David Bennett

Associate Editor,
Delta Farm Press

David Bennett, associate editor for Delta Farm Press, is an Arkansan. He worked with a daily newspaper before joining Farm Press in 1994. Bennett writes about legislative and crop related issues in the Mid-South states.

Arkansas making irrigation schedule training priority
Saving money at top of list for using irrigation scheduler.
How best to deal with resistant barnyardgrass? 1
Barnyardgrass continues torment of rice farmers. University of Arkansas research shows how to tackle the problem in best manner.
Resistant barnyardgrass, yellow nutsedge studied at University of Arkansas
How quickly can resistance move? The first ALS-resistant barnyardgrass was found in Arkansas three years ago. In 2013, weed scientist Jason Norsworthy and colleagues found that of 30 samples they screened, 13 tested positive for ALS resistance, 43 percent of the tested samples.
Will Louisiana corn fields recover from massive rains?
Early April rains have left many Louisiana corn fields flooded and producers fretting.
GM-labeling legislation would set federal standards 1
Congress being pressed to pass bill on GM food labeling/standards.
Water problems stalk India rice producers 1
India, with a booming economy, faces water problems that it must rapidly address.
PEDv - deadly virus hits U.S. swine
PEDv: Arkansas moves to keep deadly swine virus outside borders
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) has marched through much of the U.S. hog industry. The numbers are alarming - 5 million pigs in 27 states have been lost in less than a year.
Flood insurance premiums capped
Passage of bill means big changes to flood insurance program.
Pulling poor farmers into the technological age
When considering how best to feed the world, don't overlook the necessity of addressing water and land-use policies in China.
Weaver family farm's roots sunk deep in Arkansas
The Weaver family farm in East Arkansas is committed to cotton and grain sorghum rotation.
For Tommy Young it’s all in the details
Precision and exact management key to success of Tommy Young's family farm in north-central Arkansas.
Three tools for better furrow irrigation
Irrigation specialist has recommendations for how furrow irrigation might be improved.
Tax fixes, fuel tanks, privacy and aquaculture
Post-farm bill concerns for Mid-South agriculture outlined by Arkansas Rep. Rick Crawford.
2014 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show Photo Album
Delta Farm Press editors were busy during the 2014 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show, recording the faces of hundreds of attendees. Check out this gallery and see how many you recognize.
Soybeans and fungicides: dos and don’ts
A report on fungicides, soybean diseases and resistance issues in the Mid-South.
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