Developing peanut varieties is a challenge because plant breeders have to meet the needs of growers, shellers and processors which is hard to do, says North Carolina State University Peanut Breeder Tom Isleib....More
Glenn Cox is a fifth generation farmer. Casey, 24, is the daughter and only child of Glenn and wife, Tina. And Casey is becoming the sixth generation to farm their branch of the family’s land in Mitchell County, Ga....More
Winners of the 2015 Peanut Profitability Awards were recognized for both the quality and quantity of their peanut crops and the successful production practices that brought them there during the 17th annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga. July 25....More
University of Georgia Extension Entomologist Mark Abney characterizes 2014 as a “very buggy year” in Georgia with a great deal of insect pressure and he says last year can provide a number of lessons on peanut insect management this year....More
Though long uncertain about climate change and global warming, my interest came into sharp focus 3:14 p.m. June 16. I had been spraying fungicides for much of the day in corn plots where the air was thick and still. The temperature crawled to 97°F. “The bear” had me....More
When it comes to his farming operation Johnny Cochran, in many ways, is a one-man show — though he wouldn’t put it that way. He uses the term “We” when he speaks about his farm’s past and future, and he means family when he does. He is the 2015 Farm Press Peanut Profitability Award winner for the Lower Southeast region.
When Brian McClam started farming in 1996, his grandfather Howard McClam gave him an important rule to remember to be successful: “I want you to remember one thing: When you get to the end of the year — whether you lost your tail or not — don’t ever be able to say to yourself, ‘I should have done that.’ Make sure you did that.”...More
When it comes to his farming operation Johnny Cochran, in many ways, is a one-man show — though he wouldn’t put it that way. He uses the term “We” when he speaks about his farm’s past and future, and he means family when he does....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
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.
Mark your calendars for the 17th annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference July 23-25 at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga. This year's conference “Planting Our Future” offers farmers an opportunity to learn more about legislative issues, market growth and production issues....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