Grains http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6101/more en Plant bugs a challenge for North Carolina farmers this year http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/plant-bugs-challenge-north-carolina-farmers-year <div class="field-byline"> John Hart </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Plant bugs are proving to be more of a challenge in North Carolina this year with infestations being found and treated farther into the Coastal Plains than usual, but North Carolina State University Extension Entomologist Dominic Reisig stresses that the situation can be easily managed with proper scouting. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/plant-bugs-challenge-north-carolina-farmers-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/plant-bugs-challenge-north-carolina-farmers-year#comments Cotton Grains Management Soybeans Pesticides Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:53:00 +0000 107801 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>NORTH CAROLINA farmers should stay calm, cool and collected when scouting for plant bugs. Many times infestations are at levels that won&rsquo;t cause yield loss.</p> Weather increases Southern corn rust infestations in North Carolina http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/weather-increases-southern-corn-rust-infestations-north-carolina <div class="field-byline"> John Hart </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A combination of wet weather in early July and cooler than normal temperatures in the middle of the month has worked to increase the level of Southern corn rust in North Carolina. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/weather-increases-southern-corn-rust-infestations-north-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/weather-increases-southern-corn-rust-infestations-north-carolina#comments Grains Management Corn Fungicides Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:04:00 +0000 107851 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>SOUTHERN RUST CAN be recognized by the bright orange or golden brown, circular to oval pustules that give leaves a rusty appearance.</p> Steve Koennnig/North Carolina State University Kentucky Corn, Soybean and Tobacco Field Day July 31 http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/kentucky-corn-soybean-and-tobacco-field-day-july-31 <div class="node-body article-body">Specialists with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment will host the Corn, Soybean and Tobacco Field Day July 31 at the UK research farm in Princeton. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/kentucky-corn-soybean-and-tobacco-field-day-july-31" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/kentucky-corn-soybean-and-tobacco-field-day-july-31#comments Grains Soybeans Tobacco Corn Soybean Tobacco Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:40:00 +0000 107911 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Deadline for NCGA National Corn Yield Contest Aug. 1 http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/deadline-ncga-national-corn-yield-contest-aug-1 <div class="node-body article-body">The National Corn Growers Association reminds farmers that the Aug. 1 deadline for NCGA’s National Corn Yield Contest is fast approaching. Corn growers can register quickly and easily today using the online entry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/deadline-ncga-national-corn-yield-contest-aug-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/deadline-ncga-national-corn-yield-contest-aug-1#comments Grains Management Miscellaneous Corn National Corn Growers Association Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:10:00 +0000 107871 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Deadlline for the National Corn Growers Association National Corn Yield Contest is Aug. 1.</p> National Corn Growers Association (Gallery) Take a look at south Georgia corn harvest – from 1945 http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/gallery-take-look-south-georgia-corn-harvest-1945 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Deep South corn growers are gearing up for corn harvest now, some are easing equipment into fields as weather permits and corn continues to dry down. Corn harvesting equipment has come a long way in the last seven decades -- a long way. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/gallery-take-look-south-georgia-corn-harvest-1945" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/gallery-take-look-south-georgia-corn-harvest-1945#comments Grains Management Miscellaneous Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:21:00 +0000 107861 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Precision ag vital for increasing yields, meeting growing food demand http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/precision-ag-vital-increasing-yields-meeting-growing-food-demand <div class="node-body article-body">Precision agriculture tools such as Real Time Kinematic (RTK) satellite navigation will go a long way in helping farmers remain competitive, improve efficiency and increase yields as they work to feed a growing world population. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/precision-ag-vital-increasing-yields-meeting-growing-food-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/precision-ag-vital-increasing-yields-meeting-growing-food-demand#comments Cotton Equipment Grains Management Miscellaneous Soybeans RTK Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:51:00 +0000 107791 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Sandy Stewart, director of the Research Station Division of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture &amp; Consumer Services, said precision agriculture tools such as Real Time Kinematic (RTK) satellite navigation better enable farmers to apply seed or crop protection protects at the right time, right place and appropriate level.</p> Back-to-back field days set for Upper Coastal Plain Research Station http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/back-back-field-days-set-upper-coastal-plain-research-station <div class="node-body article-body">Two back-to-back field days are set for Thursday, Aug. 14 at the Upper Coastal Plain Research Station near Rocky Mount, N.C. The first is a sorghum field day that begins at 8:30 and concludes at 11:30 while the second is a corn aflatoxin control field day that starts at 1:00 p.m. and wraps up by mid-afternoon The field days include a joint luncheon at 11:30 a.m.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/back-back-field-days-set-upper-coastal-plain-research-station" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/back-back-field-days-set-upper-coastal-plain-research-station#comments Grains Events Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:19:00 +0000 107781 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Both field days will be held Thursday, Aug. 14 at the Coastal Plain Research Station near Rocky Mount, N.C.</p> North Carolina State University <p>&nbsp;</p> <div> <p>Both field days will be held Thursday, Aug. 14 at the Coastal Plain Research Station near Rocky Mount, N.C.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> As crop prices fall, can growers produce their way to profit this year? http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/crop-prices-fall-can-growers-produce-their-way-profit-year <div class="field-byline"> Chuck Danehower, University of Tennessee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As commodity prices continue to drop, are producers headed for tough times? What are some signs your operation is in trouble?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/crop-prices-fall-can-growers-produce-their-way-profit-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/crop-prices-fall-can-growers-produce-their-way-profit-year#comments Cotton Grains Management Markets Peanuts Soybeans Corn Cotton Finance Marketing and Promotion Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:45:00 +0000 107681 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>If producers will have less income from the market as harvest time crop prices fall, profit might have to come from production.</p> (Gallery) Can you tell the difference between a good and a bad stink bug? http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/gallery-can-you-tell-difference-between-good-and-bad-stink-bug <div class="node-body gallery-body">Though they’ve gotten a deservedly bad reputation in recent years for doing serious crop damage, but not all stink bugs are crop pests. Some are beneficial and prey on other crop pests, especially in vegetable production. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/gallery-can-you-tell-difference-between-good-and-bad-stink-bug" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/gallery-can-you-tell-difference-between-good-and-bad-stink-bug#comments Cotton Grains Management Orchard Crops Soybeans Vegetables Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:39:00 +0000 107661 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Renewed interest seen in Alabama irrigation http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/renewed-interest-seen-alabama-irrigation <div class="node-body article-body">“There’s a lot of interest in irrigation in this region. A lot more center pivots are going in – we’ve got first-time irrigators and others who are expanding existing irrigation.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/renewed-interest-seen-alabama-irrigation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/renewed-interest-seen-alabama-irrigation#comments Cotton Equipment Grains Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Soybeans Center Pivot Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:43:00 +0000 107111 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>AUBURN UNIVERSITY REGIONAL Extension Agent Rudy Yates, left, discusses irrigation planning with Wesley Porter, Extension irrigation specialist for Alabama and Georgia, during a recent grower meeting at the Black Belt Research and Extension Center in Marion Junction, Ala.&nbsp;</p>