EPA has granted a Section 3 registration for the application of Brake herbicide pre-emergence in cotton, providing growers with a different mode of action to use in their ongoing struggle with herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth....More
Crop insurance pays most often on drought in the Southeast. But South Carolina’s epic flood at harvest in 2015 resulted in catastrophic losses. Crop insurance is not designed to make you whole and some lessons were learned in South Carolina....More
This year's Southern Farm Show drew 30,000 people to the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh Feb. 3-5. Once again, the show presented an opportunity for farmers from throughout the Carolinas and Virginia to see the newest in farm equipment, network with peers and gain valuable information they can take back to their farms.
Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Krysta Harden announced she is stepping down from her post at the end of February. Michael Scuse, undersecretary for farm and foreign agricultural services, will become the acting deputy secretary....More
Cotton growers in 2016 will have access to Enlist cotton, which provides crop tolerance to Enlist Duo herbicide — a combination of glyphosate and new 2,4-D choline — and full tolerance to glufosinate herbicides....More
From cattle thieves caught on camera to the world’s fastest tractor and from pecan truffles to citrus schemes and from drunken friends to standing naked, 2015 -- like all years before it – had its share of odd stories and commentaries.
Farmers interested in using unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, will have to wait a little longer despite the Federal Aviation Administration recent announcement of web-based aircraft registration for drone technology....More
A 1952 Ford 8N tractor dubbed the “8NCREDIBLE” is reported to have taken the title of world’s fastest farm tractor, reaching a speed of 96.3185 miles per hour and breaking a record that has stood for 81 years....More
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.
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