The issue of mycotoxins in corn isn’t one of the most pleasant conversational topics for corn farmers, but North Carolina Extension Corn Specialist Ron Heiniger stresses that mycotoxins are a major concern in North Carolina that needs to be addressed....More
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Steve Griffin’s return to the family farm in Beaufort County North Carolina. Much has changed in farming since 1974, but one constant is the importance of efficiency....More
The dryland peanut corp in Georgia took a hit in late July and into August when some major peanut-producing regions missed getting afternoon thunderstorms, receiving only a few inches of rain or none at all....More
In the last two weeks, the white sugarcane aphid has been confirmed at damaging levels in sorghum fields in Florida and Georgia. The difficult-to-control-pest was first identified in Texas two years ago when it switched its host preference from sugarcane to grains....More
Farmers will be making a mistake if they shorten rotations and plant more peanuts just to try and get a government payment next season, says Marshall Lamb, research director for the National Peanut Research Laboratory in Dawson, Ga....More
Research on using unmanned aerial vehicles in North Carolina agriculture will begin as soon as North Carolina State University receives approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to use the vehicles....More
“You all know from experience that we’ve seen extremely volatile markets in the past several years. But for the moment, we are in a period of relative calm, but that’s not necessarily good news for you or for me," peanut broker tells growers....More
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...