Grains http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6101/more en Acreage: Cotton, corn, wheat down; soybeans at record high http://southeastfarmpress.com/acreage-cotton-corn-wheat-down-soybeans-record-high <div class="node-body link-body">Planted acreage estimates for cotton, wheat and corn are down compared to 2014, but soybean acreage is estimated at a record high.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://southeastfarmpress.com/site-files/southeastfarmpress.com/files/planting_2015_field.JPG?1435693122" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> Open In New Window </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/acreage-cotton-corn-wheat-down-soybeans-record-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Markets Peanuts Soybeans Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:36:00 +0000 114701 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Women in ag: Plowing new ground in Alabama http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/women-ag-plowing-new-ground-alabama <div class="field-byline"> Marlee Moore, ALFA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Women in agriculture must do a superior job in the same field as men to prove themselves,” said Delle Bean, who operates Del-Ray Ranch in Alabama with her husband, Ray. “We’re not accepted until we’re seen in action.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/women-ag-plowing-new-ground-alabama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/women-ag-plowing-new-ground-alabama#comments Cotton Grains Livestock Management Markets Soybeans Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:06:00 +0000 114621 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Wendy Yeager is the primary operator of the 940-acre Bell Place Farm in Alabama.</p> ALFA Pre-emergent herbicides critical for corn http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/pre-emergent-herbicides-critical-corn <div class="node-body article-body">The use of pre-emergent herbicides in corn is an important management practice for controlling weeds during the critical period from emergence to canopy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/pre-emergent-herbicides-critical-corn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/pre-emergent-herbicides-critical-corn#comments Grains Management Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:53:00 +0000 114531 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">Michael&nbsp;</span>Flessner<span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">, Virginia Cooperative Extension weed specialist, says starter fertilizers are vital to control weeds and achieve maximum yield potential.</span></p> Don’t want to endanger your soul http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/don-t-want-endanger-your-soul <div class="node-body blog-body">The truck driver, a lovely Haitian lady, smiled and waved. I took her picture and she smiled and waved some more. But some of the fieldworkers made it clear they didn’t want their pictures taken. And that was OK, too.</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/don-t-want-endanger-your-soul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/don-t-want-endanger-your-soul#comments Cotton Grains Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Human Resources Vegetables Farm Press Blog Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:37:00 +0000 114611 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Haitian woman drives the truck during sweet corn harvest in south Georgia.</p> (Gallery) There’s a mule train in that field http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/gallery-there-s-mule-train-field <div class="node-body gallery-body">One of the pleasures of summer is eating fresh sweet corn, but harvesting it is very labor intensive. To get the vegetable grain out of the field in a timely way, many growers use the mule train. It’s something to see in action.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/gallery-there-s-mule-train-field" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/gallery-there-s-mule-train-field#comments Grains Management Miscellaneous Vegetables Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:25:00 +0000 114601 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Variety selection critical to reducing disease risk http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/variety-selection-critical-reducing-disease-risk <div class="node-body article-body">Variety selection plays an important role in reducing risk to disease in field crops, according to Hillary Mehl, Virginia Cooperative Extension plant pathologist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/variety-selection-critical-reducing-disease-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/variety-selection-critical-reducing-disease-risk#comments Cotton Grains Management Soybeans Leaf Disease Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:45:00 +0000 114521 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Hillary Mehl, Virginia Cooperative Extension plant pathologist, explains diseases that impact soybeans as Ed Hobbs, ag technician at the Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Suffolk, Va. helps with the posters.</p> <p style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</p> Summer: More hot, dry weather is not what farmers want to hear http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/summer-more-hot-dry-weather-not-what-farmers-want-hear <div class="field-byline"> David Zierden, Florida climatologist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hot and dry conditions during critical point in the growing season is looking more and more like a reality that has to be dealt with. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/summer-more-hot-dry-weather-not-what-farmers-want-hear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/summer-more-hot-dry-weather-not-what-farmers-want-hear#comments Cotton Grains Livestock Management Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Drought Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:07:00 +0000 114551 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Right now, hot and drier is a good possibility for the next two weeks or so in the Southeast, and it could persist well into the second half of summer.</p> A look at the commodity programs farmers pick and why http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/look-commodity-programs-farmers-pick-and-why <div class="field-byline"> Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess &amp; Nick Paulson, University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">FSA recently released enrollment data shows farmers will use revenue-based programs, particularly those of relatively straight-forward design. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/look-commodity-programs-farmers-pick-and-why" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/look-commodity-programs-farmers-pick-and-why#comments Cotton Equipment Government Grains Management Markets Peanuts Soybeans Crop Wed, 17 Jun 2015 22:40:00 +0000 114441 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Overall, there is a geographical pattern to farm bill commodity program choices made by farmers.</p> (Gallery) Virginia field day looks at early crop progress http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/gallery-virginia-field-day-looks-early-crop-progress <div class="node-body gallery-body">This yea'rs Early Summer Row Crops Tour drew a crowd of 100 farmers and others to the Tidewater Agricultural Research & Extension Center Research Farm in Suffolk, Va. June 4. The field day examined insects, diseases and agronomics in corn, cotton, peanuts and soybeans.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/gallery-virginia-field-day-looks-early-crop-progress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/gallery-virginia-field-day-looks-early-crop-progress#comments Cotton Grains Management Peanuts Soybeans Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:50:00 +0000 114491 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p><span>This year&#39;s&nbsp; Early Summer Row Crops Tour drew a crowd of 100 farmers and others to the Tidewater Agricultural Research &amp; Extension&nbsp; Center Research Farm in Suffolk, Va. June 4. The field day examined insects, diseases and&nbsp;</span>agronomics<span>&nbsp;in corn, cotton, peanuts and soybeans. Here, Ames Smith, professor of entomology at Virginia Tech, shows thrips&nbsp;damage to young cotton.</span></p> What is the best wheat variety to grow in North Carolina? http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/what-best-wheat-variety-grow-north-carolina <div class="node-body article-body">As small grains breeder at North Carolina State University, Paul Murphy is often asked what is the best wheat variety to grow in North Carolina.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/what-best-wheat-variety-grow-north-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/what-best-wheat-variety-grow-north-carolina#comments Grains Seed Wed, 17 Jun 2015 13:16:00 +0000 114151 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">Paul Murphy, small grains breeder at North Carolina State University, says some wheat varieties are better for a particular operation, depending on production problems like soil born mosaic virus or if a farmer no-tills into corn stubble or has a history of a Hessian fly problem.</p>