Tobacco en Tobacco TSWV: “Somebody will have the best control, somebody will have the 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tobacco Field Crops Tobacco Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:40:00 +0000 114971 at <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> Kentucky Burley Tobacco Tour set for Aug. 3 <div class="node-body article-body">The 2015 Kentucky Burley Tobacco Industry Tour will be held August 3 and 4 in Lexington Kentucky. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tobacco Tobacco Wed, 08 Jul 2015 14:53:00 +0000 114851 at Tobacco farmers worried about making grade, diseases <div class="field-byline"> Rocky Womack, Contributing writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pierce County, Ga., tobacco farmer Scott Strickland started planting April 13, around the time13 inches of rain fell in south Georgia, preventing growers from planting. . </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tobacco Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:13:00 +0000 114741 at <p>Pierce County, Ga., tobacco farmer Scott Strickland at the 2015 Georgia Tobacco Tour in early June.</p> Rocky Womack Summer: More hot, dry weather is not what farmers want to hear <div class="field-byline"> David Zierden, Florida climatologist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hot and dry conditions during critical point in the growing season is looking more and more like a reality that has to be dealt with. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Livestock Management Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Drought Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:07:00 +0000 114551 at <p>Right now, hot and drier is a good possibility for the next two weeks or so in the Southeast, and it could persist well into the second half of summer.</p> Tobacco could be new source for sought-after vaccine compound <div class="node-body article-body">Squalene is a funny sounding compound that most people have never heard of, but it has the potential to be a new market for tobacco and a company called SynShark is taking steps to turn tobacco into the product.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Markets Tobacco Tobacco Wed, 17 Jun 2015 13:06:00 +0000 114141 at <p>Squalene was one of two new uses for tobacco highlighted at the Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase May 19 at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Another company showcased its plans to use tobacco as an alternative to corn for ethanol production.</p> Sweet potatoes: Juice, pet food products could increase market demand <div class="node-body article-body">When you think of consuming sweet potatoes, the image that comes to mind is usually orange tubers baked, split open and doused in butter. In recent years, a few new uses — like sweet potato chips and fries — have found a place in the consumption picture. But what about sweet potato used as an ingredient in vegetable juices?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tobacco Vegetables Sweet potatoes Fri, 05 Jun 2015 15:37:00 +0000 114271 at <p>As planting begins, the market outlook for fresh market sweet potatoes looks very strong. &ldquo;I can&rsquo;t think of anything negative to say about the outlook for sweet potatoes right now.&rdquo;said Joel Boseman, grower-packer-shipper, Battleboro, N.C.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Chris Bickers Weather delays planting for tobacco growers <div class="node-body article-body">Late winter and spring were really wet in much of the tobacco belt. How wet? In Kentucky, Bob Pearce, Extension tobacco specialist, said March and April combined were the wettest those two months he had ever been in the Lexington area. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tobacco Tobacco Fri, 29 May 2015 13:58:00 +0000 114121 at <p>By April 20, conditions in the greenhouse near Kinston, N. C., in the Coastal Plain, were threatening to force the growers&rsquo; hands. &ldquo;Transplants needed to be moved to the field,&rdquo; said Chris Jernigan, North Carolina regional agronomist.</p> Tobacco farmers deal with chaotic market, emphasize quality <div class="node-body article-body">There is one certainty about the chaotic market situation tobacco growers are facing: The best chance for success will come from producing the best possible quality. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Markets Tobacco Tobacco Thu, 21 May 2015 19:29:00 +0000 114041 at <p>&ldquo;What we really need to produce this year is good, ripe, clean tobacco,&rdquo; said Tim Yarbrough, a flue-cured grower of Prospect Hill, N.C., and president of the Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina.</p> Ambitious hemp agenda planned for Kentucky to lead nation in production <div class="field-byline"> Kentucky Dept. of Agriculture </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“We want to make Kentucky synonymous with hemp like Idaho with potatoes. … Hemp equals jobs and economic development," Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Management Markets Tobacco Wed, 06 May 2015 16:40:00 +0000 113861 at <p>Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer announces that the Kentucky Department of Agriculture approved 121 applications&nbsp;for hemp pilot projects in 2015. (Kentucky Department of Agriculture photo)</p> Saying good-bye to good help <div class="node-body blog-body">A farmer earlier this year had a question: If he cut back on farming the same amount of rented land he had in previous seasons, would he have enough work to keep all his farm crew this season?</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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Grains Management Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Human Resources Farm Press Blog Fri, 01 May 2015 21:21:00 +0000 113761 at