Southeast Farm Press en Antics at the summer bachelor pad known as the ‘Bull Pasture’ <div class="node-body blog-body">The Bull Pasture has its own special arrangements for the beloved boys of summer. Custom made for their hooting pleasure.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Livestock Cattle Farm Press Blog Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:40:00 +0000 120751 at Armyworm outbreak: Cattlemen and forage producers warned <div class="field-byline"> Maggie Lawrence, Alabama Cooperative Extension System </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Armyworm caterpillars are detrimental to cattlemen and forage producers. The damage can seem to appear overnight. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Livestock Livestock Pasture Mon, 27 Jun 2016 18:07:00 +0000 120731 at <p>Control for fall <span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="armyworms">armyworms</span> is best done before they have molted into the last and largest size.</p> University of Georgia 4 things to know about Panama Canal expansion opening <div class="node-body article-body">The Panama Canal expansion, which has been touted for what it will do for global trade, opened officially June 26 when a Chinese megaship successfully eased through the manmade canal.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Government Managing the Margins Soybeans Import and Export Soybean Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:07:00 +0000 120721 at For the bees: Bayer, Wildlife Society to plant 25 million wildflowers <div class="node-body article-body">The Bayer Bee Care program and the Wildlife Society are working together toward the goal of planting 25 million pollinator-attractant wildflower seeds by the fall with the aim of increasing nutrition options for honeybees.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Management Orchard Crops Vegetables Trade Associations Sun, 26 Jun 2016 13:54:00 +0000 120711 at <p>The planting will occur later in the fall, just in time for the pollinator buffet to bloom and establish spring 2017 forage.&nbsp;</p> If you got a bad cotton stand, you’re not alone and here’s why <div class="node-body article-body">Despite best efforts by growers, cotton planting conditions this spring were not favorable for even the-most vigorous of cotton seed to emerge without difficulty in some locations.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Cotton Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:26:00 +0000 120701 at Corn growers put on alert for Southern rust and tar spot <div class="field-byline"> Carl Bradley, University of Kentucky Extension Plant Pathologist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Two corn diseases are already making some news this season. Southern rust and tar spot have been detected in southern states and could potentially make their way to Kentucky this season. So, keeping a lookout for these two diseases is a good idea.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grains Corn Leaf Disease Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:16:00 +0000 120691 at University of Kentucky Virginia winter wheat production forecast down 16 percent <div class="field-byline"> Virginia Department of Agriculture </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Virginia farmers expect to harvest 11.7 million bushels of winter wheat during 2016, down 16 percent from the previous year. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grains Wheat Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:41:00 +0000 120681 at The problem with this farm-related program will never be solved <div class="node-body blog-body">My first year as a farm reporter was 1997, the same year I did my first story on the pitfalls and bureaucratic mishaps of the federal H-2A agricultural worker program. And 19 years later, nothing has changed.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Orchard Crops Vegetables American Farm Bureau Federation Fruits Legislation Management Vegetables Farm Press Blog Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:24:00 +0000 120671 at Is chemigation good enough to control stink bugs in cotton? <div class="field-byline"> Clint Thompson, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pesticide application through center pivot irrigation systems, called chemigation, could allow Georgia cotton growers to treat multiple fields while lowering application cost.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Center Pivot Cotton Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:08:00 +0000 120661 at <p>In laboratory tests, a University of Georgia researcher compared the effectiveness of insecticide dilutions to control stinkbugs through use of a ground rig and through chemigation.</p> Low-pressure tires can reduce soil compaction and increase yield <div class="node-body article-body">Studies show that one way to improve yields is to minimize soil compaction by using tires that designed to operate at lower air pressures compared to standard radial tires</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Farm Tires Wed, 22 Jun 2016 01:54:00 +0000 120601 at <p>This harvester has the Michelin CereXBib IF 1000/55R32, the largest harvester tire in Michelin&rsquo;s portfolio.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p> Peanut tank-mix tips (and recipes) to limit unwanted plant injury <div class="node-body gallery-body">It is a common practice for peanut growers to tank mix numerous products. However, tank mixtures are not always foolproof or hassle free.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peanuts Tue, 21 Jun 2016 17:14:00 +0000 120651 at Syngenta warns farmers SCN-resistant soybean seed not immune to pest <div class="field-byline"> Syngenta </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many soybean farmers don’t realize their fields may be a buffet for soybean cyst nematodes, despite the use of SCN-resistant soybean varieties.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Soybeans Soybean Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:14:00 +0000 120641 at Trap uses ‘good vibrations’ to mess up citrus greening pest’s love life <div class="field-byline"> Jan Suszkiw, USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Acoustic trap developed by USDA may offer an environmentally friendly way to control Asian citrus psyllids, which causes devastating citrus disease known as citrus greening.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orchard Crops Citrus Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:13:00 +0000 120621 at University of Florida Cotton market: No place is perfect but avoid the ‘pessimistic’ zone <div class="field-byline"> Don Shurley, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Coming off a disappointing 2015 cotton market and looking in the eyes of another relatively low price year, cotton market risk management and good yields may be what saves some farm businesses.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Cotton Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:31:00 +0000 120611 at <p>Flexibility is important in today&rsquo;s global cotton environment.&nbsp; Prices can change quickly and abruptly.&nbsp; Contracting (for a fixed price) is a useful and popular risk-management tool but in an &ldquo;LDP environment&rdquo; could also be risky.</p> This corn looks good, but stink bugs all over it <div class="node-body gallery-body">The corn crop in South Carolina’s Pee Dee region looks strong, and so far major disease pressure has been limited. But it’s not too hard to find stink bugs in fields.