Cotton http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6081/more en N.C. researchers examining different thrip control methods http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/nc-researchers-examining-different-thrip-control-methods <div class="node-body article-body">Thrips are a unique pest for North Carolina cotton farmers because they are a problem in every single field which is why North Carolina State University researchers are looking at new ways to control the insect, according to Dominic Reisig, North Carolina Extension entomologist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/nc-researchers-examining-different-thrip-control-methods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/nc-researchers-examining-different-thrip-control-methods#comments Cotton Thrips Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:20:00 +0000 109241 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>NORTH CAROLINA EXTENSION Entomologist Dominic Reisig explains that in four true leaf stage cotton, injury from thrips was cut in half using one method of application for Admire Pro in-furrow overtop and insecticidal seed treatment, compared to an insecticidal seed treatment alone. Holding the poster showing the results is Alan Meijer, Extension tillage and soil management specialist. The two scientists spoke at the North Carolina Cotton Field Day held at the Upper Coastal Plain Research Station in Rocky Mount Sept. 11.</p> <p><br /> &nbsp;</p> Crop Insurance focus for cotton in farm program http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/crop-insurance-focus-cotton-farm-program <div class="node-body article-body">Cotton producers will have some important decisions to make once sign-up for the farm program begins, and the most important thing to remember is that cotton is not a covered commodity under the 2014 farm bill, according to Craig Brown, vice president of producer affairs for the National Cotton Council.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/crop-insurance-focus-cotton-farm-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/crop-insurance-focus-cotton-farm-program#comments Cotton Farm Bill 2012 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:11:00 +0000 109231 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>SPEAKING AT THE morning session of the 2014 North Carolina Cotton Field Day in Rocky Mount Sept. 10, Craig Brown, vice president of producer affairs for the National Cotton Council, said cotton is not a covered commodity under the 2014 farm bill and crop insurance is the focus for cotton under the farm program.</p> Cotton growers lose money at current market price http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/cotton-growers-lose-money-current-market-price <div class="field-byline"> Clint Thompson, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“If you take the cost of production — seed, fertilizer, chemicals, fuel — and then you add higher labor and added land rent on top of that (for some), at 60 to 65 cents, cotton farmers are losing money big time."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/cotton-growers-lose-money-current-market-price" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/cotton-growers-lose-money-current-market-price#comments Cotton Markets Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:59:00 +0000 109211 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>COTTON FARMERS are not making a profit; they&rsquo;re not even breaking even at the current price of 67 cents per pound.</p> 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>