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May 06, 2014

The kingsnake is true reptile royalty

Often called the “salt-and-pepper” snake, the speckled kingsnake is easily identified by the dazzling light dots covering its jet black body....More
May 02, 2014

Natural "need for seed" drives urge to be a farmer

Most farmers I’ve met over the years grew up on the farm and never gave a thought to doing anything else. And it seems to me that more young people....More
Apr 29, 2014

Regulators regulate regulators while eating unregulated foreign food

America might just end up a country of regulators regulating regulators, forced to eat unregulated food from a foreign country as we regulate our....More
Apr 22, 2014

We will sell no sweet onion before its time

“You can’t decide in Atlanta when you’re ready to dig onions in Vidalia."....More
Apr 22, 2014

The man who pioneered modern fertilizer and chemical warfare

Fritz Haber was called the “Father of Chemical Warfare,” and won the Nobel Prize for his process that efficiently pulls nitrogen from the air, likely....More
Apr 11, 2014

Pecans budding: Is winter really over?

I look to the winter-wise pecan tree to tell me if I've got the clear to plant my more-tender spring vegetable transplants, the clear not to worry....More
Apr 08, 2014

“Peanut Futures: Marketing for Profitability” helps you know your market

"Peanut Futures: Marketing for Profitability,” sponsored by DuPont Crop Protection, will examine recent developments in U.S. and international peanut....More
Apr 06, 2014

Easter: warm weather, colorful dresses and “Rabbit Nests”

As little girls, my sister and I couldn’t wait for Easter to arrive each year. Not only did the holy holiday mean warmer weather and the chance to....More
Apr 02, 2014

Drinkable-food developer slams farms

If not for this being in National Geographic, I’d likely not write this blog about Soylent. But I have a real problem with the publication giving....More
Apr 01, 2014

"Winter of our discontent" could bring break from kudzu bugs

Persistently cold temperatures get the credit for this occurrence, says Hu, and the result should be fewer kudzu bugs this spring....More
Mar 24, 2014

I like March Madness, too, but not enough to get ‘snipped’ over it

According to a recent news report, more men choose this time of year, March Madness time, to get snipped, or to have that notorious progeny-pausing....More
Mar 19, 2014

The Three Stages of Weed Resistance Awareness, a simple warning

The “one-more-year” farmer takes a big gamble when it comes to herbicide resistance. That one more year can end up being costly....More
Mar 04, 2014

Long-time entomologist makes predictions about cotton insect control

Stink bugs, and the other three pests discussed, would dictate the need for field monitoring in the future just as the boll weevil did from about....More
Feb 27, 2014

Why should cotton growers care about Cotton Incorporated?

Cotton Incorporated is funded by check-off dollars assessed on each bale of cotton marketed in the U.S. or the equivalent imported into the country....More
Feb 27, 2014

A re-shifting of U.S. agricultural production could be in order

Maybe it’s time, as some have suggested, that serious consideration be given to building an irrigation infrastructure in the Eastern U.S. that would....More
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