Tag Archive: Planted

Control Burning Newly Planted Longleaf Pines and Saplings

Controlling competing vegetation and brown spot disease are two main reasons we prescribe burn young longleaf plantations: Longleaf pine seedlings do not like competing vegetation and will stay in the grass stage for years if vegetation is not controlled by fire, mowing or herbicides. Using improved containerized seedlings along with good vegetation management can release …

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Control Burning Newly Planted Longleaf Pines and Saplings

Prescribe burning is an effective method for controlling brown spot needle blight in longleaf pines. Photo credit: Mike Goodchild Controlling competing vegetation and brown spot disease are two of the main reasons prescribe burns are recommended for young longleaf plantations: Longleaf pine seedling do not compete well with vegetation, and will stay in the grass …

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Converting Planted Pine to Silvopasture Benefits Cattle & Timber

  Silvopasture is an agricultural practice co-managing trees, forage, and livestock. Photo credit: Doug Mayo Silvopasture is an agroforestry practice where a combination of trees, forage, and livestock are  jointly managed to optimize production of all three. The term “silvopasture” means “forest-pasture,” where “silvo” is derived from a Latin word that means “forest.” Silvopasture can …

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Fertilizing Late Planted Cotton

Cotton planted behind wheat, waiting to be side-dressed with nitrogen. Photo: Josh Thompson Fertilizing cotton is always a major factor that affects yield in the Panhandle. Last year we saw plenty of cotton fields run out of nitrogen (N) during the summer with the relentless rains. We also saw growers trying to apply N, through …

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USDA Planted Crop Acreage Report for the Southeast

Data provided by USDA National Agriculture Statistic Service. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the planted crop acreage report for the Southeast in June 2013.  The effects of a bumper crop of peanuts, and the resulting low peanut contracts have affected what was planted this year.  From this report, you can see that …

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