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.

Farm Press Peanut Profitability recognizes award winners
“The best of the best” — that was one description of this year’s Farm Press Peanut Profitability Award winners, honored in Panama City, Fla., as part of the 13th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference.
Fresh-market vegetable prices show increase
Over the first five months of 2011, fresh-market vegetable prices at the point of first sale averaged 15 percent above a year earlier.
Southern Peanut Growers Conference is July 21-23
The 13th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference is scheduled for July 21-23, at the Edgewater Beach Resort in Panama City Beach, Fla., with a theme this year of “Windows of Opportunity.”
Kreg Freeman: Peanut Profitability winner for Lower Southeast Region
Kreg Freeman insists there’s no secret to his style of growing peanuts — it’s just a matter of doing things right and doing them on time — but with 6,626 pounds per acre and the efficiency to match this past year, it’s obvious he’s hit on a successful formula.
Peanut Profitability winners excelled under extreme conditions
Last year was a lesson in perseverance for many U.S. peanut producers, as a promising spring soon gave way to dry, extremely hot weather conditions during summer and early fall.
Budget cuts hit peanut lab research projects, personnel
The USDA/ARS National Peanut Research Laboratory in Dawson, Ga. — located in the heart of the state’s peanut belt — could see a significant portion of its work halted due to budget cuts at the federal level.
Dry weather delays cotton planting
In what should been one of the busiest planting times of the year, cotton seed remained in the sack in many parts of the lower Southeast as unseasonably hot, dry weather lingered over the region during the first half of May.
Immigration reform hot topic for state legislatures
According to the FAO, the cultivation of crops such as corn for fuel can bring desperately needed investment in agricultural and transportation infrastructure to rural areas throughout the world. If the development is managed sustainably, this investment could provide opportunities to access export markets, raise incomes, alleviate poverty and increase food security.
Texas cotton producers facing dustbowl-like conditions
Soil conditions ranging from mudholes to dustbowls are delaying cotton planting this season
U.S. fresh-market vegetable acreage up slightly
At least every five years, the Watermelon Research and Promotion Plan requires changes in the rule based on a review of watermelon production, the amount of assessments paid in each of the current districts and changes to the number of importer seats.
Conventional, conservation-tillage costs compared for cotton
Facing the unenviable task of battling glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth pigweed, some cotton growers are considering making the switch from conservation-tillage production back to conventional-tillage.
Trap crops can be valuable tool in vegetable production
The No. 1 problem in vegetable production in the Southeastern United States is insect pests
Peanut growers find themselves in "perfect storm"
Peanut producers are finding themselves in the middle of a “perfect storm” as planting time approaches.
Placing a value on disease-resistant peanut varieties
Peanut Rx — an index that allows producers to get the most benefit from their crop management options — assigns a point total to each variety based on its resistance to certain diseases.
Cotton growers urged to watch market trends
While there’s a lot of excitement now about the cotton market, it’s easy to forget markets are cyclical.
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