Ed Phillips

Managing Editor,
Delta Farm Press

Ed Phillips, managing editor of Delta Farm Press, is a native Mississippian and had daily/weekly newspaper and magazine experience before joining Farm Press in 1977. He has served in various editorial management positions for the company's farm, equipment, and professional turf management publications.

Delta Farm Press Calendar of Events
Important meetings, trade shows, field days and conferences for those involved in Mid-South agriculture.
Rice seedlings
Mid-South rice this week – June 9, 2014
Abundant rainfall, which forced a late start for the Mid-South rice crop, is now delaying flooding of fields. And at the same time, weed control is becoming more difficult in the face of continuing rains and herbicide shortages. And, diseases are beginning to make an appearance.
Wheat heads, Arkansas, May 2014
Wheat – recent rains may reduce yield, quality at harvest
Much of the Mid-South’s wheat crop has good potential, but recent heavy rains may have put yield potential in jeopardy, says Josh Lofton, LSU AgCenter wheat specialist.
Flooded rice field
Mid-South rice this week - June 2, 2014
Conditions are right for the development of sheath blight in rice. Here's help for identifying sheath blight and what you can do to manage it.
Rice plants in field
Mid-South rice this week - May 26, 2014
Rice production this week in the Mid-South: Is that sheath blight or not? Arkansas’ DD50 program changes. Louisiana prepares for rice water weevils. MSU scientists change rice stink bug advice. Crop injury in Arkansas. Armyworms in Mississippi rice. Rice disease checklist.
5 reports to boost Mississippi crops
Mississippi State University Extension specialists and researchers discuss questions from farmers and things they should be preparing for in their fields.
Preparing Mississippi farm field for planting
5 new things in ag technology 
Mid-South farmers are adapting new technologies to make them more efficient and to improve profits. Unmanned aerial systems, solar power systems, mobile apps, precision technology and soil moisture sensors are just some of the new tools being put to use in Mid-South fields. Below are some recently introduced ag technologies.
Farmers will offer list of needs to Extension, researchers
Farmers in north Mississippi will come face to face with state educators and researchers to discuss their needs at the annual Producer Advisory Council meeting Feb. 20 in Verona, Miss.
Rice/DU partnership focus of upcoming meeting
The U.S. rice industry and Ducks Unlimited are working together to preserve and expand the benefits that waterfowl, rice fields and water contribute to society.
U.S. agricultural exports are heading for a record $140 billion
U.S. ag exports - record $140 billion
U.S. agricultural exports are heading for a record $140 billion in fiscal 2013, which ends Sept. 30.
Farmland values increase
Farmland values rise in second quarter 2013
Farmland values in the Federal Reserve's Eighth District were higher in the second quarter of 2013 and lenders expect prices for quality farmland to increase in the third quarter of 2013.
Arkansas rice slowed by May cold
The 2013 Arkansas rice crop was about 40 percent headed as of Aug. 3. Growers should watch fields for sheath blight.
Top 10 stories from the past week - April 26-May 2, 2013
Planting corn fields, farm land prices and managing estates top the list of most-read article in Delta Farm Press.
Cotton and skin. Neonics and politics. Biotech lies. Plus 7 more stories of interest.
Neonics and politics. Biotech lies. Cotton and skin. Passing the baton. Ag’s ultimate challenge. Bees run the world. Those stories and more to start your day.
10 things you should know, April 15, 2013
Some Mid-South farmers will need to kill surviving plants from March-planted corn so they can re-plant those fields. There are several options to consider in removing those plants.
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