Southeast Farm Press http://southeastfarmpress.com/rss.xml en Producing and licensing new plant varieties http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/producing-and-licensing-new-plant-varieties <div class="field-byline"> Jackie Burns, UF/IFAS Dean for Research </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For every U.S. dollar returned as royalty to UF/IFAS, 70 cents is re-invested in the breeding program. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/producing-and-licensing-new-plant-varieties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/producing-and-licensing-new-plant-varieties#comments Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Peanuts Wed, 01 Apr 2015 21:14:00 +0000 112861 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Jackie Burns</p> Why burley tobacco has worked for some new growers but not others http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/why-burley-tobacco-has-worked-some-new-growers-not-others <div class="node-body article-body">“My yield (on burley) was way down by the end of that time, and I never could put my finger on why. For the first four years, we were always able to get 2,300 to 2,400 pounds per acre. But the last two years, we got only 1,400 pounds per acre.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/why-burley-tobacco-has-worked-some-new-growers-not-others" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/why-burley-tobacco-has-worked-some-new-growers-not-others#comments Management Markets Miscellaneous Tobacco Tobacco Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:29:00 +0000 113011 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>BOBBY BAKER STANDS in a barn full of burley stalks.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Alabama’s aquatic diversity runs north to south http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/alabama-s-aquatic-diversity-runs-north-south <div class="node-body blog-body">From the Tennessee Valley to the Mobile Delta, Alabama is drenched in more than 77,000 miles of freshwater streams, ranking this Sweet Home as the No. 1 habitat nationally for a multitude of freshwater aquatic species including fish, crayfish, mussels and snails.</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/alabama-s-aquatic-diversity-runs-north-south" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/alabama-s-aquatic-diversity-runs-north-south#comments Management Miscellaneous Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:09:00 +0000 112921 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Boeremas use 'systematic' approach to achieve top soybean yields http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/boeremas-use-systematic-approach-achieve-top-soybean-yields <div class="node-body article-body">For the Boerema family of Hyde County, N.C., finding ways to achieve top yields in soybean production is job one.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/boeremas-use-systematic-approach-achieve-top-soybean-yields" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/boeremas-use-systematic-approach-achieve-top-soybean-yields#comments Management Soybeans Soybean Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19:57:00 +0000 113131 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">Hyde County, N.C. farmer Isaac&nbsp;</span>Boerema<span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;inspects his wheat crop on March 18. For soybeans, the&nbsp;</span>Boerema<span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;family believes planting early, in late April, is a key to achieving top yields.</span></p> Know the weed before you treat the weed http://southeastfarmpress.com/dow-agrosciences-llc/know-weed-you-treat-weed <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored by </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When it comes to weed management, growers in the South are like doctors treating patients. Like a good doctor, growers need to diagnose the illness (or weeds) to prescribe the right medicine (or weed control). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/dow-agrosciences-llc/know-weed-you-treat-weed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/dow-agrosciences-llc/know-weed-you-treat-weed#comments Dow AgroSciences LLC Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:18:00 +0000 113261 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Ragweed along with Palmer amaranth and morningglory are tough to control in the South. A few days after spraying, Enlist Duo herbicide provided exceptional control of giant ragweed.&nbsp;</p> JCB debuts Fastrac 4000 Series tractors http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/jcb-debuts-fastrac-4000-series-tractors <div class="node-body article-body">JCB debuted its new line of Fastrac 4000 Series tractors to farm editors at its North American headquarters in Savannah, Ga. March 5, heralding features engineered for efficiency, productivity and farmers’ preferences in mind.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/jcb-debuts-fastrac-4000-series-tractors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/jcb-debuts-fastrac-4000-series-tractors#comments Equipment Row Crop Tractors Wed, 01 Apr 2015 01:08:00 +0000 112951 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Dan Schmidt, vice president of sales for JCB North America, stands in front of the new &nbsp;JCB Fastrac 4220 tractor that was debuted to farm editors March 5 at JCB&rsquo;s &nbsp;North America headquarters in Savannah, Ga.</p> Alabama vs. Georgia on crop irrigation history, potential http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/alabama-vs-georgia-crop-irrigation-history-potential <div class="node-body article-body">“There has been rapid expansion in Georgia, and we’re starting to see that in Alabama too. Alabama has lagged behind some other states in irrigated acres partly because it’s more difficult to reach water sources in the state."