Michigan: Protecting Crops from Wildlife Feeding – Webinar, March 22 Mar 14, 2019

🕔Mar 14, 2019Many farmers enjoy recreational hunting, and opening day of gun season for white-tailed deer is something just short of a national holiday in Michigan. Others just enjoy seeing wildlife out […]

Kansas: Sub-Zero Temps May Have Damaged Wheat Jan 5, 2018

🕔Jan 5, 2018The recent, stubborn cold spell that settled over the heartland on New Year’s Day made doing almost anything outdoors difficult, and likely did at least some damage to winter wheat […]

Wild Hogs: Destructive Eating Machines Rolling Through Fields All Season Long Oct 6, 2017

🕔Oct 6, 2017Rooting and wallowing by wild hogs cause extensive land and crop damage, which can be stopped only by getting rid of the invasive animals. Bill Hamrick, a wildlife associate with […]

Arkansas Rice: Planting Nearly Complete; What About Replanting and Other Problems? May 12, 2017

🕔May 12, 2017Crop Progress As of Monday planting progress was 92% based on USDA-NASS numbers.  There were more acres planted during the dry conditions this week and relatively little rice should be […]

Soybeans: 5 Considerations Before Replanting Jun 1, 2016

🕔Jun 1, 2016It’s understandable for farmers to make snap judgments to replant a soybean crop after it’s been injured by weather events, herbicide drift or other causes. But immediately after those occurrences […]

South Carolina Flood Update: More Rain on Ag Productivity Nov 5, 2015

🕔Nov 5, 2015A month after historic rains flooded South Carolina, farmers remain washed out of fields during a critical period for harvesting and winter planting. Rainfall topped two inches in parts of […]

Kentucky Grain Sorghum: More Challenging to Grow than Anticipated Oct 23, 2015

🕔Oct 23, 2015This past spring, we saw a significant swing in acres from corn to milo, especially in the purchase area in western Kentucky.  I was told it was a $.60/bu premium […]

South Carolina: Clemson Working with Farmers to Ensure Crop Safety Oct 13, 2015

🕔Oct 13, 2015As South Carolina farmers scramble to recover from unprecedented floods, Clemson Cooperative Extension Service agents are working with state and federal agencies to provide advice and support on handling crops […]

South Carolina Peanuts: Concerns Over Harvesting Drowned, Rotted Areas Oct 12, 2015

🕔Oct 12, 2015Peanut Situation in South Carolina We feel for the South Carolina folks and here’s a peanut situation update from Extension Scientists there, Jay W. Chapin and Dan Anco. “Only about 10-15% […]

Bats: How these Nighttime Heroes Save $1 Billion in Crop Damage a Year Sep 30, 2015

🕔Sep 30, 2015I happen to be a strong believer in the value of diversity for crop production, and talk about this issue regularly at farmer events. Research has clearly demonstrated that cropping […]

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