Brad Haire

Articles by Brad Haire
Sunbelt Expo Field Day spotlights latest research, products
“It’s been a rough year, so far, but there really isn’t anything we can do about it. We just do our best.”
Photos: Rains flood fields across the Southeast
Four to five inches of rain a week for several weeks left fields flooded and growers trying to get into them to wrestle back weeds and diseases.
Kentucky, tobacco, crop, floods
Kentucky tobacco hammered by floods
"This is probably the most widespread damage I have seen from a single event in my career."
tomato, russet, mite, Georgia, found
Tomato russet mite found in Georgia
“This is not a ‘normal’ pest for Georgia tomato production as it generally does not overwinter here,"
Have pigweed? Might want to grab a hoe
Intelligent management decisions can still fail, and weather conditions were less than cooperative this spring and early summer for perfect cotton weed control.
House drops farm bill, but moves forward on ag labor
“We felt we had a very strong bill for specialty crops that was supported by members from both sides of the aisle."
specialty, crops, farm, bill, Senate
Senate farm bill pleases specialty crop leaders
Senate passed farm bill establishes new support for nation’s specialty crop industry and continues support created in 2008 farm bill.
Georgia, blueberries, acreage, expansion
Georgia set to be top blueberry state sooner rather than later
Georgia’s annual blueberry production could reach more than 100 million pounds in the next few years as newer planted orchards reach maturity.
Tobacco’s history poses unique soil conservation challenges
The 1985 farm bill mandated farmers receiving USDA benefits to treat land considered by USDA to be highly erodible in a sustainable way.
Sunbelt Expo Field Day: Come with questions, leave with answers
The Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day’s schedule will be a bit different this year, but its main focus will not change.
Georgia grower learned lessons through tough times
In 1973, Waylan Hitchcock set out on his own, renting 100 acres: He just grew from there buying or renting more land.
Southern, crops, fungicides, peanuts, cotton, corn, soybeans
Fungicides finding broader use on Southern crops
Southern farmers are beginning to see more and more how a well-timed fungicide can protect crops and secure higher yields.
Peanut industry trying to harness humanitarian efforts under one umbrella
Led by the American Peanut Council, a plan is under way to determine how to place the industry humanitarian efforts under one umbrella.
Cotton, Incorporated, grower, tours, assessment, dollars, work
Cotton Incorporated shows growers their assessment dollars at work
The Cotton Board organizes two to three multi-regional producer tours each year to bring producers from around the country to Cotton Incorporated headquarters in Cary, N.C.
Farm Foundation puts farm, land conservation future on same page
As the world’s population grows, demand for food, feed, fiber and energy does, too.
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