Crops http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6311/more en Wheat farmers have options exist to control Hessian fly http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/wheat-farmers-have-options-exist-control-hessian-fly <div class="field-byline"> By Donald Stotts, OSU </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hessian fly infestations are often overlooked in wheat until damage becomes visible.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/wheat-farmers-have-options-exist-control-hessian-fly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/wheat-farmers-have-options-exist-control-hessian-fly#comments Wheat Wheat Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:39:00 +0000 102801 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>The mature Hessian fly larva forms a dark brown, eighth-inch-long puparium&mdash;a hard barrel-shaped case enclosing the pupae and commonly referred to as a flaxseed.</p> Texas pecan producers expected more from 2016 crop http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/texas-pecan-producers-expected-more-2016-crop <div class="field-byline"> Adam Russell, Texs AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Orchards haven’t yielded as much as growers expected,” he says. “It was a multitude of factors that reduced overall crop quality and yields.”</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/texas-pecan-producers-expected-more-2016-crop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/texas-pecan-producers-expected-more-2016-crop#comments Orchard Crops Pecans Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:57:00 +0000 102771 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Pecan quality and quantities were a mixed bag for Texas producers as prices and demand remained strong.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Adam Russell) Should you use professional marketing services? http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/should-you-use-professional-marketing-services <div class="node-body article-body">Doing-it-yourself versus calling a contractor depends on a lot of things. </div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/should-you-use-professional-marketing-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/should-you-use-professional-marketing-services#comments Cotton Cotton Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:30:00 +0000 102761 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Round bales of newly-harvested cotton wait in the gin yard. Farmers may want to consider marketing experts to help get a better price for their crop.</p> BIG Conference features new products in cotton session http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/big-conference-features-new-products-cotton-session <div class="node-body article-body">The cotton session is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. </div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/big-conference-features-new-products-cotton-session" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/big-conference-features-new-products-cotton-session#comments Cotton Cotton Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:09:00 +0000 102741 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>New trends in cotton production, plus a policy update from the National Cotton Council, will be part of the Blackland Income Growth Conference cotton session Dec. 13.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin) Merchandising wheat requires time and effort http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/merchandising-wheat-requires-time-and-effort <div class="node-body article-body">At times, the market may pay a premium for protein. Merchandising wheat takes investment and effort. Time is required to learn how to merchandise wheat, develop a market, and build a reputation for delivering a high quality product.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/merchandising-wheat-requires-time-and-effort" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/merchandising-wheat-requires-time-and-effort#comments Wheat Wheat Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:48:00 +0000 102711 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>On-farm storage is necessary to merchandise wheat</p> More nutritious potato is goal of NMSU research http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/more-nutritious-potato-goal-nmsu-research <div class="field-byline"> Jane Moorman, NMSU </div> <div class="node-body article-body">White-fleshed potatoes typically grown in the U. S. are low in carotenoids that act as antioxidants for healthy eyes. The most well-known carotenoid is beta-carotene found in carrots</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/more-nutritious-potato-goal-nmsu-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/more-nutritious-potato-goal-nmsu-research#comments Vegetables Vegetables Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:33:00 +0000 102651 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Stephanie Walker, New Mexico State University Extension vegetable specialist and researcher, along with researchers the University of Florida, is&nbsp; collaborating with U.S. Department of Agriculture breeding project that is developing the nutritious South American potato to be raised in the United States.</p> (NMSU photo by Andrés Leighton) <p>Stephanie Walker, New Mexico State University Extension vegetable specialist and researcher, along with researchers the University of Florida, is&nbsp; collaborating with U.S. Department of Agriculture breeding project that is developing the nutritious South American potato to be raised in the United States.</p> (NMSU photo by Andrés Leighton) Annual Red River Crops Conference features wide ranging agenda http://southwestfarmpress.com/crops/annual-red-river-crops-conference-features-wide-ranging-agenda <div class="field-byline"> Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Planning for Success – Crop Production Information Designed for Southwest Oklahoma and the Texas Rolling Plains”</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/crops/annual-red-river-crops-conference-features-wide-ranging-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/crops/annual-red-river-crops-conference-features-wide-ranging-agenda#comments Crops Cotton Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:10:00 +0000 102601 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>John Robinson, Texas AgriLife Extension economist, left, and Randy Boman, OSU Extension state cotton leader, confer during the 2015 Red River Crops Conference. The 2016&nbsp; conference will be held Jan. 24 and 25 in Childress, Texas.</p> Bacterial blight remains concern for Texas cotton http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/bacterial-blight-remains-concern-texas-cotton <div class="node-body article-body">This year, wet, rainy conditions early in the season saw the resurgence of blight in other parts of the Southern High Plains and in limited areas of Oklahoma.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/bacterial-blight-remains-concern-texas-cotton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/bacterial-blight-remains-concern-texas-cotton#comments Cotton Cotton Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:39:00 +0000 102591 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Bacterial blight symptoms on a cotton boll.</p> Randy Boman, OSU Extension News of agribusiness: Quelex herbicide offers ALS-resistant weed control in wheat http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/news-agribusiness-quelex-herbicide-offers-als-resistant-weed-control-wheat <div class="field-byline"> Dow AgroSciences </div> <div class="node-body article-body"> Quelex herbicide with Arylex active, a new Group 4 active ingredient, adds a powerful tool to wheat producers’ weed control toolbox,” says Abe Smith, market development specialist.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/news-agribusiness-quelex-herbicide-offers-als-resistant-weed-control-wheat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/news-agribusiness-quelex-herbicide-offers-als-resistant-weed-control-wheat#comments Wheat Wheat Mon, 21 Nov 2016 21:40:00 +0000 102581 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Gallery: Oklahoma cotton crop producing well http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/gallery-oklahoma-cotton-crop-producing-well <div class="node-body gallery-body">The possibility of good yield is a welcome change from recent seasons when drought limited even irrigated farms to below breakeven production.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/gallery-oklahoma-cotton-crop-producing-well" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/gallery-oklahoma-cotton-crop-producing-well#comments Cotton Cotton Mon, 21 Nov 2016 20:37:00 +0000 102571 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Cotton ready to harvest in Southwest Oklahoma</p>