Cool soils and wet conditions over the past few weeks have slowed Georgia's 2014 corn planting, but its full-on now at Raymond Thompson’s Seminole County farm near the Florida line. Early planted seed gives Deep South corn growers a chance at premium prices for a mid-July corn harvest.
Annually, Cotton Incorporated invites cotton producers from across the country to travel to North Carolina to tour its high-tech headquarters, which was established, built with, and funded by cotton check-off dollars.
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.
With loss of Temik, cottonseed companies have stepped up their race to get root-knot-nematode-resistant cotton varieties on the market. Monsanto announced its new entry at its NPE Summit last weekend....More