
(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.
Weeds: Are the fugitives and flushes worth getting?
Do you need a weed-chopping crew in cotton? A good threshold to pull the trigger is five to 10 pigweed plants per cotton acre.
(Gallery) Can you tell the difference between a good and a bad stink bug?
Though they’ve gotten a deservedly bad reputation in recent years for doing serious crop damage, but not all stink bugs are crop pests. Some are beneficial and prey on other crop pests, especially in vegetable production.
(Gallery) Johnny Cochran is a one-man show but he wouldn’t say that
When it comes to his farming operation Johnny Cochran, in many ways, is a one-man show — though he wouldn’t put it that way. He uses the term “We” when he speaks about his farm’s past and future, and he means family when he does. He is the 2015 Farm Press Peanut Profitability Award winner for the Lower Southeast region.
Sunbelt Field Day: Education, top products come together July 9
The Sunbelt Agriculture Expo Field Day is the best chance to visit one of the Southeast’s premier educational and research facilities for the Southeast’s top commodities, and where the latest crop technologies, products and varieties can be seen in a half-day visit.
Johnny Cochran’s hands-on approach keeps peanuts profitable
When it comes to his farming operation Johnny Cochran, in many ways, is a one-man show — though he wouldn’t put it that way. He uses the term “We” when he speaks about his farm’s past and future, and he means family when he does.
(Gallery) There’s a mule train in that field
One of the pleasures of summer is eating fresh sweet corn, but harvesting it is very labor intensive. To get the vegetable grain out of the field in a timely way, many growers use the mule train. It’s something to see in action.
Sunbelt Expo is a top location for large-scale cotton weed research
For Stanley Culpepper, his largest, on-farm cotton weed research takes place in Macon County, Ga., the place where a decade ago the first glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth in the world was confirmed.
The man who thought about disease-resistant peanuts
Dan Gorbet, 72, created the improved disease-resistant peanut varieties that laid the groundwork to the varieties widely used by the industry today.
Meet the crew behind the scenes at the Sunbelt Expo Farm
What’s the most important variable on any working farm? It’s the crew who works the land, maintains crop health and keeps things running smoothly. The Sunbelt Ag Expo Darrell Williams Research Farm is no different.
Gallery: Black flag cotton and preventing plant bug injury before squaring
There are isolated reports of plant bugs damaging presquaring cotton in North Carolina. Though not typical, plant bugs will leave early season hosts during dry spells and hit young cotton, and this can result in the yield-damaging condition called “black flag” symptoms.
Catch up with field problems and stay ahead of a few
It’s already a complicated growing season. From too wet to too quickly dry, spring weather has been as volatile this year as in any. Southeast farmers face problems with pre-emergence herbicides, establishing good crop stands and getting enough moisture to plant. Here are some tips to catch up with field problems and to avoid other snags as we go forward.
Caterpillar’s new Southern plant hits stride following Asian shift
To follow a shift in market demand for its products, Caterpillar wanted to move production from its Sagami, Japan, assembly plant to the United States.
Bumper crop? Peanut demand strong but not strong enough
According to USDA’s latest report, U.S. peanut farmers are in the process of planting 1.48 million acres this spring, about 10 percent more than last year.
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