Agricultural producers rented and farmed 353.8 million acres of farmland. Of these acres, 80 percent is owned by nonfarming landlords, according to the 2014 Tenure, Ownership, and Transition of Agricultural Land survey released Aug. 31 by the USDA.....More
Soybeans can tolerate a fair amount of foliage feeding before bloom, or about 30 percent defoliation. During and after bloom that tolerance drops considerably to about 15 percent defoliation. Regular scouting should be going on now to monitor defoliation.
The 45th Blackland Farm Managers Tour drew a big crowd of 450 people to Circle Grove Seeds and Haslin Farms in Belhaven, N.C. Aug. 5. The Blackland tour is considered the most comprehensive field days and this year the focus was primarily on achieving top yields.
Developing peanut varieties is a challenge because plant breeders have to meet the needs of growers, shellers and processors which is hard to do, says North Carolina State University Peanut Breeder Tom Isleib....More