You might wonder why a particular herbicide is or is not recommended in your area. Manufacturers spend a lot of money on colorful advertisements proclaiming the virtues of their products. These ads might lead you to believe that you are missing out on something....More
From a bird’s-eye view of a disaster to peanuts on fire and from Haitians in corn to a helicopter over cotton and from black-in-white irrigation to complex farming, here’s a look at the people, places and things that helped tell the stories of Southeast agriculture this year.
The idea of an early production soybean system using indeterminate varieties has been around for decades, but it wasn’t a particularly economic way to grow soybeans in the Southeast. But old can be new again, say some soybean experts....More
When the flood occurred back in October, Clemson Extension began compiling photos, videos and testimonies to piece together the story of how the agricultural community of South Carolina was affected....More
These are tough economic times for South Carolina farmers and the 2016 SC AgriBiz and Farm Expo has an agenda designed to help them navigate ahead, according to Jody Martin, the expo’s executive director....More
Growers who use cover crops are increasingly turning to a tool that can flatten out their actively growing fields, usually in a single pass. Known as a “roller/crimper,” the technology can help reduce and sometimes eliminate the need for herbicides....More
Back in 1997, the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission adopted North Carolina’s first mandatory plan to control both point source and non-point source pollution in the Neuse River Basin....More
Dr. Wayne Skaggs, the Williams Neal Reynolds distinguished professor of biological and agricultural engineering at North Carolina State University, made a bold pronouncement at the Stewards of the Future “Water for a Growing World” conference held at N.C. State in November...More
Zippy Duvall’s been on the road. By late October, he’d been to more than a dozen states and planned to hit more than 30 states by year’s end, all on his trek to be the next American Farm Bureau Federation president....More
Brad Thompson lands the helicopter on top of the upper deck of the modified trailer. Cotton plants whirled and dirt swirled. On the trailer, farmhand/ground crewman Dusty Smith casually refills the copter’s spray tank and chats with Thompson.