Jim Langcuster

safety, OSHA, farmer
A $4 million court ruling underscores importance of farm safety plan
An Alabama jury recently awarded $4 million to an injured farm worker. If the farmer had followed four basic safeguards, he never would have ended up in court, nor would the worker injured.
Expert: Kudzu bugs succumb to Alabama’s odd, bitter winter
An Alabama survey March 7 indicates more than 90 percent of overwintering kudzu bugs had died during 2014 winter, compared to 70 percent in 2013. Males have suffered higher mortality rates than females.
Analytical, data-driving horsepower primed to transform farming
Now, one expert believes a new type of horsepower — analytical horsepower — is primed to change farming once again.
Precision agriculture workshops scheduled for Alabama, Georgia in February
An Alabama, Georgia workshop series will focus on decision-based farming models.
Renewable energy effort redefining waste
What can one possibly do with almost a half ton of rancid butter? Make biodiesel. As one bioenergy specialist
Algae promising as energy crop
Is there a future, even promising future, for pond scum as renewable energy source? Yes. In fact, promising is perhaps
Resistant pigweed a game changer
As he takes stock of the growing presence of Roundup-resistant pigweeds on crop fields from one end of the Tennessee
Resistant pigweed threatens Tennessee Valley
The lyrics of the Elvis Presley classic could be readily applied to the plight of Tennessee Valley row-crop producers
Today’s farming methods reduce carbon footprint 2
Some organic farming advocates and public pundits have characterized modern agriculture as a major contributor to
Alabama cotton growers battling pigweed
The widening specter of glyphosate-resistant pigweed throughout the Southeast will force producers to get more creative
Heavy residue combats resistant pigweed
While glyphosate-resistant pigweed may threaten the gains made in high-residue conservation-tillage cropping systems
Farmers markets offering win/win scenario
The title of one of 2009's box office hits could be just as readily applied to the homegrown fruit and vegetable
Alabama market going “value-added”
Much like mushrooms following a heavy rain, locally grown farm markets are sprouting up across the state of
Navigating a post-glyphosate landscape, part II
The lives of farmers have never been easy. To an increasing degree, they are working to balance the demands of farm
Navigating a post-glyphosate landscape
One Australian expert has described it as the "world's greatest herbicide" — a "one-in-a-hundred-year discovery" as
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