Delta Farm Press http://deltafarmpress.com/rss.xml en Waters of U.S. rule blocked by federal judge http://deltafarmpress.com/government/waters-us-rule-blocked-federal-judge <div class="field-deck"> Controversial WOTUS rule would have gone into effect Friday </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Late Thursday (Aug. 27), Judge Ralph Erickson agreed to a preliminary injunction sought by 13 states suing to block the WOTUS rule saying it is “exceptionally expansive.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/waters-us-rule-blocked-federal-judge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/waters-us-rule-blocked-federal-judge#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Government Management Irrigation Technology Regulations Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:25:00 +0000 128341 at http://deltafarmpress.com ‘Houston, we have a problem,’ and it's called pigweed http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/houston-we-have-problem-and-its-called-pigweed <div class="node-body blog-body">Scattered pigweed in fields this year could become a major problem in Mid-South crops next season.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/houston-we-have-problem-and-its-called-pigweed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/houston-we-have-problem-and-its-called-pigweed#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Management Farm Press Blog Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:54:00 +0000 128331 at http://deltafarmpress.com Eat your gloop but I’m sticking with a good, old plate lunch http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/eat-your-gloop-i-m-sticking-good-old-plate-lunch <div class="node-body blog-body">Maybe it was a result of the heat, but July cooked up more food goofiness.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/eat-your-gloop-i-m-sticking-good-old-plate-lunch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/eat-your-gloop-i-m-sticking-good-old-plate-lunch#comments Markets Agriculture Technology Miscellaneous Sustainable Agriculture Farm Press Blog Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:18:00 +0000 128271 at http://deltafarmpress.com Developing new rice varieties with grass herbicide tolerance: Part II http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/developing-new-rice-varieties-grass-herbicide-tolerance-part-ii <div class="node-body video-body">LSU's Steve Linscombe says he may -- or may not -- have a new grass herbicide-tolerant variety in his test plots at the Rice Research Station in Crowley, La.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/developing-new-rice-varieties-grass-herbicide-tolerance-part-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/developing-new-rice-varieties-grass-herbicide-tolerance-part-ii#comments Rice Management Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:07:00 +0000 128321 at http://deltafarmpress.com Delta Farm Press Calendar of Events http://deltafarmpress.com/management/delta-farm-press-calendar-events <div class="node-body article-body">Meetings, trade shows, field days and conferences for those involved in Mid-South agriculture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/delta-farm-press-calendar-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/delta-farm-press-calendar-events#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Livestock Markets Government Management Equipment Events Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:42:00 +0000 46561 at http://deltafarmpress.com Researchers continuing to develop new tools for rice producers: Part I http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/researchers-continuing-develop-new-tools-rice-producers-part-i <div class="node-body video-body">Horizon Ag's Tim Wallker discussed the 2015 season and new offerings Horizon Ag plans to bring to the market in the coming years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/researchers-continuing-develop-new-tools-rice-producers-part-i" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/researchers-continuing-develop-new-tools-rice-producers-part-i#comments Rice Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:51:00 +0000 128291 at http://deltafarmpress.com Fisher Delta Research Center to hold 54th annual Field Day Sept. 2 http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/fisher-delta-research-center-hold-54th-annual-field-day-sept-2 <div class="field-deck"> Annual event to provide information on Delta crops, soils, weeds </div> <div class="node-body article-body">University of Missouri's Fisher Delta Research Center to provide information that can help farmers navigate the troubled waters that confront them in production agriculture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/fisher-delta-research-center-hold-54th-annual-field-day-sept-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/fisher-delta-research-center-hold-54th-annual-field-day-sept-2#comments Cotton Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:20:00 +0000 128281 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>Andrea Jones will discuss cotton variety trials during this year&#39;s Fisher&nbsp;Delta Research Center field day.&nbsp;</p> The season so far: Arkansas rice heading to the back stretch http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/season-so-far-arkansas-rice-heading-back-stretch <div class="field-deck"> A chat with Jarrod Hardke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/season-so-far-arkansas-rice-heading-back-stretch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/season-so-far-arkansas-rice-heading-back-stretch#comments Rice Management Equipment Agriculture Technology Irrigation Technology Weed Control Conferences Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:09:00 +0000 128261 at http://deltafarmpress.com For Congress: Ag appropriations, marketing certificates http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/congress-ag-appropriations-marketing-certificates <div class="field-deck"> Report from the ACP-Cotton Foundation Joint Meeting </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Langley warned that because cotton producers don’t yet have certificates and marketing loan benefits apply towards the $125,000 limit, “the FSA will be required to do reconciliation on where every producer stands. ... They want to do this reconciliation before October when any ARC or PLC payments will be made for the 2014 crop.