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Yields blew out the combine when you see this

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:27:00 +0000

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New look and easier experience coming to Southeast Farm Press

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:03:00 +0000

We want to make things easier and more informative for you. That’s why we’ve changed some things at Southeast Farm Press.

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Three steps to a profitable cottonseed selection

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +0000

Agronomists offer tips on choosing varieties to maximize quality, yield and profit.

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It might not be too late to plant annual winter forage

The recent rain might be the best and maybe last shot at getting decent winter annual forage growth started in this drought.


Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:08:00 +0000

Rain finally fell this week over much of the Southeast. It wasn’t enough to break the drought but was it enough to get some much-needed, late-planted winter annual forages planted? Maybe but it’s still risky.

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Speakers, activities for GA Farm Bureau annual convention Dec. 4-6

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:40:00 +0000

Georgia Farm Bureau members will travel to Jekyll Island for the organization’s 79th annual meeting Dec. 4-6. During the general session on Dec. 5, convention attendees will hear from Gov. Nathan Deal, U.S. Sen. David Perdue, Dr. Sam Pardue.

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Wild hogs are ‘ecological zombies’

Invasive feral hogs are trapped on a rural property in South Carolina.


Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:20:00 +0000

Wild hogs prey on wildlife and livestock and consume large amounts of agricultural crops and seeds, sprouts and seedlings, which disrupts reforestation. Their rooting, wallowing and nesting behaviors decrease water quality and promote soil erosion.

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Cotton grower says sensor-based nutrient plan saved nitrogen, money

Clemson University precision agriculture engineer Ahmad Khalilian (center) speaks to farmers.
 


Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:45:00 +0000

After successfully demonstrating savings of up to $60 an acre in on-farm trials, Clemson University has made available to cotton growers a new sensor-based nutrient management plan that can reduce expenses and environment impact.

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Georgia Cotton Commission 10th Annual Meeting Jan. 25

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:26:00 +0000

Georgia Cotton Commission 10th Annual Meeting will be January 25, 2017 at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Ga.

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Grazing period extended, may help farmers qualify for drought assistance

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:02:00 +0000

While meaningful rain may not be in the forecast, an extension of Alabama’s “normal grazing period” may bring relief to some farmers seeking assistance through the USDA’s Livestock Forage Program.

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Thankful he didn’t have two arms to fight

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:42:00 +0000

Barney got in a fight with Andy’s one-armed cousin who was visiting from out of town. The tussle started, unfortunately, over a huge misunderstanding on Thanksgiving Day many years ago.

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In weed management, education is better than regulation

Stanley Culpepper, right, joins his former professor and fellow weed scientist Alan York at the Arch Douglas Worsham Weed Science Lecture Series at North Carolina State University.

 


Wed, 23 Nov 2016 01:13:00 +0000

Stanley Culpepper returned to Williams Hall on the campus of his alma mater, North Carolina State University, with a clear message to future weed scientists: education over regulation is vital for developing and maintaining a sustainable tool box to manage weeds.

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Thankful the hay barn was also our playground

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:59:00 +0000

It might have been slightly dangerous, but Daddy never stopped my sister and me from creating our own obstacle course.

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Orchex 796 Orchard Spray Oil gets OMRI seal

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:00:00 +0000

Orchex 796 Orchard Spray Oil is approved for use on a wide variety of applications including tree crops, nut crops, row crops, ornamental trees and shade trees.

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Quelex herbicide offers ALS-resistant weed control in wheat

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 18:45:00 +0000

Quelex herbicide with Arylex active, a new Group 4 active ingredient, adds a powerful tool to wheat producers.

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The difference between making screws and farming in a frustrating year

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:52:00 +0000

It is very difficult to make top yields in a season where weather favors pests but not growth and development of the crop.

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A two-day drive reveals drought's gritty reality

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 15:06:00 +0000

The startlingly anomaly of consecutive days without rain was amazing three weeks ago. As the streak rolls on, the arid days pile into a giant dry heap stretching over the Deep South.

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2017 SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo to help farmers improve efficiency

A big crowd fills the Florence Civic Center for the 2016 SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo.

 


Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:12:00 +0000

Improving efficiency on the farm will be all the more important in 2017 and the upcoming SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo set for Jan. 11-12 at the Florence Civic Center in Florence, S.C. will be a must attend event for farmers in the Carolinas looking for ways to improve the bottom line.

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Georgia WWII POWs returned home to start apple orchards, leave legacies

Leonard Payne with his grandson Andy in front of the R & A market in the early 1970s.


Wed, 16 Nov 2016 18:26:00 +0000

Leonard Payne and Hayward Reece grew up in farm families in the early 1900s. At the time this was a pretty solid predictor they themselves would end up as farmers. Then they fought in World War II and ended up as prisoners.

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What to know about XtendiMax stipulations, recommendations for cotton

XtendiMax with Vapor Grip can be applied preplant, at planting or postemergence.


Wed, 16 Nov 2016 14:53:00 +0000

Monsanto received registration for XtendiMax with Vapor Grip Technology to be used on XtendFlex cotton and this is what cotton growers need to know about it and its use going forward.

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Will the required spray nozzles for auxin crops work for peanuts?

University of Georgia weed science graduate student O. Wen Carter, III conducting nozzle performance tests in peanuts at Attapulgus, Ga.


Tue, 15 Nov 2016 03:12:00 +0000

Can the coarse-droplet nozzles required for use in the auxin-tolerant cropping systems be used for the delivery of peanut weed control programs?

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Demand growing for grafted tomato and cucurbit plants

North Carolina State University researchers graft tomato plants.


Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:42:00 +0000

Thanks to a North Carolina State University-led project, several U.S. growers have been able to use grafted tomato plants to return land plagued by bacterial wilt to production. And a new project promises to give growers even more choices.

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Clemson research crops survived Hurricane Matthew better than expected

Matthew Horry (left) and Bryce Dubose hand-pick peanuts off the vine at Coastal Research and Education Center in Charleston.
 


Mon, 14 Nov 2016 16:16:00 +0000

Thanks to a blissful stretch of blue skies and dry weather, at least 80 percent of the valuable crops at Clemson University’s Coastal Research and Education Center have weathered Hurricane Matthew’s wrath and rebounded with voracity.

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New dicamba formulation gets highly restricted label from EPA

New dicamba formula for use on dicamba-tolerant soybean and cotton has been registered for sale and use in 34 states.


Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:07:00 +0000

U.S. cotton and soybean farmers will be allowed to use the new Xtendimax with Vapor Grip Technology formulation of dicamba to help control glyphosate and PPO-resistant weeds in their crops in 2017.

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USDA will contact farmers to get vital year-end crop numbers

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 14:58:00 +0000

USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service will contact producers nationwide to gather final year-end crop production numbers and the amount of grain and oilseed they store on their farms.

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Faster application speeds may not hamper spray coverage, new data shows

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 01:19:00 +0000

New fighter-jet-like pesticide applicators have become very popular, and I have become much more interested in how factors such as tractor speed and boom height might be influencing the performance of herbicides.

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