Soybeans en Wider or faster, which planter is better? <div class="field-byline"> Patricia McDaniels, University of Tennessee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many producers can have excellent weather with few pest or weed problems and still find themselves straddling the line between profitability and losing money because of their planting decisions.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Grains Management Soybeans Precision Farming Crops Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:32:00 +0000 121191 at <p>In a study, a University of Tennessee engineer predicted field efficiency and capacity values across 41 fields using planters with different widths at planting speeds ranging from 4 mph to 12 mph.&nbsp;</p> Can a soybean ‘trap crop’ protect cotton from stink bugs? <div class="field-byline"> Dennis O&#039;Brien, ARS Office of Communications </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Cotton growers in the United States are concerned about native stink bugs that have attacked cotton and other crops for decades.</p> <p>The green stink bug (Chinavia hilaris), southern green stink bug (Nezara viridula), and brown stink bug (Euschistus servus) continue to threaten cotton. But an Agricultural Research Service scientist in Georgia has found some environmentally friendly alternatives to insecticides.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Soybeans Cotton Soybean Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:45:00 +0000 121161 at Agricultural Research Service Ag’s invasive species problem likely to get worse before better <div class="node-body article-body">The problem of invasive species will likely get worse before it gets better and agriculture must take action now to manage the possible onslaught of new organisms, new insects and new diseases that is expected to escalate, says a University of Georgia plant pathologist.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Management Peanuts Soybeans Peanut Sun, 24 Jul 2016 17:50:00 +0000 121171 at <p>Tim Brenneman, left, professor of plant pathology at the University of Georgia in Tifton, discusses peanut industry efforts to combat the tomato spotted wilt virus with Ramon Leon, assistant professor of weed science at the University of Florida West Florida Research and Education Center in Jay.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Virginia Ag Expo returns to Dinwiddie Aug. 4 <div class="node-body article-body">The 2016 Virginia Ag Expo will be hosted by Billy Bain at Double “B” Farms in Dinwiddie, Virginia Aug. 4.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Grains Miscellaneous Soybeans Tue, 19 Jul 2016 18:11:00 +0000 121181 at Close call: Heifers escape to busy Independence Day highway <div class="node-body blog-body">Chris and I loaded up again and sped toward the highway to find the two heifers grazing calmly on the right of way as vacationers and 18-wheelers flew past.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Livestock Miscellaneous Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Beef Farm Press Blog Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:30:00 +0000 121121 at Herbicide resistance was around long before GMO crops <div class="field-byline"> Weed Science Society of America </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Next year will mark the 60th anniversary of the first reports of herbicide-resistant weeds, while this year marks only the 20th anniversary of glyphosate-resistant crops. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Grains Soybeans Cotton Resistant Weeds Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:31:00 +0000 121011 at Dry, wicked heat wave stealing promise in South Carolina <div class="field-byline"> Jim Melvin, Clemson University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Just when things were looking promising for farmers in most areas of the state, another dry and wicked heat wave has a hold on South Carolina and is starting to squeeze the life out of crops.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Management Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Weather Drought Tue, 12 Jul 2016 01:41:00 +0000 120961 at <div> <p>In upstate South Carolina, hundreds of acres of dryland corn that looked fabulous just three or four weeks ago have suffered serious damage because of the recent heat&nbsp;wave.</p> </div> Garland Veasey / Clemson University Senate passes Roberts-Stabenow GMO labeling bill, preempts Vermont's <div class="node-body article-body">Congress moved a step closer to providing a uniform method of labeling foods containing genetically-modified or GMO ingredients and eliminating a potential “patch-work quilt” of state labeling laws such as the one passed in Vermont last year.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Grains Soybeans Legislation Fri, 08 Jul 2016 17:55:00 +0000 120991 at Resistance: The growing threat everyone’s responsible for <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers today have access to the best pesticide and fungicide products ever made. To get the consistent, high-quality yields needed to sustain their operations, farmers depend on them. The continued viability of these essential products, however, depends on everyone.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Management Peanuts Soybeans Fungicides Herbicides Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:11:00 +0000 120891 at (Gallery) Tips to make ultra-late soybeans payoff <div class="node-body gallery-body">Ultra-late soybean planting, or planting after corn harvest in the Southeast, is a bit risky. But the production practice can bring economic return if done right and on time.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Soybeans Wed, 06 Jul 2016 13:31:00 +0000 114951 at