This year’s Virginia Ag Expo featured a self-paced tour which allowed the more than 1,800 participants to discuss firsthand with Virginia Tech experts the issues they face in producing crops in Virginia....More
The deans of the Colleges of Agriculture at Auburn University, the University of Georgia and Mississippi State University all agree that higher education will continue to play a vital role in the future of U.S. agriculture...More
A Scientific Advisory Panel is questioning EPA’s proposed use of a controversial Columbia University epidemiological study as the basis for a decision on whether to cancel pesticide registrations....More
Though dozens of exhibitors, industry reps and Extension specialists provide useful information for attendees at the Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day each year, there were a few particularly interesting things said at this year’s event.
Peanut insects are ‘all over the board’ in Georgia as July winds down. With some fields getting adequate rainfall to full-blown irrigation efforts to dryland worries, the situation is motley and each type of peanut insect known is someplace in Georgia right now....More
The problem of invasive species will likely get worse before it gets better and agriculture must take action now to manage the possible onslaught of new organisms, new insects and new diseases that is expected to escalate, says a University of Georgia plant pathologist....More
A major part of this year’s Southern Peanut Growers Conference was to champion the industry’s unified voice and planned full-court press to take its message of sustainability straight to consumers, where eager ears, particularly the better-tuned ears of the millennial generation, want to hear it....More
This year’s annual meeting of the American Peanut Research and Education drew a crowd of nearly 400 peanut scientists and others in the peanut industry to the Hilton Clearwater Beach in sunny Clearwater, Fla. July 12-14 for a comprehensive forum on the latest peanut research.
It may not be the most exciting thing to hear, but Clemson University Peanut Specialist Dan Anco says the best thing that can happen for South Carolina peanut growers this year is cooperative weather from now until harvest....More
For the Belch family – husband Mike, wife Cindy and son Brandon – efficiency in peanut production relies on precision agriculture, and they are 2016 Farm Press Peanut Efficiency Award for the Upper Southeast.
“When you have a good year, you’d better put something back, because they aren’t all going to be good ones,” says Matt, 48. “You have to have a lot of faith to farm. You sort of have to hope for the best, and plan for the worst.”...More