Recent rainfall was very welcome by farmers and ranchers in north central Florida. However, it will do little to make up for the dry conditions experienced from October through March.
This featured video highlights an innovation for managing pond weeds. Lake Restoration Incorporated has developed a remote control, miniature air-boat for applying pond herbicides. Spraying weeds can be a real challenge for pond owners, but this product could make aquatic
Late last week, after much anticipation, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provided the final approval for use of 2,4-D and dicamba in resistant cotton and soybean cultivars.
For as long as crops have been domesticated, farmers have been selecting seed from the best performing plants; based primarily on their yield and relative performance. In some cases, a plant may experience stress during the season, whether from disease,
Palmer amaranth, commonly referred to as Palmer pigweed, is perhaps the most problematic weed in the southern USA, especially in row-crop production. This weed can not only produce abundant seed allowing it to establish dense populations that can out-compete many
The Andersons, Inc. announces it has signed an agreement to sell its farm center locations in Florida to Wedgworth’s Inc., of Belle Glade, Florida. This agreement includes real estate and assets owned by The Andersons at Zellwood, Clewiston, and Lake
When I was young, Sunday mornings consisted of getting ready for church, eating breakfast together as a family, and making the 30 to 45 minute ride to church, which seemed to take forever. Breakfast was hot baked cinnamon rolls and
After many years in development, dicamba will likely be fully approved for use in tolerant cotton varieties for the 2017 growing season. There is great concern that dicamba drift can result in significant losses in nearby sensitive crops. This concern
Variety selection is one of the most important decisions a cotton grower makes each season. Choosing a variety based on yield potential, for a particular environment, is usually the first selection criteria. However, genetic performance relating to fiber quality and
There is no shortage of new technologies being marketed to improve the efficiency of farming operations. The most cost effective place to start is with the basics, or in other words, start with the parts of your operation that improve
The bulls were again winners in an exciting week for longs and producers. In last week’s report, I said the markets bias would be near unchanged to a bit lower.