“This opportunity to pool faculty between the AgCenter and College of Engineering simply makes sense and offers an efficient way to address Louisiana’s water resource needs.” -- Rogers Leonard, LSU AgCenter associate vice president.
As harvest advances, Extension specialists describe the Mid-South soybean season as rather bi-polar. “From beginning to end this has been a year of extremes for Mississippi farmers,” says Trent Irby....More
“If we can show that we’re saving water by implementing some of these irrigation methods, it does nothing but look good for cotton.” -- Darrin Dodds, Mississippi State University Extension cotton specialist....More
"The rice in the field still looks very good. But without the milder temperatures late-season like we’ve had in the recent past, it’s doubtful we’ll hit records.” -- Jarrod Hardke, Arkansas rice agronomist....More
“These thin prairie soils don’t hold much moisture and have low organic matter. That’s why we’ve gone to a corn-soybean rotation to get all the corn cobs and stalk into the beds. Essentially, we want a mulch. All the old roots become cavities that hold moisture.” -- Carl Beavers....More