Paul Hollis

Southeast Farm Press

Paul Hollis is a native of Alabama who received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Auburn University. He served as business editor and city editor for a daily newspaper and as publications and news editor for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System before joining Farm Press in 1990. Paul lives with his wife Tammy in Auburn, Ala. They have a daughter, Tess.

How to take corn yields higher
What does it take to get to the next level of corn production?
Contracting looks like good move with 2012 peanut crop
Planting peanuts without a contract could be a risky proposition this year, considering the great likelihood of increased acreage.
Peanut variety selection - consider basics
Peanut producers now have several good varieties from which to choose, but they still shouldn’t neglect the basics of crop variety selection.
States push immigration reform 2
In Alabama and Georgia, agricultural interests are looking for help with farm labor issues after those two states passed tough immigration laws in 2011.
Corn seed: more expensive, complicated process
Buying a bag of corn seed once was a relatively simple chore, but my how times have changed.
Peanuts: plant more in April
The advent of new, improved peanut cultivars is prompting Extension specialists to encourage growers to plant more of their crop in April, something that was unheard of just a few years ago.
Peanut Profitability program seeking award nominees
One of the biggest mixed bags in recent years — that’s how some are describing the 2011 peanut production year.
Soybeans big in 2012 acreage plans
The outlook for 2012 is that we’re in for another acreage battle among the major crops, especially in the Southeast, where soybeans, peanuts, cotton and corn all will be competing for land.
Cattle market - big swings in 2012
Cattle market prices for 2012 should remain fundamentally strong and average 4 to 8 percent higher than in 2011.
Beware of pest problems in wheat following wheat
Increased wheat production in the past couple of years in the Southeast has brought with it a few pest problems that commonly can be found wherever wheat follows wheat in a farmer’s field.
Sunbelt field demonstrations draw crowds
You can always tell the real farmers attending the Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition – while they’re captivated by the smell of new tractors as they enter the show grounds, they’re eventually drawn to the 600-acre working farm where they can view harvest and tillage demonstrations, in addition to test-driving the latest equipment available.
Sunbelt Expo mobile app - Know on the Go
The Sunbelt Ag Expo — “North’s America’s Premier Farm Show” — consists of a 600-acre research farm, 100-acre exhibit area and 40 acres of parking.
Southeast weather outlook favors small grains
The weather forecast for this fall and winter should be good news for Southeastern wheat producers, since the La Niña conditions that are expected usually are favorable for winter grain crops such as wheat, oats and rye.
Continued prosperity for U.S. agriculture
Several factors will impact the future of U.S. agriculture in the next decade, but most current indicators point towards continued prosperity
Cotton fertilization hot topic at Expo Field Day
One of the driest springs on record continues to perplex cotton producers in the lower Southeast as they enter the mid-season mark with many questions about how to handle fertilization of the 2011 crop.
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