Grains http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6101/more en Mycotoxins a concern for North Carolina corn farmers http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/mycotoxins-concern-north-carolina-corn-farmers <div class="field-byline"> John Hart </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The issue of mycotoxins in corn isn’t one of the most pleasant conversational topics for corn farmers, but North Carolina Extension Corn Specialist Ron Heiniger stresses that mycotoxins are a major concern in North Carolina that needs to be addressed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/mycotoxins-concern-north-carolina-corn-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/mycotoxins-concern-north-carolina-corn-farmers#comments Grains Management Miscellaneous Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:22:00 +0000 108861 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>DURING A CORN AFLATOXIN control field day held at the Fountain Farm of North Carolina&rsquo;s Upper Coastal Plain Research Station in Rocky Mount on Aug. 14, North Carolina Extension Corn Specialist Dr. Ron Heiniger explains the challenges North Carolina farmers face with mycotoxins while Kameron Keopp, a student at Texas A&amp;M University Kingsville, helps out. Keopp and other students did an internship with Heiniger this summer on the aflatoxin project.</p> Steer clear: Overhead power lines kill http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/steer-clear-overhead-power-lines-kill <div class="field-byline"> Kyla Kruse, University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Power lines can pose a major hazard for farmers. Typically, power lines over streets and rural areas have a minimal clearance of 18 feet and 12.5 feet over residential private property.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/steer-clear-overhead-power-lines-kill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/steer-clear-overhead-power-lines-kill#comments Cotton Equipment Grains Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Soybeans Practices and Systems Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:32:00 +0000 109101 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>IF CONTACT is made with a power line, remember, it is almost always safest to stay on the equipment.</p> United Soybean Board Why you should check FSA on your acreage history for base reallocation http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/why-you-should-check-fsa-your-acreage-history-base-reallocation <div class="field-byline"> Nathan Smith and Don Shurley, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farm owners need to cross check with farm records that the planted and considered planted acreage recorded by FSA is correct. If any information appears to be incomplete or incorrect, contact your local FSA office before September 26. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/why-you-should-check-fsa-your-acreage-history-base-reallocation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/why-you-should-check-fsa-your-acreage-history-base-reallocation#comments Cotton Government Grains Markets Miscellaneous Peanuts Legislation Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:10:00 +0000 109031 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Efficiency key to success for Steve and Archie Griffin http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/efficiency-key-success-steve-and-archie-griffin <div class="field-byline"> John Hart </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This year marks the 40th anniversary of Steve Griffin’s return to the family farm in Beaufort County North Carolina. Much has changed in farming since 1974, but one constant is the importance of efficiency.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/efficiency-key-success-steve-and-archie-griffin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/efficiency-key-success-steve-and-archie-griffin#comments Grains Management Tobacco Corn Tobacco Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:00:00 +0000 108841 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>ARCHIE AND STEVE GRIFFIN man the tobacco harvesters at their Beaufort County farm near Washington, N.C. Tobacco has always been the most challenging crop for the Griffins to grow.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Anthracnose top disease concern of North Carolina sorghum farmers http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/anthracnose-top-disease-concern-north-carolina-sorghum-farmers <div class="field-byline"> John Hart </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The disease of real concern to North Carolina sorghum growers is anthracnose, which has appeared every year in the state since North Carolina State University started working with the crop, according to Dr. Randy Weisz, North Carolina Extension small grains specialist</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/anthracnose-top-disease-concern-north-carolina-sorghum-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/anthracnose-top-disease-concern-north-carolina-sorghum-farmers#comments Grains Management Miscellaneous Field Crops Fungicides Grain Sorghum Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:12:00 +0000 108851 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>DURING A SORGHUM FIELD day held at Upper Coastal Plain Research Station&rsquo;s Fountain Farm in Rocky Mount, Dr. Randy Weisz, North Carolina Extension small grains specialist, points out the damage of a peduncle caused by the fungal disease anthracnose. The photo being held by Brandon Poole, small grains research specialist, shows an infected peduncle that has been sliced open sot you can see the red anthracnose infection inside it. Holding the speaker is Beaufort County Extension Agent Rod Gurganus.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Divided field: Spring deluge to summer drought http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/divided-field-spring-deluge-summer-drought <div class="node-body blog-body">The infographic on the U.S. Drought Monitor shows the Southeast in vivid yellows and light-browns, meaning abnormally dry to severe drought conditions pock the region. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/divided-field-spring-deluge-summer-drought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/divided-field-spring-deluge-summer-drought#comments Cotton Grains Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Soybeans Drought Farm Press Blog Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:35:00 +0000 108921 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Kentucky irrigation interest gains after another bad corn year http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/kentucky-irrigation-interest-gains-after-another-bad-corn-year <div class="node-body article-body">Irrigated acres have doubled in the past five years in Kentucky but still remain under 10 percent of the state’s total acreage. A study funded by the Kentucky Corn Promotion Council and industry, focuses on corn’s response to irrigation, high seeding rates and different nitrogen rates.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/kentucky-irrigation-interest-gains-after-another-bad-corn-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/kentucky-irrigation-interest-gains-after-another-bad-corn-year#comments Equipment Grains Management Corn Irrigation Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:01:00 +0000 108831 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>IRRIGATED ACRES have doubled in the past five years in Kentucky but still remain under 10 percent of the state&rsquo;s total acreage.</p> Deep South in drought with no relief in sight http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/deep-south-drought-no-relief-sight <div class="field-byline"> University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Parts of Georgia Alabama and north Florida, for example, have been classified as D2 — in severe drought — by the Drought Monitor, an organization that tracks the country’s rain deficits.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/deep-south-drought-no-relief-sight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/deep-south-drought-no-relief-sight#comments Cotton Grains Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Drought Cotton Peanut Vegetables Wed, 03 Sep 2014 14:44:00 +0000 108821 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>PEANUTS GET IRRIGATED in south Georgia as farmers face severe drought conditions in some areas.</p> Light, water and nitrogen critical for achieving 300-bushel corn http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/light-water-and-nitrogen-critical-achieving-300-bushel-corn <div class="field-byline"> John Hart </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers who want to produce 300-bushel corn could learn something from cyclist Lance Armstrong, says North Carolina State University Extension Corn Specialist Ron Heiniger.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/light-water-and-nitrogen-critical-achieving-300-bushel-corn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/light-water-and-nitrogen-critical-achieving-300-bushel-corn#comments Grains Management Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:11:00 +0000 108491 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>NORTH CAROLINA EXTENSION corn specialist Ron Heiniger says considering 300-bushel-per-acre corn is a useful exercise because it encourages farmers to think about how they might do things differently to produce more corn.</p> White sugarcane aphid now causing problems in Georgia, Florida sorghum http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/white-sugarcane-aphid-now-causing-problems-georgia-florida-sorghum <div class="node-body article-body">In the last two weeks, the white sugarcane aphid has been confirmed at damaging levels in sorghum fields in Florida and Georgia. The difficult-to-control-pest was first identified in Texas two years ago when it switched its host preference from sugarcane to grains. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/white-sugarcane-aphid-now-causing-problems-georgia-florida-sorghum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/white-sugarcane-aphid-now-causing-problems-georgia-florida-sorghum#comments Grains Management Foliar insects Grain Sorghum Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:41:00 +0000 108721 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>White sugarcane aphid on sorghum in Seminole County, Ga.</p> Rome Ethredge/University of Georgia