Forrest Laws

Forrest
Laws
Director of Content,
Farm Press

Forrest Laws, director of content for the Penton Media Agriculture Group, spent 10 years with a metropolitan daily newspaper before joining Delta Farm Press in 1980. He has written extensively on farm production practices, crop marketing, farm legislation, environmental regulations and alternative energy. He now oversees the content creation for Delta, Southeast, Southwest and Western Farm Press and for BEEF, Corn and Soybean Digest, Farm Industry News, Hay & Forage Grower and National Hog Farmer. He resides in Memphis, Tenn..

Articles
‘Settling the waters’ may be one of tools for addressing water conservation, runoff issues in Delta
Delta farmers see demonstration of polyacrylamide or PAM in Delta field conditions; material shows promise for conserving water and reducing nutrient runoff into streams and lakes.
Mid-South corn, soybean crops look to be ‘very strong’
Mid-South soybean farmers could be on target for repeating some of last year's 100-bushel-plus soybean yields. Corn yields also looking strong where nitrogen was replenished after rains.
New planters offer higher performance at higher speeds
New seed delivery units will allow for faster planting speeds, smaller planters, equipment specialist tells Milan Field Day participants..
New tool for fighting herbicide-resistant weeds
New seed destruction tools for reducing glyphosate-resistant weed seed bank will be topic at the Northeast Research and Extension Center at Keiser, Ark., Aug. 18.
Rain and Palmer amaranth making for interesting summer at NEREC
Sunny weather, warmer temperatures help provide researchers, Extension specialists with better backdrop for the Respect the Rotation Pigposium - 2014 version.
Dicamba-tolerant cotton on track for 2015 launch; soybeans slated for 2016
Monsanto planning to bring dicamba-tolerant cotton to market in 2015; will delay soybean trait until 2016 -- assuming all regulatory approvals are in place.
Louisiana rice crop ‘late, uneven,’ LSU AgCenter specialist says
The Louisiana rice crop is about two weeks late and uneven, according to Louisiana State University rice specialists. That means this year's rice crop will not be the match of last year's.
New post-directed product for cotton addresses pigweed, grasses
New Zidua post-directed herbicide label in cotton could provide longer residual control of problem weeds, including pigweed and grasses.
Precision agriculture will play key role in nation’s security, retired general says
John Castellaw, retired general who now heads precision agriculture firm, says precision agriculture and national security will go hand in hand.
UAV Symposium attracts farmers, consultants, suppliers to Memphis, Tenn., Agricenter
The Delta AgTech Symposium offered attendees an opportunity to see Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or UAVs in the field, in this case in the crop demonstration areas at the Memphis, Tenn., Agricenter in Memphis, Tenn.
UAV integration manager says FAA on track to meet September 2015 deadline
FAA's manager of Unmanned Aerial Systems Integration says FAA is making a lot of progress, but it can't circumvent the rulemaking procedures Congress has imposed on writing regulations for UAVs for commercial use.
Rice field day draws crowd despite threat of rain
Rice Research Station field day participants have learned to come dressed for hot, humid weather. This year's field day wasn't like that at all, but attendees still got into the spirit of learning about new technology, including a demonstration of an unmanned aerial vehicle, which was held outside.
A task force is working to find ways to preserve the Mississippi Delta aquifer
Water, dollar savings come to those who wait for proper time to irrigate 1
With seemingly abundant water supplies from rainfall and an alluvial aquifer, many can’t understand why anyone would have to irrigate in the five Delta states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. Crop histories show, however, that at some point in almost every season, irrigation pays dividends in the five-state region.
2014 World Food Prize honors man who helped launch ‘Green Revolution’ 2
World Food Prize will go to scientist who worked side-by-side with Dr. Norman Borlaug at the start of the Green Revolution.
Runoff data empowers farmers to do more, specialist says
Farmers showing a willingness to do more to make sure nutrients don't leave their farms, University of Arkansas water quality specialist says.
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