A third-generation farmer with deep ties to Clemson’s land-grant heritage and expansive knowledge of South Carolina’s agribusiness industry has been named director of the Clemson University Experiment Station....More
Agricultural producers rented and farmed 353.8 million acres of farmland. Of these acres, 80 percent is owned by nonfarming landlords, according to the 2014 Tenure, Ownership, and Transition of Agricultural Land survey released Aug. 31 by the USDA.....More
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
Johnny Sanders’ soybeans could go 90 bushels or more. The Georgia farmer is using what is called an early production system soybean with an indeterminate variety similar to what Delta soybean farmers have used recently to reach record yields....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