Grains http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6011/more en Sugarcane aphid populations building in Rio Grande Valley http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sugarcane-aphid-populations-building-rio-grande-valley <div class="node-body article-body">“I’ve received many reports of sorghum fields being treated by air and by ground for sugarcane aphids this week,” says IMP specialist Danielle Ortiz.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sugarcane-aphid-populations-building-rio-grande-valley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sugarcane-aphid-populations-building-rio-grande-valley#comments Grains Grain Sorghum Mon, 02 May 2016 18:57:00 +0000 98621 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Sugarcane aphid populations are increasing in South Texas and IPM agents are recommend frequent scouting and treating as needed.</p> Bloomberg: For Kansas wheat farmers, it's all about that yield, not acres http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/bloomberg-kansas-wheat-farmers-its-all-about-yield-not-acres <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Wilson, Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When farmers in Kansas planted a lot less wheat this year, it was easy to think that production would slump. But Mother Nature had a different future in store for the harvest.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/bloomberg-kansas-wheat-farmers-its-all-about-yield-not-acres" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/bloomberg-kansas-wheat-farmers-its-all-about-yield-not-acres#comments Grains Wheat Mon, 02 May 2016 12:54:00 +0000 98611 at http://southwestfarmpress.com SCA numbers rising steadily in Deep South Texas http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sca-numbers-rising-steadily-deep-south-texas <div class="node-body article-body">"It is critical during the next three weeks to monitor sorghum closely—every 3 to 4 days."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sca-numbers-rising-steadily-deep-south-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sca-numbers-rising-steadily-deep-south-texas#comments Grains Grain Sorghum Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:48:00 +0000 98481 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Frequent scouting for sugarcane aphids should prevent infestations like this as the season progresses.</p> Section 18 emergency use approved for Transform in Texas grain sorghum http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/section-18-emergency-use-approved-transform-texas-grain-sorghum <div class="node-body article-body">EPA approves Section 18 Emergency exemption for Transform WG use on sugarcane aphids, providing two compounds for control.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/section-18-emergency-use-approved-transform-texas-grain-sorghum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/section-18-emergency-use-approved-transform-texas-grain-sorghum#comments Government Grains Mon, 11 Apr 2016 22:55:00 +0000 98191 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Crop marketing red flag — farmers, we have a problem http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/crop-marketing-red-flag-farmers-we-have-problem <div class="field-byline"> Steve Scott, Scott Agri Crop Marketers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers know they will have good years and they will have bad years. The objective is to build up enough equity in the good years to weather the inevitable bad years. It is a pattern every farmer is very familiar with. But what happens when it doesn’t work?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/crop-marketing-red-flag-farmers-we-have-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/crop-marketing-red-flag-farmers-we-have-problem#comments Cotton Grains Management Markets Orchard Crops Peanuts Vegetables Wheat Thu, 07 Apr 2016 15:18:00 +0000 98151 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Yield and quality more important than price http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/yield-and-quality-more-important-price <div class="node-body article-body">At this writing, the KC July wheat contract price is $4.77. For harvest-delivered wheat, Oklahoma elevators are offering between minus 75 cents and minus 50 cents basis.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/yield-and-quality-more-important-price" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/yield-and-quality-more-important-price#comments Grains Wheat Thu, 07 Apr 2016 15:03:00 +0000 98141 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Texas corn producers to add 300,000 acres in 2016 http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/texas-corn-producers-add-300000-acres-2016 <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Texas is projected to plant 2.6 million acres of corn in 2016 compared to 2.3 million acres in 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/texas-corn-producers-add-300000-acres-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/texas-corn-producers-add-300000-acres-2016#comments Grains Corn Tue, 05 Apr 2016 17:20:00 +0000 98101 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>A Burleson County farmer plants corn. Texas is projected to plant 2.6 million acres of corn in 2016 compared to 2.3 million acres in 2015.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin) U.S. trade negotiator pushes TPP trade deal, explains benefits http://southwestfarmpress.com/markets/us-trade-negotiator-pushes-tpp-trade-deal-explains-benefits <div class="field-deck"> Ambassador Darci Vetter makes case in Little Rock </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Trade Ambassador Darci Vetter was in Arkansas in late March to explain the agriculture side of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/markets/us-trade-negotiator-pushes-tpp-trade-deal-explains-benefits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/markets/us-trade-negotiator-pushes-tpp-trade-deal-explains-benefits#comments Cotton Government Grains Livestock Markets Orchard Crops Peanuts Vegetables Wheat Tue, 05 Apr 2016 15:29:00 +0000 98081 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p><em>Darci Vetter, the United States&rsquo; chief agricultural trade negotiator, visited Little Rock to promote the TPP trade deal. She is pictured with Harrison Pittman, director of the National Ag Law Center at the University of Arkansas.</em></p> Corn, cotton, rice acres expected to rise in 2016, USDA reports http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/corn-cotton-rice-acres-expected-rise-2016-usda-reports <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers tell USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service they will increase plantings of corn, cotton and rice; decrease soybeans, wheat and peanuts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/corn-cotton-rice-acres-expected-rise-2016-usda-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/corn-cotton-rice-acres-expected-rise-2016-usda-reports#comments Cotton Grains Peanuts Wheat Fri, 01 Apr 2016 15:48:00 +0000 98011 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Photo: Getty Images No-till, cover crops reduce stress of extreme farming http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/no-till-cover-crops-reduce-stress-extreme-farming <div class="field-byline"> Dee Ann Littlefield, USDA-NRCS </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Kimbrell began to notice something: despite heavy rainfall, his fields were not eroding and the water coming off of them was actually clear.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/no-till-cover-crops-reduce-stress-extreme-farming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/no-till-cover-crops-reduce-stress-extreme-farming#comments Grains No Till Wed, 30 Mar 2016 15:08:00 +0000 97971 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Conventionally tilled field with bare soil exposed to the elements results in severe erosion.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Dee Ann Littlefield, USDA-NRCS