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
Meetings, trade shows, field days and conferences for those involved in Mid-South agriculture.
Mid-South rice this week: Nitrogen, diseases, slow plant development

At the start of the week, USDA estimated 98 percent of the U.S. rice crop had been planted, 87 percent had emerged and 66 percent of the crop was in good to excellent condition.

In the Mid-South states, planting ranged from 98 percent planted in Mississippi to 100 percent planted in Missouri, but weather — heavy rains and cooler than normal temperatures — continues to frustrate plant development and management schedules.

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Top 10 this week: Beltwide, El Niño, hybrid rice, flooding, more
The 'Godzilla' El Niño flooding on the Mississippi River dominated much of the news during the past week. Also popular was this year's Beltwide Cotton Conferences.
Top 12 Delta Farm Press blogs in 2015
As 2015 comes to an end, we are presenting the most popular Delta Farm Press blogs during the year. It's a wide-ranging collection. Check them out.
10 top articles for Delta Farm Press in 2015
Top 10 most-read articles in Delta Farm Press in 2015. Farm families were especially popular.
10 top Delta Farm Press photo galleries for 2015
Delta Farm Press visitors enjoyed a variety of photo collections in 2015. Here are the top 10 for the year.
Top 10 stories for October 2015
Mid-South farmers tackling common problems and producing high-yielding crops are prominent in the most-read Delta Farm Press articles for October.
Top 6 articles in Delta Farm Press - Oct 17-23, 2015
Features on Mid-South farmers, House action on the Ex-Im Bank, and the value of alternative irrigation sources were among the most-read topics at Delta Farm Press during the last week.
Top 5 articles in Delta Farm Press - Oct 10-16, 2015
Marketing this year's corn and soybeans; rice market outlook; drones and ag pilots; ag economy outlook; and 108-bushel soybeans: the week's top articles.
10 top stories for September 2015
Here are the top 10 stories from Delta Farm Press in September 2015
Top 5 Delta Farm Press stories this week - Sept 11-17, 2015
Here are the top five stories this week for Delta Farm Press during the week of Sept. 11-17, 2015.
ICYMI: Top 7 stories of August 2015
Here are the top 7 stories from Delta Farm Press for August 2015.
Field too wet to plant
Rains swamp Mid-South crops
Rain and more rain continue to dominate Mid-South agriculture with delayed and prevented planting, loss of quality in wheat, delays to fertilization and applications of herbicides.
5 rice articles: medium grain in Mid-South, new technology, exports
Is there room for more medium grain rice in the Mid-South? Will the California drought result in more Mid-South rice?
Preparing to plant
6 resources as you prepare to plant
Wet conditions have delayed planting in the Mid-South. As they wait, here are some articles that can help prepare for the new season.
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