Southeast Farm Press http://southeastfarmpress.com/rss.xml en Clemson has peach growing 'in the bag' http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/clemson-has-peach-growing-bag <div class="field-byline"> Scott Miller, Clemson University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Clemson University researchers are opening the door for organic, chemical-free peach production in the Southeast.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/clemson-has-peach-growing-bag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/clemson-has-peach-growing-bag#comments Orchard Crops Peaches Tue, 04 Aug 2015 19:08:00 +0000 115221 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Peaches are bagged on the trees when the fruits are young and small.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p> Clemson University Passing the farm and land heritage to his daughter http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/passing-farm-and-land-heritage-his-daughter <div class="node-body article-body">Glenn Cox is a fifth generation farmer. Casey, 24, is the daughter and only child of Glenn and wife, Tina. And Casey is becoming the sixth generation to farm their branch of the family’s land in Mitchell County, Ga.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/passing-farm-and-land-heritage-his-daughter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/passing-farm-and-land-heritage-his-daughter#comments Grains Peanuts Soybeans Management Peanut Soybean Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:14:00 +0000 115211 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Glenn Cox with daughter Casey on the banks of the Flint River in Mitchell County, Ga. Glenn is in the process of transitioning the family farm operation to Casey, 24.</p> Cotton’s future hinges on demand http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-s-future-hinges-demand <div class="field-byline"> Don Shurley, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 2015-16 cotton crop year is expected to be the first time since 2009 that demand will exceed production. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-s-future-hinges-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-s-future-hinges-demand#comments Cotton Cotton Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:15:00 +0000 115201 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Cotton is spun for research and development projects at the Cotton Incorporated headquarters in Cary, N.C.</p> Georgia Grazing School set for Sept. 15-16 http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/georgia-grazing-school-set-sept-15-16 <div class="node-body article-body">For something that seems so simple, there are a lot of moving parts and interacting pieces when it comes to grazing management. The Georgia Grazing School will be held on Sept. 15 and 16 in Carrollton, Ga., at the Carroll Co. Extension Office and Agri-Center. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/georgia-grazing-school-set-sept-15-16" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/georgia-grazing-school-set-sept-15-16#comments Livestock Cattle Pasture Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:50:00 +0000 115191 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Peanut Profitability winners discuss strip tillage benefits, fungicides http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/peanut-profitability-winners-discuss-strip-tillage-benefits-fungicides <div class="node-body article-body">Winners of the 2015 Peanut Profitability Awards were recognized for both the quality and quantity of their peanut crops and the successful production practices that brought them there during the 17th annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga. July 25.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/peanut-profitability-winners-discuss-strip-tillage-benefits-fungicides" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/peanut-profitability-winners-discuss-strip-tillage-benefits-fungicides#comments Peanuts Crops Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:22:00 +0000 115131 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Winners of the 2015 Peanut Profitability Awards were honored during the Southern Peanut Growers Conference at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga. From left, Southwest Farm Press Editor Ron Smith;&nbsp; Anthony Reed, winner for the Southwest; Brian McClam, winner for the the upper Southeast; Johnny Cochran, winner for the lower Southeast; and Marshall Lamb, research leader with USDA&rsquo;s National Peanut Research Laboratory.</p> USDA deputy secretary has homecoming at Peanut Conference: Part II http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/usda-deputy-secretary-has-homecoming-peanut-conference-part-ii <div class="node-body video-body">Deputy Agriculture Krysta Harden says peanut farmers have the talent, determination to grow markets for U.S. peanuts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/usda-deputy-secretary-has-homecoming-peanut-conference-part-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/usda-deputy-secretary-has-homecoming-peanut-conference-part-ii#comments Markets Peanuts Soybeans Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:54:00 +0000 115141 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Jeff Cassady named executive vice president of SCPA http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/jeff-cassady-named-executive-vice-president-scpa <div class="node-body article-body">Southern Crop Production Association announces Bayer CropScience's Jeff Cassady will succeed Edgar Duskin as executive vice president of SCPA after "the Colonel" retires Dec. 31.