Management http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6011/more en Georgia collecting ag irrigation water-use data http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/georgia-collecting-ag-irrigation-water-use-data <div class="node-body article-body">During the month of December Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission staff, assisted by Georgia Forestry Commission, will be collecting water use data from meters installed on agricultural irrigation systems. Since 2003, more than 13,000 water meters have been installed to monitor agricultural water usage in Georgia. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/georgia-collecting-ag-irrigation-water-use-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/georgia-collecting-ag-irrigation-water-use-data#comments Equipment Management Miscellaneous Irrigation Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:53:00 +0000 111141 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Tough weed: Reward versus risk of new auxin seeds, herbicides on the farm http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/tough-weed-reward-versus-risk-new-auxin-seeds-herbicides-farm <div class="node-body article-body">There is little question that growers, particularly Southeast cotton growers, need the new auxin-tolerant crops and other herbicides hovering over the horizon as they continue their costly dance with herbicide-resistant weeds. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/tough-weed-reward-versus-risk-new-auxin-seeds-herbicides-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/tough-weed-reward-versus-risk-new-auxin-seeds-herbicides-farm#comments Cotton Government Grains Management Markets Soybeans Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:27:00 +0000 111091 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Research and growers have caught up with resistant weeds like pigweed, and programs using Roundup or Liberty or a combination of the two with residuals plus a little hand weeding as needed now work for cotton growers. But even with new seed traits resistant to new formulations of auxin herbicides, &quot;an economically sustainable (weed) program continues to elude us,&quot; says Georgia weed specialist.</p> GMO labeling: Advocates like transparency, opponents dislike the cost http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/gmo-labeling-advocates-transparency-opponents-dislike-cost <div class="node-body article-body">The panelists for a discussion on “is GMO labeling a nightmare or a boon” at the North Carolina Agriculture and Biotechnology Summit held Nov. 18 in Raleigh included those who see the need for mandatory GMO labeling and those who are opposed to the idea.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/gmo-labeling-advocates-transparency-opponents-dislike-cost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/gmo-labeling-advocates-transparency-opponents-dislike-cost#comments Cotton Government Grains Management Markets Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Precision Farming Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:04:00 +0000 110801 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Panelists discussing &ldquo;is GMO labeling a nightmare or a boon&rdquo; during the North Carolina Agriculture and Biotechnology Summit at North Carolina State University in Raleighn Nov. 18 were from left Scott Faber, Michael Hansen, Bo Stone, Kevin Folta and Phil Miller.</p> “The only thing that will feed the world is farmers” http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/only-thing-will-feed-world-farmers <div class="node-body article-body">Agriculture needs to avoid claiming that biotechnology will feed the world, says Steve Savage, a worldwide expert on agricultural technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/only-thing-will-feed-world-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/only-thing-will-feed-world-farmers#comments Cotton Equipment Grains Management Markets Miscellaneous Soybeans Management Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:55:00 +0000 110791 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Steve Savage says biotechnology alone cannot feed the world. &ldquo;The only thing that will feed the world is farmers,&rdquo; he said at a forum on agricultural biotechnology held Nov. 18 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.</p> North Carolina State University What’s new in Farm Bill other than commodity programs? http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/what-s-new-farm-bill-other-commodity-programs <div class="node-body article-body">“For ‘next-generation’ farmers and ranchers, which is how the bill refers to beginning farmers, the new legislation provides $100 million for the Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development program to facilitate farmland transition to the next generation of farmers."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/what-s-new-farm-bill-other-commodity-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/what-s-new-farm-bill-other-commodity-programs#comments Government Management Markets Farm Bill 2012 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:46:00 +0000 110511 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>IN THE AREA of conservation, the new Farm Bill consolidates conservation programs for more flexibility, accountability and adaptability at the local level.&nbsp;</p> Why fire and longleaf pines are good for longbeards http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/why-fire-and-longleaf-pines-are-good-longbeards <div class="field-byline"> Derek Alkire, National Wild Turkey Federation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The ability to burn in a longleaf stand proves vital to wild turkeys and other wildlife species because of their preference for early successional habitat. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/why-fire-and-longleaf-pines-are-good-longbeards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/why-fire-and-longleaf-pines-are-good-longbeards#comments Management Miscellaneous Sustainable Agriculture Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:52:00 +0000 111041 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>A newly-planted 78-acre stand of longleaf pine flourishes in Duval County, Fla. USDA&rsquo;s Natural Resource Conservation Service helped the landowner with financial and technical assistance to restore this stand.</p> Photo by Ricky Lackey Flexible lease: Let’s talk about the advantages and disadvantages http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/flexible-lease-let-s-talk-about-advantages-and-disadvantages <div class="field-byline"> Chuck Danehower, University of Tennessee Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As commodity prices increased since 2008 there has been an interest among producers and landowners to explore the flexible lease concept. Flexible crop leases have been more in place in the Midwest, but within the last few years have seen increased interest in the Southeast and Mid-South. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/flexible-lease-let-s-talk-about-advantages-and-disadvantages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/flexible-lease-let-s-talk-about-advantages-and-disadvantages#comments Cotton Equipment Grains Management Markets Peanuts Soybeans Crops Bookkeeping/Accounting Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:16:00 +0000 111031 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Renewed interest in sod-based rotations sparked by low commodity prices http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/renewed-interest-sod-based-rotations-sparked-low-commodity-prices <div class="node-body article-body">“We just can’t go out and change our soils overnight. It takes time for these cover crops and perennial grasses to work and build up organic matter."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/renewed-interest-sod-based-rotations-sparked-low-commodity-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/renewed-interest-sod-based-rotations-sparked-low-commodity-prices#comments Cotton Livestock Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Beef Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:35:00 +0000 110501 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>LOWER COMMODITY PRICES could cause growers to reconsider the use of a sod-based rotation, says Kris Balkcom, Auburn University research associate, shown here this past summer at a field day at the Wiregrass Research &amp; Extension Center in Headland, Ala.</p> NIFA chief calls global population growth a “wicked problem” http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/nifa-chief-calls-global-population-growth-wicked-problem <div class="field-byline"> North Carolina State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Calling a booming world population “the mother of all wicked problems,” National Institute of Food and Agriculture Director Sonny Ramaswamy called upon North Carolina State University and other institutions to deliver on a promise.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/nifa-chief-calls-global-population-growth-wicked-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/nifa-chief-calls-global-population-growth-wicked-problem#comments Government Management Miscellaneous Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:36:00 +0000 110901 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Duvall gets fifth term as Georgia Farm Bureau president http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/duvall-gets-fifth-term-georgia-farm-bureau-president <div class="field-byline"> Georgia Farm Bureau </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Voting delegates at the 77th Annual Georgia Farm Bureau Convention held Dec. 7-9 on Jekyll Island re-elected Zippy Duvall of Greene County to his fifth, two-year term as president of the state’s largest general farm organization. Duvall ran unopposed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/duvall-gets-fifth-term-georgia-farm-bureau-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/duvall-gets-fifth-term-georgia-farm-bureau-president#comments Management Miscellaneous American Farm Bureau Federation Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:23:00 +0000 110861 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Georgia Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall was re-elected to his fifth two-year term as president of the state&rsquo;s largest general farm organization at the GFB 77<sup>th</sup> Annual Convention held Dec. 7-9 on Jekyll Island.</p>