Multimedia Library - All en Sugarcane aphid, drones and bioenergy highlight Pee Dee field day <div class="node-body gallery-body">The 2015 Pee Dee Farm Field Day covered most of the major field crops produced in South Carolina and also looked at new technology and bioenergy crops.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Management Peanuts Soybeans Access Downloadable Tue, 29 Sep 2015 15:06:00 +0000 115981 at <p>Clemson University Entomologist Francis&nbsp;Reay-Jones&nbsp;considers sugarcane aphids one of the most devastating pests he&rsquo;s seen in South Carolina that present great challenges to grain sorghum farmers across the state because they are so difficult to control.</p> <p>&ldquo;One of the reasons it is such an issue is that the older chemistries registered for sorghum,&nbsp;dimethoate&nbsp;and&nbsp;Lorsban, only provide moderate control of sugarcane aphids. This is the first year we&rsquo;ve had to deal with sugarcane aphids on a large scale in South Carolina,&quot;&nbsp;Reay-Jones&nbsp;said.</p> <p>The good news is that South Carolina was granted a Section 18 Emergency Exemption Label from the Environmental Protection Agency for Transform, a new insecticide marketed by Dow,&nbsp;Reay-Jones&nbsp;said. In addition, another new insecticide,&nbsp;Sivanto, is now labeled for sorghum in South Carolina.</p> Take a look at this year’s Georgia Peanut Tour <div class="node-body gallery-body">Georgia peanut farmers started digging their fields, and some were already rolling big with harvest, too, during the 29th annual Georgia Peanut Tour.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Peanuts Fri, 18 Sep 2015 19:56:00 +0000 115911 at 5 things to know before baling peanut hay <div class="node-body gallery-body">Peanut farmers are gearing up combines across the Southeast, and hay balers will be crawling behind many of them. Peanut hay can be good feed for livestock and provide additional cash flow for peanut growers. But taking the hay or leaving it in the field can be a tough call.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Livestock Peanuts Mon, 14 Sep 2015 16:42:00 +0000 115851 at Russell Hedrick turns just four inches of rain into good dryland yield <div class="node-body gallery-body">Drought has devastated North Carolina’s Piedmont this year with many farmers having to call their crop insurance agents because their soybeans and corn weren’t worth harvesting.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grains Management Markets Soybeans Sun, 13 Sep 2015 19:19:00 +0000 115801 at <p>Hickory, N.C. farmer Russell Hedrick says a system of no-till combined with a multi- species cover crop mix has really paid off in a year of drought and heat stress.</p> Carl Coleman plants cover behind corn to stop pigweed, boost next crop <div class="node-body gallery-body">Corn harvest has wrapped up for several growers in the Southeast.. Rather than let fields sit empty, some growers are planting cover crops to suppress pigweed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Management Peanuts Soybeans Fri, 04 Sep 2015 14:49:00 +0000 115761 at Peanut fungicides: When is it OK to skip late-season applications? <div class="node-body gallery-body">Each year as harvest approaches, one of the toughest decisions peanut growers make is whether to terminate their fungicide programs. Stop fungicide applications too early and yield potential and quality suffer. On the other hand, is the crop worth another application or two if yields will not suffer?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peanuts Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:41:00 +0000 115641 at Peanut digging starts in Georgia ... in August? <div class="node-body gallery-body">It’s quite unusual for Georgia to dig peanuts in August due to later planting in the past years due to Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus, says Rome Ethredge, University of Georgia Extension coordinator in Seminole County.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peanuts Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:26:00 +0000 115591 at 5 financial things to do as harvest gears up <div class="node-body gallery-body">As the 2015 harvest season nears, producers should have a clearer view of their cash flow, remaining expenses and predicted yields, or their monetary and production situation. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Government Grains Management Markets Peanuts Soybeans Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:11:00 +0000 115571 at 4 soybean pests to watch for now <div class="node-body gallery-body">Soybeans can tolerate a fair amount of foliage feeding before bloom, or about 30 percent defoliation. During and after bloom that tolerance drops considerably to about 15 percent defoliation. Regular scouting should be going on now to monitor defoliation. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Soybeans Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:46:00 +0000 115531 at Why PPO resistance should ‘scare the heck’ out of all Southeast growers <div class="node-body gallery-body">Recent confirmation of PPO-resistant Palmer amaranth populations in Arkansas and Tennessee should scare the heck out of every Southeastern grower.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Mon, 10 Aug 2015 14:20:00 +0000 115331 at