Tobacco http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6001/more en 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> Why burley tobacco has worked for some new growers but not others http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/why-burley-tobacco-has-worked-some-new-growers-not-others <div class="node-body article-body">“My yield (on burley) was way down by the end of that time, and I never could put my finger on why. For the first four years, we were always able to get 2,300 to 2,400 pounds per acre. But the last two years, we got only 1,400 pounds per acre.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/why-burley-tobacco-has-worked-some-new-growers-not-others" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/why-burley-tobacco-has-worked-some-new-growers-not-others#comments Management Markets Miscellaneous Tobacco Tobacco Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:29:00 +0000 113011 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>BOBBY BAKER STANDS in a barn full of burley stalks.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tobacco farmers fear big planting cut this season http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-farmers-fear-big-planting-cut-season <div class="node-body article-body">“Every conversation among growers is about a bleak forecast in terms of real leaf demand. It isn’t easy to understand how we seemingly find ourselves in this oversupply situation all of a sudden.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-farmers-fear-big-planting-cut-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-farmers-fear-big-planting-cut-season#comments Management Markets Miscellaneous Tobacco Tobacco Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:47:00 +0000 112281 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>TRANSPLANTING OF THE 2015 crop will begin in about a month, as it did in this file photo from a flue-cured farm near Carthage, N.C. But how much acreage will growers feel safe in setting out?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> (Gallery) Irrigation systems, ideas and faces from the past http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/gallery-irrigation-systems-ideas-and-faces-past <div class="node-body gallery-body">It was 1947 and J.L Clegg was attaching pipes to a free-flowing artesian well on his tobacco farm. That same year, L.E. Connell and assistant county Extension agent J. O. Hensley adjusted pipes on H. Langdale, Jr. Farm. And in 1951, Dock Jones was using dynamite to make ditches.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> 5 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/gallery-irrigation-systems-ideas-and-faces-past" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/gallery-irrigation-systems-ideas-and-faces-past#comments Cotton Equipment Livestock Management Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:23:00 +0000 112671 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Tobacco growers must grow more leaf for less in 2015 http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-growers-must-grow-more-leaf-less-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">It was a tense winter for tobacco farmers, as contracts for the 2015 crop were very difficult to obtain. Prices were down, too, putting growers in the position of needing to make the most tobacco possible at lowest realistic production cost.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-growers-must-grow-more-leaf-less-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-growers-must-grow-more-leaf-less-2015#comments Equipment Management Miscellaneous Tobacco Tobacco Wed, 18 Feb 2015 01:56:00 +0000 111961 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Crop choices still troublesome among farmers at S.C. AgriBiz Expo http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/crop-choices-still-troublesome-among-farmers-sc-agribiz-expo <div class="node-body article-body">“This was the Expo’s third year, and we didn’t see any falloff in either attendance or farmer interest. The innovative side of current agriculture was well represented in our exhibits, and it gave farmers an excellent opportunity to interact and get caught up.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/crop-choices-still-troublesome-among-farmers-sc-agribiz-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/crop-choices-still-troublesome-among-farmers-sc-agribiz-expo#comments Equipment Management Markets Miscellaneous Peanuts Tobacco Vegetables Tradeshows Wed, 11 Feb 2015 19:45:00 +0000 111681 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>FARMERS AND OTHER guests walk through the exhibits at the South Carolina AgriBiz Expo on Jan. 15.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Agronomic testing now can aid tobacco transplants http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/agronomic-testing-now-can-aid-tobacco-transplants <div class="field-byline"> North Carolina Department of Agriculture </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tobacco farmers will soon be loading up seed trays in greenhouse float beds to begin growing transplants for the field. This makes it the optimal time to test the source water and nutrient solution used in those float beds.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/agronomic-testing-now-can-aid-tobacco-transplants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/agronomic-testing-now-can-aid-tobacco-transplants#comments Management Tobacco Field Crops Tobacco Tue, 10 Feb 2015 02:37:00 +0000 112151 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Tennessee farmers saw high yields in 2014, but what about profits? http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/tennessee-farmers-saw-high-yields-2014-what-about-profits <div class="field-byline"> Chuck Danehower, University of Tennessee Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tight returns from 2014 puts the 2015 crop in the crosshairs as a crop year that cannot have any miscues and one where build up capital reserves may need to be tapped to make it through the year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/tennessee-farmers-saw-high-yields-2014-what-about-profits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/tennessee-farmers-saw-high-yields-2014-what-about-profits#comments Cotton Grains Management Markets Miscellaneous Soybeans Tobacco Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:36:00 +0000 111781 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>THOUGH TENNESSEE FARMERS saw outstanding yields -- particularly with grain crops -- in 2014, returns on their investments were tight, and 2015 will likely be even tighter.</p> New herbicide technologies still require proven cultural practices http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/new-herbicide-technologies-still-require-proven-cultural-practices <div class="node-body article-body">The new Xtend Flex with dicamba-resistance trait from Monsanto is expected to be available in limited amounts of varieties this season. New Enlist with 2, 4-D control from Dow AgroSciences is over the horizon. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/new-herbicide-technologies-still-require-proven-cultural-practices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/new-herbicide-technologies-still-require-proven-cultural-practices#comments Cotton Equipment Grains Management Tobacco Cotton Herbicide-tolerant crops Soybean Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:13:00 +0000 111571 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>EVEN WITH NEW herbicide technologies, farmers need to incorporate them with cultural and herbicide programs that work with residuals and cover crops.</p>