Miscellaneous http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6161/more en Mycotoxins a concern for North Carolina corn farmers http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/mycotoxins-concern-north-carolina-corn-farmers <div class="field-byline"> John Hart </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The issue of mycotoxins in corn isn’t one of the most pleasant conversational topics for corn farmers, but North Carolina Extension Corn Specialist Ron Heiniger stresses that mycotoxins are a major concern in North Carolina that needs to be addressed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/mycotoxins-concern-north-carolina-corn-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/mycotoxins-concern-north-carolina-corn-farmers#comments Grains Management Miscellaneous Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:22:00 +0000 108861 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>DURING A CORN AFLATOXIN control field day held at the Fountain Farm of North Carolina&rsquo;s Upper Coastal Plain Research Station in Rocky Mount on Aug. 14, North Carolina Extension Corn Specialist Dr. Ron Heiniger explains the challenges North Carolina farmers face with mycotoxins while Kameron Keopp, a student at Texas A&amp;M University Kingsville, helps out. Keopp and other students did an internship with Heiniger this summer on the aflatoxin project.</p> Help keep contaminants out of U.S. cotton http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/help-keep-contaminants-out-us-cotton <div class="field-byline"> Chris Chammoun, Georgia Cotton Commission </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Foreign material is any impurity, whether organic or inorganic, that gets unintentionally mixed with cotton in the various harvest and post-harvest processes. Foreign materials can range from plastic grocery bags to leather gloves. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/help-keep-contaminants-out-us-cotton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/help-keep-contaminants-out-us-cotton#comments Cotton Management Markets Miscellaneous Cotton Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:03:00 +0000 109121 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Steer clear: Overhead power lines kill http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/steer-clear-overhead-power-lines-kill <div class="field-byline"> Kyla Kruse, University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Power lines can pose a major hazard for farmers. Typically, power lines over streets and rural areas have a minimal clearance of 18 feet and 12.5 feet over residential private property.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/steer-clear-overhead-power-lines-kill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/steer-clear-overhead-power-lines-kill#comments Cotton Equipment Grains Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Soybeans Practices and Systems Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:32:00 +0000 109101 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>IF CONTACT is made with a power line, remember, it is almost always safest to stay on the equipment.</p> United Soybean Board Why you should check FSA on your acreage history for base reallocation http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/why-you-should-check-fsa-your-acreage-history-base-reallocation <div class="field-byline"> Nathan Smith and Don Shurley, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farm owners need to cross check with farm records that the planted and considered planted acreage recorded by FSA is correct. If any information appears to be incomplete or incorrect, contact your local FSA office before September 26. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/why-you-should-check-fsa-your-acreage-history-base-reallocation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/why-you-should-check-fsa-your-acreage-history-base-reallocation#comments Cotton Government Grains Markets Miscellaneous Peanuts Legislation Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:10:00 +0000 109031 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Peanut growers get advice on difficult dryland decisions (Updated) http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/peanut-growers-get-advice-difficult-dryland-decisions-updated <div class="node-body article-body">The dryland peanut corp in Georgia took a hit in late July and into August when some major peanut-producing regions missed getting afternoon thunderstorms, receiving only a few inches of rain or none at all. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/peanut-growers-get-advice-difficult-dryland-decisions-updated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/peanut-growers-get-advice-difficult-dryland-decisions-updated#comments Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Drought Field Crops Peanut Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:43:00 +0000 109011 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Scott Monfort, right, University of Georgia peanut specialist, talks dryland peanut strategy with Armond Morris, peanut farmer and chairman of the Georgia Peanut Commission, during the UGA Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day in Tifton, Ga., Sept. 10.</p> Spider mite damage on cotton worst since ‘50s and ‘60s http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/spider-mite-damage-cotton-worst-50s-and-60s <div class="node-body article-body">The major factor in determining when to spray for spider mites in cotton is how widely they are distributed through a cotton field. If the mites are in clumps, you might be able to ride it out. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/spider-mite-damage-cotton-worst-50s-and-60s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/spider-mite-damage-cotton-worst-50s-and-60s#comments Cotton Management Miscellaneous Insecticides Seed Treatments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:35:00 +0000 108991 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Don’t let down guard on stink bugs in cotton http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/don-t-let-down-guard-stink-bugs-cotton <div class="node-body article-body">“Stink bugs will be moving shortly to later-maturing cotton or soybeans, and that’s where the majority of the population will end up later. So just make sure you watch your cotton until the top bolls that you want to harvest are 25 days old.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/don-t-let-down-guard-stink-bugs-cotton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/don-t-let-down-guard-stink-bugs-cotton#comments Cotton Management Miscellaneous Cotton Insecticides Tue, 09 Sep 2014 17:34:00 +0000 108751 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>AUBURN UNIVERSITY EXTENSION Entomologist Ron Smith describes the current insect situation on Alabama cotton during the Wiregrass Field Crops Field Day held recently in Headland.&nbsp;</p> Anthracnose top disease concern of North Carolina sorghum farmers http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/anthracnose-top-disease-concern-north-carolina-sorghum-farmers <div class="field-byline"> John Hart </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The disease of real concern to North Carolina sorghum growers is anthracnose, which has appeared every year in the state since North Carolina State University started working with the crop, according to Dr. Randy Weisz, North Carolina Extension small grains specialist</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/anthracnose-top-disease-concern-north-carolina-sorghum-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/anthracnose-top-disease-concern-north-carolina-sorghum-farmers#comments Grains Management Miscellaneous Field Crops Fungicides Grain Sorghum Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:12:00 +0000 108851 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>DURING A SORGHUM FIELD day held at Upper Coastal Plain Research Station&rsquo;s Fountain Farm in Rocky Mount, Dr. Randy Weisz, North Carolina Extension small grains specialist, points out the damage of a peduncle caused by the fungal disease anthracnose. The photo being held by Brandon Poole, small grains research specialist, shows an infected peduncle that has been sliced open sot you can see the red anthracnose infection inside it. Holding the speaker is Beaufort County Extension Agent Rod Gurganus.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Divided field: Spring deluge to summer drought http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/divided-field-spring-deluge-summer-drought <div class="node-body blog-body">The infographic on the U.S. Drought Monitor shows the Southeast in vivid yellows and light-browns, meaning abnormally dry to severe drought conditions pock the region. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/divided-field-spring-deluge-summer-drought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/divided-field-spring-deluge-summer-drought#comments Cotton Grains Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Soybeans Drought Farm Press Blog Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:35:00 +0000 108921 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Deep South in drought with no relief in sight http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/deep-south-drought-no-relief-sight <div class="field-byline"> University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Parts of Georgia Alabama and north Florida, for example, have been classified as D2 — in severe drought — by the Drought Monitor, an organization that tracks the country’s rain deficits.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/deep-south-drought-no-relief-sight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/deep-south-drought-no-relief-sight#comments Cotton Grains Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Drought Cotton Peanut Vegetables Wed, 03 Sep 2014 14:44:00 +0000 108821 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>PEANUTS GET IRRIGATED in south Georgia as farmers face severe drought conditions in some areas.</p>