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
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
Net Irrigate has a new product suite of WireRat Pivot Monitoring Solutions. Absorbing the PivotProxy brand, the suite of products offers farmers additional tailored pivot monitoring and control solutions using WireRat technology, a patented copper theft detection solution....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
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.