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grains Fri, 17 Jun 2016 14:36:00 +0000 120591 at National Peanut Board shifts to reach millennials’ trillion-dollar clout <div class="field-byline"> Ryan Lepicier, Sr., National Peanut Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There is an audience even more important to the peanut farmer’s ability to sell his growing crop in years to come: Millennials. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Managing the Margins Peanuts National Peanut Board Peanut Thu, 16 Jun 2016 16:40:00 +0000 120571 at <p>People take smartphone images of peanut harvest on southwest Georgia farm as part of the 2015 Georgia Peanut Tour.</p> Call for surge in research funding as US farm production loses to China <div class="node-body article-body">Thirteen prominent research institutions in the United States have joined the SoAR Foundation in calling for a surge in federal support of food and agricultural science.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government USDA Wed, 15 Jun 2016 19:53:00 +0000 120561 at <p>Rodolphe Barrangou and his team at North Carolina State University are &nbsp;using CRISPR gene editing technology to trace the precise routes that foodborne pathogens take from production facilities to consumers.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> North Carolina State University Provost Opti fungicide available from Bayer for 2016 <div class="node-body article-body">Provost Opti is a broad-spectrum fungicide provides the same excellent disease protection and efficacy as Provost in a new formulation for enhanced tankmix flexibility.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Peanut Wed, 15 Jun 2016 17:17:00 +0000 120551 at High tunnels could be way South Carolina growers meet rising demand <div class="field-byline"> Scott Milloer, Clemson University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">High tunnels installed in farm fields could extend the South Carolina growing season and boost production of specialty crops desired by high-end restaurants and other buyers.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetables Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:46:00 +0000 120541 at <p>High tunnels were among several educational demonstrations and research projects on display Clemson&rsquo;s Coastal Research and Education Center in Charleston.</p> Sustainable agriculture will be a process, not a revolution <div class="field-byline"> National Corn Growers Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sustainability is the leading agricultural challenge of the 21st century because feeding, fueling and clothing 9 billion people will take new practices, new data collection and management and stronger connections to consumers.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Grains Peanuts Soybeans Precision Farming Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:07:00 +0000 120531 at Daddy is still with us, though in a different way now <div class="node-body blog-body">There’s something about a sunset on a warm spring evening in Alabama that blurs the line between heaven and earth.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Livestock Beef Farm Press Blog Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:01:00 +0000 120521 at Beef Basics iBook: Alabama cattle producers’ newest tool <div class="field-byline"> Maggie Lawrence, Alabama Cooperative Extension Service </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cattle are big business in Alabama with a value of $2.5 billion. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s new iBook, “Beef Basics,” will help the state's cattle producers boost their bottom line. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Livestock Beef Tue, 14 Jun 2016 16:03:00 +0000 120511 at Corn, soybean rally rolls on but for how long? What you need to know <div class="node-body article-body">The news from the grain markets continues to surprise growers who had all but given up hope they would ever see $10 soybeans – let alone $11 ones – again. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grains Managing the Margins Soybeans Corn Soybean Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:50:00 +0000 120501 at United Soybean Board New Research Triangle Park-based business wants to fund ag startups <div class="node-body article-body">As John Dombrosky sees it, great research and new technology in agriculture doesn’t do much good until it can be used right on the farm to improve farm income.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Management Managing the Margins Soybeans Inputs Tue, 14 Jun 2016 13:51:00 +0000 120411 at <p>John Dombrosky, CEO of AgTech Accelerator, says the venture plans to raise $30 million this year to fund new and innovative ag startup companies .</p> 3 ways to boost soybean profits by using less water <div class="field-byline"> United Soybean Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Here are 3 ways to improve soybean profits by using irrigation more efficiently.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Soybeans Irrigation Soybean Mon, 13 Jun 2016 15:11:00 +0000 120491 at Peanut fungicide: Is this the year to go with generics? <div class="field-byline"> Bob Kemerait, UGA Extension Plant Pathologist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Following 2015, when diseases like white mold (stem rot) were especially troublesome in many peanut fields and looking ahead into the 2016 season, when growers are struggling for a profitable peanut crop, finding the “best” fungicide program is critical.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peanuts Fungicides Peanut Mon, 13 Jun 2016 14:59:00 +0000 120481 at Aerial photos: Bonnie and Colin flood Carolina farms, leave mess behind <div class="node-body gallery-body">Here is what it looked like, from the air, June 7 on some North Carolina farms after tropical storms dumped heavy rain on young or just-planted crops.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Management Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Thu, 09 Jun 2016 15:05:00 +0000 120471 at Olam buys Alabama’s largest peanut sheller, continues Southeast expansion <div class="node-body article-body">Olam International Limited announced June 9 that it acquired Alabama-based Brooks Peanut Company for $85 million.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peanuts Peanut Thu, 09 Jun 2016 14:37:00 +0000 120461 at <p>Olam&rsquo;s recent acquisition of Brooks Peanut Company follows its acquisition of U.S. peanut sheller McCleskey Mills Inc. in December 2014.</p> How late is too late to apply gypsum on peanuts? <div class="field-byline"> Glen Harris, UGA Extension Crop Fertility Specialist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recommended time to apply gypsum on peanuts is early bloom, which can be as early as 30 days after planting but more normally occurs around 45 days after planting.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peanuts Peanut Wed, 08 Jun 2016 15:09:00 +0000 120431 at Rome Ethredge $10,000 bounty for farmer who can grow 100-bushel soybeans <div class="field-byline"> ALFA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Participants entering the Alabama 100-Bushel Yield Challenge will select their five best continuous acres from a field larger than 10 acres. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Soybeans Soybean Tue, 07 Jun 2016 14:13:00 +0000 120451 at