Miscellaneous http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6161/more en Tennessee looking for hemp farmers http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/tennessee-looking-hemp-farmers <div class="node-body article-body">The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications from farmers and producers interested in growing industrial hemp. </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/miscellaneous/tennessee-looking-hemp-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/tennessee-looking-hemp-farmers#comments Miscellaneous Regulations Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:36:00 +0000 111771 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Man who led US boll weevil eradication honored with “White Gold” http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/man-who-led-us-boll-weevil-eradication-honored-white-gold <div class="field-byline"> Brad Robb, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Marshall Grant, North Carolina farmer and the man who lead the way in eradicating the boll weevil, received the inaugural “White Gold Award” at the 25th Annual Joint Commodities Con-ference, held January 14-16 in Durham, N.C.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/man-who-led-us-boll-weevil-eradication-honored-white-gold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/man-who-led-us-boll-weevil-eradication-honored-white-gold#comments Cotton Management Miscellaneous Cotton National Cotton Council Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:58:00 +0000 111761 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>After earning his agricultural engineering degree from NC State, Mark Grant, far right, returned home in 2014 and started his farming career with his father, David, far left. Both were on hand to celebrate Marshall Grant&rsquo;s &quot;White Gold Award&quot; ceremony.</p> North Carolina farmer is regional winner of ASA Conservation Legacy Award http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/north-carolina-farmer-regional-winner-asa-conservation-legacy-award <div class="field-byline"> American Soybean Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Thomas Family Farms Inc. is a traditional, diverse North Carolina operation incorporating corn, soybeans and wheat, tobacco and swine production. There are now three generations working together at Thomas Family Farms.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/north-carolina-farmer-regional-winner-asa-conservation-legacy-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/north-carolina-farmer-regional-winner-asa-conservation-legacy-award#comments Management Miscellaneous Soybeans Soybean Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:30:00 +0000 111751 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>The Conservation Legacy Awards Program is a national program designed to recognize the outstanding environmental and conservation achievement of U.S. soybean farmers.</p> Cotton plant bug thresholds tweaked in Alabama http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-plant-bug-thresholds-tweaked-alabama <div class="node-body article-body">“So we’ve added a threshold this year for adult plant bugs in June rather than just relying on pinhead square retention. But you need a sweep net to monitor it – you can’t just go out and visibly find them."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-plant-bug-thresholds-tweaked-alabama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-plant-bug-thresholds-tweaked-alabama#comments Cotton Management Miscellaneous Cotton Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:28:00 +0000 111211 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>DIRTY blooms are an indication that plant bugs (especially nymphs) are feeding on larger squares which the plant did not shed.</p> Ron Smith and Barry Freeman, Auburn University, Bugwood.org. El Niño appears in place for winter months http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/el-ni-o-appears-place-winter-months <div class="node-body article-body">“When you have an El Niño in place, corn yields generally are down from 10 to 35 percent over the entire Southeast."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/el-ni-o-appears-place-winter-months" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/el-ni-o-appears-place-winter-months#comments Grains Management Miscellaneous Orchard Crops El Nino Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:51:00 +0000 111291 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>ALL SIGNS POINT to an El Ni&ntilde;o weather pattern settling in through the winter months in the Southeast, according to David Zierden, state climatologist for Florida, who spoke at the recent Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course held in Auburn.&nbsp;</p> 2014 Peanut Profitability Award winners discuss past year’s crop http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/2014-peanut-profitability-award-winners-discuss-past-year-s-crop <div class="node-body article-body">“Our peanut crop in 2014 turned out really well, with good grades and good quality. One of our biggest concerns is the first frost, and we never know when we’ll see it. But yields should be about 4,500 pounds or better.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/2014-peanut-profitability-award-winners-discuss-past-year-s-crop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/2014-peanut-profitability-award-winners-discuss-past-year-s-crop#comments Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Peanuts Wed, 21 Jan 2015 21:40:00 +0000 111221 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>VIRGINIA&rsquo;S BILLY BAIN saw good yields, grades and quality from his 2014 peanut crop. He is the reigning upper Southeast Peanut Profitability Award winner.&nbsp;</p> Cotton growers saw thrips resistance in 2014 http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/cotton-growers-saw-thrips-resistance-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">“The seed treatments are the only thrips control option at planting that we’re aware of."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/cotton-growers-saw-thrips-resistance-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/cotton-growers-saw-thrips-resistance-2014#comments Cotton Management Miscellaneous Crops Cotton Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:21:00 +0000 111001 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>THRIPS RESISTANCE HAS been confirmed to the neonicotinoid cotton seed treatments. Once cotton reaches the fifth true-leaf stage, it&rsquo;s beyond the point of economic damage from thrips.</p> A season that just wouldn’t end for Carolina fruits and vegetables http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/season-just-wouldn-t-end-carolina-fruits-and-vegetables <div class="node-body article-body">Managers at state farmers markets in North and South Carolina and an Eastern North Carolina county agent told Southeast Farm Press in early December that the fruit and vegetable marketing season got off to a slightly delayed start in the spring. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/season-just-wouldn-t-end-carolina-fruits-and-vegetables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/season-just-wouldn-t-end-carolina-fruits-and-vegetables#comments Management Markets Miscellaneous Vegetables Vegetables Thu, 15 Jan 2015 20:29:00 +0000 110971 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p class="Default">IT WAS A great year for strawberries in the Carolinas. This field near Zebulon, N.C., still had enough berries to harvest on June 20, which is late in this area.</p> <p class="Default"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> High-Oleic Peanuts: Manufacturers see added value, competitive edge http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/high-oleic-peanuts-manufacturers-see-added-value-competitive-edge <div class="node-body article-body">“There are four varieties available today, and they absolutely are competitive in terms of yield and grade with Georgia-06G.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/high-oleic-peanuts-manufacturers-see-added-value-competitive-edge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/high-oleic-peanuts-manufacturers-see-added-value-competitive-edge#comments Management Markets Miscellaneous Peanuts Peanuts Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:04:00 +0000 110991 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>MARS CHOCOLATE HAS made a commitment to using 100-percent high-oleic peanuts in its M&amp;M and Snickers products by 2017. Shown are M&amp;Ms at the Mars Chocolate Hackettstown, N.J., facility.&nbsp;</p> Photo courtesy of Mars Chocolate American Farm Bureau ratifies 2015 public policy positions http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/american-farm-bureau-ratifies-2015-public-policy-positions <div class="field-byline"> American Farm Bureau Federation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farmer and rancher delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 96th Annual Convention Jan. 13 approved resolutions that will provide the organization grassroots authority to ask Congress to finish many measures that remain unsettled at the start of 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/american-farm-bureau-ratifies-2015-public-policy-positions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/american-farm-bureau-ratifies-2015-public-policy-positions#comments Government Management Markets Miscellaneous Government American Farm Bureau Federation Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:10:00 +0000 111601 at http://southeastfarmpress.com