Tobacco thrips that are resistant to neonicotinoid class of insecticides is proving to be more of a problem for cotton producers in North Carolina and across the Southeast with entomologists at North Carolina State University conducting research to understand why...More
For the past two years or more, all of the U.S. cottonseed companies have provided upland cotton varieties that offer extremely high fiber quality, which is certainly good news for U.S. cotton farmers....More
With new, high-yielding germplasm available for planting, growers seeking to maximize production are encouraged to check out cotton variety tests that match their field management systems when determining what to plant in 2016....More
Over the decades, cotton’s leaders have managed to pull a number of “rabbits out of their hats” just when it seemed the industry was going down for the count because of a combination of low prices, pest problems or high input costs....More
It is a serious mistake in farming to choose high-yielding, susceptible crop varieties without carefully considering the benefits of resistant varieties to protect yield and reduce pathogen populations.
The objective of the High Cotton award program closely follows the philosophy of the Farm Press Publications — to help growers produce more profitable, higher quality crops, by providing them with timely, hard-hitting information about technological advances, governmental regulations, and marketing opportunities. read more...
The Farm Press Peanut Profitability Awards are based on production efficiency, honoring those growers who produce the highest yields at the lowest cost per acre. Awards are presented to growers from the Lower Southeast, Upper Southeast, and the Southwest. read more...