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/congress-ag-appropriations-marketing-certificates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/congress-ag-appropriations-marketing-certificates#comments Cotton Markets Government Management Conferences Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:59:00 +0000 128251 at http://deltafarmpress.com U.S. cotton, ‘actively engaged’ and trade issues http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/us-cotton-actively-engaged-and-trade-issues <div class="field-deck"> Report from the ACP-Cotton Foundation Joint Meeting </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The FSA has said the "actively engaged" final rule is “essentially written and going through the clearance process at USDA. Their intention is to get the final rule issues by October. If they do that, it would most likely apply for the 2016 crop year." — Reece Langley, National Cotton Council.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/us-cotton-actively-engaged-and-trade-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/us-cotton-actively-engaged-and-trade-issues#comments Cotton Markets Government Management Cotton Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:38:00 +0000 128231 at http://deltafarmpress.com Vilsack on updated 2015 U.S. Farm Income Forecast http://deltafarmpress.com/government/vilsack-updated-2015-us-farm-income-forecast <div class="node-body article-body">"Today's farm income forecast is heartening for all Americans." -- Tom Vilsack, Agriculture Secretary.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/vilsack-updated-2015-us-farm-income-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/vilsack-updated-2015-us-farm-income-forecast#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Markets Government Management Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:38:00 +0000 128221 at http://deltafarmpress.com Monsanto drops bid to purchase Syngenta, will focus on internal growth http://deltafarmpress.com/markets/monsanto-drops-bid-purchase-syngenta-will-focus-internal-growth <div class="node-body article-body">Monsanto said it was dropping its bid to purchase Syngenta, citing lack of response from Syngenta's management.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/markets/monsanto-drops-bid-purchase-syngenta-will-focus-internal-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/markets/monsanto-drops-bid-purchase-syngenta-will-focus-internal-growth#comments Markets Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:46:00 +0000 128201 at http://deltafarmpress.com 4 questions to help plan your cover crops http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/4-questions-help-plan-your-cover-crops <div class="field-byline"> Trenton Roberts, University of Arkansas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Gain the benefits of cover crops with a plan that includes variety selection, planting date, seeding rate and cover crop termination method and timing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/4-questions-help-plan-your-cover-crops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/4-questions-help-plan-your-cover-crops#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Wheat Management Equipment Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:23:00 +0000 128191 at http://deltafarmpress.com AGCO launches Fendt 500 Vario tractor http://deltafarmpress.com/equipment/agco-launches-fendt-500-vario-tractor <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Fendt, a worldwide brand of AGCO Corporation, has introduced the new Fendt 500 Vario tractor, providing a combination of high performance and compact design. The Fendt 500 Vario consolidates the innovations and features of Fendt&rsquo;s higher-horsepower offerings into an expanded product line in North America, ranging from 110 to 150 HP (107&ndash;137 PTO).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/equipment/agco-launches-fendt-500-vario-tractor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Wed, 26 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000 128181 at http://deltafarmpress.com Arkansas cotton looks good after slow start http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/arkansas-cotton-looks-good-after-slow-start <div class="field-byline"> Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Despite a slow, rainy start to the planting season, Arkansas’ small cotton crop is looking good, but there are “still a lot of bears out in the woods.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/arkansas-cotton-looks-good-after-slow-start" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/arkansas-cotton-looks-good-after-slow-start#comments Cotton Management Tue, 25 Aug 2015 16:26:00 +0000 128131 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em>Cotton field in St. Francis County, Arkansas, taken July 23, 2015. This is textbook &ldquo;blooming out the top.&rdquo;</em> (U of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture photo by Bill Robertson)</p> Climate software can help farmers make decisions: Part III http://deltafarmpress.com/corn/climate-software-can-help-farmers-make-decisions-part-iii <div class="node-body video-body">New software can help growers get a better handle on the weather conditions across their farms, which can number in the thousands of acres in some parts of the country.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/corn/climate-software-can-help-farmers-make-decisions-part-iii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/corn/climate-software-can-help-farmers-make-decisions-part-iii#comments Corn Tue, 25 Aug 2015 16:18:00 +0000 128171 at http://deltafarmpress.com John Deere ‘on track’ with big, new, high-horsepower machines http://deltafarmpress.com/equipment/john-deere-track-big-new-high-horsepower-machines <div class="field-byline"> Willie Vogt </div> <div class="field-deck"> Newest big machine from John Deere is the four-track 9RX </div> <div class="node-body article-body">John Deere introduces new 9RX tractors that offer four-track system that is more durable and fuel-efficient than competitor models.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/equipment/john-deere-track-big-new-high-horsepower-machines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/equipment/john-deere-track-big-new-high-horsepower-machines#comments Corn Management Equipment Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:26:00 +0000 128161 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>John Deere enters the four-track design market segment with the 9RX lineup. The four-machine line includes sizes from 470 to 620 engine hp. (Photo: John Deere)</p> There’s no such thing as a free lunch or free road and bridge repairs http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/there-s-no-such-thing-free-lunch-or-free-road-and-bridge-repairs <div class="node-body blog-body">U.S. farmers are losing their transportation advantage over competitors like Brazil while roads and bridges crumble for lack of investment. