U.S. cotton is sought after by mills worldwide because of its reputation as the highest in quality. That’s why it is a surprise and concern when contaminates are discovered in U.S. cotton. Farmers are asked to take precautions during harvest to limit contamination.
With herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth becoming an ever increasing problem, cotton farmers are looking for non-chemical methods to control their number one weed worry. Cover crops may be one tool that delivers results....More
Cotton farmers are still waiting for the go ahead from the Environmental Protection Agency to use the new auxin-based herbicide formulations in Enlist Duo and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend with still no word on a label approval as the 2016 crop season draws to a close....More
Jody Childs was on the phone trying to secure just two more semi-trailers to haul the corn off his farm and finish out his harvest, topping off a corn season with good yields but one tough to get to the buying points....More
Suwannee County farmer Sammy Starling never had to guess when he did or didn’t need to water his corn. With a new smart-agriculture technology, he could access soil moisture readings right from his phone, with updates every three hours....More
Growers who planted new Extend soybeans and cotton and made off-label dicamba applications.created a domino effect of bad publicity for U.S. agriculture, regulatory headaches and caused negative implications for regulation of future technologies....More
Producers who have an unplanned need for a harvest machine should evaluate carefully the solutions available to them. The decision may be the right one, but sometimes it can have financial consequences.
The Environmental Protection Agency apparently has decided glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup and a number of generic “look-a-like” herbicides, is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans....More
The South Carolina Department of Agriculture mailed checks from a farm aid grant approved by the South Carolina General Assembly on Friday, Sept. 16 to the state’s farmers still recovering from last October’s devastating floods...More
The Upper Coastal Plains Research Station near Rocky Mount, NC, will host the 2016 Cotton Field Day on Sept. 15. Exhibits open and registration begins at 11a.m. followed by lunch and short program. Field tours will run from 1:15p.m. - 5:00 p.m....More
The Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award is one of the most prestigious awards in U.S. agriculture. Each year, ten Southern states pick one farmer each to represent it in the program. One farmer is picked as the top in the region. The honor is big, and the prizes aren’t shabby.
In the era of genome sequencing, we find that nature is the most prolific gene splicer of all. Although the DNA changes made by gene splicing resemble those made by nature, GMOs are set aside for safety testing....More