Ed Phillips

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.

Articles
10 things you should know today
Immigration reform. Cut-off date for planting corn. Did weather zap seed treatments? Resistant barnyard grass. Calibrating spray tips.
10 things you need to know today
USDA report hits Southern corn growers. 20 seconds to death. Wheat and soybean fungicides. Tax scams. Tier 4 engines.
5 things you need to know this morning
China creates uncertainty in cotton market. Target spot spreading in Southern cotton. Superweeds a growing nightmare. More stripe rust in winter wheat. ID pests with this new mobile app.
$10 billion more in farm banks lending
Farm and ranch lending by U.S. agricultural banks increased 13.9 percent, or $10 billion, in 2012.
Alternaria leaf blight in potash-deficient cotton fields
Alternaria leaf blight has been observed in no fewer than a dozen cotton fields in northeast Louisiana, and damage appears to be greatest in fields with low potash levels.
U.S. rice stars in new video
The USA Rice Federation today released a nearly seven-minute video promoting the U.S. rice-producing industry from field to mill to market to table.
Hyde-Smith: first female ag commissioner for Mississippi

Mississippi voters made history this month with the election of the state's first-ever female agriculture commissioner.

Mississippi State University's Artis Ford report in this FarmWeek video:

 

Cotton harvest from above (photo gallery)
Growing up surrounded by lush cotton fields in Coahoma County, Miss., Darrah Parker developed a life-long love for the crop. That strong attachment triggered a near-year-long process that has produced a stunning set of photographs.
Cotton pickers in formation
Growing up surrounded by lush cotton fields in Coahoma County, Miss., Darrah Parker developed a life-long love for the crop. That strong attachment triggered a near-year-long process that has produced a stunning set of photographs.
Corps closing bays on Morganza Floodway
The Army Corps of Engineers has begun closing bays on Morganza Floodway, based on reduced flows in the Mississippi River at Red River Landing.
Mississippi River rising at Rosedale, Miss. (Photo Gallery)
These photographs, taken from the levee behind Rosedale, Miss., show the Mississippi River's reach on May 7, 2011. The levee was closed to public traffic at midnight that day. The photographs were taken by Farm Press' Ed Phillips and his wife, Mary Ruth Phillips.
Corps/NWS maps show potential flood areas (update)
Lower Mississippi River Valley potential flood area maps have been posted by the National Weather Service.
Mississippi River crest forecasts unchanged
Delta Council reports the Mississippi River crest forecasts have not changed, but crest dates have been shifted.
Mississippi River claims fields (Photo Gallery)
The Mississippi River continues to flood rich cropland along its banks. These flooded fields lie on the western side of the levee along U.S. Highway 49 as it approaches the Helena, Ark., bridge. These photos were taken May 5, 2011, by Farm Press editor Ed Phillips.
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