Posted on January 15, 2016 by rhallberg
In Southeast Farm Press
It’s a question Alan York gets every year: “I lost a crop, what can I plant there next year?”
For the most part, the question comes from cotton and corn producers, explains York, professor of crop science at North Carolina State University. “The tobacco people are going to reset tobacco, and peanut guys are going to want to plant peanuts, and soybean people are going to replant soybeans,” York says. Continue reading
Filed under: news | Tagged: Alan York, Crop rotation, herbicide injury, weed control | Leave a comment »
Posted on December 2, 2015 by rhallberg
At University of Florida
by Kimberly Moore Wilmoth, University of Florida
In between seasons of corn, peanut, and cotton, North Florida farmers were interested in growing a rotation crop that could withstand the wilting heat of summer and be harvested by machine.
So, since 2011, University of Florida researchers have been experimenting with growing the tiny seeds you find on top of hamburger buns or garnishing salads – sesame – as a viable, money-making crop. Continue reading
Filed under: news | Tagged: Crop rotation, rotational crops, sesame, UF/IFAS, weed control | Leave a comment »
Posted on October 15, 2015 by rhallberg
In Southwest Farm Press
Crop rotation may be one of the most basic production techniques for maintaining soil health and increasing productivity.
Over the years, experts have claimed reduced disease pressure, fewer weeds, less insect damage, and improved nutrient levels on fields that farmers routinely rotated from one crop to another.
Filed under: news | Tagged: cover crop, Crop rotation, no-till | Leave a comment »
Posted on September 4, 2014 by rhallberg
From Southwest Farm Press
Controlling weeds in wheat may never have been particularly easy, but increasing pressure from herbicide-resistant weeds makes the chore a bit more complicated.
But it’s not impossible, says David Drake, Texas AgriLife Extension agronomist who works out of the Research and Extension Center in San Angelo. Drake says six factors play important roles in effective weed control.
Filed under: news | Tagged: Crop rotation, David Drake, herbicide-resistant weeds, integrated pest management, San Angelo, Southwest Farm Press, Texas AgriLife | Leave a comment »
Posted on August 29, 2014 by rhallberg
Workshop will be at The Roper Mountain Science Center, October 3, 2014, 9 AM – 5 PM
Interested in finding out how to use annual cover crops in your crop rotation? Not sure what a cover crop is or how to select one for your region? Wondering if cover crops can be used in a no-till system? Instructors of this one day class will discuss this and more details including:
- how cover crops are beneficial
- the difference in a cover crop and green manure
- when to plant your cover crops
- crop choices by season
- when to mow/incorporate
Plus, there will be a hands on portion to this workshop (so bring your work gloves!)
Filed under: news | Tagged: agriculture, Clemson University, cover crops, Crop rotation, green manure, no-till | Leave a comment »
Posted on July 10, 2014 by rhallberg
From Delta Farm Press
Rainfall is a blessing most of the time for dryland peanut farmers along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, but it can also be a curse for fighting peanut diseases. For peanut producer Steve Seward, crop rotation, diversity and a strong fungicide program help keep disease in check and yields consistently high.
Filed under: news | Tagged: cover crops, Crop rotation, fungicides, Mississippi, peanuts, plant diseases, USDA | Leave a comment »
Posted on January 9, 2014 by rhallberg
One more rain — just one more inch of water late in the summer could have turned a good cotton yield into a super crop for Steven Beakley.
As it turned out, the Ennis, Texas, cotton, wheat and sunflower producer, was making from 650 to 900 pounds of dryland cotton per acre as he hit the halfway point of harvest in mid-September.
Filed under: news | Tagged: Cotton Foundation, Crop rotation, Farm Press cotton award, High Cotton Award, integrated pest management, Steven Beakley | Leave a comment »