Southeast Farm Press http://southeastfarmpress.com/rss.xml en Florida takes aim at exotic fruit fly after routine find http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-takes-aim-exotic-fruit-fly-after-routine-find <div class="node-body article-body">More than 40 Oriental fruit flies found in Miami-Dade County. This species is considered one of the most serious of the world’s fruit fly pests due to its potential economic harm.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-takes-aim-exotic-fruit-fly-after-routine-find" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-takes-aim-exotic-fruit-fly-after-routine-find#comments Orchard Crops Vegetables Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:13:00 +0000 115601 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Scott Bauer, USDA Peanut digging starts in Georgia ... in August? http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/peanut-digging-starts-georgia-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="http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/peanut-digging-starts-georgia-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/peanut-digging-starts-georgia-august#comments Peanuts Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:26:00 +0000 115591 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Southeast farmers join group to see US soybean efforts overseas http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/southeast-farmers-join-group-see-us-soybean-efforts-overseas <div class="field-byline"> ALFA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A recent immersion course provided soybean farmers, several from the Southeast, the chance to see and evaluate the results of the soybean checkoff efforts to promote soybeans abroad.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/southeast-farmers-join-group-see-us-soybean-efforts-overseas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/southeast-farmers-join-group-see-us-soybean-efforts-overseas#comments Soybeans Soybean Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:25:00 +0000 115581 at http://southeastfarmpress.com ALFA 5 financial things to do as harvest gears up http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/5-financial-things-do-harvest-gears <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="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/5-financial-things-do-harvest-gears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/5-financial-things-do-harvest-gears#comments Cotton Equipment Government Grains Management Markets Peanuts Soybeans Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:11:00 +0000 115571 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Cycling through the downside of a farm economy http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/cycling-through-downside-farm-economy <div class="node-body blog-body">People in the ag industry hope the bloody-nose-feeling the sector feels now at least means it has hit the dirty floor of the down cycle.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/cycling-through-downside-farm-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/cycling-through-downside-farm-economy#comments Cotton Equipment Government Grains Management Markets Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Blog Cotton Marketing and Promotion Soybean Farm Press Blog Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:01:00 +0000 115561 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Farm profitability: USDA report paints less-than-rosy picture for 2015 http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/farm-profitability-usda-report-paints-less-rosy-picture-2015 <div class="field-byline"> USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Net farm income is forecast to be $58.3 billion in 2015, down 36 percent from 2014’s estimate of $91.1 billion. The 2015 forecast for net farm income would be the lowest since 2006.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/farm-profitability-usda-report-paints-less-rosy-picture-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/farm-profitability-usda-report-paints-less-rosy-picture-2015#comments Cotton Government Grains Livestock Management Markets Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Buying/Purchasing USDA Tue, 25 Aug 2015 21:33:00 +0000 115551 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Crop receipts for 2015 are expected to decrease by $12.9 billion (6.2 percent) in 2015, led by a projected $7.1-billion decline in corn receipts, $3.4 billion in soybean receipts, and $1.6 billion in wheat receipts compared to 2014.</p> John Deere unveils new four-track 9RX tractors http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/john-deere-unveils-new-four-track-9rx-tractors <div class="field-byline"> John Deere </div> <div class="node-body article-body">John Deere’s four new four-track 9RX Tractor models – which range from 470 to 620 engine horsepower – feature a large, robust undercarriage and track system engineered to provide superior power, durability and improved ride quality, especially when handling large implements in the field.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/john-deere-unveils-new-four-track-9rx-tractors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/john-deere-unveils-new-four-track-9rx-tractors#comments Equipment Buying/Purchasing Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:29:00 +0000 115541 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>The new 9RX 4-track tractors from John Deere.</p> John Deere 4 soybean pests to watch for now http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/4-soybean-pests-watch-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="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/4-soybean-pests-watch-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/4-soybean-pests-watch-now#comments Management Soybeans Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:46:00 +0000 115531 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Market frustration? Know when the odds are in your favor http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/market-frustration-know-when-odds-are-your-favor <div class="field-byline"> Don Shurley, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A farmer can work all season long to make a good yield and control costs while making a good yield, but then lose profit potential due to pricing and marketing decisions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/market-frustration-know-when-odds-are-your-favor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/market-frustration-know-when-odds-are-your-favor#comments Cotton Equipment Grains Markets Peanuts Soybeans Cotton Inputs Marketing and Promotion Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:05:00 +0000 115521 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Somehow, farmers have to find a balance between price and risk and know when the odds are in your favor&mdash;pricing the crop or a portion of the crop when the odds of price going down are much greater than the odds of price going higher.