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 by Paul Hollis
cotton, disease, target spot
Target spot disease continues its march into Southeast cotton
If you get fast top growth and rapid canopy coverage, that’s an ideal situation for target spot.
precision, peanuts, auto-guidance, digging, yields
Auto-guidance systems seen as key to improving peanut yields, returns
"Without an auto-guidance system, a tractor operator can find it difficult to center the equipment on the target rows because the canopy covers almost the entire ground, making the rows less visible at harvest."
irrigation, Sunbelt, Expo, wet, year
Shallow crop roots keep Expo irrigation systems on call
“This year hasn’t been so much about the large volume of irrigation required but more about the timing of the irrigation applications."
farm, bill, Congress, legislation, debate
Economist doubtful farm bill will get done by end of year
There’s a perception out there that maybe we just don’t need a safety net, and that’s driving a lot of what’s going on and the delay in getting a bill finalized.
peanuts, yields, weather, rainfall, 2013
Wet summer put damper on 2013 peanut yields
Extension specialists from Alabama and Georgia don’t believe peanuts will make the record-high yields seen in 2012.
peanuts, harvest, delays, Georgia, 2013
Multiple factors delay Georgia peanut harvest
“Based on what we’re seeing in our maturity profiles, 80-plus percent of our peanut crop will be harvested after Oct. 1."
soybeans, kudzu bugs, Alabama
Kudzu bug expected to be statewide in Alabama by 2014
“Next year, I think we have the potential for kudzu bugs to be a statewide issue on soybeans."
sustainability, peanuts, diseases
Disease management vital in sustainable peanut production
“There’s nothing wrong with organic, but that’s not what most of us do in agriculture. Organic may be sustainable, but you don’t have to be organic to be sustainable."
soybeans, rust, diseases,  Alabama, spray, fungicides
Rust blanketing Alabama soybean crop
All fields in Alabama, for the most part, have now been exposed to the soybean rust pathogen.
Expo, app, smartphone, 2013, Sunbelt
Need direction, organization? Try the Sunbelt Ag Expo mobile app
“The Sunbelt Ag Expo mobile app was produced by Penton Custom Media and has been used at some of the largest trade shows in the nation."
Alabama, stink, bug, control, cotton
Diligence advised for stink bug control in cotton
“We have bolls that are about 10 to 12 days old, about a quarter-size in diameter and soft to the touch. That’s what the stink bug likes to feed on."
cotton, weather, harvest, Alabama, split, crop
Is it time to shut down southeast Alabama's cotton crop?
Cotton producers in southeast Alabama are in many cases looking at a split crop this year, and how they manage it in the next few days could determine final yields.
irrigation, water, policy, Alabama
Alabama water planning groups learning from mistakes of others
"So in Alabama, we want to look at how we can develop both an economically and environmentally sustainable water plan for food and fiber production.”
soybeans, rust, diseases
Soybean rust showing up a month early in north Alabama
“Rust has been found on the Tennessee Valley Substation at Belle Mina. It’s about a month earlier than we’ve seen it up here before, but there’s no reason to panic about the situation. We’re just trying to get information out to growers so they’ll know what to expect.”
irrigation, water, policy
Irrigation expands in Alabama amid water planning process
Spurred by a statewide tax incentive, irrigation is expanding rapidly in Alabama, with or without a comprehensive water plan.
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