Management http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6011/more en Light, water and nitrogen critical for achieving 300-bushel corn http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/light-water-and-nitrogen-critical-achieving-300-bushel-corn <div class="field-byline"> John Hart </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers who want to produce 300-bushel corn could learn something from cyclist Lance Armstrong, says North Carolina State University Extension Corn Specialist Ron Heiniger.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/light-water-and-nitrogen-critical-achieving-300-bushel-corn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/light-water-and-nitrogen-critical-achieving-300-bushel-corn#comments Grains Management Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:11:00 +0000 108491 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>NORTH CAROLINA EXTENSION corn specialist Ron Heiniger says considering 300-bushel-per-acre corn is a useful exercise because it encourages farmers to think about how they might do things differently to produce more corn.</p> Researchers ‘soil underwear’ to show pasture health http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/researchers-soil-underwear-show-pasture-health <div class="field-byline"> Clemson University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The “soiled underwear test” helped Clemson and North Carolina State University Extension specialists teaching a pasture ecology workshop make their points about the importance of healthy soil and how to build it from the grassroots down.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/researchers-soil-underwear-show-pasture-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/researchers-soil-underwear-show-pasture-health#comments Livestock Management Miscellaneous Organic Matter Pasture Management Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:50:00 +0000 108701 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Soil ecologist Matt Poore shows results of carbon scavenging by soil microbes.</p> Now the time to check soybeans for stink bugs http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/now-time-check-soybeans-stink-bugs <div class="field-byline"> Doug Johnson, Extension Entomologist, University of Kentucky </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Certainly this is the time to be checking your soybeans for the presence of stink bugs. I have not noticed economically important problems in the beans I have sampled, but stink bugs are certainly common and our light traps have been capturing very large numbers compared to previous years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/now-time-check-soybeans-stink-bugs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/now-time-check-soybeans-stink-bugs#comments Management Stink bugs Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:27:00 +0000 108681 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Stink bugs feed on a wide range of crops and ornamental plants.</p> "Right to farm" could soon be seen in other states http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/right-farm-could-soon-be-seen-other-states <div class="node-body blog-body">Measures such as the "Right to Farm" amendment recently passed in Missouri could soon be seen in other states.</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/right-farm-could-soon-be-seen-other-states" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/right-farm-could-soon-be-seen-other-states#comments Government Livestock Management Blog Farm Press Blog Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:12:00 +0000 108421 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Controlled-released nitrogen important tool in 4R nutrient stewardship http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/controlled-released-nitrogen-important-tool-4r-nutrient-stewardship <div class="field-byline"> John Hart </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To increase yields, researchers encourage farmers to use 4R nutrient stewardship where fertilizer is applied in the right source at the right rate at the right time and right place. In North Carolina, nitrogen fertility is an important focus where scientists are seeking methods to increase production in the various soil types across the state.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/controlled-released-nitrogen-important-tool-4r-nutrient-stewardship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/controlled-released-nitrogen-important-tool-4r-nutrient-stewardship#comments Grains Management Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:47:00 +0000 108481 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>DURING A FIELD DAY on nitrogen fertility at the Tidewater Experiment Station in Plymouth, N.C., North Carolina Extension Corn Specialist Dr. Ron Heiniger explains that ESN can be beneficial in corn production because it continues to release nitrogen during the period from canopy closure through silking.</p> Alabama plans for drones http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/alabama-plans-drones <div class="node-body article-body">Alabama Governor Robert Bentley last week charged the Alabama Drone Task Force to review the requirements to further Alabama’s use of drones in areas of agriculture, conservation and law enforcement.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/alabama-plans-drones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/alabama-plans-drones#comments Cotton Equipment Government Grains Livestock Management Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:06:00 +0000 108641 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>John Fulton, Auburn University engineer, demonstrates a UAV at the Autauga County farm of Andy Wendland.</p> Alabama Farmers Federation UAV research in North Carolina awaiting FAA approval http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/uav-research-north-carolina-awaiting-faa-approval <div class="field-byline"> John Hart </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Research on using unmanned aerial vehicles in North Carolina agriculture will begin as soon as North Carolina State University receives approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to use the vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/uav-research-north-carolina-awaiting-faa-approval" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/uav-research-north-carolina-awaiting-faa-approval#comments Management Sun, 24 Aug 2014 17:57:00 +0000 108501 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>THE VEHICLE TO be used in the research is Vireo, which is barely larger than a football.</p> N.C. State NextGen Air Transportation Center Tifton 85 bermudagrass best for fall stockpiling http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/tifton-85-bermudagrass-best-fall-stockpiling <div class="field-byline"> Kim Mullenix, Auburn University Extension animal scientist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Stockpiling is a management practice in which forage is allowed to accumulate for grazing at a later time. This practice can provide a significant opportunity for reducing winter supplementation costs for the cow herd.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/tifton-85-bermudagrass-best-fall-stockpiling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/tifton-85-bermudagrass-best-fall-stockpiling#comments Livestock Management Miscellaneous Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:30:00 +0000 108621 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>CATTLE GRAZE Tifton 85 bermudagrass.</p> Farmers with unpriced crops will face tight-to-negative profit margins http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/farmers-unpriced-crops-will-face-tight-negative-profit-margins <div class="field-byline"> Chuck Danehower, University of Tennessee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Breakeven yields at current prices look achievable for soybeans and double crop soybeans. Some producers may be able to make the breakeven yield needed for corn and cotton but on the average they will be difficult to achieve. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/farmers-unpriced-crops-will-face-tight-negative-profit-margins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/farmers-unpriced-crops-will-face-tight-negative-profit-margins#comments Cotton Grains Management Markets Miscellaneous Soybeans Corn Cotton Finance Marketing and Promotion Soybean Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:29:00 +0000 108601 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>CORN HARVEST underway in south Georgia. Producers may see breakeven yields, but it&rsquo;ll be tough with harvest prices where they are now.</p> Worms, stink bugs prove to be problems for North Carolina farmers this year http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/worms-stink-bugs-prove-be-problems-north-carolina-farmers-year <div class="field-byline"> John Hart </div> <div class="node-body article-body">North Carolina State University Extension Entomologist Dominic Reisig says this year is shaping up to be one of the worst years ever for plant bugs in the state with heavier infestations of stink bugs, tobacco budworms and corn earworms being found in more fields. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/worms-stink-bugs-prove-be-problems-north-carolina-farmers-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/worms-stink-bugs-prove-be-problems-north-carolina-farmers-year#comments Management Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:16:00 +0000 108171 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>PESTS SUCH AS the tobacco budworm are proving to be more of a problem for many North Carolina farmers this year.</p>