</p> Tobacco growers urged to use no-till production http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-growers-urged-use-no-till-production <div class="field-byline"> Katie Pratt, University of Kentucky </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Conservation tillage in tobacco has been around for a while, but it hasn't been readily adopted by a large number of growers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-growers-urged-use-no-till-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-growers-urged-use-no-till-production#comments Tobacco Energy No Till Tobacco Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:33:00 +0000 115511 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Grain sorghum bet paying off for Alabama farmers http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/grain-sorghum-bet-paying-alabama-farmers <div class="field-byline"> A.J. Watson, ALFA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Limestone County, Ala., farmer Stuart Sanderson said the combination of a wet planting season and high prices convinced him to plant his first-ever 800 acres of sorghum.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/grain-sorghum-bet-paying-alabama-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/grain-sorghum-bet-paying-alabama-farmers#comments Grains Soybeans Tobacco Grain Sorghum Fri, 21 Aug 2015 21:27:00 +0000 115501 at http://southeastfarmpress.com New planting technique protects peach trees http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/new-planting-technique-protects-peach-trees <div class="field-byline"> Jonathan Veit, Clemson University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">South Carolina peach growers could extend the life of trees infected with Armillaria root disease by using a new planting technique on display at Clemson University’s Musser Fruit Research Center.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/new-planting-technique-protects-peach-trees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/new-planting-technique-protects-peach-trees#comments Orchard Crops Peaches Thu, 20 Aug 2015 20:21:00 +0000 115491 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Planting peach trees at a shallow depth in engineered berms can protect them from disease.</p> Clemson University Tennessee farmers see near-record yields. But is it enough for profit? http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/tennessee-farmers-see-near-record-yields-it-enough-profit <div class="field-byline"> Chuck Danehower, University of Tennessee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Above-average yields will be needed by farmers because prices have declined farther since the USDA crop report came out Aug. 12.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/tennessee-farmers-see-near-record-yields-it-enough-profit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/tennessee-farmers-see-near-record-yields-it-enough-profit#comments Cotton Grains Management Markets Soybeans Tobacco Corn Cotton Soybean Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:46:00 +0000 115481 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>USDA Crop Production report released in conjunction with World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates indicates near-record Tennessee yields for corn and soybeans, and a record yield for cotton.</p> United Soybean Board Vilsack visits Southern catfish farm to talk development, bad regulations http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/vilsack-visits-southern-catfish-farm-talk-development-bad-regulations <div class="field-byline"> Debra Davis, ALFA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The nation’s top agriculture official was in west Alabama Aug. 12 to announce grants to rural communities and to talk to farmers about issues ranging from overbearing environmental regulations to foreign trade.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/vilsack-visits-southern-catfish-farm-talk-development-bad-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/vilsack-visits-southern-catfish-farm-talk-development-bad-regulations#comments Livestock Tobacco Catfish Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:35:00 +0000 115471 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack toured Kyser Catfish Farm in Greensboro, Ala., Aug. 12. From left are catfish farmer Townsend Kyser with U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, USDA Rural Development State Director Ronnie Davis, Vilsack, and catfish farmers Ashley and Bill Kyser.</p> ALFA Top corn yield: Stand emergence surprise impact http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/top-corn-yield-stand-emergence-surprise-impact <div class="node-body article-body">Uniform emergence plays an important role in achieving top corn yields, according to Ron Heiniger, Extension cropping system specialist at North Carolina State University.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/top-corn-yield-stand-emergence-surprise-impact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/top-corn-yield-stand-emergence-surprise-impact#comments Grains Management Corn Thu, 20 Aug 2015 12:51:00 +0000 115171 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Ron Heiniger, Extension crops specialist at North Carolina State University, says uniform emergence is critical for achieving maximum corn yields.</p> Strike pigweed at corn harvest, North Carolina growers advised http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/strike-pigweed-corn-harvest-north-carolina-growers-advised <div class="field-byline"> Guy Collins, North Carolina State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There is one more important step that growers can take to further reduce the seedbank of Palmer amaranth. Neglecting this important step can undo prior efforts to holistically reign in the seedbank of Palmer amaranth.