Grains en Wider or faster, which planter is better? <div class="field-byline"> Patricia McDaniels, University of Tennessee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many producers can have excellent weather with few pest or weed problems and still find themselves straddling the line between profitability and losing money because of their planting decisions.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Grains Management Soybeans Precision Farming Crops Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:32:00 +0000 121191 at <p>In a study, a University of Tennessee engineer predicted field efficiency and capacity values across 41 fields using planters with different widths at planting speeds ranging from 4 mph to 12 mph.&nbsp;</p> Virginia Ag Expo returns to Dinwiddie Aug. 4 <div class="node-body article-body">The 2016 Virginia Ag Expo will be hosted by Billy Bain at Double “B” Farms in Dinwiddie, Virginia Aug. 4.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Grains Miscellaneous Soybeans Tue, 19 Jul 2016 18:11:00 +0000 121181 at Herbicide resistance was around long before GMO crops <div class="field-byline"> Weed Science Society of America </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Next year will mark the 60th anniversary of the first reports of herbicide-resistant weeds, while this year marks only the 20th anniversary of glyphosate-resistant crops. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Grains Soybeans Cotton Resistant Weeds Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:31:00 +0000 121011 at Dry, wicked heat wave stealing promise in South Carolina <div class="field-byline"> Jim Melvin, Clemson University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Just when things were looking promising for farmers in most areas of the state, another dry and wicked heat wave has a hold on South Carolina and is starting to squeeze the life out of crops.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Management Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Weather Drought Tue, 12 Jul 2016 01:41:00 +0000 120961 at <div> <p>In upstate South Carolina, hundreds of acres of dryland corn that looked fabulous just three or four weeks ago have suffered serious damage because of the recent heat&nbsp;wave.</p> </div> Garland Veasey / Clemson University Will flooded corn survive? <div class="field-byline"> Chad Lee, Kentucky Extension Agronomist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Reports of flooded corn are coming in from around Kentucky. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grains Mon, 11 Jul 2016 14:20:00 +0000 121001 at <p>Flooded corn in Butler County, Ky., July 8.</p> Greg Drake, Kentucky Extension ANR Agent Senate passes Roberts-Stabenow GMO labeling bill, preempts Vermont's <div class="node-body article-body">Congress moved a step closer to providing a uniform method of labeling foods containing genetically-modified or GMO ingredients and eliminating a potential “patch-work quilt” of state labeling laws such as the one passed in Vermont last year.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Grains Soybeans Legislation Fri, 08 Jul 2016 17:55:00 +0000 120991 at Resistance: The growing threat everyone’s responsible for <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers today have access to the best pesticide and fungicide products ever made. To get the consistent, high-quality yields needed to sustain their operations, farmers depend on them. The continued viability of these essential products, however, depends on everyone.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Management Peanuts Soybeans Fungicides Herbicides Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:11:00 +0000 120891 at Attempt to grow wheat a violation of Clean Water Act, judge says <div class="field-byline"> Gary Baise, Penton Ag/Farm Futures </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Judge Kimberly Mueller on June 10 in the U.S. Eastern District Court of California found that John Duarte, a nursery operator and wheat farmer, plowed wetlands four to six inches deep, and therefore violated the Clean Water Act.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Grains Management Regulations Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:42:00 +0000 120821 at Corn growers put on alert for Southern rust and tar spot <div class="field-byline"> Carl Bradley, University of Kentucky Extension Plant Pathologist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Two corn diseases are already making some news this season. Southern rust and tar spot have been detected in southern states and could potentially make their way to Kentucky this season. So, keeping a lookout for these two diseases is a good idea.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grains Corn Leaf Disease Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:16:00 +0000 120691 at University of Kentucky Virginia winter wheat production forecast down 16 percent <div class="field-byline"> Virginia Department of Agriculture </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Virginia farmers expect to harvest 11.7 million bushels of winter wheat during 2016, down 16 percent from the previous year. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grains Wheat Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:41:00 +0000 120681 at