Breakeven yields at current prices look achievable for soybeans and double crop soybeans. Some producers may be able to make the breakeven yield needed for corn and cotton but on the average they will be difficult to achieve....More
The enrollment period for growers who had cotton base in 2013 to apply for the cotton transition payments began Aug. 11 and ends Oct. 7, according to Michele Mara, North Carolina Extension agricultural and resource economics specialist....More
These first produced-based cotton numbers for 2014 cotton show abandonment of only 10 percent and a yield of 820 lbs/acre. The crop is forecast at 17.5 million bales—1 million bales higher than the July estimate....More
Mark your calendars for the 2014 University of Georgia Cotton & Peanut Research Field Day Sept 10 in Tifton, Ga. The field day will begin at the UGA Gibbs Farm at 8:30 a.m., and will end with lunch at the Tifton Campus Conference Center....More
Recently we have received reports of immature tarnished plant bugs in some fields; this is rarely observed in Georgia cotton. Unlike cotton production areas in the Mid-South, tarnished plant bug is an uncommon and sporadic pest of Georgia cotton. Tarnished plant bug populations have been higher than normal and more insecticide applications have targeted tarnished plant bugs than usual during 2014.
At the Southern Peanut Growers Conference in Panama City, Florida, the National Center for Peanut Competitiveness officially launched the "Preliminary Base Acreage and Payment Yields Decision Calculator."...More