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/strike-pigweed-corn-harvest-north-carolina-growers-advised" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/strike-pigweed-corn-harvest-north-carolina-growers-advised#comments Cotton Grains Tobacco Cotton Resistant Weeds Weeds Tue, 18 Aug 2015 22:39:00 +0000 115451 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Palmer amaranth can be controlled well and relatively economically at corn harvest.</p> Peanut genomics gains momentum towards better varieties http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/peanut-genomics-gains-momentum-towards-better-varieties <div class="node-body article-body">Genomics offers great opportunities for improving the traits and characteristics of peanuts, researchers speaking at the 2015 Southern Peanut Growers Conference stressed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/peanut-genomics-gains-momentum-towards-better-varieties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/peanut-genomics-gains-momentum-towards-better-varieties#comments Peanuts Tobacco Crops Tue, 18 Aug 2015 16:52:00 +0000 115151 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>In his genomics work, Corley Holbrook, peanut breeder and geneticist with USDA&rsquo;s Agricultural Research Service in Tifton, Ga.,&nbsp; has worked with other scientists in the development of structured populations and coordinated phenotyping. Researchers asses the populations for traits such as yield, disease resistance, seed size and tomato spotted wilt virus.</p> Johnny Sanders’ soybeans could go 90 bushels or more http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/johnny-sanders-soybeans-could-go-90-bushels-or-more <div class="node-body article-body">Johnny Sanders’ soybeans could go 90 bushels or more. The Georgia farmer is using what is called an early production system soybean with an indeterminate variety similar to what Delta soybean farmers have used recently to reach record yields.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/johnny-sanders-soybeans-could-go-90-bushels-or-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/johnny-sanders-soybeans-could-go-90-bushels-or-more#comments Cotton Peanuts Soybeans Cotton Soybean Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:15:00 +0000 115441 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Johnny Sanders stands in his 157-acre soybean field Aug. 11, a field the Dooly County, Ga., farmer is managing to produce a 90-bushel or better average yield, using an early production system soybean.</p> US peanut industry targets Chinese market http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/us-peanut-industry-targets-chinese-market <div class="node-body article-body">Leaders in the U.S. peanut industry view China as a huge potential market for U.S. peanuts and see real opportunity to sell U.S. branded products directly to Chinese consumers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/us-peanut-industry-targets-chinese-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/us-peanut-industry-targets-chinese-market#comments Markets Peanuts Marketing and Promotion Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:06:00 +0000 115161 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>In the spring, representatives of the U.S. peanut industry travelled to China on a trade mission where they toured the Chinese peanut industry and sought opportunities to export U.S. peanuts to the world&rsquo;s most populous country.</p> Massey Ferguson wants to make 2015 year of utility tractors http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/massey-ferguson-wants-make-2015-year-utility-tractors <div class="node-body article-body">Massey Ferguson, a global brand of AGCO Corporation, has introduced the new 2700E Series of utility tractors, demonstrating that AGCO is making this year the year of the utility tractor.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/massey-ferguson-wants-make-2015-year-utility-tractors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/massey-ferguson-wants-make-2015-year-utility-tractors#comments Equipment Equipment & Supplies Mon, 17 Aug 2015 15:25:00 +0000 115401 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Western cotton farmers inspect Georgia’s diverse agriculture http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/western-cotton-farmers-inspect-georgia-s-diverse-agriculture <div class="field-byline"> Georgia Cotton Commission </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cotton producers from California and Arizona had a statewide tour of Georgia agriculture August 2-7 as part of the National Cotton Council’s Producer Information Exchange program. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/western-cotton-farmers-inspect-georgia-s-diverse-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/western-cotton-farmers-inspect-georgia-s-diverse-agriculture#comments Cotton Peanuts Cotton Peanut Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:57:00 +0000 115391 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Georgia farmer Johnathan Mann discusses cotton production with Jerry Salvador (left) from Fresno, CA and Jace Householder (right) from Thatcher, AZ.</p> Some Southeast farmers expect record yields, most don't http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/some-southeast-farmers-expect-record-yields-most-dont <div class="node-body article-body">Georgia corn and soybean producers are eyeing what could end up being record yields this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/some-southeast-farmers-expect-record-yields-most-dont" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/some-southeast-farmers-expect-record-yields-most-dont#comments Cotton Grains Markets Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Corn Cotton Peanut Soybean Thu, 13 Aug 2015 18:19:00 +0000 115381 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Citrus greening: Counting dropped fruit to identify problems in groves http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/citrus-greening-counting-dropped-fruit-identify-problems-groves <div class="field-byline"> Kimberly Moore Wilmoth, University of Florida </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As citrus greening continues to impact Florida’s groves, growers have found that they need a way to quickly and accurately count the amount of fruit dropped early to help identify problem areas, which will save time and money.