Vegetables en Using pigs to root out weeds in crop fields <div class="field-byline"> Kimberly Moore Wilmoth, University of Florida </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One method used “back in the day” was letting pigs loose in fields not being used for crops for a season and allowing the pigs to do what they do naturally: dig up the roots of weeds and fertilize the land.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Livestock Management Vegetables Herbicides Vegetables Weeds Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:51:00 +0000 115111 at University of Florida (Gallery) Can you tell the difference between a good and a bad stink bug? <div class="node-body gallery-body">Though they’ve gotten a deservedly bad reputation in recent years for doing serious crop damage, but not all stink bugs are crop pests. Some are beneficial and prey on other crop pests, especially in vegetable production. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Soybeans Vegetables Tue, 14 Jul 2015 18:39:00 +0000 107661 at Don’t want to endanger your soul <div class="node-body blog-body">The truck driver, a lovely Haitian lady, smiled and waved. I took her picture and she smiled and waved some more. But some of the fieldworkers made it clear they didn’t want their pictures taken. And that was OK, too.</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> Cotton Grains Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Human Resources Vegetables Farm Press Blog Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:37:00 +0000 114611 at <p>Haitian woman drives the truck during sweet corn harvest in south Georgia.</p> (Gallery) There’s a mule train in that field <div class="node-body gallery-body">One of the pleasures of summer is eating fresh sweet corn, but harvesting it is very labor intensive. To get the vegetable grain out of the field in a timely way, many growers use the mule train. It’s something to see in action.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grains Management Miscellaneous Vegetables Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:25:00 +0000 114601 at Sweet potatoes: Juice, pet food products could increase market demand <div class="node-body article-body">When you think of consuming sweet potatoes, the image that comes to mind is usually orange tubers baked, split open and doused in butter. In recent years, a few new uses — like sweet potato chips and fries — have found a place in the consumption picture. But what about sweet potato used as an ingredient in vegetable juices?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tobacco Vegetables Sweet potatoes Fri, 05 Jun 2015 15:37:00 +0000 114271 at <p>As planting begins, the market outlook for fresh market sweet potatoes looks very strong. &ldquo;I can&rsquo;t think of anything negative to say about the outlook for sweet potatoes right now.&rdquo;said Joel Boseman, grower-packer-shipper, Battleboro, N.C.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Chris Bickers Kale finding place on more Georgia farms <div class="field-byline"> Jordan Hill, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Increased consumer demand in connection with kale’s many health benefits has Georgia farmers planting and selling more of the leafy green</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetables Vegetables Fri, 22 May 2015 02:35:00 +0000 114061 at 5 steps to meet conservation requirements paperwork <div class="field-byline"> USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To be eligible to receive many USDA benefits, farmers who haven’t already done so must submit the AD-1026 form by June 1, showing they meet requirements for highly erodible lands and wetlands. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Livestock Management Soybeans Vegetables Plant and Animal Health Conservation Management Tue, 12 May 2015 13:17:00 +0000 113921 at Permanent guest worker program needed <div class="node-body article-body">To illustrate the challenge agriculture faces finding labor, Ridge Spring, S.C. peach farmer Chalmers R. Carr III tells the story of a talk he made to a local Republican Women’s club.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Orchard Crops Vegetables Seasonal Sun, 10 May 2015 20:36:00 +0000 113661 at Team approach key to success for Titan Farms <div class="node-body article-body">When he got into the peach farming business in 1990 in Madison, Fla., people would tell Chalmers R. Carr III that he couldn't be both a volume grower and a quality grower. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Orchard Crops Vegetables Peaches Mon, 04 May 2015 20:14:00 +0000 113651 at <p><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">Chalmers R. Carr III grew Titan Farms, which now stretches across 20 miles, by planting new acreage with new varieties and by acquiring two nearby farming operations.</span></p> Saying good-bye to good help <div class="node-body blog-body">A farmer earlier this year had a question: If he cut back on farming the same amount of rented land he had in previous seasons, would he have enough work to keep all his farm crew this season?</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> Cotton Equipment Grains Management Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Human Resources Farm Press Blog Fri, 01 May 2015 21:21:00 +0000 113761 at