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/jeff-cassady-named-executive-vice-president-scpa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/jeff-cassady-named-executive-vice-president-scpa#comments Management Miscellaneous Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:10:00 +0000 115121 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Jeff Cassady, new executive vice president of SCPA.</p> Using pigs to root out weeds in crop fields http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/using-pigs-root-out-weeds-crop-fields <div class="field-byline"> Kimberly Moore Wilmoth, University of Florida </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One method used “back in the day” was letting pigs loose in fields not being used for crops for a season and allowing the pigs to do what they do naturally: dig up the roots of weeds and fertilize the land.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/using-pigs-root-out-weeds-crop-fields" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/using-pigs-root-out-weeds-crop-fields#comments Livestock Management Vegetables Herbicides Vegetables Weeds Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:51:00 +0000 115111 at http://southeastfarmpress.com University of Florida US cattle herd continues expansion http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/us-cattle-herd-continues-expansion <div class="field-byline"> Chris Prevatt, University of Florida livestock economist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The results of the Jan. 1 and July 1 cattle inventory reports have made it clear that expansion is taking place by retaining more beef cows and replacement heifers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/us-cattle-herd-continues-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/us-cattle-herd-continues-expansion#comments Livestock Beef Marketing and Promotion Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:53:00 +0000 115101 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>This continued beef herd expansion will be moderately bearish on cattle prices during the next couple of years.</p> USDA deputy secretary has homecoming at Peanut Conference: Part I http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/usda-deputy-secretary-has-homecoming-peanut-conference-part-i <div class="node-body video-body">Deputy Agriculture Secretary Krysta Harden says peanut industry has challenges but none that cannot be overcome with hard work and determination.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/usda-deputy-secretary-has-homecoming-peanut-conference-part-i" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/usda-deputy-secretary-has-homecoming-peanut-conference-part-i#comments Government Peanuts Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:02:00 +0000 115091 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Shannon Shepp is the new Florida Citrus Commission executive director http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/shannon-shepp-new-florida-citrus-commission-executive-director <div class="field-byline"> Florida Department of Citrus </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Florida Citrus Commission unanimously appointed Shannon Shepp as interim executive director of the Florida Department of Citrus July 22.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/shannon-shepp-new-florida-citrus-commission-executive-director" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/shannon-shepp-new-florida-citrus-commission-executive-director#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:10:00 +0000 115081 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Shannon Shepp has been appointed interim executive director of the Florida Department of Citrus, accepting the resignation of Doug Ackerman, who resigned July 20 after four years in the position.</p> Civil War battle and peanut disease management are a lot alike http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/civil-war-battle-and-peanut-disease-management-are-lot-alike <div class="field-byline"> Bob Kemerait, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Not unlike a discarded cigarette smoldering between the cushions on a couch, without adequate protection, fungal diseases can ignite abruptly within a peanut field.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/civil-war-battle-and-peanut-disease-management-are-lot-alike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/civil-war-battle-and-peanut-disease-management-are-lot-alike#comments Peanuts Field Crops Fungicides Peanut Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:47:00 +0000 115071 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Disease management becomes ever more critical during the middle of the season.&nbsp; There are several reasons for this.&nbsp;</p> Forage pest problems on rise in South http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/forage-pest-problems-rise-south <div class="field-byline"> Dennis Hancock, UGA Extension forage specialist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Is it just me, or does it seem like our insect pest problems in the forage world are getting more numerous? Let me give you a quick update on some of the many fronts we seem to be waging on bugs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/forage-pest-problems-rise-south" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/forage-pest-problems-rise-south#comments Livestock Management Beef Pasture Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:34:00 +0000 115061 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Want profits? Get some high yields, low costs and price rallies http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/want-profits-get-some-high-yields-low-costs-and-price-rallies <div class="field-byline"> Chuck Danehower, University of Tennessee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Looking at the profitability and the breakeven price needed to cover all expenses at the selling price can aid producers in their marketing plan. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/want-profits-get-some-high-yields-low-costs-and-price-rallies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/want-profits-get-some-high-yields-low-costs-and-price-rallies#comments Cotton Equipment Management Markets Soybeans Cotton Marketing and Promotion Soybean Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:12:00 +0000 115051 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>While current market prices may be below breakeven prices, producers should look closely at latest rallies to price part of the crop. Higher prices could be in the offering but rallies generally need to be rewarded to some degree.</p> Critically import now to scout peanuts for insects http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/critically-import-now-scout-peanuts-insects <div class="node-body article-body">University of Georgia Extension Entomologist Mark Abney characterizes 2014 as a “very buggy year” in Georgia with a great deal of insect pressure and he says last year can provide a number of lessons on peanut insect management this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/critically-import-now-scout-peanuts-insects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/critically-import-now-scout-peanuts-insects#comments Peanuts Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:14:00 +0000 114991 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Babu Srinivasan, University of Georgia associate professor of entomology in Tifton and University of Georgia Extension Entomologist Mark Abney were on hand for the 47<sup>th</sup> annual meeting of the American Peanut Research and Education Society annual meeting held in mid-July in Charleston, S.C.</p> (Gallery) Tennessee’s flooded fields could be disastrous http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/gallery-tennessee-s-flooded-fields-could-be-disastrous <div class="node-body gallery-body">Here’s a look at flooded fields along Hwy 88 at the north bottom and Hales Point bottom in Lauderdale County, Tenn.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/gallery-tennessee-s-flooded-fields-could-be-disastrous" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/gallery-tennessee-s-flooded-fields-could-be-disastrous#comments Cotton Soybeans Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:34:00 +0000 115031 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Rough estimates have anywhere from 60,000 to 100,000 acres of productive farmland under water from a late-rising Mississippi river.</p> PPO-resistant Palmer amaranth likely in Tennessee http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/ppo-resistant-palmer-amaranth-likely-tennessee <div class="field-byline"> Larry Steckel, University of Tennessee Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Since stout rates of some PPO herbicides have not consistently controlled 1-inch to 2-inch Palmer amaranth in isolated locations, one can surmise Tennessee likely hhas PPO-resistant Palmer now.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/ppo-resistant-palmer-amaranth-likely-tennessee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/ppo-resistant-palmer-amaranth-likely-tennessee#comments Cotton Soybeans Cotton Herbicide-tolerant crops Resistant Weeds Soybean Weeds Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:27:00 +0000 115021 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Palmer amaranth from two Tennessee fields tested positive for the PPO resistance gene.&nbsp; After sequencing, the resistance was found to be the same type as found in PPO resistant waterhemp in the Midwest.</p> Georgia’s Zippy Duvall wants American Farm Bureau presidency http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/georgia-s-zippy-duvall-wants-american-farm-bureau-presidency <div class="field-byline"> Georgia Farm Bureau </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Georgia Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall announced his candidacy for president of the American Farm Bureau Federation July 17.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/georgia-s-zippy-duvall-wants-american-farm-bureau-presidency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/georgia-s-zippy-duvall-wants-american-farm-bureau-presidency#comments Government Management Miscellaneous American Farm Bureau Federation Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:45:00 +0000 114981 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Georgia Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall.</p> Tobacco TSWV: “Somebody will have the best control, somebody will have the worse” http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-tswv-somebody-will-have-best-control-somebody-will-have-worse <div class="field-byline"> Rocky Womack, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Georgia continues to upgrade its two-decades-old tomato spotted wilt virus incidence database for tobacco.