Brad Haire

associate editor, Southeast Farm Press

Posts by Brad Haire

in Farm Press Blog Jul 29, 2014

Skeeter bit: Explaining the dangers of “Chihuahua” fever

“Daddy, a skitter bit me. I think I got Chihuahua fever now.”....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 23, 2014

Why farmers irrigate in the rain and police officers like donut shops

“It was raining, and he had the irrigation running in the field. Why?” That’s what an urban-leaning friend of mine asked me recently, referring to....More
in Farm Press Blog May 28, 2014

Will Extension get another 100 years?

Weekly, if not daily during certain times of the year, successful farmers I speak to tell me their one tried-and-true trick for success: “I....More
in Farm Press Blog May 13, 2014

Cotton, peanut planters find full stride as weather dries

Farmers in South Georgia, the Florida Panhandle and dang near all of Alabama have danced through the raindrops in 2014 to get spring planting done,....More
in Farm Press Blog 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
in Farm Press Blog 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
in Farm Press Blog 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
in Farm Press Blog 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
in Farm Press Blog 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
in Farm Press Blog 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
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