Management en Wider or faster, which planter is better? <div class="field-byline"> Patricia McDaniels, University of Tennessee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many producers can have excellent weather with few pest or weed problems and still find themselves straddling the line between profitability and losing money because of their planting decisions.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Grains Management Soybeans Precision Farming Crops Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:32:00 +0000 121191 at <p>In a study, a University of Tennessee engineer predicted field efficiency and capacity values across 41 fields using planters with different widths at planting speeds ranging from 4 mph to 12 mph.&nbsp;</p> Ag’s invasive species problem likely to get worse before better <div class="node-body article-body">The problem of invasive species will likely get worse before it gets better and agriculture must take action now to manage the possible onslaught of new organisms, new insects and new diseases that is expected to escalate, says a University of Georgia plant pathologist.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Management Peanuts Soybeans Peanut Sun, 24 Jul 2016 17:50:00 +0000 121171 at <p>Tim Brenneman, left, professor of plant pathology at the University of Georgia in Tifton, discusses peanut industry efforts to combat the tomato spotted wilt virus with Ramon Leon, assistant professor of weed science at the University of Florida West Florida Research and Education Center in Jay.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Dry, wicked heat wave stealing promise in South Carolina <div class="field-byline"> Jim Melvin, Clemson University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Just when things were looking promising for farmers in most areas of the state, another dry and wicked heat wave has a hold on South Carolina and is starting to squeeze the life out of crops.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Management Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Weather Drought Tue, 12 Jul 2016 01:41:00 +0000 120961 at <div> <p>In upstate South Carolina, hundreds of acres of dryland corn that looked fabulous just three or four weeks ago have suffered serious damage because of the recent heat&nbsp;wave.</p> </div> Garland Veasey / Clemson University Resistance: The growing threat everyone’s responsible for <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers today have access to the best pesticide and fungicide products ever made. To get the consistent, high-quality yields needed to sustain their operations, farmers depend on them. The continued viability of these essential products, however, depends on everyone.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Management Peanuts Soybeans Fungicides Herbicides Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:11:00 +0000 120891 at Attempt to grow wheat a violation of Clean Water Act, judge says <div class="field-byline"> Gary Baise, Penton Ag/Farm Futures </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Judge Kimberly Mueller on June 10 in the U.S. Eastern District Court of California found that John Duarte, a nursery operator and wheat farmer, plowed wetlands four to six inches deep, and therefore violated the Clean Water Act.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Grains Management Regulations Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:42:00 +0000 120821 at Workshops planned to help South Carolina farmers get flood aid <div class="field-byline"> Scott Miller, Clemson University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Educational workshops planned for farmers throughout South Carolina to help them apply for flood assistance under the South Carolina Farm Aid Grant Program.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Management Peanuts Soybeans Seminars Flooding Wed, 29 Jun 2016 20:10:00 +0000 120801 at <p><span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">The South Carolina General Assembly approved $40 million in state aid for farmers who suffered losses from last October&rsquo;s historic flood. Farmers can apply for grants covering 20 percent of their crop loss up to $100,000. Applications must be postmarked by Aug. 15.</span></p> Jonathan Windham/Clemson University For the bees: Bayer, Wildlife Society to plant 25 million wildflowers <div class="node-body article-body">The Bayer Bee Care program and the Wildlife Society are working together toward the goal of planting 25 million pollinator-attractant wildflower seeds by the fall with the aim of increasing nutrition options for honeybees.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Management Orchard Crops Vegetables Trade Associations Sun, 26 Jun 2016 13:54:00 +0000 120711 at <p>The planting will occur later in the fall, just in time for the pollinator buffet to bloom and establish spring 2017 forage.&nbsp;</p> New Research Triangle Park-based business wants to fund ag startups <div class="node-body article-body">As John Dombrosky sees it, great research and new technology in agriculture doesn’t do much good until it can be used right on the farm to improve farm income.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Management Managing the Margins Soybeans Inputs Tue, 14 Jun 2016 13:51:00 +0000 120411 at <p>John Dombrosky, CEO of AgTech Accelerator, says the venture plans to raise $30 million this year to fund new and innovative ag startup companies .</p> Aerial photos: Bonnie and Colin flood Carolina farms, leave mess behind <div class="node-body gallery-body">Here is what it looked like, from the air, June 7 on some North Carolina farms after tropical storms dumped heavy rain on young or just-planted crops.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Management Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Thu, 09 Jun 2016 15:05:00 +0000 120471 at Vertical tillage works well with no-till but can it build yields? <div class="node-body article-body">North Carolina State University has begun a 10-year study at the Piedmont Research Station in Salisbury to see how vertical tillage might be used to increase yields and improve soil health.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Management Soybeans Soybean Vertical Till Mon, 06 Jun 2016 14:08:00 +0000 120101 at <p>Alan Franzluebbers, a USDA Agricultural Research Service soil scientist at North Carolina State University, says soil health can be improved through good management.</p>