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-tswv-somebody-will-have-best-control-somebody-will-have-worse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-tswv-somebody-will-have-best-control-somebody-will-have-worse#comments Tobacco Field Crops Tobacco Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:40:00 +0000 114971 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Paul Bertrand, a consulting plant pathologist for Georgia tobacco, says Georgia has &ldquo;a continuous database for the incidence of spotted wilt in this area. We have an unbroken database going back to 1993. Even though varieties change, since some of them are not resistant the database is good. Somebody sometime might come along with some better algorithms, and we&rsquo;ll have a database that they can use.&quot;</p> US poultry wins international trade battles http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/us-poultry-wins-international-trade-battles <div class="field-byline"> Georgia Farm Bureau </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This victory will help address barriers to the Indian market for U.S. farmers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/us-poultry-wins-international-trade-battles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/us-poultry-wins-international-trade-battles#comments Livestock Livestock Regulations Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:12:00 +0000 114961 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>India&#39;s ban on products such as poultry meat, eggs and live pigs was allegedly maintained to protect India against avian influenza.</p> USDA-ARS (Gallery) Tips to make ultra-late soybeans payoff http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/gallery-tips-make-ultra-late-soybeans-payoff <div class="node-body gallery-body">Ultra-late soybean planting, or planting after corn harvest in the Southeast, is a bit risky. But the production practice can bring economic return if done right and on time.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/gallery-tips-make-ultra-late-soybeans-payoff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/gallery-tips-make-ultra-late-soybeans-payoff#comments Soybeans Mon, 20 Jul 2015 13:31:00 +0000 114951 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Old world bollworm found in US poses serious risk to cotton, other crops http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/old-world-bollworm-found-us-poses-serious-risk-cotton-other-crops <div class="node-body article-body">One male old world bollworm was collected in a Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey pheromone trap in Bradenton, Fla., June 17. This is the first time the serious agricultural pest has been detected in the U.S. outside of port interceptions. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/old-world-bollworm-found-us-poses-serious-risk-cotton-other-crops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/old-world-bollworm-found-us-poses-serious-risk-cotton-other-crops#comments Cotton Cotton Foliar insects Insecticides Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:18:00 +0000 114941 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Mature old world bollworm larva. Global crop damage by this pest has been reported at more than $2 billion annually. In Brazil in 2013, the yield of field crops was reportedly reduced by 35 percent, and the cost of insecticide application for cotton doubled.</p> M. van der Straten, National Plant Protection Organization, Netherlands. (www.bugwood.org) Bayer facility designed ‘for way people work today’ http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/bayer-facility-designed-way-people-work-today <div class="node-body article-body">Bayer CropScience’s newly renovated headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C. is built “for the way people work today,” featuring more open space, more natural light and added amenities designed to enhance collaboration and cooperation among the 700 employees who work there.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/bayer-facility-designed-way-people-work-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/bayer-facility-designed-way-people-work-today#comments Management Inputs Wed, 15 Jul 2015 19:39:00 +0000 114651 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>On hand for the dedication of BayerCropScience&rsquo;s newly renovated headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C. were Camille Gipson, manager, internal communications for BayerCropScience, and Jim Bloom, president and CEO of BayerCropScience North America.</p> Nicosia featured speaker at Cotton Market Roundtable in New York July 24 http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/nicosia-featured-speaker-cotton-market-roundtable-new-york-july-24 <div class="node-body article-body">Joe Nicosia, executive vice president of Louis Dreyfus Commodities LLC, will be the featured speaker at this year’s Cotton Market Roundtable in New York on July 24.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/nicosia-featured-speaker-cotton-market-roundtable-new-york-july-24" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/nicosia-featured-speaker-cotton-market-roundtable-new-york-july-24#comments Cotton Management Cotton Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:37:00 +0000 114931 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Weeds: Are the fugitives and flushes worth getting? http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/weeds-are-fugitives-and-flushes-worth-getting <div class="node-body article-body">Do you need a weed-chopping crew in cotton? A good threshold to pull the trigger is five to 10 pigweed plants per cotton acre.