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With new auxin herbicides, resistance likely and a priority concern

Alan York, William Neal Reynolds distinguished professor of crop science at North Carolina State University, says resistance management and drift management will be vital in the new Xtend and Enlist system in cotton.

 


Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:20:00 +0000

Cotton farmers are still waiting for the go ahead from the Environmental Protection Agency to use the new auxin-based herbicide formulations in Enlist Duo and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend with still no word on a label approval as the 2016 crop season draws to a close.

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Weaning replacement heifers isn’t just nerve-racking for the bovine

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:16:00 +0000

The whole process appears similar to Rush Week at any SEC school in the August heat. The summer of parental oversight and daily support has come to an end, fall semester classes and socials are about to begin, and a new adventure awaits the nervous but excited females.

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Mergers could result in cotton seed price surge

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:44:00 +0000

Proposed mergers by the world’s leading biotechnology firms would result in steep price increases farmers pay for cotton seed and small increases in corn and soybean seed.

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Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts expands in Georgia

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:09:00 +0000

Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts announced earlier this month that it has completed its major expansion of peanut processing capacity in Dawson, Ga.

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Florida farmers ‘test drive’ water-saving technology, see benefits

A UF/IFAS Extension program gave Suwannee Valley farmers the chance to “test drive” water-saving technology. The program hopes to encourage wider adoption of the technology among the region’s farmers.


Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:01:00 +0000

Suwannee County farmer Sammy Starling never had to guess when he did or didn’t need to water his corn. With a new smart-agriculture technology, he could access soil moisture readings right from his phone, with updates every three hours.

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Off-label dicamba: the implications and consequences of applications

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:07:00 +0000

Growers who planted new Extend soybeans and cotton and made off-label dicamba applications.created a domino effect of bad publicity for U.S. agriculture, regulatory headaches, complaints, and potential soybean yield losses and they have caused negative implications for regulation of future technologies.

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Sweetpotato whitefly arrives uncommonly early to Florida, Georgia

Whitefly adults and eggs.


Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:53:00 +0000

Outbreaks of sweetpotato whiteflies have been recorded recently in the Florida Panhandle and south Georgia on tomatoes and other vegetables. This arrival of whitefly is quite unusual at this time of the year in the Florida Panhandle.

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When harvest equipment breaks, what is the right financial decision?

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:56:00 +0000

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High-oleic peanuts ready to replace popular Bailey

Four-year-old Will Saunders inspects the pod of an experimental peanut line grown on the Peanut Variety and Quality Evaluation (PVQE) plot on his grandfather Taylor Slade’s farm in Williamston, N.C. as granddad looks on.


Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:40:00 +0000

Bailey has become a superstar Virginia-type peanut cultivar due to its high yield potential and good disease resistance, but with the industry calling for high-oleic peanut varieties, farmers in the Carolinas and Virginia are turning to cultivars with high-oleic chemistry.

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‘Mr. Peanut’ Frank McGill at 91 still has it

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:25:00 +0000

Peanuts and good storytelling must be, at least in part, keys to a long, fruitful life. If you doubt this, take a look at Frank McGill.

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Historic flood still lingers over South Carolina cotton

Flooded South Carolina farm after historic floods October 2015.


Mon, 19 Sep 2016 11:08:00 +0000

Last October’s historic floods took a toll on cotton in South Carolina this year with USDA pegging planted acreage at 190,000 acres, down from 235,000 acres last year.

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Soy Scholarship for high school seniors interested in studying ag

ASA and BASF have rewarded students for their hard work and interest in agriculture since 2008.


Mon, 19 Sep 2016 01:28:00 +0000

High school seniors interested in pursuing a career in agriculture can apply for a $5,000 Soy Scholarship presented by the American Soybean Association.

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South Carolina farmers now get checks for last year’s flood recovery

In this October 2015 photo, a  farm office and grain bins under water near the Black River in South Carolina with water spilling over the nearby highway.


Sun, 18 Sep 2016 10:23:00 +0000

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture mailed checks from a farm aid grant approved by the South Carolina General Assembly on Friday, Sept. 16 to the state’s farmers still recovering from last October’s devastating floods

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Peanut forecast is too optimistic

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:34:00 +0000

Georgia’s peanut yield is estimated to be 4,600 pounds per acre, according to USDA’s most-recent report. A record-high yield would be nice, but it seems doubtful.

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Farm Credit Mid-America opens voting for board of directors

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:58:00 +0000

Farm Credit Mid-America will hold elections for its board of directors this fall, following the association’s annual meeting Aug. 25. Voting began Sept. 7 and will conclude Oct. 5.

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Do you look for this number on labels?

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 23:43:00 +0000

Fungicide products with the same FRAC code belong to the same class. If resistance to a pathogen develops to one product, a product bearing the same code is also at risk for resistance.

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Southeast crop yields, production predicted as harvest rolls

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:38:00 +0000

Here are the crop yield and production forecasts for 5 Southeast states based on the September Crop Production Report by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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Bayer looks to digital future, meeting global food challenge

Liam Condon is charting a course for the future of Bayer's Crop Science Division, with an aim to take on some major global challenges.


Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:42:00 +0000

Liam Condon, a member of the Bayer Board of Management and Head of the Crop Science Division, is charting a course for the future with an aim to take on major global challenges.

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Do your homework before installing drain tiles

Drain tile installation at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Ga.


Mon, 12 Sep 2016 12:47:00 +0000

Chad Poole encourages farmers to do their homework before installing a tile system for drainage on their farms.

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‘Medicine’ injected into citrus tree blocks greening disease

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 12:23:00 +0000

Florida study finds if a bactericide is injected into greening-infected citrus trees, it helps keep the trees alive by thwarting greening, also known as Huanglongbing, or HLB.

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2017 Youth Ag Summit in Brussels seeks applicants

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 13:01:00 +0000

Bayer and the Belgian young farmers associations Groene Kring and Fédération des Jeunes Agriculteurs want young thought-leaders from around the world to apply to attend the third Global Youth Agriculture Summit scheduled Oct. 9-13, 2017 in Brussels.

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171-bushel soybeans officially recorded in Georgia

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 16:28:00 +0000

A record yield of 171-bushel-per-acre soybeans has been documented on a farm in Brooks County, Ga.

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Soybean farmers in North Carolina alerted to Asiatic rust

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 13:26:00 +0000

Tropical Storm Hermine may well have blown some Asiatic soybean rust spores into North Carolina last weekend.

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Pecans get hit at a bad time

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 16:11:00 +0000

Right now, Georgia pecan trees are loaded with nuts; couple this with a heavy flush of leaves, and the limbs and tees unfortunately become good sails in a bad situation.

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If you’re mulling wheat planting for 2017, consider this

Cash wheat prices under $4 a bushel raises red flags that wheat prices for summer 2017 may be closer to $4 than $5 a bushel.


Tue, 06 Sep 2016 13:29:00 +0000

The land structure where a wheat/soybean system is placed can make the difference between profit or lose.

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