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..

Fertilizing rice in a very wet year: Part II
LSU and University of Arkansas researchers say nitrogen fertilizers are best applied on a dry soil before rice receives a permanent flood.
Fertilizing rice in a very wet year: Part I
A season's worth of rainfall in the first three months caused a number of problems for rice growers in Louisiana and other Mid-South states. The Extension rice specialists from Louisiana and Arkansas talked about those problems at the LSU Rice Research Station's Field Day.
USDA adjustments to corn, soybean numbers lift futures markets
Corn and soybean futures rally following "positive" USDA World Agricultural Outlook Board forecast.
Weed Science 101: Making new technologies work: Part III
Cotton and soybean farmers should prepare to spray early when planting the new herbicide-resistant technologies in 2016.
LSU Ag Center field day 2015
Weed Science 101: Making new technologies work: Part II
There's no shortage of weeds to be controlled in most fields in the South. The LSU AgCenter's Donnie Miller listed some of the ones that needed to be controlled in Roundup Ready Xtend and Enlist test plots at the Northeast Research Station this year.
Weed Science 101: Making new technologies work: Part I
LSU AgCenter researcher demonstration shows how new dicamba- and 2,4-D-tolerant cotton and soybean can work -- not as stand-alone systems but as part of a, well, "systems" approach, according to the Northeast Research Station's Donnie Miller.
Northeast Research Station holds annual Crop Production and Pest Management Field Day
Cool temperatures, bright sunshine smile on information-filled Northeast Research Station Field Day.
Rice Research Station Field Day attracts large crowd to see new varieties, technology
Rice Research Station Field Day draws large crowd, good weather -- for the station field tour -- before more rain returns to Crowley, La., region.
Hardwick family farm receives National Wetlands Award
Hardwick Family Farm recognized for work on harmonizing nature with agriculture on the farm Jay, Mary, Marshall and Mead Hardwick operate in Tensas Parish, La.
Avoiding yield reductions with new technologies
Sooner is better than later if you're going to have drift from the new formulations of dicamba and 2,4-D on yours or someone else's crops, but the best strategy is to avoid it all together.
Harvesting soybeans
Today: UA webinar examines acreage, stocks report, grain markets
University of Arkansas Food and Agribusiness Webinar Series today examines USDA's June 30 Acreage and Stocks Report and what's ahead for grain markets for remainder of the summer.
CNCE, The Seam discuss next steps in cotton trading platform agreement
China National Cotton Exchange and The Seam sign memorandum of understanding to begin listing cotton on The Seam on CNCE's trading platform.
One more time: Don’t delay enrolling in ARC/PLC programs in the new farm bill
Completing ARC/PLC enrollment by Sept. 30 farm bill deadline will set pace for ARC or PLC payments that are triggered by those calculations.
Wet spring may limit Louisiana’s soybean acres, yield prospects
Dr. Ronnie Levy, LSU AgCenter Extension soybean specialist, says wet conditions could impact whether Louisiana's high-yield soybean mark from 2014 could stand.
Grain sorghum producers: Don’t let sugarcane aphids get ahead of you: Part III
LSU AgCenter researchers seeking more precise information on sugarcane aphid resistance in grain sorghum varieties, Northeast Research Station Field Day attendees are told.
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