Management en Try to do better with what you have, advises long-time farmer <div class="node-body blog-body">I’ve interviewed many farmers over the years who talk about having to grow to survive and they’re not exaggerating, especially the younger guys who are struggling to establish themselves. Whether by necessity or by choice, expansion seems to be the name of the game in commercial agriculture.</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> Equipment Livestock Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Blog Farm Press Blog Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:52:00 +0000 107611 at Corn earworm, tobacco budworm management critical for North Carolina farmers <div class="field-byline"> Dominic Reisig, North Carolina Extension Entomologist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Because we won’t be dealing with many kudzu bugs this season, we need to focus our efforts on the other pests that are around. These include the corn earworm/tobacco budworm, stink bugs and defoliators (loopers, armyworms, etc.).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Soybeans Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:53:00 +0000 108091 at Grower alert: Frogeye leaf spot now in Alabama soybeans <div class="node-body article-body">"Frogeye leaf spot development is favored by warm, humid conditions and frequent rain events. These are conditions we have experienced in Alabama during July."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Miscellaneous Soybeans Soybean Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:45:00 +0000 108051 at <p><span style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">FROGEYE LEAF SPOT has been observed in numerous soybean fields in central and north Alabama in recent days.&nbsp;</span></p> Peanut Profitability Award winners take different paths to honor <div class="node-body article-body">“This year marks the 15th class of winning Peanut Profitability Award growers, and each class continues to impress with their innovate techniques of improving profitability and bottom-line profits."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Markets Miscellaneous Peanuts Peanuts Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:26:00 +0000 108031 at <p>WINNERS OF THE 2014 Farm Press Peanut Profitability Awards recently were honored at the 16<sup>th</sup> annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference held in Panama City, Fla. Shown are, left to right: Upper Southeast winner Billy Bain of Dinwiddie, Va.; Southwest region winners George, Isaac and John Guenther, Gaines County, Texas; and Lower Southeast winner Owen Yoder of Orrville, Ala.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Plant bugs a challenge for North Carolina farmers this year <div class="field-byline"> John Hart </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Plant bugs are proving to be more of a challenge in North Carolina this year with infestations being found and treated farther into the Coastal Plains than usual, but North Carolina State University Extension Entomologist Dominic Reisig stresses that the situation can be easily managed with proper scouting. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Management Soybeans Pesticides Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:53:00 +0000 107801 at <p>NORTH CAROLINA farmers should stay calm, cool and collected when scouting for plant bugs. Many times infestations are at levels that won&rsquo;t cause yield loss.</p> Weather increases Southern corn rust infestations in North Carolina <div class="field-byline"> John Hart </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A combination of wet weather in early July and cooler than normal temperatures in the middle of the month has worked to increase the level of Southern corn rust in North Carolina. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grains Management Corn Fungicides Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:04:00 +0000 107851 at <p>SOUTHERN RUST CAN be recognized by the bright orange or golden brown, circular to oval pustules that give leaves a rusty appearance.</p> Steve Koennnig/North Carolina State University “Boll-buggy” catches pigweed seed during harvest <div class="node-body link-body"><p>Most farmers are aware of the concept of “air seeding;” i.e, distributing wheat or rice or bermudagrass seed with an airplane or a spreader truck or even by hand. What some may not think about is another method of air seeding, spreading seed, especially of glyphosate or other herbicide-resistant weeds like Palmer amaranth, out the back of their combine during harvest operations.</p> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> Open In New Window </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Management Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:16:00 +0000 107971 at Treatment decisions being made on wide array of Alabama insects and mites <div class="field-byline"> Ron H. Smith, Auburn University Extension entomologist </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Most of the attention on (Alabama) cotton has been directed towards plant bugs during the past two weeks. Economic numbers of nymphs have appeared in fields that had adults in late June and early July. Where the population was detected by fieldmen, controls were applied. All recommended insecticides seemed to do a good job. One point I will make here is that some inexperienced fieldmen may have not picked up the just hatched immature plant bugs, which are very small at that stage. There seems to be a gap of time between when we stop seeing adults and when we find the small nymphs.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Pesticides Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:41:00 +0000 107961 at New ‘Focus on Cotton’ webinar looks at Southeast irrigation, foliar diseases <div class="node-body article-body">This month, the ‘Focus on Cotton’ webcast resource, developed by Cotton Incorporated and the Plant Management Network, offers useful information on cotton protection and irrigation management for the Southeast.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Management Cotton Irrigation Leaf Disease Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:26:00 +0000 107881 at Deadline for NCGA National Corn Yield Contest Aug. 1 <div class="node-body article-body">The National Corn Growers Association reminds farmers that the Aug. 1 deadline for NCGA’s National Corn Yield Contest is fast approaching. Corn growers can register quickly and easily today using the online entry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grains Management Miscellaneous Corn National Corn Growers Association Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:10:00 +0000 107871 at <p>Deadlline for the National Corn Growers Association National Corn Yield Contest is Aug. 1.</p> National Corn Growers Association