Drought, heat Plains crop production cut | Dave Bergmeier

For many High Plains farmers, 2022 will be remembered as one of the toughest years for growing corn, sorghum and soybeans. Photo by Ben Rumbaugh. Holly Thrasher, a DEKALB Asgrow technical agronomist in Stafford, Kansas, works with growers in the central plains and says dryland yields for corn, sorghum and soybeans in the summer and … Read more

EDDIE SEAGLE: From giving thanks to enjoying seasonal color | Lifestyles

“I’m grateful for every moment.” – Al Green. “Gratitude is an inner feeling of perceived kindness. Gratitude is a natural impulse to express this feeling. Gratitude is the continuation of this teaching.” – Henry Van Dyck. “Thanksgiving is a good day to focus our energy on being thankful and just giving.” – Amy Grant. “My … Read more

Upcoming Kentucky modern gun deer hunting season | Community

Fall in Kentucky brings crisp mornings and early sunsets that lead to explosions of fall colors that give way to bare branches. The movement of deer increases and increases the excitement among hunters. The modern rifle deer season opens in less than a week, giving time to start with the peak of breeding activity known … Read more

Be careful, read labels when feeding failed plants | News

By Gail Ellis Oklahoma farmers are getting creative with alternative forage crops this fall because drought has dramatically reduced normal hay yields. “It’s been an unusual year, and all summer crops can fail,” said Todd Baughman, a row weed specialist at Oklahoma State University. “Producers need to make sure they’re clear with the insurance companies … Read more

Pee Dee REC Field Day teaches about cotton, cover crops, pollinators and more | Local News

DENISE ATTAWAY Clemson University This year has been great for cotton, and a Clemson Extension cotton specialist says variety selection is the key to success. At the 2022 Clemson Pee Dee Research and Education (REC) Field Day, Clemson Cooperative Extension Service cotton specialist and professor of agronomy, Michael Jones, told growers that variety selection is … Read more

Noise about beekeeping | Lifestyles

Beehive frame full of bees. The frame holds the hive inside the hive box. Photos courtesy of Hing Family Apiary Beekeeping for the Hing Family in Naples began with Kylene Hing discovering new ways to be a fun and educational experience for her two homeschooled children, Kiana and Gabriel. Kylene found a 4-H Beekeeping and … Read more