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/alabama-vs-georgia-crop-irrigation-history-potential" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/alabama-vs-georgia-crop-irrigation-history-potential#comments Cotton Equipment Grains Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Soybeans Center Pivot Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:43:00 +0000 112831 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Georgia’s Steve Brown (retired) talks Extension’s challenges and future http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/georgia-s-steve-brown-retired-talks-extension-s-challenges-and-future <div class="node-body article-body">In a conversation with Southeast Farm Press on March 19, Steve Brown talks about Extension’s role in modern agriculture and its challenge to stay relevant in the future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/georgia-s-steve-brown-retired-talks-extension-s-challenges-and-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/georgia-s-steve-brown-retired-talks-extension-s-challenges-and-future#comments Cotton Equipment Government Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Groups & Organizations Cotton Peanut People Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:34:00 +0000 113251 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>&quot;EXTENSION IS no different from any organization whose main resource is human beings -- some are up to the challenges and some are not,&quot; says Steve Brown, who retired from the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension as interim director.</p> Cotton fertility options in times of low commodity prices http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-fertility-options-times-low-commodity-prices <div class="node-body article-body">Fertilizing cotton in times of low commodity prices can be a tricky proposition, but a base amount of fertilizer is required to produce a cotton crop.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-fertility-options-times-low-commodity-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-fertility-options-times-low-commodity-prices#comments Cotton Management Miscellaneous Cotton Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:02:00 +0000 112851 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>WITH LOW COMMODITY prices, many cotton producers are eyeing cutting their fertilizer costs, or at least making their applications more efficient.</p> Clemson hires precision ag specialist http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/clemson-hires-precision-ag-specialist <div class="field-byline"> Clemson University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">​Clemson University’s Edisto Research and Education Center in Blackville, S.C. has hired a precision agriculture specialist to help farmers apply the latest technological advancements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/clemson-hires-precision-ag-specialist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/clemson-hires-precision-ag-specialist#comments Management Precision Farming Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:13:00 +0000 113241 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Fourth-generation North Carolina tobacco farm turns to tilapia production http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/fourth-generation-north-carolina-tobacco-farm-turns-tilapia-production <div class="field-byline"> N.C. Dept. of Agriculture &amp; Consumer Services </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">With fresh fish now in Whole Foods, some Publix stores, a number of Asian markets and in restaurants and other retail outlets in North Carolina, Canada and New York, Taylor Fish Farm seems well on its way to laying a solid foundation for the future.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/fourth-generation-north-carolina-tobacco-farm-turns-tilapia-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/fourth-generation-north-carolina-tobacco-farm-turns-tilapia-production#comments Livestock Management Miscellaneous Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:29:00 +0000 113211 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Farmer deadline now April 7 for yield, base acres, program signup http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/farmer-deadline-now-april-7-yield-base-acres-program-signup <div class="field-byline"> USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farm owners and producers have one additional week, until April 7, to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage, the safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/farmer-deadline-now-april-7-yield-base-acres-program-signup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/farmer-deadline-now-april-7-yield-base-acres-program-signup#comments Government Management Regulations Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:36:00 +0000 113201 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Late burndown herbicide options for corn and sorghum http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/late-burndown-herbicide-options-corn-and-sorghum <div class="field-byline"> Larry Steckel, University of Tennessee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What should your burndown strategy be for those crops with planting time upon us? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/late-burndown-herbicide-options-corn-and-sorghum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/late-burndown-herbicide-options-corn-and-sorghum#comments Grains Management Corn Grain Sorghum Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:55:00 +0000 113161 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Zublena, N.C. Extension Service director, retires July 1 http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/zublena-nc-extension-service-director-retires-july-1 <div class="field-byline"> J. Moore, N.C. State </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Dr. Joseph P. Zublena, director of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service and associate dean for NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is retiring effective July 1. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/zublena-nc-extension-service-director-retires-july-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/zublena-nc-extension-service-director-retires-july-1#comments Miscellaneous Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:18:00 +0000 113151 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Joseph P. Zublena</p> Make sure you're following the rules before planting seed http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/make-sure-youre-following-rules-planting-seed <div class="node-body blog-body">So if you’re insure at all about the status of the variety you’re planting this spring, take a few minutes to contact the owner of the variety or your state crop improvement association for clarification. </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/make-sure-youre-following-rules-planting-seed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/make-sure-youre-following-rules-planting-seed#comments Cotton Grains Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Soybeans Roundup Ready Farm Press Blog Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:12:00 +0000 112901 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Cancer claim against glyphosate stirs unnecessary fear of food supply http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/cancer-claim-against-glyphosate-stirs-unnecessary-fear-food-supply <div class="node-body blog-body">An international group with ties to the World Health Organization recently said glyphosate might be a cancer-causing carcinogen. The incident is another needless stumbling block placed in the consumers’ path to honestly understand the modern food supply and unnecessarily erodes their confidence in it.