Grains en 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 This corn looks good, but stink bugs all over it <div class="node-body gallery-body">The corn crop in South Carolina’s Pee Dee region looks strong, and so far major disease pressure has been limited. But it’s not too hard to find stink bugs in fields.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grains Fri, 17 Jun 2016 14:36:00 +0000 120591 at Sustainable agriculture will be a process, not a revolution <div class="field-byline"> National Corn Growers Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sustainability is the leading agricultural challenge of the 21st century because feeding, fueling and clothing 9 billion people will take new practices, new data collection and management and stronger connections to consumers.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Grains Peanuts Soybeans Precision Farming Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:07:00 +0000 120531 at Corn, soybean rally rolls on but for how long? What you need to know <div class="node-body article-body">The news from the grain markets continues to surprise growers who had all but given up hope they would ever see $10 soybeans – let alone $11 ones – again. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grains Managing the Margins Soybeans Corn Soybean Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:50:00 +0000 120501 at United Soybean Board Aerial photos: Bonnie and Colin flood Carolina farms, leave mess behind <div class="node-body gallery-body">Here is what it looked like, from the air, June 7 on some North Carolina farms after tropical storms dumped heavy rain on young or just-planted crops.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Management Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Thu, 09 Jun 2016 15:05:00 +0000 120471 at Vertical tillage works well with no-till but can it build yields? <div class="node-body article-body">North Carolina State University has begun a 10-year study at the Piedmont Research Station in Salisbury to see how vertical tillage might be used to increase yields and improve soil health.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Management Soybeans Soybean Vertical Till Mon, 06 Jun 2016 14:08:00 +0000 120101 at <p>Alan Franzluebbers, a USDA Agricultural Research Service soil scientist at North Carolina State University, says soil health can be improved through good management.</p> Sunbelt Field Day July 14: a morning to make your farm more profitable <div class="node-body article-body">Sunbelt Ag Field Day will be July 14 at the Darrell Williams Research Farm, located at the Expo show site at Spence Field. Registration is free for anyone who works in agriculture, and the day starts at 7:15 a.m.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Grains Management Peanuts Soybeans Sunbelt Expo Fri, 03 Jun 2016 14:59:00 +0000 120401 at Southern corn rust hits early and growers assess what to do <div class="node-body article-body">Southern corn rust has arrived earlier and earlier in Georgia in recent years, and this year is the earliest in recent memory the yield-stealing disease has hit the state. Growers need to make the call now on whether to treat it.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grains Corn Fungicides Thu, 02 Jun 2016 14:57:00 +0000 120381 at <p>Southern corn rust was confirmed June 1 in Georgia.</p> Winter peas could be grain, forage and a cover crop in North Carolina <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers at North Carolina State University are looking to winter peas as a possible feed grain crop for North Carolina livestock production.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Livestock Soybeans Grains Tue, 31 May 2016 18:43:00 +0000 120001 at <p><span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">North Carolina State University graduate student Rachel Atwell stands in front of a winter pea test plot at the Piedmont Research Station in Salisbury. N.C State is looking at winter pea as a grain, forage and cover crop in North Carolina.</span></p>