Paul Hollis

Paul
Hollis
Editor,
Southeast Farm Press

Paul Hollis is a native of Alabama who received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Auburn University. He served as business editor and city editor for a daily newspaper and as publications and news editor for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System before joining Farm Press in 1990. Paul lives with his wife Tammy in Auburn, Ala. They have a daughter, Tess.

Articles
peanuts, markets, technology
U.S. peanut industry aided by new technology, export growth
While a peanut market “scoreboard” shows both positives and negatives, the future of the industry in the U.S. appears bright, aided by technological advances and increased exports,
white sugarcane aphids, grain sorghum, pests
White sugarcane aphids spread to Alabama grain sorghum
White sugarcane aphids have been found anywhere from about Birmingham south, and there’s no question they’re spreading throughout the remainder of Alabama.
Spider mite damage on cotton worst since ‘50s and ‘60s
The major factor in determining when to spray for spider mites in cotton is how widely they are distributed through a cotton field. If the mites are in clumps, you might be able to ride it out.
stink bugs, cotton, insects
Don’t let down guard on stink bugs in cotton
“Stink bugs will be moving shortly to later-maturing cotton or soybeans, and that’s where the majority of the population will end up later. So just make sure you watch your cotton until the top bolls that you want to harvest are 25 days old.”
peanuts, rotation, farm bill
Now's not the time to shorten peanut rotations
Farmers will be making a mistake if they shorten rotations and plant more peanuts just to try and get a government payment next season, says Marshall Lamb, research director for the National Peanut Research Laboratory in Dawson, Ga.
Sunbelt Expo, cotton, peanuts
Cotton, peanuts focus of research at Sunbelt Ag Expo
“We do a lot of our cotton fertility research at the Sunbelt Ag Expo site, and this his year we’re conducting some potash and nitrogen studies."
Peanut market: Four yield scenarios to gauge direction
"I think we have data that shows in good weather, we can reasonably expect peanut yields in excess of 4,000 pounds per acre," says peanut broker.
Peanut broker: Only the market can tell growers how to allocate acres
“You all know from experience that we’ve seen extremely volatile markets in the past several years. But for the moment, we are in a period of relative calm, but that’s not necessarily good news for you or for me," peanut broker tells growers.
Peanut research tackles seed, disease cost control
The Georgia-07 variety had the lowest amount of disease and the highest yield. Georgia-06G was right behind it and Georiga-09B was a close third.
drones, FAA, UAS
FAA drone ruling said to be setback for farmers, research
“At this time, farmers are unable to fly over crop fields or pastureland to capture pictures or video of anything they plan to sell commercially."
peanuts, thrips, tomato spotted wilt virus
Thrips pressure heavy again in Southeast peanuts this year
Despite fairly high thrips pressure through early June, the occurrence of tomato spotted wilt Alabama’s peanut crop appeared to be minimal.
“Rough and rocky" start for Sunbelt Expo farm, south Georgia farmers
"Growing conditions are perfect right now. We’ve got the heat that we need to fill out the corn and the cotton, and cotton is blooming. We’ve got cotton in the first and second week of bloom."
soybeans, rust, disease
First sighting of soybean rust on U.S. crop made in Alabama
While this first report of soybean rust on soybeans in Alabama should be noted, growers should be paying greater attention to frogeye leaf spot.
soybeans, frogeye, leafspot
Grower alert: Frogeye leaf spot now in Alabama soybeans
"Frogeye leaf spot development is favored by warm, humid conditions and frequent rain events. These are conditions we have experienced in Alabama during July."
peanuts, growers, awards
Peanut Profitability Award winners take different paths to honor
“This year marks the 15th class of winning Peanut Profitability Award growers, and each class continues to impress with their innovate techniques of improving profitability and bottom-line profits."
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