Equipment http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6021/more en Steer clear: Overhead power lines kill http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/steer-clear-overhead-power-lines-kill <div class="field-byline"> Kyla Kruse, University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Power lines can pose a major hazard for farmers. Typically, power lines over streets and rural areas have a minimal clearance of 18 feet and 12.5 feet over residential private property.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/steer-clear-overhead-power-lines-kill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/steer-clear-overhead-power-lines-kill#comments Cotton Equipment Grains Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Soybeans Practices and Systems Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:32:00 +0000 109101 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>IF CONTACT is made with a power line, remember, it is almost always safest to stay on the equipment.</p> United Soybean Board Kentucky irrigation interest gains after another bad corn year http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/kentucky-irrigation-interest-gains-after-another-bad-corn-year <div class="node-body article-body">Irrigated acres have doubled in the past five years in Kentucky but still remain under 10 percent of the state’s total acreage. A study funded by the Kentucky Corn Promotion Council and industry, focuses on corn’s response to irrigation, high seeding rates and different nitrogen rates.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/kentucky-irrigation-interest-gains-after-another-bad-corn-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/kentucky-irrigation-interest-gains-after-another-bad-corn-year#comments Equipment Grains Management Corn Irrigation Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:01:00 +0000 108831 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>IRRIGATED ACRES have doubled in the past five years in Kentucky but still remain under 10 percent of the state&rsquo;s total acreage.</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 FAA drone ruling said to be setback for farmers, research http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/faa-drone-ruling-said-be-setback-farmers-research <div class="node-body article-body">“At this time, farmers are unable to fly over crop fields or pastureland to capture pictures or video of anything they plan to sell commercially."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/faa-drone-ruling-said-be-setback-farmers-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/faa-drone-ruling-said-be-setback-farmers-research#comments Equipment Management Miscellaneous GPS Sun, 10 Aug 2014 20:58:00 +0000 107671 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>A RECENT FAA ruling governing the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in commercial agriculture could be a setback for farmers and agricultural research.&nbsp;</p> Try to do better with what you have, advises long-time farmer http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/try-do-better-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="http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/try-do-better-what-you-have-advises-long-time-farmer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/try-do-better-what-you-have-advises-long-time-farmer#comments Equipment Livestock Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Blog Farm Press Blog Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:52:00 +0000 107611 at http://southeastfarmpress.com New planters offer higher performance at higher speeds http://southeastfarmpress.com/new-planters-offer-higher-performance-higher-speeds <div class="node-body link-body">Farmers sometimes find planting to be tedious because of the slow speeds they have to travel to maintain proper seed spacing. But growers may soon be able to increase planter speeds – without sacrificing planter accuracy – using new equipment.</div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/new-planters-offer-higher-performance-higher-speeds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:46:00 +0000 108101 at http://southeastfarmpress.com “Boll-buggy” catches pigweed seed during harvest http://southeastfarmpress.com/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="http://southeastfarmpress.com/boll-buggy-catches-pigweed-seed-during-harvest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Management Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:16:00 +0000 107971 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Precision ag vital for increasing yields, meeting growing food demand http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/precision-ag-vital-increasing-yields-meeting-growing-food-demand <div class="node-body article-body">Precision agriculture tools such as Real Time Kinematic (RTK) satellite navigation will go a long way in helping farmers remain competitive, improve efficiency and increase yields as they work to feed a growing world population. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/precision-ag-vital-increasing-yields-meeting-growing-food-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/precision-ag-vital-increasing-yields-meeting-growing-food-demand#comments Cotton Equipment Grains Management Miscellaneous Soybeans RTK Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:51:00 +0000 107791 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Sandy Stewart, director of the Research Station Division of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture &amp; Consumer Services, said precision agriculture tools such as Real Time Kinematic (RTK) satellite navigation better enable farmers to apply seed or crop protection protects at the right time, right place and appropriate level.</p> Renewed interest seen in Alabama irrigation http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/renewed-interest-seen-alabama-irrigation <div class="node-body article-body">“There’s a lot of interest in irrigation in this region. A lot more center pivots are going in – we’ve got first-time irrigators and others who are expanding existing irrigation.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/renewed-interest-seen-alabama-irrigation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/renewed-interest-seen-alabama-irrigation#comments Cotton Equipment Grains Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Soybeans Center Pivot Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:43:00 +0000 107111 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>AUBURN UNIVERSITY REGIONAL Extension Agent Rudy Yates, left, discusses irrigation planning with Wesley Porter, Extension irrigation specialist for Alabama and Georgia, during a recent grower meeting at the Black Belt Research and Extension Center in Marion Junction, Ala.&nbsp;</p> Alabama playing catch-up in irrigating cropland http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/alabama-playing-catch-irrigating-cropland <div class="node-body article-body">If there’s an advantage in Alabama’s irrigation deficit, it’s that the state can look to its neighbors such as Georgia and learn from their mistakes, especially in the area of restrictions and regulations, which continue to evolve in most of the Southeastern United States.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/alabama-playing-catch-irrigating-cropland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/alabama-playing-catch-irrigating-cropland#comments Equipment Management Miscellaneous Center Pivot Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:49:00 +0000 107101 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>FARMERS IN ALABAMA are playing catch-up when it comes to irrigating cropland, especially when compared with its neighboring states of Georgia and Mississippi.&nbsp;</p>