Grains en Florida ranchers celebrate heritage, the drive and a new venture <div class="node-body gallery-body">Florida Cattle Ranchers LLC brings 13 ranches under a new marketing brand with the goal to produce Florida-born, -raised, -finished and –harvested beef.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grains Livestock Markets Peanuts Soybeans Tue, 24 May 2016 18:48:00 +0000 120251 at Bayer CEO in North America speaks <div class="node-body article-body">Bayer’s Jim Blome says continued innovation in agriculture is a must to meet the demands of a growing and increasingly more affluent global population</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Management Markets Soybeans Tobacco Management Mon, 23 May 2016 18:02:00 +0000 120301 at <p>On hand for Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center in Research Triangle Park were, left, Alan Kriz, strategic alliance manager for Bayer CropScience, and Jim Blome, president and CEO and head crop protection, North American Region for Bayer CropScience.</p> Invasive aphid moving across Southeast recently ID’d in South Carolina <div class="field-byline"> Scott Miller, Clemson University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The invasive aphid was found attacking wheat in Hampton County, South Carolina. The pest was found in a Georgia greenhouse in 2012 and in an Alabama wheat field last year.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grains Management Mon, 23 May 2016 11:41:00 +0000 120281 at <p>Sipha maydis aphids on wheat plants in South Carolina.</p> Clemson University EPA’s new stance on pesticide regulations costs farmers, worries others <div class="node-body article-body">EPA, acting outside of FIFRA, has had an adversarial relationship with crop protection chemical manufacturers and other groups since it was created during the Nixon administration in 1972.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Grains Soybeans Chemicals Agrochemicals National Cotton Council Regulations Sat, 21 May 2016 14:41:00 +0000 120261 at Lamar Black’s biomass still stopping pigweed <div class="field-byline"> Wade Parker, University of Georgia Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lamar Black can be considered one of the “conservation tillage pioneers” in the Southeast.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Peanuts Cotton Herbicides Weeds Wed, 18 May 2016 17:54:00 +0000 120231 at Asian soybean rust hits Georgia early and corn disease concerns rise <div class="node-body article-body">As Georgia’s corn crop enters the tassel stage, growers should consider a fungicide application. And Asian soybean rust is in the state now, the earliest the troubling disease has been detected in Georgia in more than a decade.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grains Soybeans Corn Fungicides Soybean Wed, 18 May 2016 14:43:00 +0000 120221 at Carolina, Virginia farmers try to meet hops demand for local craft beer <div class="node-body article-body">The craft beer industry has taken off in North Carolina and Virginia, and farmers in both states are beginning to grow hops to meet the needs of local brewers.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grains Management Soybeans Crops Tue, 17 May 2016 14:30:00 +0000 119271 at <p>On hand for the 2016 South Atlantic Hops Conference in Richmond were left, Laura Siegle, an agriculture and natural resources agent with the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service, and Ann George, executive director Hop Growers of America.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Lessons learned from a disappointing wheat crop <div class="node-body article-body">North Carolina is seeing a down and disappointing wheat crop this year, but there are lessons to learn for making a better crop next year.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grains Soybeans Wheat Sun, 15 May 2016 14:17:00 +0000 120161 at <p>Dan <span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Weathington">Weathington</span>, executive director of the North Carolina Small Grain Growers Association, and Angela Post, the newly hired North Carolina State University Extension small grains specialist, check out the association&rsquo;s cookie booth at the Syngenta Wheat Field Day in Ayden.</p> Grab a renewed chance for profit with the right crop mix and inputs <div class="field-byline"> Chuck Danehower, University of Tennessee Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Certainly yield and price received for your product are major components of the profitability equation, but expenses and cost are also. As input prices for 2016 are being realized, cost of production has come down and may come down further depending on how producers use generic products.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Management Managing the Margins Soybeans Marketing and Promotion Soybean Wed, 11 May 2016 14:28:00 +0000 120111 at States get Section 18 approval to use Transform WG for sugarcane aphid <div class="node-body article-body">EPA has granted Section 18 emergency use exemptions in 10 states for the application of Transform WG insecticide for control of sugarcane aphids in sorghum. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grains Grain Sorghum Insecticides Tue, 10 May 2016 19:42:00 +0000 120081 at <p>Sugarcane aphids first appeared in sorghum in 2013, mostly in Texas and Louisiana. Over the last two years the pest has spread across 14 states.</p>