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Alabama Farmers To Plant More Corn And Wheat, Less Cotton, Peanuts And Soybeans

Dan Alabama, Corn, Cotton, Field Crops, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat

(ALFA) — Alabama farmers will plant more corn and wheat this year, but less cotton, peanuts and soybeans, according to the March Agricultural Survey released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture today. Farmers decisions are greatly influenced by the economy, said the Alabama Farmers Federation’s Carla Hornady. Fluctuating markets, weather, unstable foreign trade, and in some cases erratic buying habits …


Planter Adjustment key to Maximizing Plant Stands

Clint Thompson Corn, Cotton, Field Crops, Peanuts, Soybeans

By Clint Thompson As farmers begin planting crops this spring, planter adjustment is a key strategy that they need to utilize to maximize plant stands. Planting errors that are attributed to improper setup and maintenance can lead to costly emergence penalties that will significantly impact yield, according to Simer Virk, University of Georgia research engineer. He said UGA research has …


Alabama Grower Pleased with Asgrow Soybean Varieties

Clint Thompson Alabama, Soybeans

Will Curtis, a farmer from Troy, Alabama, was recently determined the highest-yielding farmer in the state with 120 bushels per acre in the Asgrow National Yield Contest. Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman talked with Curtis about the variety he used to reach that mark, along with another variety he was also very pleased with. The right seed can push your yield …

More Auxin Herbicide Trainings planned across Alabama in February

Clint Thompson Cotton, Soybeans

For the past couple of weeks, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) crop specialists have been conducting auxin herbicide trainings at various locations across the state to help producers fulfill Xtendimax, FeXapan and Engenia label requirements. These trainings are designed for producers who plant cotton and soybean varieties that are resistant to dicamba herbicides. Before making these herbicide applications, producers …


BASF Promoting Soybean Genetics

Dan News from Our Sponsors, Soybeans

BASF is dedicated to providing soybean growers with choices to manage their fields throughout the season. Nick Fassler, BASF Technical Marketing Group Manager, talks about the acquisition and how it has changed their portfolio that now includes the Credenz seed brand. And Fassler says it’s been an excellent year for BASF. Contact your local BASF representative to learn more about their expanded …


New Motor Oil Made with High Oleic Soybean Oil Now Available

Dan Industry News Release, Soybeans

(NAFB) — America’s drivers have a new choice that unites performance and sustainability at a competitive cost, according to the United Soybean Board. Biosynthetic® Technologies’ biobased synthetic motor oil, using high oleic soybean oil from U.S. soybeans, is now on commercial shelves. USB Director Mike Korth, a Nebraska Farmer, says, “Soy-based motor oil is another great opportunity to drive demand …


Alabama Producers Harvest Crops Despite Widespread Drought

Dan Alabama, Corn, Cotton, Drought, Peanuts, Soybeans

Widespread drought continues in Alabama, as nearly 84 percent of the state is in severe drought. In fact, 55 percent of the state’s soil and subsoil moisture is reported to be “very short.” Even with these conditions, producers are still hard at work bringing in this year’s crop. According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), 96 percent of the …