Soybeans can tolerate a fair amount of foliage feeding before bloom, or about 30 percent defoliation. During and after bloom that tolerance drops considerably to about 15 percent defoliation. Regular scouting should be going on now to monitor defoliation.
There is one more important step that growers can take to further reduce the seedbank of Palmer amaranth. Neglecting this important step can undo prior efforts to holistically reign in the seedbank of Palmer amaranth....More
The 45th Blackland Farm Managers Tour drew a big crowd of 450 people to Circle Grove Seeds and Haslin Farms in Belhaven, N.C. Aug. 5. The Blackland tour is considered the most comprehensive field days and this year the focus was primarily on achieving top yields.
Developing peanut varieties is a challenge because plant breeders have to meet the needs of growers, shellers and processors which is hard to do, says North Carolina State University Peanut Breeder Tom Isleib....More
One method used “back in the day” was letting pigs loose in fields not being used for crops for a season and allowing the pigs to do what they do naturally: dig up the roots of weeds and fertilize the land....More
Is it just me, or does it seem like our insect pest problems in the forage world are getting more numerous? Let me give you a quick update on some of the many fronts we seem to be waging on bugs....More
Bayer CropScience’s newly renovated headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C. is built “for the way people work today,” featuring more open space, more natural light and added amenities designed to enhance collaboration and cooperation among the 700 employees who work there....More
Plant growth regulator applications are often necessary in cotton to reduce vegetative growth and maintain a manageable crop in Georgia. Making PGR decisions can be difficult because of the many factors that need to be considered....More
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