Corn en Lining up trucks to haul corn is a hard trick pull off sometimes <div class="node-body article-body">Jody Childs was on the phone trying to secure just two more semi-trailers to haul the corn off his farm and finish out his harvest, topping off a corn season with good yields but one tough to get to the buying points.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Enterprise Management Corn "Semi" trailers and tractors Corn Irrigation Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:15:00 +0000 122121 at Florida farmers ‘test drive’ water-saving technology, see benefits <div class="field-byline"> Samantha Grenrock, University of Florida </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Suwannee County farmer Sammy Starling never had to guess when he did or didn’t need to water his corn. With a new smart-agriculture technology, he could access soil moisture readings right from his phone, with updates every three hours.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Corn Equipment Irrigation Irrigation Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:01:00 +0000 122111 at <p>A UF/IFAS Extension program gave Suwannee Valley farmers the chance to &ldquo;test drive&rdquo; water-saving technology. The program hopes to encourage wider adoption of the technology among the region&rsquo;s farmers.</p> UF/IFAS photo by Josh Wickham When harvest equipment breaks, what is the right financial decision? <div class="node-body gallery-body">Producers who have an unplanned need for a harvest machine should evaluate carefully the solutions available to them. The decision may be the right one, but sometimes it can have financial consequences.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Corn Peanuts Soybeans Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:56:00 +0000 122031 at Glyphosate ‘not likely to cause cancer to humans,’ EPA says <div class="node-body article-body">The Environmental Protection Agency apparently has decided glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup and a number of generic “look-a-like” herbicides, is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Legislative Corn Peanuts Soybeans Management Herbicides Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:03:00 +0000 121991 at <p>It&rsquo;s been an on-again, off-again sort of 18 months for glyphosate, which is manufactured by Monsanto and can be applied on commercial cotton, soybeans and corn crops that have been genetically-modified to metabolize the active ingredient in the herbicide.</p> Do you look for this number on labels? <div class="field-byline"> Bob Kemerait, University of Georgia Plant Pathologist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fungicide products with the same FRAC code belong to the same class. If resistance to a pathogen develops to one product, a product bearing the same code is also at risk for resistance.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Corn Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Fungicides Tue, 13 Sep 2016 23:43:00 +0000 121911 at Southeast crop yields, production predicted as harvest rolls <div class="node-body article-body">Here are the crop yield and production forecasts for 5 Southeast states based on the September Crop Production Report by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Legislative Corn Peanuts Soybeans Crops Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:38:00 +0000 121901 at Do your homework before installing drain tiles <div class="node-body article-body">Chad Poole encourages farmers to do their homework before installing a tile system for drainage on their farms.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Corn Peanuts Tobacco Equipment Management Mon, 12 Sep 2016 12:47:00 +0000 121781 at <p>Drain tile installation at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Ga.</p> If you’re mulling wheat planting for 2017, consider this <div class="field-byline"> Chuck Danehower, University of Tennessee Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The land structure where a wheat/soybean system is placed can make the difference between profit or lose.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Soybean Wheat Tue, 06 Sep 2016 13:29:00 +0000 121801 at <p>Cash wheat prices under $4 a bushel raises red flags that wheat prices for summer 2017 may be closer to $4 than $5 a bushel.</p> How to control sugarcane aphids in sorghum <div class="node-body article-body">The sugarcane aphid can cause severe yield damage to sorghum. But sorghum farmers can limit or stop the damage the invasive insect causes.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Foliar insects Grain Sorghum Thu, 01 Sep 2016 14:27:00 +0000 121731 at Stop weed seed rain in harvested corn fields now or pay later <div class="field-byline"> Eric P. Prostko, UGA Extension Weed Specialist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It is very important for growers to implement some type of post-harvest strategy to prevent weed seed rain, or deposits to the seedbank, from occurring in fallow fields, or risk wasting many years of hard work.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Corn Thu, 01 Sep 2016 12:52:00 +0000 121721 at <p>Palmer amaranth after field corn harvest in south Georgia.</p>