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/citrus-greening-counting-dropped-fruit-identify-problems-groves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/citrus-greening-counting-dropped-fruit-identify-problems-groves#comments Orchard Crops Thu, 13 Aug 2015 16:14:00 +0000 115371 at http://southeastfarmpress.com University of Florida North Carolina ag sector worth $76 billion -- one-sixth of state’s income, jobs http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/north-carolina-ag-sector-worth-76-billion-one-sixth-state-s-income-jobs <div class="field-byline"> NC State </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Food, fiber and forestry industries contributed $76 billion of the $471 billion gross North Carolina product. That’s more than 17 percent.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/north-carolina-ag-sector-worth-76-billion-one-sixth-state-s-income-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/north-carolina-ag-sector-worth-76-billion-one-sixth-state-s-income-jobs#comments Cotton Government Markets Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Marketing and Promotion Tue, 11 Aug 2015 13:35:00 +0000 115361 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Don’t we want to grow more peanuts? http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/don-t-we-want-grow-more-peanuts <div class="node-body blog-body">Being able to produce a lot of quality peanuts is a good thing in the long run. It’s good to have a lot of something people should want. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/don-t-we-want-grow-more-peanuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/don-t-we-want-grow-more-peanuts#comments Markets Peanuts Peanut Farm Press Blog Mon, 10 Aug 2015 21:59:00 +0000 115351 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Why PPO resistance should ‘scare the heck’ out of all Southeast growers http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/why-ppo-resistance-should-scare-heck-out-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="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/why-ppo-resistance-should-scare-heck-out-all-southeast-growers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/why-ppo-resistance-should-scare-heck-out-all-southeast-growers#comments Cotton Grains Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Mon, 10 Aug 2015 14:20:00 +0000 115331 at http://southeastfarmpress.com A call no rancher wants, and it was pitch dark and raining http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/call-no-rancher-wants-and-it-was-pitch-dark-and-raining <div class="node-body blog-body">Your heart sinks immediately. You get that feeling in the pit of your stomach, one that says you’ve been negligent. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/call-no-rancher-wants-and-it-was-pitch-dark-and-raining" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/call-no-rancher-wants-and-it-was-pitch-dark-and-raining#comments Livestock Management Cattle Farm Press Blog Sun, 09 Aug 2015 21:44:00 +0000 115341 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Boo Boo, one of Rachel Bearden&#39;s prized bulls, on his return from a late-night &#39;outing&#39; with part of the herd.</p> Blackland Farm Managers Tour focuses on high yields http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/blackland-farm-managers-tour-focuses-high-yields <div class="node-body gallery-body">The 45th Blackland Farm Managers Tour drew a big crowd of 450 people to Circle Grove Seeds and Haslin Farms in Belhaven, N.C. Aug. 5. The Blackland tour is considered the most comprehensive field days and this year the focus was primarily on achieving top yields.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/blackland-farm-managers-tour-focuses-high-yields" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/blackland-farm-managers-tour-focuses-high-yields#comments Cotton Grains Management Soybeans Sun, 09 Aug 2015 19:50:00 +0000 115321 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>From left, Scott Anderson, a&nbsp;Valent&nbsp;sales representative in Greenville, N.C.; North Carolina Extension Entomologist Dominic&nbsp;Reisig; and Gabriele&nbsp;Onorato, chief agronomist with International Farming Corporation in&nbsp;Kinston, N.C. discuss insect&nbsp; management.</p> <p>In his talk,&nbsp;Reisig&nbsp;said stink bugs are becoming a growing problem in North Carolina corn due to the large amount of wheat acreage next to corn acreage. The stink bugs move from wheat fields to corn fields. Stinks bugs also build up in weeds.</p> <p>Reisig&nbsp;offered management advice, stressing that there are no shortcuts for stink bug management. Scouting is critical and when stink bugs are moving heavily from wheat to corn, multiple insecticide sprays may be needed, he&nbsp;said.</p> EPA wants stronger standards, certification for pesticide applicators http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/epa-wants-stronger-standards-certification-pesticide-applicators <div class="node-body article-body">The Environmental Protection Agency proposes stronger standards for pesticide applicators who apply “restricted-use” pesticides. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/epa-wants-stronger-standards-certification-pesticide-applicators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/epa-wants-stronger-standards-certification-pesticide-applicators#comments Cotton Grains Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Agrochemicals Cotton Peanut Soybean Thu, 06 Aug 2015 22:21:00 +0000 115311 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>EPA is proposing stricter standards for people certified to use restricted use pesticides and to require all people who apply restricted use pesticides to be at least 18 years old. Certifications would have to be renewed every 3 years.</p> Federal measure to allow processing, transporting of legal industrial hemp http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/federal-measure-allow-processing-transporting-legal-industrial-hemp <div class="node-body article-body">A provision in the Senate Agriculture Appropriations bill will allow the processing of legally grown industrial hemp. The language would help farmers to transport legal industrial hemp between states so the crop can be developed for commercial purposes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/federal-measure-allow-processing-transporting-legal-industrial-hemp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/federal-measure-allow-processing-transporting-legal-industrial-hemp#comments Cotton Tobacco Legislation Thu, 06 Aug 2015 18:35:00 +0000 115301 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>&quot;The ability of Kentucky to research the full potential of industrial hemp through processing, marketing, and sales is vital to understanding the future possibilities for industrial hemp,&rdquo; said Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer.</p> University of Kentucky