Paul Hollis

Southeast Farm Press

Paul Hollis is a native of Alabama who received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Auburn University. He served as business editor and city editor for a daily newspaper and as publications and news editor for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System before joining Farm Press in 1990. Paul lives with his wife Tammy in Auburn, Ala. They have a daughter, Tess.

Peanut agronomists share forecasts for 2012
At the recent spring conference of the American Peanut Shellers Association, held in Albany, Ga., University of Georgia Extension peanut agronomist John Beasley shared the results of a recent questionnaire submitted to U.S. peanut agronomists asking them for their thoughts and comments on the upcoming production year.
Top 10 keys to peanut profitability will be shared
As the Farm Press Peanut Profitability Awards program prepares to evaluate nominations for its 13th class of winners, organizers of the program have been sifting through mounds of data from previous honorees to arrive at a “Top 10 Keys to Peanut Profitability.”
Life without Temik: What’s next for peanut growers?
For many years now, aldicarb or Temik has been the backbone of root-knot nematode management in Georgia for both peanuts and cotton, but it’s time to consider a new strategy.
USDA: 2012 peanut acreage will increase 25 percent
U.S. peanut producers intend to plant 1.42 million acres in 2012, up 25 percent from the previous year, according to USDA’s first planting intentions report of the season.
Consider basics when selecting peanut variety
Southeastern peanut producers now have several good varieties from which to choose, but they still shouldn’t neglect the basics of crop variety selection.
Weather delays Florida tomato shipments
The start of the Florida tomato season was delayed by unusually warm weather and heavy rains during September and October.
Peanut Profitability winners recount 2011 crop
Since the Peanut Profitability Awards are based on the previous year’s production, we thought it would be interesting to see how our 2011 honorees fared during the most recent growing season.
Peanut Profitability program seeking award nominees
One of the biggest mixed bags in recent years — that’s how some are describing the 2011 peanut production year.
Expect big price swings in cattle market for 2012 1
Cattle market prices for 2012 should remain fundamentally strong and average 4 to 8 percent higher than in 2011.
Georgia 2011 peanut yields ranging from zero to record-high
Georgia’s peanut crop for 2011 can best be described as a mixed bag, with yields ranging from record-high levels all the way down to zero
Southeast weather outlook tends to favor small grain crops
The weather forecast for this fall and winter should be good news for Southeastern wheat producers, since the La Niña conditions that are expected usually are favorable for winter grain crops such as wheat, oats and rye.
Don’t overlook interaction of farm planning, financing
The interaction of farm planning and financing is a concept that’s too often overlooked by growers, but it’s one that can help you reach your goals over time.
Irrigation proves a necessity this year for Alabama growers
It has been a season filled with contrasts for many farmers in the lower Southeast this year, with extremely dry conditions at planting and plenty of rainfall in July, only to be followed by more drought conditions as the year progressed.
Fresh-market vegetable prices surge above last year
During the first seven months of this year, farm prices for fresh-market vegetables averaged 14 percent above a year earlier, according to the latest USDA Vegetables and Melons Outlook.
Continued prosperity envisioned for U.S. agriculture
Several factors will impact the future of U.S. agriculture in the next decade, but most current indicators point towards continued prosperity
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