It would be necessary to scout more than 10,000 corn plants for southwestern corn borer egg masses to get adequate data on which to base control decisions, says Fred Musser, versus four pheromone traps to achieve an equivalent result....More
The ink has hardly had time to dry on the finally-passed 2012 farm bill, but says John Anderson, farmers need to be spending time delving into its provisions and getting prepared to comply with new, often complex rules....More
North Mississippi farmers came to the annual Mississippi State University Producer Advisory Council meeting to offer a wish list of research, staffing, and support efforts they’d like to see in the months ahead....More
While glyphosate-resistant pigweed (Palmer amaranth) has captured most of the headlines in recent years, yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus) continues to plague soybean growers in Arkansas and neighboring states....More
“You’re not going to be penalized by waiting until the optimum time to spray for kudzu bugs," Angus Catchot advises Mississippi soybean growers. "Wait until adults have finished migrating into the field and nymphs appear before you spray.” ...More
Will the Mid-South cotton industry recover its economic advantage by continuing to weather the storm? Or as west Tennessee cotton producer and ginner Richard Kelley suggests, by going on the offensive?...More
“If we have more peanut acres this year and another high average yield, there will be another oversupply, and prices will be low again in in 2015,” says Marshall Lamb, USDA/ARS National Peanut Research Laboratory....More
Even with the late planting that affected many growers, and drought in some production areas, winners in the Mississippi Peanut Growers Association achieved outstanding yields,” says Malcolm Broome, MPGA executive director....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...