Cotton http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6081/more en Tough weed: Reward versus risk of new auxin seeds, herbicides on the farm http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/tough-weed-reward-versus-risk-new-auxin-seeds-herbicides-farm <div class="node-body article-body">There is little question that growers, particularly Southeast cotton growers, need the new auxin-tolerant crops and other herbicides hovering over the horizon as they continue their costly dance with herbicide-resistant weeds. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/tough-weed-reward-versus-risk-new-auxin-seeds-herbicides-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/tough-weed-reward-versus-risk-new-auxin-seeds-herbicides-farm#comments Cotton Government Grains Management Markets Soybeans Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:27:00 +0000 111091 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Research and growers have caught up with resistant weeds like pigweed, and programs using Roundup or Liberty or a combination of the two with residuals plus a little hand weeding as needed now work for cotton growers. But even with new seed traits resistant to new formulations of auxin herbicides, &quot;an economically sustainable (weed) program continues to elude us,&quot; says Georgia weed specialist.</p> GMO labeling: Advocates like transparency, opponents dislike the cost http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/gmo-labeling-advocates-transparency-opponents-dislike-cost <div class="node-body article-body">The panelists for a discussion on “is GMO labeling a nightmare or a boon” at the North Carolina Agriculture and Biotechnology Summit held Nov. 18 in Raleigh included those who see the need for mandatory GMO labeling and those who are opposed to the idea.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/gmo-labeling-advocates-transparency-opponents-dislike-cost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/gmo-labeling-advocates-transparency-opponents-dislike-cost#comments Cotton Government Grains Management Markets Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Precision Farming Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:04:00 +0000 110801 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Panelists discussing &ldquo;is GMO labeling a nightmare or a boon&rdquo; during the North Carolina Agriculture and Biotechnology Summit at North Carolina State University in Raleighn Nov. 18 were from left Scott Faber, Michael Hansen, Bo Stone, Kevin Folta and Phil Miller.</p> “The only thing that will feed the world is farmers” http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/only-thing-will-feed-world-farmers <div class="node-body article-body">Agriculture needs to avoid claiming that biotechnology will feed the world, says Steve Savage, a worldwide expert on agricultural technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/only-thing-will-feed-world-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/only-thing-will-feed-world-farmers#comments Cotton Equipment Grains Management Markets Miscellaneous Soybeans Management Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:55:00 +0000 110791 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Steve Savage says biotechnology alone cannot feed the world. &ldquo;The only thing that will feed the world is farmers,&rdquo; he said at a forum on agricultural biotechnology held Nov. 18 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.</p> North Carolina State University Deltapine’s ready with two Flex and five XtendFlex cotton varieties http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/deltapine-s-ready-two-flex-and-five-xtendflex-cotton-varieties <div class="node-body article-body">Monsanto’s Deltapine unit plans to offer five new cotton varieties containing the new Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton traits for the 2015 season, if it can get the final federal approval.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/deltapine-s-ready-two-flex-and-five-xtendflex-cotton-varieties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/deltapine-s-ready-two-flex-and-five-xtendflex-cotton-varieties#comments Cotton Markets Miscellaneous Cotton Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:19:00 +0000 111061 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Flexible lease: Let’s talk about the advantages and disadvantages http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/flexible-lease-let-s-talk-about-advantages-and-disadvantages <div class="field-byline"> Chuck Danehower, University of Tennessee Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As commodity prices increased since 2008 there has been an interest among producers and landowners to explore the flexible lease concept. Flexible crop leases have been more in place in the Midwest, but within the last few years have seen increased interest in the Southeast and Mid-South. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/flexible-lease-let-s-talk-about-advantages-and-disadvantages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/flexible-lease-let-s-talk-about-advantages-and-disadvantages#comments Cotton Equipment Grains Management Markets Peanuts Soybeans Crops Bookkeeping/Accounting Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:16:00 +0000 111031 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Watch marketing year average price to help farm bill decisions http://southeastfarmpress.com/watch-marketing-year-average-price-help-farm-bill-decisions <div class="node-body link-body">Everyone says the 2014 farm bill is complicated, and part of the reason it’s complicated is the number of choices farmers have when they sign up for its provisions. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, says Texas A&M University’s Joe Outlaw.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://southeastfarmpress.com/site-files/southeastfarmpress.com/files/cotton_harvest.gif?1418409403" /> </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/watch-marketing-year-average-price-help-farm-bill-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Peanuts Soybeans Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:31:00 +0000 111021 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Renewed interest in sod-based rotations sparked by low commodity prices http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/renewed-interest-sod-based-rotations-sparked-low-commodity-prices <div class="node-body article-body">“We just can’t go out and change our soils overnight. It takes time for these cover crops and perennial grasses to work and build up organic matter."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/renewed-interest-sod-based-rotations-sparked-low-commodity-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/renewed-interest-sod-based-rotations-sparked-low-commodity-prices#comments Cotton Livestock Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Beef Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:35:00 +0000 110501 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>LOWER COMMODITY PRICES could cause growers to reconsider the use of a sod-based rotation, says Kris Balkcom, Auburn University research associate, shown here this past summer at a field day at the Wiregrass Research &amp; Extension Center in Headland, Ala.</p> Control nematodes to maximize yield http://southeastfarmpress.com/dow-agrosciences-llc/control-nematodes-maximize-yield <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored by </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The saying “No rest for the weary” certainly holds true during cotton harvest. Growers know cotton picking not only signals the end of one season but the beginning of the next.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/dow-agrosciences-llc/control-nematodes-maximize-yield" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/dow-agrosciences-llc/control-nematodes-maximize-yield#comments Cotton Dow AgroSciences LLC Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:33:00 +0000 110921 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Farm bill educational meetings to be held across Georgia in December http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-educational-meetings-be-held-across-georgia-december <div class="field-byline"> Clint Thompson, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farm bill meetings are set for Tifton and Bainbridge Monday, Dec. 15; Dawson and Quitman Tuesday, Dec. 16; Vidalia and Waynesboro Wednesday, Dec. 17; Cartersville and Hull Thursday, Dec. 18; and Alma Friday, Dec. 19. Registration is required, but there is no cost for participants. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-educational-meetings-be-held-across-georgia-december" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-educational-meetings-be-held-across-georgia-december#comments Cotton Government Miscellaneous Peanuts Farm Bill 2012 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:07:00 +0000 110881 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Good fiber: US, Australian cotton under Cotton Leads deemed ‘biopreferred’ http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/good-fiber-us-australian-cotton-under-cotton-leads-deemed-biopreferred <div class="node-body article-body">The technical innovation of cotton growers in Australia and the United States qualifies cotton fiber under the Cotton LEADS program, which promotes the responsible production practices of cotton grown in the two countries, as a 100 percent bio-based ingredient for textile and nonwoven products and meets the new requirements under the USDA BioPreferred Program guidelines. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/good-fiber-us-australian-cotton-under-cotton-leads-deemed-biopreferred" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/good-fiber-us-australian-cotton-under-cotton-leads-deemed-biopreferred#comments Cotton Management Markets Cotton Thu, 04 Dec 2014 16:20:00 +0000 110751 at http://southeastfarmpress.com