Brad Haire

Florida farmer says conservation tillage or nothing on his farm
Florida farmer Kirk Brock farms 1,000 acres of corn, soybeans and peanuts in Jefferson County, Fla., and successfully uses no-till on all of the acreage.
Southeast Farm Press Top 10 most-read stories of 2013
Before you have to remember to write 2014, take a minute to look back at 2013 Southeast agriculture and see what Southeast Farm Press readers most read in 2013.
A few quick tips on using poultry litter
In general, poultry litter is about a 3-3-2-grade fertilizer, meaning per ton it has between 40 and 60 pounds of nitrogen, 50 and 70 pounds of phosphorous and 45 to 55 pounds of potassium.
USDA syncs agencies on citrus greening
The U.S. Department of Agriculture looks to better manage the fight against citrus greening across the country, creating a Multi-Agency Coordination Group for Huanglongbing, or HLB, which causes the bacterial disease. And it’s kicking in $1 million to get it going.
Farm bill negotiators leave farm bill unfinished in 2013, pick up in January
Farm bill negotiators will leave the farm bill unfinished but extend the current 2008 bill until January next year when leaders say a deal on a new farm bill will be made.
Palmer, amaranth, pigweed, control, soybeans, game, plan
Game plan to win against pigweed in Southern soybeans
It’s a tough fight, but there is no reason for Palmer amaranth to kick a Southern soybean grower’s butt. How can farmers not lose against pigweed? Two Southeast weed specialists have good game plans.
bermudagrass, stem, maggot, Kentucky, hay, pastures
Troublesome bermudagrass stem maggot finds Kentucky
The bermudagrass stem maggot is now in Kentucky. It can cause yield damage and quality losses in bermudagrass pastures and hayfields, and farmers there need to be watching for it in 2014.
Florida, hydroponic, tomatoes  Beli, Farms
Photos: Winter tomato harvest starts at Florida's Beli Farms
Emil Belibasis grows hydroponic tomatoes in Wellborn, Fla., in the state’s Panhandle region. He is originally from Honduras but went to the University of Florida. The 59-year-old left the academic life and private sector more than two decades ago and started Beli Farms and sells to a big grocery store chain in the region.
Southeast, fruit, vegetable, conference, federal, health, care, mandates
Fruit, vegetable conference will weigh federal healthcare mandates 1
A special session at the SE Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference Jan. 9-12, 2014 in Savannah aims to explain federal healthcare reform as it relates to agriculture and seasonal workers.
Double-crop wheat, soybeans good choice for second year running in Southeast
The 2014 outlook for wheat and soybeans is similar to what it was for 2013, a year that saw good economic returns for farmers who double-cropped in the Southeast.
two, rattlesnakes, Georgia, crop, consultant, Kevin-Cotton
Two rattlesnakes bite Georgia crop consultant scouting soybean field
Kevin Cotton never heard the snakes in the soybean field. The first one bit him and he knew it was bad. He quickly stepped a few feet away and that's where the other one hit him.
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Supermarket Guru: Future food prescribed to heal you
Supermarket Guru envisions supermarkets with consultants who customize or recommend recipes to combat health conditions or health preference for the shopper.
Photos: A day at the Sunbelt Expo 2013
The 36th annual Sunbelt Ag Expo kicked off Oct. 15. With 1,219 exhibitors, a new record for the event, the first day saw a new Southeastern Farmer of the Year crowned and much more.
Marc, Shannon, young, Georgia, farmer
Marc Shannon: Becoming a farmer one step at a time
A young Georgia farmer’s second year in the game teaches lesson in perseverance and rolling with the punches.
Sunbelt, Expo, equipment, display
Equipment makers bring latest in precision, power to Sunbelt Expo
Combining cutting-edge technology with blunt-force power, the world’s top equipment manufacturers will once again roll onto the Sunbelt Ag Expo grounds this year.
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