With the onslaught of checklists and online quizzes that dominate popular culture and social media, my sister and I decided to compile our own list to help our fellow ladies in the agricultural world validate their status as female farming forces....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
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.
For Stanley Culpepper, his largest, on-farm cotton weed research takes place in Macon County, Ga., the place where a decade ago the first glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth in the world was confirmed....More
Researchers at Virginia’s Tech’s Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Suffolk are conducting field trials to examine a number of practices and compounds to control thrips in cotton and peanuts with some showing good promise....More
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.
Georgia beekeeper Paul Vonk has won the third annual Bayer Bee Care Community Leadership Award. Vonk was chosen because he created the HiveTool, which provides a noninvasive way to analyze colony health....More
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
Weather is one of farming’s greatest challenges. Brenda Ortiz, a corn and grain crops specialist with Alabama Extension, says farmers’ abilities to manage production risks like drought or heavy rains are improving....More
There are isolated reports of plant bugs damaging presquaring cotton in North Carolina. Though not typical, plant bugs will leave early season hosts during dry spells and hit young cotton, and this can result in the yield-damaging condition called “black flag” symptoms.
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.
Less than six months after the U.S. announced plans to restore diplomatic and economic ties with Cuba, the Auburn University College of Agriculture has entered a historic partnership with the Agrarian University of Havana and the Cuban National Center for Animal and Plant Health...More
“We never really know what our careers will turn out to be but mine has worked out well. The peanut industry is a great industry to work in and I truly enjoy working for growers," says Dell Cotton....More
There are currently eight commercial oyster farms in Alabama, and this summer Alabama will also have two commercial oyster nurseries operating, as well as at least three more oyster farms expected to be fully permitted and harvesting by fall 2015....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