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/weeds-are-fugitives-and-flushes-worth-getting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/weeds-are-fugitives-and-flushes-worth-getting#comments Cotton Grains Corn Cotton Resistant Weeds Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:25:00 +0000 114921 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Growers know it. Extension specialist and industry reps preach it: a handful of escaped, unchecked Palmer amaranth plants can in as few as three years lead to enough resistant pigweed plants to economically devastate an entire field.</p> American Farm Bureau’s Stallman to step down as president http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/american-farm-bureau-s-stallman-step-down-president <div class="field-byline"> AFBF </div> <div class="node-body article-body">American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman announced July 14 that he will not seek reelection in January 2016 following 16 years at the helm of the nation’s largest, general farm organization. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/american-farm-bureau-s-stallman-step-down-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/american-farm-bureau-s-stallman-step-down-president#comments Government Miscellaneous American Farm Bureau Federation Tue, 14 Jul 2015 20:33:00 +0000 114901 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman.</p> Cotton Board's first ever Women in Agriculture Tour http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-boards-first-ever-women-agriculture-tour <div class="node-body article-body">Sixty-four women from 16 of the nation’s 17 cotton-producing states converged on Cary, N.C. June 15 for a tour of Cotton Incorporated world headquarters for the Cotton Board’s first ever Women in Agriculture Tour.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-boards-first-ever-women-agriculture-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-boards-first-ever-women-agriculture-tour#comments Cotton Cotton Incorporated Tue, 14 Jul 2015 18:59:00 +0000 114641 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Sixty four women from 16 of the 17 cotton producing states converge upon Cotton Incorporated&rsquo;s research center in Raleigh, N.C. for the Cotton Board&rsquo;s Women in Agriculture Tour.</p> Cotton faces unrelenting synthetics competition http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-faces-unrelenting-synthetics-competition <div class="node-body article-body">Cotton continues to face unrelenting competition from synthetic fibers, but Cotton Incorporated is taking steps to increase market shares in traditional markets while looking to other markets where cotton is usually not the first fiber of choice.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-faces-unrelenting-synthetics-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-faces-unrelenting-synthetics-competition#comments Cotton Cotton Incorporated Tue, 14 Jul 2015 18:46:00 +0000 114631 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">Inspecting the latest cotton fabric developed at Cotton Incorporated&rsquo;s research center in Cary, N.C. are Ann Marie&nbsp;</span>Antone<span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;of Maricopa,&nbsp;</span>Ariz<span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">.,&nbsp;</span>Adriane<span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</span>Carbonal<span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;of&nbsp;</span>Chowchilla<span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">, Calif., Mari Martin of&nbsp;</span>Firebaugh<span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">, Calif., and&nbsp;</span>Cassy<span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;England of Casa Grande,&nbsp;</span>Ariz<span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">. The women were part of the Cotton Board&rsquo;s Women in Agriculture Tour of Cotton Incorporated&rsquo;s North Carolina headquarters.</span></p> (Gallery) Can you tell the difference between a good and a bad stink bug? http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/gallery-can-you-tell-difference-between-good-and-bad-stink-bug <div class="node-body gallery-body">Though they’ve gotten a deservedly bad reputation in recent years for doing serious crop damage, but not all stink bugs are crop pests. Some are beneficial and prey on other crop pests, especially in vegetable production. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/gallery-can-you-tell-difference-between-good-and-bad-stink-bug" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/gallery-can-you-tell-difference-between-good-and-bad-stink-bug#comments Cotton Soybeans Vegetables Tue, 14 Jul 2015 18:39:00 +0000 107661 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Report and news propel cotton prices back south http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/report-and-news-propel-cotton-prices-back-south <div class="field-byline"> Don Shurley, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cotton acres planted were reduced to reflect the June 30 estimate of actual acres planted and acres harvested and yield were tweaked a bit but we still end up with 14.5 million bales. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/report-and-news-propel-cotton-prices-back-south" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/report-and-news-propel-cotton-prices-back-south#comments Cotton Cotton Tue, 14 Jul 2015 17:41:00 +0000 114891 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>All this plus a 1.2 million bale increase in China&rsquo;s carry-in stocks, results in a 2 &frac12; million bale increase in 2015 crop year ending stocks. Ouch.</p>