Cotton http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6081/more en Skimping on cotton weed control is a risky choice http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/skimping-cotton-weed-control-risky-choice <div class="field-byline"> Clint Thompson, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With current cotton prices low, weed scientists fear farmers are no longer willing to spend the money needed to effectively manage Palmer amaranth.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/skimping-cotton-weed-control-risky-choice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/skimping-cotton-weed-control-risky-choice#comments Cotton Management Cotton Resistant Weeds Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:36:00 +0000 111851 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>With improved management strategies, farmers are handling herbicide-resistant pigweed better now than any other time since its discovery eleven years ago in Macon County, Ga.</p> Tennessee farmers saw high yields in 2014, but what about profits? http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/tennessee-farmers-saw-high-yields-2014-what-about-profits <div class="field-byline"> Chuck Danehower, University of Tennessee Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tight returns from 2014 puts the 2015 crop in the crosshairs as a crop year that cannot have any miscues and one where build up capital reserves may need to be tapped to make it through the year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/tennessee-farmers-saw-high-yields-2014-what-about-profits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/tennessee-farmers-saw-high-yields-2014-what-about-profits#comments Cotton Grains Management Markets Miscellaneous Soybeans Tobacco Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:36:00 +0000 111781 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>THOUGH TENNESSEE FARMERS saw outstanding yields -- particularly with grain crops -- in 2014, returns on their investments were tight, and 2015 will likely be even tighter.</p> Man who led US boll weevil eradication honored with “White Gold” http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/man-who-led-us-boll-weevil-eradication-honored-white-gold <div class="field-byline"> Brad Robb, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Marshall Grant, North Carolina farmer and the man who led the way in eradicating the boll weevil, received the inaugural “White Gold Award” at the 25th Annual Joint Commodities Con-ference, held January 14-16 in Durham, N.C.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/man-who-led-us-boll-weevil-eradication-honored-white-gold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/man-who-led-us-boll-weevil-eradication-honored-white-gold#comments Cotton Management Miscellaneous Cotton National Cotton Council Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:58:00 +0000 111761 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>After earning his agricultural engineering degree from NC State, Mark Grant, far right, returned home in 2014 and started his farming career with his father, David, far left. Both were on hand to celebrate Marshall Grant&rsquo;s &quot;White Gold Award&quot; ceremony.</p> Cotton prices struggle as new round of weakness sets in http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/cotton-prices-struggle-new-round-weakness-sets <div class="field-byline"> Don Shurley, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cotton export sales have been good, but cotton below 60 cents will do that. The new round of cotton price weakness is reportedly due to a surging US dollar.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/cotton-prices-struggle-new-round-weakness-sets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/cotton-prices-struggle-new-round-weakness-sets#comments Cotton Markets Cotton Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:40:00 +0000 111731 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Cotton plant bug thresholds tweaked in Alabama http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-plant-bug-thresholds-tweaked-alabama <div class="node-body article-body">“So we’ve added a threshold this year for adult plant bugs in June rather than just relying on pinhead square retention. But you need a sweep net to monitor it – you can’t just go out and visibly find them."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-plant-bug-thresholds-tweaked-alabama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-plant-bug-thresholds-tweaked-alabama#comments Cotton Management Miscellaneous Cotton Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:28:00 +0000 111211 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>DIRTY blooms are an indication that plant bugs (especially nymphs) are feeding on larger squares which the plant did not shed.</p> Ron Smith and Barry Freeman, Auburn University, Bugwood.org. Georgia cotton physiologist wins national award at Beltwide http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/georgia-cotton-physiologist-wins-national-award-beltwide <div class="node-body article-body">John Snider, University of Georgia assistant professor, was named the Outstanding Young Cotton Physiologist during the 2015 Beltwide Cotton Conferences in San Antonio. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/georgia-cotton-physiologist-wins-national-award-beltwide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/georgia-cotton-physiologist-wins-national-award-beltwide#comments Cotton Cotton Thu, 22 Jan 2015 20:43:00 +0000 111711 at http://southeastfarmpress.com UGA Tailgate Talk: Decisions now and products to know for better disease control http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/tailgate-talk-decisions-now-and-products-know-better-disease-control <div class="field-byline"> Bob Kemerait, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Planning an effective crop rotation and ensuring access to effective products are timely actions important for the next field season. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/tailgate-talk-decisions-now-and-products-know-better-disease-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/tailgate-talk-decisions-now-and-products-know-better-disease-control#comments Cotton Equipment Grains Management Peanuts Soybeans Conditions and Diseases Corn Fungicides Peanut Soybean Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:37:00 +0000 111621 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>STILL MONTHS away from putting seed in the ground, growers have the opportunity now to plan for the best in disease and nematode management.&nbsp;</p> Cotton growers saw thrips resistance in 2014 http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/cotton-growers-saw-thrips-resistance-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">“The seed treatments are the only thrips control option at planting that we’re aware of."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/cotton-growers-saw-thrips-resistance-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/cotton-growers-saw-thrips-resistance-2014#comments Cotton Management Miscellaneous Crops Cotton Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:21:00 +0000 111001 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>THRIPS RESISTANCE HAS been confirmed to the neonicotinoid cotton seed treatments. Once cotton reaches the fifth true-leaf stage, it&rsquo;s beyond the point of economic damage from thrips.</p> New herbicide technologies still require proven cultural practices http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/new-herbicide-technologies-still-require-proven-cultural-practices <div class="node-body article-body">The new Xtend Flex with dicamba-resistance trait from Monsanto is expected to be available in limited amounts of varieties this season. New Enlist with 2, 4-D control from Dow AgroSciences is over the horizon. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/new-herbicide-technologies-still-require-proven-cultural-practices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/new-herbicide-technologies-still-require-proven-cultural-practices#comments Cotton Equipment Grains Management Tobacco Cotton Herbicide-tolerant crops Soybean Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:13:00 +0000 111571 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>EVEN WITH NEW herbicide technologies, farmers need to incorporate them with cultural and herbicide programs that work with residuals and cover crops.</p> New widespread federal program to focus conservation efforts at the local level http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/new-widespread-federal-program-focus-conservation-efforts-local-level <div class="node-body article-body">Currently, more than 60,000 landowners representing 4 million acres are enrolled in U.S. conservation programs. The newly created USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program looks to accelerate that amount in the coming years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/new-widespread-federal-program-focus-conservation-efforts-local-level" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/new-widespread-federal-program-focus-conservation-efforts-local-level#comments Cotton Equipment Government Grains Management Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Sustainable Agriculture Regulations USDA Wed, 14 Jan 2015 17:19:00 +0000 111521 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>THE USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program will fund conservation programs proposed and designed by local initiatives.</p>