</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/cancer-claim-against-glyphosate-stirs-unnecessary-fear-food-supply" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/cancer-claim-against-glyphosate-stirs-unnecessary-fear-food-supply#comments Cotton Government Grains Management Miscellaneous Soybeans Farm Press Blog Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:55:00 +0000 113121 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Get the best fungicide ‘prescription’ for your peanuts http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/get-best-fungicide-prescription-your-peanuts <div class="field-byline"> Bob Kemerait, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">These “prescription” peanut fungicide programs are based upon the risk to white mold and leaf spot in a given field and vary from seven applications in high-risk fields to four applications in low-risk fields. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/get-best-fungicide-prescription-your-peanuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/get-best-fungicide-prescription-your-peanuts#comments Management Peanuts Fungicides Fungicides Peanut Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:52:00 +0000 113111 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>UGA Extension, in collaboration with ZedX, Inc., has funded the creation of a smart phone app that gives growers access to the Peanut Rx risk tool.</p> USDA wants to change ‘actively engaged’ in farm operation rule http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/usda-wants-change-actively-engaged-farm-operation-rule <div class="field-byline"> USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USDA proposes rule to limit farm payments to individuals who may be designated as farm managers but are not actively engaged in farm management. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/usda-wants-change-actively-engaged-farm-operation-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/usda-wants-change-actively-engaged-farm-operation-rule#comments Cotton Government Management Peanuts Soybeans Regulations Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:39:00 +0000 113101 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>UNDER THE proposed rule, non-family joint ventures and general partnerships must document that their managers are making significant contributions to the farming operation, defined as 500 hours of substantial management work per year or 25 percent of the critical management time necessary for the success of the farming operation.</p> Early planted corn less susceptible to southern rust http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/early-planted-corn-less-susceptible-southern-rust <div class="node-body article-body">While southern rust isn’t an annual problem in every region of Alabama, corn producers saw plenty of it this past, when it reached outbreak proportions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/early-planted-corn-less-susceptible-southern-rust" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/early-planted-corn-less-susceptible-southern-rust#comments Grains Management Miscellaneous Corn Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:17:00 +0000 112591 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>SOUTHERN RUST HASN&rsquo;T proven to be a problem every year on corn in all regions of Alabama. Growers did see an outbreak of the disease in 2014.&nbsp;</p> Late freeze possible for Southeast this week http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/late-freeze-possible-southeast-week <div class="field-byline"> Pam Knox, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Temperatures in northern Georgia and Alabama -- and as far south as Birmingham and Atlanta -- could reach 32 degrees on Saturday morning. Colder temperatures could be seen on Sunday morning.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/late-freeze-possible-southeast-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/late-freeze-possible-southeast-week#comments Management Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Vegetables Freeze Damage Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:31:00 +0000 113091 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Temperature outlook valid for March 28-April 1.</p> Veteran soybean breeder has died http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/veteran-soybean-breeder-has-died <div class="node-body article-body">Dr. John Dudley Hicks, Jr., Greenville, Miss., soybean researcher whose work with Pioneer Hi-Bred International for 25 years led to the development of many commercial varieties widely planted across the South, has died. He was 79.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/veteran-soybean-breeder-has-died" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/veteran-soybean-breeder-has-died#comments Miscellaneous Soybeans Soybean Sat, 21 Mar 2015 14:50:00 +0000 113081 at http://southeastfarmpress.com UAVs: Precision agriculture in truest sense of the word http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/uavs-precision-agriculture-truest-sense-word <div class="node-body blog-body">Unmanned aerial vehicles offers clear benefits for scouting and data management, and farmers will certainly turn to UAVs if they are affordable and contribute to the bottom line, allowing them to apply inputs in a more precise manner.</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/uavs-precision-agriculture-truest-sense-word" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/uavs-precision-agriculture-truest-sense-word#comments Equipment Management Crops Farm Press Blog Fri, 20 Mar 2015 23:11:00 +0000 112641 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>North Carolina State University &nbsp;is using the Vireo, a unmanned aerial vehicle that is no larger than a football in its research at the Vernon G. James Research and Extension Center in Plymouth.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> George Clay named Tennessee Farmer of the Year http://southeastfarmpress.com/sunbelt-ag-expo/george-clay-named-tennessee-farmer-year <div class="field-byline"> Patricia McDaniels, University of Tennessee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">He first sold certified oat and wheat seeds some 57 years ago, and George Clay of Pelham, Tenn,, has been farming ever since. He has been named the Tennessee Farmer of the Year by University of Tennessee Extension. