Cotton http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6081/more en Help keep contaminants out of U.S. cotton http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/help-keep-contaminants-out-us-cotton <div class="field-byline"> Chris Chammoun, Georgia Cotton Commission </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Foreign material is any impurity, whether organic or inorganic, that gets unintentionally mixed with cotton in the various harvest and post-harvest processes. Foreign materials can range from plastic grocery bags to leather gloves. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/help-keep-contaminants-out-us-cotton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/help-keep-contaminants-out-us-cotton#comments Cotton Management Markets Miscellaneous Cotton Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:03:00 +0000 109121 at http://southeastfarmpress.com 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 Why you should check FSA on your acreage history for base reallocation http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/why-you-should-check-fsa-your-acreage-history-base-reallocation <div class="field-byline"> Nathan Smith and Don Shurley, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farm owners need to cross check with farm records that the planted and considered planted acreage recorded by FSA is correct. If any information appears to be incomplete or incorrect, contact your local FSA office before September 26. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/why-you-should-check-fsa-your-acreage-history-base-reallocation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/why-you-should-check-fsa-your-acreage-history-base-reallocation#comments Cotton Government Grains Markets Miscellaneous Peanuts Legislation Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:10:00 +0000 109031 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Spider mite damage on cotton worst since ‘50s and ‘60s http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/spider-mite-damage-cotton-worst-50s-and-60s <div class="node-body article-body">The major factor in determining when to spray for spider mites in cotton is how widely they are distributed through a cotton field. If the mites are in clumps, you might be able to ride it out. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/spider-mite-damage-cotton-worst-50s-and-60s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/spider-mite-damage-cotton-worst-50s-and-60s#comments Cotton Management Miscellaneous Insecticides Seed Treatments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:35:00 +0000 108991 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Don’t let down guard on stink bugs in cotton http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/don-t-let-down-guard-stink-bugs-cotton <div class="node-body article-body">“Stink bugs will be moving shortly to later-maturing cotton or soybeans, and that’s where the majority of the population will end up later. So just make sure you watch your cotton until the top bolls that you want to harvest are 25 days old.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/don-t-let-down-guard-stink-bugs-cotton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/don-t-let-down-guard-stink-bugs-cotton#comments Cotton Management Miscellaneous Cotton Insecticides Tue, 09 Sep 2014 17:34:00 +0000 108751 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>AUBURN UNIVERSITY EXTENSION Entomologist Ron Smith describes the current insect situation on Alabama cotton during the Wiregrass Field Crops Field Day held recently in Headland.&nbsp;</p> Divided field: Spring deluge to summer drought http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/divided-field-spring-deluge-summer-drought <div class="node-body blog-body">The infographic on the U.S. Drought Monitor shows the Southeast in vivid yellows and light-browns, meaning abnormally dry to severe drought conditions pock the region. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </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/divided-field-spring-deluge-summer-drought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/divided-field-spring-deluge-summer-drought#comments Cotton Grains Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Soybeans Drought Farm Press Blog Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:35:00 +0000 108921 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Deep South in drought with no relief in sight http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/deep-south-drought-no-relief-sight <div class="field-byline"> University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Parts of Georgia Alabama and north Florida, for example, have been classified as D2 — in severe drought — by the Drought Monitor, an organization that tracks the country’s rain deficits.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/deep-south-drought-no-relief-sight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/deep-south-drought-no-relief-sight#comments Cotton Grains Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Drought Cotton Peanut Vegetables Wed, 03 Sep 2014 14:44:00 +0000 108821 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>PEANUTS GET IRRIGATED in south Georgia as farmers face severe drought conditions in some areas.</p> Crop donations can bring big tax savings http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/crop-donations-can-bring-big-tax-savings <div class="field-byline"> Marc Lovell, University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers facing a higher-income 2014 in need of tax-saving strategies should consult their tax advisor on the use of the donated crop strategy because of the significant tax savings that can result. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/crop-donations-can-bring-big-tax-savings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/crop-donations-can-bring-big-tax-savings#comments Cotton Government Grains Markets Peanuts Soybeans Books Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:34:00 +0000 108661 at http://southeastfarmpress.com United Soybean Board 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 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>