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Wayne Parrott, a crop and soil sciences professor at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, checks out the growth of a few of his soybean plants. CAES News
Soybean fungus
Soybeans are critical to the U.S. economy. But the third largest crop in the nation has an enemy eating away at it, a fungus in the same family as the one that caused the infamous Irish Potato Famine.
Nathan Smith is a farm economist with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension on the UGA campus in Tifton, Ga. CAES News
Guarded optimism
Farming is a volatile business, one with enthusiastic highs matched with devastating falls.
Cotton is harvested in Colquitt County, Georgia. Cotton prices for the 2010 crop are around $1.20 per pound, the highest ever. The historic cotton prices aren't expected to last for next year's crop, but they are expected to be good for most Georgia-grown row crops. CAES News
High prices
Cotton prices right now are the highest in history. Prices for other Georgia-grown row crops are riding high, too. And the ride could last well into next year, say University of Georgia farm economists.
A bean plataspid crawls on the side of a home in northeast Georgia. CAES News
Kudzu bug multiplies and spreads
Just shy of a year from when it was first spotted in northeast Georgia, the insect now commonly called the “kudzu bug” continues to mystify homeowners and agricultural researchers.
Don Day searching for corn seed in the storage area of the UGA Variety Testing Program laboratory in Griffin, Ga. CAES News
Variety selection key to successful farming
Selecting the best crop variety to plant can determine whether farmers make a profit. One wrong selection can result in acres of nothing to harvest. In farming, no harvest means money lost.
Most Georgia farmers plant more than one crop during a season, usually managing a combination of peanuts, cotton, corn or soybeans. Across the board, they are looking at record or record-tying yields in 2009. CAES News
Record crop yields?
Georgia row-crop farmers worked hard on their fields this growing season, and Mother Nature gave them some favorable “calls.” They could break records. This coupled with fair prices could lead them, if not to a conference championship, to at least what could be called a “winning” season.