Plant growth regulator applications are often necessary in cotton to reduce vegetative growth and maintain a manageable crop in Georgia. Making PGR decisions can be difficult because of the many factors that need to be considered....More
“Women in agriculture must do a superior job in the same field as men to prove themselves,” said Delle Bean, who operates Del-Ray Ranch in Alabama with her husband, Ray. “We’re not accepted until we’re seen in action.”...More
The truck driver, a lovely Haitian lady, smiled and waved. I took her picture and she smiled and waved some more. But some of the fieldworkers made it clear they didn’t want their pictures taken. And that was OK, too....More
For Stanley Culpepper, his largest, on-farm cotton weed research takes place in Macon County, Ga., the place where a decade ago the first glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth in the world was confirmed....More
Researchers at Virginia’s Tech’s Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Suffolk are conducting field trials to examine a number of practices and compounds to control thrips in cotton and peanuts with some showing good promise....More
This yea'rs Early Summer Row Crops Tour drew a crowd of 100 farmers and others to the Tidewater Agricultural Research & Extension Center Research Farm in Suffolk, Va. June 4. The field day examined insects, diseases and agronomics in corn, cotton, peanuts and soybeans.
Cotton growers optimistically wait for cotton prices to break to the upside. Patience is wearing thin. There are factors in play that are potentially “bullish” that could take cotton prices higher....More
What’s the most important variable on any working farm? It’s the crew who works the land, maintains crop health and keeps things running smoothly. The Sunbelt Ag Expo Darrell Williams Research Farm is no different....More
There are isolated reports of plant bugs damaging presquaring cotton in North Carolina. Though not typical, plant bugs will leave early season hosts during dry spells and hit young cotton, and this can result in the yield-damaging condition called “black flag” symptoms.
It’s already a complicated growing season. From too wet to too quickly dry, spring weather has been as volatile this year as in any. Southeast farmers face problems with pre-emergence herbicides, establishing good crop stands and getting enough moisture to plant. Here are some tips to catch up with field problems and to avoid other snags as we go forward....More
Although fungicide resistance may be perceived as less urgent than other day-to-day challenges of growing a crop, this issue has become increasingly important and steps must be taken to delay the onset for as long as possible....More
Without a doubt, the volatility of weather and commodity markets necessitates government assistance with crop insurance premiums so that our nation’s farmers have access to affordable and dependable crop insurance products....More