Tobacco http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6001/more en Summer: More hot, dry weather is not what farmers want to hear http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/summer-more-hot-dry-weather-not-what-farmers-want-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="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/summer-more-hot-dry-weather-not-what-farmers-want-hear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/summer-more-hot-dry-weather-not-what-farmers-want-hear#comments Cotton Grains Livestock Management Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Drought Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:07:00 +0000 114551 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <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 http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-could-be-new-source-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="http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-could-be-new-source-sought-after-vaccine-compound" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-could-be-new-source-sought-after-vaccine-compound#comments Markets Tobacco Tobacco Wed, 17 Jun 2015 13:06:00 +0000 114141 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <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 http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/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="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/sweet-potatoes-juice-pet-food-products-could-increase-market-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/sweet-potatoes-juice-pet-food-products-could-increase-market-demand#comments Tobacco Vegetables Sweet potatoes Fri, 05 Jun 2015 15:37:00 +0000 114271 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <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 http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/weather-delays-planting-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="http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/weather-delays-planting-tobacco-growers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/weather-delays-planting-tobacco-growers#comments Tobacco Tobacco Fri, 29 May 2015 13:58:00 +0000 114121 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <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 http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-farmers-deal-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="http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-farmers-deal-chaotic-market-emphasize-quality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-farmers-deal-chaotic-market-emphasize-quality#comments Markets Tobacco Tobacco Thu, 21 May 2015 19:29:00 +0000 114041 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <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 http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/ambitious-hemp-agenda-planned-kentucky-lead-nation-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="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/ambitious-hemp-agenda-planned-kentucky-lead-nation-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/ambitious-hemp-agenda-planned-kentucky-lead-nation-production#comments Government Management Markets Tobacco Wed, 06 May 2015 16:40:00 +0000 113861 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <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 http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/saying-good-bye-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="http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/saying-good-bye-good-help" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/saying-good-bye-good-help#comments Cotton Equipment Grains Management Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Human Resources Farm Press Blog Fri, 01 May 2015 21:21:00 +0000 113761 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Chemical, fertilization through pivot system and rate example http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/chemical-fertilization-through-pivot-system-and-rate-example <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Sawyer, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One of the most daunting tasks in using a center pivot for chemigation or fertigation is calculating the injection rate of the fertilizer or chemical.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/chemical-fertilization-through-pivot-system-and-rate-example" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/chemical-fertilization-through-pivot-system-and-rate-example#comments Cotton Equipment Grains Management Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Irrigation Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:11:00 +0000 113741 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Automated irrigation investment paying off on her family farm http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/automated-irrigation-investment-paying-her-family-farm <div class="node-body article-body">"We control the water, and no one can tell us at some future date that we can’t pump it. … Irrigation will help us preserve the farm now and for future generations.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/automated-irrigation-investment-paying-her-family-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/automated-irrigation-investment-paying-her-family-farm#comments Cotton Equipment Grains Management Soybeans Tobacco Center Pivot Crops Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:55:00 +0000 113701 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>&ldquo;Among the lessons we have learned is that the timeliness and reliability of water application has definitely improved our yields,&quot; said Alabama farmer Annie Dees</p> Cousins finding their places on the farm http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/cousins-finding-their-places-farm <div class="node-body article-body">Matt Dicks and Jason Dicks are armed with wry humor and good-natured jabs but the young Florida men are serious about making farming a career.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/cousins-finding-their-places-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/cousins-finding-their-places-farm#comments Cotton Grains Livestock Management Peanuts Tobacco Cotton Peanut Tobacco Tue, 14 Apr 2015 19:55:00 +0000 113411 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Jason Dicks, left, and cousin Matt Dicks grew up in Columbia County, Fla. The young men are looking for ways to keep farming in the area by adding row crop production to what has historically been tobacco and cattle country.</p>