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, budgets, crops
Peanuts lead in Georgia’s 2014 crop budgets
Peanuts look to be the highest return above variable costs for 2014. Prices for cotton, corn and soybeans have been in a downtrend. Where they are at planting time may be different. Actual returns would change as price, yield and cost changes.
It’s all about the tillers when maximizing wheat profits, yields
Whenever you talk about maximizing wheat profits and yields, you’re really talking about managing your tillers.
Southeast corn growers share key details on how they achieve high yields
“In recent years, I’ve seen yields of grain crops in the Southeast increase more than I ever thought they would."
Corn yield potential highest when coming out of the bag
“The difference between corn and other crops is that corn has much less compensation ability than some of the other row crops."
peanuts, maturity, harvest
Research aims to take the guesswork out of determining peanut maturity
"Can flower termination to prevent immature peanuts lead to improved maturity distribution, flavor, grade, yield, outturn and other factors?"
High-yield cotton at higher target spot risk in Alabama
“The guys who are pushing the yield envelope on cotton are the ones who are most likely to have problems with target spot."
Stuck between a rock and a hard spot with target spot on cotton
Cotton target spot is not a Phytogen 499 problem alone, and in 2012 and 2013, best time to make a fungicide application was between the first and third bloom, with the third being most critical.
kudzu bug, control, thresholds
Kudzu bug has potential to change everything in soybean insect management
“The kudzu bug – in my opinion – has the potential to change everything we’ve ever had to do in managing soybean insects."
Superior genetics continue to boost US peanut production
“Peanut producers in the Southeast right now have some phenomenal genetics as far as yield and grade are concerned.”
Not all soils are created equal
Farmers need to know before they plant a crop what the potential of their soil really is. Can help plan realistic yield goals and fertility needs for fields.
Photos: Southeast High cotton winner builds family farm in hills of north Alabama
Today, the Darnells farm about 5,500 acres altogether, split between cotton, corn and soybeans followed by wheat, and the success of that operation has earned Danny the 2014 Southeast High Cotton Award.
High Cotton, award, Darnell
Southeast High Cotton winner Danny Darnell builds family farm in hills of north Alabama
Today, the Darnells farm about 5,500 acres altogether, split between cotton, corn and soybeans followed by wheat, and the success of that operation has earned Danny the 2014 Southeast High Cotton Award.
peanuts, profitability, awards
2013 Peanut Profitability Award winners review past year’s crop
While excessive rainfall in 2013 caused fits for producers throughout the U.S. Peanut Belt, yields for the most part still averaged good to excellent, and this past year’s Farm Press Peanut Profitability Award winners were among those who generally were satisfied with their most recent crops.
peanuts, profitability, awards
Farm Press Peanut Profitability Award seeks 15th class of winners
“We’re looking forward to having a lot of good nominations for the 2014 Peanut Profitability Awards, with excellent yields throughout the growing regions and some really exceptional yields in the Southwest and the Upper Southeast regions."
Dowdy, corn, yields
Corn yield champ says price will dictate corn acreage in 2014
“I’m doing what I’m doing to make a living. My corn program costs more time and more money, but it has always been a good return on investment and has always made money and higher yields as long as Mother Nature cooperates. We can do our part but God is the finisher, and I give him all the glory."
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