“It says something about the hybrid and its resilience. I knew the corn was going to be good, and I knew it was going to break 300 bushels, but I really didn’t think it would go as high as it did. I didn’t break 400 bushels once, but I broke it twice. When that happens, you start looking back at the year to see what was different.”...More
It’s a tough fight, but there is no reason for Palmer amaranth to kick a Southern soybean grower’s butt. How can farmers not lose against pigweed? Two Southeast weed specialists have good game plans....More
Commonly called the tobacco buyout, the Tobacco Transition Payment Program last payment is scheduled for January 2014. What does this mean for rural economies and tobacco production in the near future?...More
Emil Belibasis grows hydroponic tomatoes in Wellborn, Fla., in the state’s Panhandle region. He is originally from Honduras but went to the University of Florida. The 59-year-old left the academic life and private sector more than two decades ago and started Beli Farms and sells to a big grocery store chain in the region.
Farmers who are considering trying propane can find energy savings and cash incentives for trying the new energy source. The Propane Education and Research Council is using information from the program to find better ways to use propane....More
Maybe that’s why, with the unpredictable situations they’re certain to face each year, farmers there seem to do a better job than most of being proactive against emerging pests, like resistant Palmer amaranth pigweed in cotton and kudzu bugs and rust in soybeans....More