Jody Childs was on the phone trying to secure just two more semi-trailers to haul the corn off his farm and finish out his harvest, topping off a corn season with good yields but one tough to get to the buying points....More
Suwannee County farmer Sammy Starling never had to guess when he did or didn’t need to water his corn. With a new smart-agriculture technology, he could access soil moisture readings right from his phone, with updates every three hours....More
Alabama-based Agri-AFC, LLC, added its name Aug. 30 to the list of founding members of the Agricultural Data Coalition, becoming the 14th organization to join the group since its formation this spring....More
The Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award is one of the most prestigious awards in U.S. agriculture. Each year, ten Southern states pick one farmer each to represent it in the program. One farmer is picked as the top in the region. The honor is big, and the prizes aren’t shabby.
In the era of genome sequencing, we find that nature is the most prolific gene splicer of all. Although the DNA changes made by gene splicing resemble those made by nature, GMOs are set aside for safety testing....More
Though dozens of exhibitors, industry reps and Extension specialists provide useful information for attendees at the Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day each year, there were a few particularly interesting things said at this year’s event.
Many producers can have excellent weather with few pest or weed problems and still find themselves straddling the line between profitability and losing money because of their planting decisions....More
Guidance offered in Water Temperature and Herbicide Performance is based on research by Purdue University weed scientists who studied the effectiveness of certain herbicides on several weed species when mixed with spray water at various temperatures....More