Grains http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6101/more en 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 Economist: Corn market forecast looks bleak with a chance of dreary http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/economist-corn-market-forecast-looks-bleak-chance-dreary <div class="field-byline"> Clint Thompson, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Potential record-setting corn yields have contributed to a bleak market for corn farmers. University of Georgia agricultural economist Nathan Smith believes next year’s corn price will be worse than this year’s.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/economist-corn-market-forecast-looks-bleak-chance-dreary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/economist-corn-market-forecast-looks-bleak-chance-dreary#comments Grains Markets Corn Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:40:00 +0000 108691 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>FOR SOME CORN farmers, covering this year&rsquo;s production expenses will be a challenge with prices below $4 per bushel.</p> Controlled-released nitrogen important tool in 4R nutrient stewardship http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/controlled-released-nitrogen-important-tool-4r-nutrient-stewardship <div class="field-byline"> John Hart </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To increase yields, researchers encourage farmers to use 4R nutrient stewardship where fertilizer is applied in the right source at the right rate at the right time and right place. In North Carolina, nitrogen fertility is an important focus where scientists are seeking methods to increase production in the various soil types across the state.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/controlled-released-nitrogen-important-tool-4r-nutrient-stewardship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/controlled-released-nitrogen-important-tool-4r-nutrient-stewardship#comments Grains Management Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:47:00 +0000 108481 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>DURING A FIELD DAY on nitrogen fertility at the Tidewater Experiment Station in Plymouth, N.C., North Carolina Extension Corn Specialist Dr. Ron Heiniger explains that ESN can be beneficial in corn production because it continues to release nitrogen during the period from canopy closure through silking.</p> Crop donations can bring big tax savings http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/crop-donations-can-bring-big-tax-savings <div class="field-byline"> Marc Lovell, University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers facing a higher-income 2014 in need of tax-saving strategies should consult their tax advisor on the use of the donated crop strategy because of the significant tax savings that can result. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/crop-donations-can-bring-big-tax-savings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/crop-donations-can-bring-big-tax-savings#comments Cotton Government Grains Markets Peanuts Soybeans Books Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:34:00 +0000 108661 at http://southeastfarmpress.com United Soybean Board Alabama plans for drones http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/alabama-plans-drones <div class="node-body article-body">Alabama Governor Robert Bentley last week charged the Alabama Drone Task Force to review the requirements to further Alabama’s use of drones in areas of agriculture, conservation and law enforcement.</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/equipment/alabama-plans-drones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/alabama-plans-drones#comments Cotton Equipment Government Grains Livestock Management Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:06:00 +0000 108641 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>John Fulton, Auburn University engineer, demonstrates a UAV at the Autauga County farm of Andy Wendland.</p> Alabama Farmers Federation Farmers with unpriced crops will face tight-to-negative profit margins http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/farmers-unpriced-crops-will-face-tight-negative-profit-margins <div class="field-byline"> Chuck Danehower, University of Tennessee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Breakeven yields at current prices look achievable for soybeans and double crop soybeans. Some producers may be able to make the breakeven yield needed for corn and cotton but on the average they will be difficult to achieve. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/farmers-unpriced-crops-will-face-tight-negative-profit-margins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/farmers-unpriced-crops-will-face-tight-negative-profit-margins#comments Cotton Grains Management Markets Miscellaneous Soybeans Corn Cotton Finance Marketing and Promotion Soybean Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:29:00 +0000 108601 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>CORN HARVEST underway in south Georgia. Producers may see breakeven yields, but it&rsquo;ll be tough with harvest prices where they are now.</p> Moving grain to the West Coast tops $3 a bushel, a new record http://southeastfarmpress.com/moving-grain-west-coast-tops-3-bushel-new-record <div class="node-body link-body">While some backlogs may be cleared in September on the northern Plains, others could persist, creating a crunch exacerbated by projections for big corn and soybean crops. Mother Nature isn't doing farmers any favors, either, with rains delaying spring wheat harvest in North Dakota, increasing potential for a collision with fall crops.</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/10965304103_b685c9d76c_k.jpg?1408390301" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/moving-grain-west-coast-tops-3-bushel-new-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grains Markets Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:18:00 +0000 108511 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Photo courtesy United Soybean Board Virginia announces winners of 2014 Wheat & Barley Yield Contests http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/virginia-announces-winners-2014-wheat-barley-yield-contests <div class="field-byline"> Virginia Grain Producers Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Virginia Grain Producers Association (VGPA) is proud to announce the winners of the Statewide 2014 Virginia Wheat, Hard, Wheat and Barley Yield Contest Winners.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/virginia-announces-winners-2014-wheat-barley-yield-contests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/virginia-announces-winners-2014-wheat-barley-yield-contests#comments Grains Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:47:00 +0000 108391 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>The top-ranked growers will be given cash prizes donated by the providers of their winning seed, and will be fully recognized with a plaque presented by one of our industry leaders at the Virginia Grains and Soybean Annual Conference in February.</p> Virginia Grain Producers Association NCGA making sure demand keeps up with record corn supply http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/ncga-making-sure-demand-keeps-record-corn-supply <div class="field-byline"> National Corn Growers Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the U.S. Department of Agriculture Tuesday estimating a record corn supply of 15.2 billion bushels this coming year, the National Corn Growers Association is keeping a close eye on prices and pushing back against efforts that will reduce demand for the bountiful supply.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/ncga-making-sure-demand-keeps-record-corn-supply" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/ncga-making-sure-demand-keeps-record-corn-supply#comments Grains Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:52:00 +0000 108371 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>In its crop production and supply-and-demand reports released Tuesday, USDA estimated a record average national corn yield of 167.4 bushels per acre. Factoring in 83.8 million acres expected to be harvested brings the 2014 crop at 14.0 billion bushels and the overall supply at 15.2 billion bushels.</p>