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/sunbelt-ag-expo/george-clay-named-tennessee-farmer-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/sunbelt-ag-expo/george-clay-named-tennessee-farmer-year#comments Management Sunbelt Ag Expo Groups & Organizations Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:33:00 +0000 113061 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>George Clay, of Grundy County, has been named as the Tennessee Farmer of the Year by University of Tennessee Extension. Clay and his wife Edwene raise a variety of row crops and 110 beef cows.</p> Photo by D. Manning, courtesy UTIA Securing land still young farmers' top concern http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/securing-land-still-young-farmers-top-concern <div class="field-byline"> ALFA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Finding and securing adequate land to grow crops and raise animals was once again the top challenge identified in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual outlook survey of participants in the Young Farmers & Ranchers program. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/securing-land-still-young-farmers-top-concern" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/securing-land-still-young-farmers-top-concern#comments Equipment Government Management Miscellaneous Soybeans Inputs Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:52:00 +0000 113051 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Top reasons why cotton herbicide programs fail, what to do http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/top-reasons-why-cotton-herbicide-programs-fail-what-do <div class="node-body gallery-body">In recent years, cotton growers have met the challenge with improved strategies and are winning. But even a perfect plan with perfect execution can come up short. </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/top-reasons-why-cotton-herbicide-programs-fail-what-do" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/top-reasons-why-cotton-herbicide-programs-fail-what-do#comments Cotton Management Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:06:00 +0000 113041 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Management practices still needed for effective TSWV control http://southeastfarmpress.com/amvac-chemical-corporation/management-practices-still-needed-effective-tswv-control <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored by </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It seems that no matter how many tools you have in your toolbox, you always need one more tool to get the job done right. The same is the case when managing tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) in peanuts. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/amvac-chemical-corporation/management-practices-still-needed-effective-tswv-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/amvac-chemical-corporation/management-practices-still-needed-effective-tswv-control#comments AMVAC Chemical Corporation Peanuts Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:00:00 +0000 112991 at http://southeastfarmpress.com No increase predicted in Alabama’s cotton acreage http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/no-increase-predicted-alabama-s-cotton-acreage <div class="node-body article-body">“The few acres we have in north Alabama will probably continue to go down some. In central and south Alabama, cotton and peanuts go hand-in-hand, and cotton is too good to lose as a rotational crop. Unfortunately, cotton prices have not rebounded, and we don’t have much incentive." </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/no-increase-predicted-alabama-s-cotton-acreage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/no-increase-predicted-alabama-s-cotton-acreage#comments Cotton Management Markets Miscellaneous Cotton Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:00:00 +0000 112581 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>COTTON ACREAGE IS expected to be down in Alabama this year, especially considering the Farm Bill incentive to plant more peanuts.&nbsp;</p> Don’t even think about taking my water http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/don-t-even-think-about-taking-my-water <div class="node-body blog-body">In a recent survey conducted by the University of Florida Center for Public Issues Education, or PIE Center, participating Floridians revealed that they value water almost as much as they do money and their health. Just don’t ask them to cut their showers short.</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-even-think-about-taking-my-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/don-t-even-think-about-taking-my-water#comments Government Management Miscellaneous Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:38:00 +0000 112561 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Weed control saves yield, worth investment http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/weed-control-saves-yield-worth-investment <div class="field-byline"> Eric Prostko, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the recent low prices of some agricultural commodities, you might be wondering if herbicides are worth it. I can assure you that they are. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/weed-control-saves-yield-worth-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/weed-control-saves-yield-worth-investment#comments Grains Management Peanuts Soybeans Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:28:00 +0000 112971 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>EVERY WEED management program should include as many tactics as practical, including crop rotation, tillage, cover crops, mechanical cultivation, hand-weeding, narrow-row spacing and herbicides.</p> 97 percent of all U.S. farms are family-owned http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/97-percent-all-us-farms-are-family-owned <div class="field-byline"> USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A family farm is any farm where the majority of the business is owned by the operator and individuals related to the operator.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/97-percent-all-us-farms-are-family-owned" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/97-percent-all-us-farms-are-family-owned#comments Cotton Government Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Government USDA Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:17:00 +0000 112941 at http://southeastfarmpress.com