The majority of the Southeast’s winter wheat crop was rated as fair to good going into the final stretch of the 2014 growing season, with harvest expected to continue well into June due to cold, wet field conditions....More
Pigweed is breaking through Tennessee cotton and soybean fields. Pre-applied herbicides, depending on field and weather conditions, likely allowing pigweed to bust through and now is the time to make some decisions....More
The South Carolina Crop Improvement Association Review Board approved four Roundup Ready varieties of soybeans, nine sorghum varieties suitable for bioenergy and eight cotton varieties jointly released with the U.S. Department of Agriculture research center in Florence....More
Weekly, if not daily during certain times of the year, successful farmers I speak to tell me their one tried-and-true trick for success: “I pretty much follow Extension recommendations and what my agent told me,” they say.
If you missed it earlier in May, the nation’s Extension system turned 100 years old. I wonder if it’ll get another 100 years. If it does, it’ll be because of its people....More
Fruit and vegetables in the Carolinas suffered some seriously cold weather this winter, including the unexpected cold snap in mid-April, but sources tell Southeast Farm Press that most came through well....More
Farmers don’t easily accept the concept of climate change or the science behind it. They also have trouble believing crop yields would suffer due to climate change, according to a recent survey in four states conducted by North Carolina State University....More