When it comes to cotton aphids, look for a naturally occurring fungus that cause aphid populations to crash. Look for gray, fuzzy aphid cadavers. As aphids build, the fungus multiplies, and aphids crash. The crash happens fast and kills all aphids within a week....More
The Sunbelt Agriculture Expo Field Day is the best chance to visit one of the Southeast’s premier educational and research facilities for the Southeast’s top commodities, and where the latest crop technologies, products and varieties can be seen in a half-day visit....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
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