“When we’re in a 63-cent cotton market, the first thing some growers want do is start cutting fertility rates, particularly potash,” says Darrin Dodds, Mississippi State University. "But be careful — it can come back to bite you."...More
University of Arkansas weed scientist says rice producers could be looking at new rice herbicides in 2017 and 2018. Jason Norsworthy says the key is to preserve the herbicides growers have now until then....More
Cotton producers should be trying to maximize the sales of equities in their cotton after they place it in the Commodity Credit Corp. loan, according to a speaker at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show....More
A major compilation of 15 studies is helping push back calls for the banning of neonicotinoid insecticides, largely to protect pollinators. The study says such a ban would bring with it massive costs for North American farmers....More
"Llittle land mines” produced by southern blight can take a bite out of peanut yields, and Mississippi growers need to be aware of how to find the disease and how to deal with it, says Alan Henn....More
The roundabout way Gregg Sain became a successful cotton ginner is a testament to a man remaining open to opportunities, robust on-the-job education, dogged determination and the fostering of community relationships. The 2015 SCGA Ginner of the Year is head of gins in both northeast Arkansas and the Missouri Bootheel....More
The objective of the High Cotton award program closely follows the philosophy of the Farm Press Publications — to help growers produce more profitable, higher quality crops, by providing them with timely, hard-hitting information about technological advances, governmental regulations, and marketing opportunities. read more...
The Farm Press Peanut Profitability Awards are based on production efficiency, honoring those growers who produce the highest yields at the lowest cost per acre. Awards are presented to growers from the Lower Southeast, Upper Southeast, and the Southwest. read more...