Management en Stink bugs and kudzu bugs found in Virginia at much lower levels <div class="node-body article-body">Both the brown marmorated stink bug and the kudzu bug made an appearance in Virginia fields this year, but not at the same high levels as in previous years which is good news, according to Virginia Tech Entomologist Ames Herbert.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:37:00 +0000 109251 at <p>SPEAKING AT THE Virginia pre-harvest field tour held at Virginia Tech&rsquo;s Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center Sept. 11, Entomologist Ames Herbert noted that both stink bugs and kudzu bugs have appeared in a lot of fields across Virginia, but at much lower populations than previous years. &ldquo;We found a few in a lot of fields but never many,&rdquo; Herbert said.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Ag Biotech Summit set for Nov. 18-19 in Raleigh <div class="field-byline"> Suzanne Stanard, North Carolina State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Food and agricultural experts from around the nation will join North Carolina peers at the McKimmon Conference Center in Raleigh Nov. 18 and 19 for a wide-ranging discussion of technologies and policies affecting food production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:37:00 +0000 109281 at <p>The summit, set for Nov. 18-19 at the McKinnon Center in Raleigh, will focus on technologies and policies impacting food production.</p> USDA deregulates Dow’s Enlist corn, soybean traits <div class="node-body article-body">With the USDA action, the ball now goes to the Environmental Protection Agency for registration of Enlist Duo herbicide, the companion herbicide to the Enlist traits. Approval for Enlist Duo is expected in the near future.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Grains Management Soybeans Corn Herbicide-tolerant crops Soybean Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:45:00 +0000 109271 at Georgia's 2014 peanut crop is a tale of two halves <div class="node-body article-body">Georgia's 2014 peanut crop went from wet early and then completely reversed in the opposite direction for the second part of the season.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Markets Miscellaneous Peanuts Peanuts Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:47:00 +0000 109261 at <p>THE 2014 GEORGIA Peanut Tour gave participants an up-close look at some of the challenges that have faced the state&#39;s producers this year. The tour began just outside Savannah and included fields and shelling and handling facilities throughout the southeast region of the state.</p> Farm succession plan important piece of the puzzle <div class="node-body article-body">Do you have a succession plan? You should, says Jaimie Newman-Grissom, an agricultural banker with PNC Bank who works with farmers in northeast North Carolina.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Markets Miscellaneous Management Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:48:00 +0000 108781 at <p>DESIGNING A SUCCESSION plan for your farm is important in protecting the assets that you&rsquo;ve worked so long and hard to acquire.&nbsp;</p> U.S. peanut industry aided by new technology, export growth <div class="node-body article-body">While a peanut market “scoreboard” shows both positives and negatives, the future of the industry in the U.S. appears bright, aided by technological advances and increased exports, </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Markets Miscellaneous Peanuts Peanuts Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:10:00 +0000 108761 at <p>KRISS LUTT OF GOLDEN Peanut Company, second from right, outlined key issues that are pressuring demand for peanuts and pricing at the recent Southern Peanut Growers Conference in Panama City, Fla. Also presenting at the conference were, left to right, Jeff Johnson of Birdsong Peanuts, Armond Morris of the Georgia Peanut Commission, and Georgia broker George Lovatt.&nbsp;</p> Pecan scab stopped by extract from nematode’s gut <div class="field-byline"> Sharon Durham, USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers examined chemical extracts of bacteria to identify the major components responsible for suppressing pecan scab. They found that the extracts most effective against pecan scab came from the bacterium Photorhabdus luminescens (VS strain). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Orchard Crops Fungicides Pecans Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:26:00 +0000 109161 at <p>PECAN SCAB, a fungal disease, is the No. 1 problem for pecans in the Southeast.</p> USDA Spider mites still a threat to peanut yields – even this late in season <div class="node-body article-body">Peanuts with two or more weeks to go before digging are still at risk of losing yield to a late infestation of two spotted spider mites. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Peanuts Insecticides Peanut Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:09:00 +0000 109131 at <p>Spider mite population expanding rapidly in this field. The brown and yellow coloration in the top of the rows is due to spider mite feeding.</p> Mycotoxins a concern for North Carolina corn farmers <div class="field-byline"> John Hart </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The issue of mycotoxins in corn isn’t one of the most pleasant conversational topics for corn farmers, but North Carolina Extension Corn Specialist Ron Heiniger stresses that mycotoxins are a major concern in North Carolina that needs to be addressed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grains Management Miscellaneous Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:22:00 +0000 108861 at <p>DURING A CORN AFLATOXIN control field day held at the Fountain Farm of North Carolina&rsquo;s Upper Coastal Plain Research Station in Rocky Mount on Aug. 14, North Carolina Extension Corn Specialist Dr. Ron Heiniger explains the challenges North Carolina farmers face with mycotoxins while Kameron Keopp, a student at Texas A&amp;M University Kingsville, helps out. Keopp and other students did an internship with Heiniger this summer on the aflatoxin project.</p> Help keep contaminants out of U.S. cotton <div class="field-byline"> Chris Chammoun, Georgia Cotton Commission </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Foreign material is any impurity, whether organic or inorganic, that gets unintentionally mixed with cotton in the various harvest and post-harvest processes. Foreign materials can range from plastic grocery bags to leather gloves. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Management Markets Miscellaneous Cotton Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:03:00 +0000 109121 at