The 45th Blackland Farm Managers Tour drew a big crowd of 450 people to Circle Grove Seeds and Haslin Farms in Belhaven, N.C. Aug. 5. The Blackland tour is considered the most comprehensive field days and this year the focus was primarily on achieving top yields.
Glenn Cox is a fifth generation farmer. Casey, 24, is the daughter and only child of Glenn and wife, Tina. And Casey is becoming the sixth generation to farm their branch of the family’s land in Mitchell County, Ga....More
Though long uncertain about climate change and global warming, my interest came into sharp focus 3:14 p.m. June 16. I had been spraying fungicides for much of the day in corn plots where the air was thick and still. The temperature crawled to 97°F. “The bear” had me....More
“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.”...More
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....More
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.
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.
What’s the most important variable on any working farm? It’s the crew who works the land, maintains crop health and keeps things running smoothly. The Sunbelt Ag Expo Darrell Williams Research Farm is no different....More
South Carolina rapeseed growers began harvesting their crop the first of June. The oilseed is used to make industrial-grade oil. Here is a look at rapeseed harvest around the Pee Dee Region of the state.
There are times when wheat farmers should use growth regulators as part of a fertility program and other times when growth regulators don’t have a place in producing a wheat crop, says Ron Heiniger, Extension cropping system specialist with North Carolina State University....More
The sugarcane aphid has been reported active in sorghum in southwest Georgia in 2015. Growers are urged to scout fields now and be ready to treat the aphids as needed. The invasive insect can cause severe yield damage....More
In the late 1990s, scientists found that Cry1Ab was also fairly affective against H. zea. But the scientists also predicted that enough H. zea were surviving to lead to the species developing resistance to Cry1Ab....More