Energy http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/5362/more en Tobacco growers urged to use no-till production http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-growers-urged-use-no-till-production <div class="field-byline"> Katie Pratt, University of Kentucky </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Conservation tillage in tobacco has been around for a while, but it hasn't been readily adopted by a large number of growers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-growers-urged-use-no-till-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-growers-urged-use-no-till-production#comments Tobacco Energy No Till Tobacco Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:33:00 +0000 115511 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Pondered global warming, as ‘The Bear’ took hold http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/pondered-global-warming-bear-took-hold <div class="field-byline"> Bob Kemerait, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Though long uncertain about climate change and global warming, my interest came into sharp focus 3:14 p.m. June 16. I had been spraying fungicides for much of the day in corn plots where the air was thick and still. The temperature crawled to 97°F. “The bear” had me.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/pondered-global-warming-bear-took-hold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/pondered-global-warming-bear-took-hold#comments Cotton Grains Peanuts Soybeans Drought Renewable Wed, 08 Jul 2015 14:36:00 +0000 114841 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Facing &#39;The Bear&#39; of a potential heat stroke, University of Georgia plant pathologist Bob Kemerait ponders climate change, global warming and agriculture.</p> Ag engineering students turn learning into quarter-scale tractor pull off (Photos included) http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/ag-engineering-students-turn-learning-quarter-scale-tractor-pull-photos-included <div class="field-byline"> Willie Vogt </div> <div class="field-deck"> University of Kentucky walked away with top honors. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The International Quarter Scale Tractor Student Design Competition provides ag engineering students with real-world experience. The program starts the previous year with release of tractor design rules and culminates with a four-day event in Peoria, Ill., where Kentucky students pulled out top honors with their tractor this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/ag-engineering-students-turn-learning-quarter-scale-tractor-pull-photos-included" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/ag-engineering-students-turn-learning-quarter-scale-tractor-pull-photos-included#comments Equipment Management Miscellaneous Equipment & Supplies Fuel Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:19:00 +0000 106781 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY Wildcat team of ag engineers won the 2014 International Quarter Scale Tractor Student Design Competition. The team not only competed well with their written report, but the tractor was a top performer in the pull.</p> Congress asks Obama to help ease U.S. propane supply problems http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/congress-asks-obama-help-ease-us-propane-supply-problems <div class="field-byline"> Southeast Farm Press staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Seventy-three U.S. House representatives sent a letter to President Barack Obama and asked him to work with Congress to address the current propane market supply issue causing shortages across the United States. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/congress-asks-obama-help-ease-us-propane-supply-problems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/congress-asks-obama-help-ease-us-propane-supply-problems#comments Equipment Government Management Miscellaneous Propane Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:34:00 +0000 103311 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Steps taken now can prevent fuel problems during winter months http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/steps-taken-now-can-prevent-fuel-problems-during-winter-months <div class="field-byline"> From the United Soybean Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As harvest season winds down, growers should take the necessary steps to minimize fuel-related problems when temperatures dip below freezing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/steps-taken-now-can-prevent-fuel-problems-during-winter-months" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/steps-taken-now-can-prevent-fuel-problems-during-winter-months#comments Equipment Grains Soybeans Biodiesel Diesel Wed, 04 Dec 2013 12:18:00 +0000 101001 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Propane finding a new fit for power needs on the farm http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/propane-finding-new-fit-power-needs-farm <div class="node-body video-body">Farmers who are considering trying propane can find energy savings and cash incentives for trying the new energy source. The Propane Education and Research Council is using information from the program to find better ways to use propane. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/propane-finding-new-fit-power-needs-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/propane-finding-new-fit-power-needs-farm#comments Equipment Management Center Pivot Propane Wed, 06 Nov 2013 15:35:00 +0000 99981 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Soaking switchgrass seed may hasten stand establishment http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/soaking-switchgrass-seed-may-hasten-stand-establishment <div class="field-byline"> By Katie Pratt, University of Kentucky </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Once established, switchgrass grows well on marginal land, but it can take several years to produce a significant crop. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/soaking-switchgrass-seed-may-hasten-stand-establishment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/soaking-switchgrass-seed-may-hasten-stand-establishment#comments Livestock Markets Biomass Livestock Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:31:00 +0000 99721 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p> UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY graduate student Whitney Churchman has found that soaking seeds in water before planting helps switchgrass establishment.</p> Photo by tara Burke Detailed monitoring of farm energy costs can improve bottom line http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/detailed-monitoring-farm-energy-costs-can-improve-bottom-line <div class="field-byline"> By Dana Peterson, Iowa State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers should keep a close eye on the cost of fuel used in their operations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/detailed-monitoring-farm-energy-costs-can-improve-bottom-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/detailed-monitoring-farm-energy-costs-can-improve-bottom-line#comments Grains Peanuts Soybeans Fuel Inputs Mon, 16 Sep 2013 14:04:00 +0000 96302 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Summit to highlight bioenergy opportunities for South Carolina farmers http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/summit-highlight-bioenergy-opportunities-south-carolina-farmers <div class="node-body article-body">The upcoming South Carolina bioenterprise and rural economic development conference will provide information on many rural enterprises for Carolina farmers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/summit-highlight-bioenergy-opportunities-south-carolina-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/summit-highlight-bioenergy-opportunities-south-carolina-farmers#comments Grains Management Markets Miscellaneous Soybeans Biomass Marketing Wed, 04 Sep 2013 13:59:00 +0000 95302 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p> <strong>CLEMSON SCIENTIST Jim Frederick will be among the speakers at the Bioenergy and Rural Economic Development Summit set for Sept. 19-20 in Florence, S.C.</strong></p> Fuel spill exemption for small farmers included in Senate water bill http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/fuel-spill-exemption-small-farmers-included-senate-water-bill <div class="field-byline"> From the office of Senator Thad Cochran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Legislation to exempt small farms from EPA fuel storage requirements has been incorporated into the Senate-passed Water Resources Development Act.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/fuel-spill-exemption-small-farmers-included-senate-water-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/fuel-spill-exemption-small-farmers-included-senate-water-bill#comments Cotton Equipment Government Grains Livestock Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Fuel Fri, 17 May 2013 13:42:00 +0000 84062 at http://southeastfarmpress.com