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.

Vegetable prices increase
Over the first five months of 2011, fresh-market vegetable prices at the point of first sale averaged 15 percent above a year earlier.
Drought-stressed corn for forage
When drought becomes severe, the decision sometimes must be made to salvage the value from a corn crop by cutting it as forage.
Southern Peanut Growers Conference is July 21-23
The 13th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference is scheduled for July 21-23, at the Edgewater Beach Resort in Panama City Beach, Fla., with a theme this year of “Windows of Opportunity.”
Only scattered relief seen for drought-plagued Southeast
Late June and early July brought a few scattered showers to the parched lower Southeast, but the long-term prognosis isn’t good for farmers in the region.
Kreg Freeman: Peanut Profitability winner for Lower Southeast Region
Kreg Freeman insists there’s no secret to his style of growing peanuts — it’s just a matter of doing things right and doing them on time — but with 6,626 pounds per acre and the efficiency to match this past year, it’s obvious he’s hit on a successful formula.
Peanut Profitability winners excelled under extreme conditions
Last year was a lesson in perseverance for many U.S. peanut producers, as a promising spring soon gave way to dry, extremely hot weather conditions during summer and early fall.
Peanut research funding takes one-two punch
Peanut producers today are enjoying the fruits of years of sustained and intensive research on their behalf, including high-yielding varieties that are resistant to disease, water management strategies and countless other advances that have boosted production while, in many cases, reducing inputs.
Splitting nitrogen in corn - research shows value
While corn prices have been robust this year, nitrogen prices have kept pace, prompting producers to do all they can to be more efficient in their fertilization strategies.
Dry weather delays cotton planting
In what should been one of the busiest planting times of the year, cotton seed remained in the sack in many parts of the lower Southeast as unseasonably hot, dry weather lingered over the region during the first half of May.
Cotton costs: conventional vs. conservation
Facing the unenviable task of battling glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth pigweed, some cotton growers are considering making the switch from conservation-tillage production back to conventional-tillage.
Peanut growers find themselves in "perfect storm"
Peanut producers are finding themselves in the middle of a “perfect storm” as planting time approaches.
Larger-seeded peanuts change thinking on calcium needs
New larger-seeded peanut varieties — such as GA-06G, FLA-07 and Tifguard — have changed how growers think about calcium requirements.
Vegetable production - trap crops valuable tools
The No. 1 problem in vegetable production in the Southeastern United States is insect pests
Rising prices make corn insect control more beneficial
In the last 10 years, growers have seen a lot of new technology in corn production and insect control is no exception.
It's a good year to maximize cotton yield potential
While low-input, conventional-variety cotton production systems still boast some popularity in parts of Alabama, this might be the year growers should focus more on maximum yield potential.
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