UGA Southeast Research and Education Center to host annual field day online

Clint Thompson Corn, Cotton, Georgia, Peanuts, Soybeans

By Josh Paine for UGA CAES News University of Georgia faculty will share the latest research on cotton, soybeans, corn and other southeast Georgia crops during the annual Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center Field Day held online Aug. 12. Research and Extension faculty will present current research conducted at the Midville facility to include agronomic, pest and disease management …

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ASTA Promotes Safe Handling and Storage of Treated Seed During Harvest

Clint Thompson Alabama, Corn, Cotton, Field Crops, Florida, Georgia, Peanuts, Seeds, Soybeans

Alexandria, VA—August 3, 2020—As harvest begins across the country, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) reminds farmers about the importance of taking precautions to ensure treated seed does not enter the grain supply.  “Seed treatments provide farmers with an economical means of protecting seeds and seedlings against early-season insect pests and diseases—resulting in stronger and more uniform stands, healthier plants …

Dry Weather Could Impact Essential Nutrients in Cotton, Peanuts

Clint Thompson Corn, Cotton, Drought, Georgia, Peanuts

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension soils and fertility specialist Glen Harris cautions cotton growers and peanut producers about the impact that the current dry weather can have on essential nutrients in their respective crops. “We have dried out a little. We’re hoping to get some good rains here in late July and going into August,” Harris said. “The two biggest …

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Alabama Row Crops Look Promising, Though Dry Weather Could be a Factor

Clint Thompson Alabama, Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans

This year’s production season has provided favorable conditions so far for Alabama’ row crop producers. That soon may change, though, if the current dry, hot conditions continue. Audrey Gamble, assistant professor and Extension specialist at Auburn University, said cotton growers need to especially be wary of their crops’ potassium levels. “In a year where we have drought mid-season, we might …

Red Meat Exports are Valuable to U.S. Corn, Soybeans

Clint Thompson Alabama, Beef, Beef, Corn, Florida, Georgia, Pork, Soybeans

Since 2015, indirect exports of corn and soybeans through beef and pork exports has been the fastest-growing category of corn and soybean use, delivering critical returns for corn and soybean farmers. This week, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) released an updated version of the independent study aimed at quantifying the value red meat exports provide to U.S. corn and …

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Irrigation Vital for Row Crops During Hot, Dry Conditions

Clint Thompson Alabama, Corn, Cotton, Drought, Florida, Georgia, Irrigation, Peanuts, Soybeans, Water, Weather

Hot and dry conditions over the next few weeks could spell trouble for row crop farmers if they do not apply irrigation in a timely manner. According to Pam Knox, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Agricultural Climatologist, current weather conditions could persist for the next month. She even hinted that a short-term flash drought could be possible considering the lack …

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Study Quantifies Value of Red Meat Exports to U.S. Corn, Soybeans

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cattle, Corn, Florida, Georgia, Soybeans

Since 2015, indirect exports of corn and soybeans through beef and pork exports has been the fastest-growing category of corn and soybean use, delivering critical returns for corn and soybean farmers. These producers support the international promotion of U.S. beef, pork and lamb by investing a portion of their checkoff dollars in market development efforts conducted by the U.S. Meat …

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Investigating a Rapid Decline in North Florida Corn Fields

Clint Thompson Alabama, Corn, Florida, Georgia

by deonne UF/IFAS What are the Symptoms? In recent weeks, extension agents in various locations across North Florida (primarily in the Northeast) have received calls from growers and consultants about symptoms of rapid decline in corn. Symptoms observed include leaf blight, and in general, a wilted, scalded appearance of foliage still in the milk stage of grain maturity. Fall back …