The success of the craft beer industry and interest in using locally grown ingredients has encouraged an adventuresome group of farmers in the South Atlantic region to try their hands at growing hops, but the climate here is challenging. An upcoming conference will bring experts from across the country to advise the young industry....More
After an unusually warm start, winter has finally started to feel like…winter. The warm weather that stuck around South Carolina for so long caused some rapeseed fields to grow a little faster than normal and now we’re seeing some cold injury on rank growth.
North Carolina State University Extension Weed Specialist Wes Everman has continually issued warning bells that resistance to PPO inhibitors is a real concern for North Carolina farmers. It is a message he will continue to deliver in 2016....More
Hessian flies in wheat planted during October have already turned over a generation and larvae will feed throughout the cold months, killing any tillers that survived the first generation. Chances are slim ground applications can be made due to El Niño....More
From cattle thieves caught on camera to the world’s fastest tractor and from pecan truffles to citrus schemes and from drunken friends to standing naked, 2015 -- like all years before it – had its share of odd stories and commentaries.
From a record-smashing 532-bushel corn yield to PPO resistance and from drought to the miracles of cover crops, Southeast cornfields in 2015 had things happen in them that are best remembered as Southeast corn farmers prepare for their 2016 cropping year.
“We know that payments coming out of DC are significantly less than what they’ve ever been, and that’s the trend of the future we are going to have to operate in,” said Saxby Chambliss, recently retired senator from Georgia....More
You might wonder why a particular herbicide is or is not recommended in your area. Manufacturers spend a lot of money on colorful advertisements proclaiming the virtues of their products. These ads might lead you to believe that you are missing out on something....More
From a bird’s-eye view of a disaster to peanuts on fire and from Haitians in corn to a helicopter over cotton and from black-in-white irrigation to complex farming, here’s a look at the people, places and things that helped tell the stories of Southeast agriculture this year.
As a young man working on his family’s farm, Jerry Johnson loved the sight of wheat growing in the fields. Now he has the 2015 Inventor’s Award from the University of Georgia Research Foundation....More
These are tough economic times for South Carolina farmers and the 2016 SC AgriBiz and Farm Expo has an agenda designed to help them navigate ahead, according to Jody Martin, the expo’s executive director....More