Paul Hollis

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.

“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."
(Gallery) Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day offers sneak peek of big show
The 2014 Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day offers a sneak peek of what'll be featured at the Expo "main show," to be held Oct. 14-16 in Moultrie, Ga.
peanuts, fungicides, chlorothalonil
(Grower alert) Options given for popular peanut fungicide
Multiple sources are reporting that there will be a shortage of the fungicide chlorothalonil, which is widely used in peanut and vegetable crops,
irrigation, Alabama, expansion
Renewed interest seen in Alabama irrigation
“There’s a lot of interest in irrigation in this region. A lot more center pivots are going in – we’ve got first-time irrigators and others who are expanding existing irrigation.”
Alabama playing catch-up in irrigating cropland
If there’s an advantage in Alabama’s irrigation deficit, it’s that the state can look to its neighbors such as Georgia and learn from their mistakes, especially in the area of restrictions and regulations, which continue to evolve in most of the Southeastern United States.
Planting date sets pace for season-long peanut disease pressure
Planting dates definitely make a difference in peanut diseases, both in the type of disease you have and the pressure.
peanuts, profitability, awards
2014 Peanut Profitability Award winners see starkly different weather conditions
“In the Southeast, and in the Virginia-Carolinas region, it could best be categorized as a year of excessive rainfall throughout the growing season and up until harvest. In other word, it looks a lot like how we started this year. Of course, west Texas was extremely dry.”
peanuts, profitability, award
Owen Yoder: What fresh ground can do for peanut yields
Alabama's Owen Yoder never anticipated growing as good a peanut crop as he did in 2013.
(Photos) Alabama’s Owen Yoder is 2014 Southeast Peanut Profitability Award winner
Owen Yoder of central Alabama has been named the 2014 Peanut Profitability Award winner for the lower Southeast region.
Southern peanut growers to hold 16th annual conference at Panama City July 24
The general sessions at this year’s Southern Peanut Growers Conference July 24-26 will offer farmers an opportunity to learn more about legislative issues, market growth and production issues.
One weed leads to complete crop failure
By the third year of a four-year cotton study in Arkansas, glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth had completely colonized the fields, making the cotton crop impossible to harvest.
Timeliness vital with new cotton herbicide technology
Soon, cotton growers will have access to 2,4-D and dicamba technologies. Information is needed to determine the most effective mixtures for growers to control problematic weeds like glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth and grasses.
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