Farm Credit Mid-America, part of the nationwide Farm Credit System, grew loan volume in 2013 by more than $1 billion to $17.7 billion and saw assets grow by nearly $1 billion to $20 billion, a 5.1 percent increase over 2012....More
Springs in the South are wet more often than not. That is why a two-pass corn weed control program in 9 out of the last 10 years has provided more consistent weed control than reliance on a single pass....More
Glyphosate-resistant weeds didn’t show up quite as early in Alabama as in other states. Resistance really hasn’t spread as quickly as it has in other states, either, and that’s good for Alabama growers....More
An Alabama survey March 7 indicates more than 90 percent of overwintering kudzu bugs had died during 2014 winter, compared to 70 percent in 2013. Males have suffered higher mortality rates than females....More
Corn farmers are always looking for better ways to do something. That’s part of the concept behind pre-tassel nitrogen application and what it can do to make corn fertility worth the investment in higher yield return....More
Cool soils and wet conditions over the past few weeks have slowed Georgia's 2014 corn planting, but its full-on now at Raymond Thompson’s Seminole County farm near the Florida line. Early planted seed gives Deep South corn growers a chance at premium prices for a mid-July corn harvest.
“White mold is the No. 1 disease we face in Southeastern peanut production. It’s not the only important disease, but white mold, stem rot or whatever you want to call it, is a critical factor, and we spend millions of dollars to manage it each year."...More