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/there-s-no-such-thing-free-lunch-or-free-road-and-bridge-repairs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/there-s-no-such-thing-free-lunch-or-free-road-and-bridge-repairs#comments Government Farm Press Blog Mon, 24 Aug 2015 20:02:00 +0000 128151 at http://deltafarmpress.com Sugarcane aphids building in grain sorghum http://deltafarmpress.com/management/sugarcane-aphids-building-grain-sorghum <div class="field-byline"> Angus Catchot, Mississippi State Unversity </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In a short video clip, Angus Catchot, Mississippi Extension entomologist, shows sugarcane aphids building on the flag leaf of mature grain sorghum.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/sugarcane-aphids-building-grain-sorghum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/sugarcane-aphids-building-grain-sorghum#comments Management Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:11:00 +0000 128121 at http://deltafarmpress.com Training students for precision agriculture explosion: Part II http://deltafarmpress.com/corn/training-students-precision-agriculture-explosion-part-ii <div class="node-body video-body">Monsanto funds scholarships for a new Precision Agriculture curriculum at Mississippi State University. Interested students need apply. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/corn/training-students-precision-agriculture-explosion-part-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/corn/training-students-precision-agriculture-explosion-part-ii#comments Corn Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:56:00 +0000 128111 at http://deltafarmpress.com Soybeans: Watch for late-season defoliators http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/soybeans-watch-late-season-defoliators <div class="field-byline"> Sebe Brown and David Kerns, LSU AgCenter Entomologists </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As Louisiana soybeans progress into late summer, producers and consultants should be wary of late-season defoliators such as soybean loopers, velvet bean caterpillars and lingering populations of corn earworms. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/soybeans-watch-late-season-defoliators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/soybeans-watch-late-season-defoliators#comments Soybeans Management Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:48:00 +0000 128101 at http://deltafarmpress.com Cotton: Louisiana insect management decisions http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-louisiana-insect-management-decisions <div class="field-byline"> Sebe Brown and David Kerns, LSU AgCenter Entomologists </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With much of the Louisiana cotton crop well beyond cutout, insect management decisions should be based on protecting existing harvestable bolls and on insects present in the field.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-louisiana-insect-management-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-louisiana-insect-management-decisions#comments Cotton Management Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:27:00 +0000 128091 at http://deltafarmpress.com Kicking the can, again, down ever-so-crumbling highways http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/kicking-can-again-down-ever-so-crumbling-highways <div class="node-body blog-body">As paving season melts away like an ice cube in the August sun, highwaysare in horrible condition and getting worse by the day.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/kicking-can-again-down-ever-so-crumbling-highways" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/kicking-can-again-down-ever-so-crumbling-highways#comments Government Government Columnists Farm Press Blog Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:10:00 +0000 128081 at http://deltafarmpress.com Sweet potatoes ‘a good, solid business’ for Jamie and Ricky Earp http://deltafarmpress.com/management/sweet-potatoes-good-solid-business-jamie-and-ricky-earp <div class="node-body article-body">The sweet potato industry has been experiencing solid growth, says Jamie Earp, president of the Mississippi Sweet Potato Council and 2014 president of the U.S. Sweet Potato Council.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/sweet-potatoes-good-solid-business-jamie-and-ricky-earp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/sweet-potatoes-good-solid-business-jamie-and-ricky-earp#comments Management Miscellaneous Crops Sweet potatoes Weeds Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:01:00 +0000 127861 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>Ricky and Jamie Earp produce between 4 million and 5 million pounds of sweet potatoes yearly on their farm near Houlka, Miss.</strong></em></p> Cotton maturing slowly because of wet, cold start http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-maturing-slowly-because-wet-cold-start <div class="field-byline"> Bonnie Coblentz, MSU Ag Communications </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The cold, wet spring slowed Mississippi's cotton development by about 10 days, and now producers are battling plant bugs, bollworms and dry weather to bring their crops to harvest this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-maturing-slowly-because-wet-cold-start" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-maturing-slowly-because-wet-cold-start#comments Cotton Management Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:30:00 +0000 128061 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em>Gary Lawrence, Mississippi State University nematologist, examines cotton growing at the MSU R.R. Foil Plant Science Research Center in Starkville, Miss., on Aug. 11, 2015. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Kat Lawrence)</em></p> Red River flooding causes $7 million damage to Louisiana agriculture http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/red-river-flooding-causes-7-million-damage-louisiana-agriculture <div class="field-byline"> Brandy Orlando, LSU AgCenter </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Severe storms and excessive rainfall that resulted in the Red River flooding during the spring and summer caused an estimated $7 million damage to agriculture in northwest Louisiana, but that number will likely go higher at harvest, said LSU AgCenter economist Kurt Guidry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/red-river-flooding-causes-7-million-damage-louisiana-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/red-river-flooding-causes-7-million-damage-louisiana-agriculture#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Livestock Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:26:00 +0000 128051 at http://deltafarmpress.com Cover crops 'win-win' for land, profitability http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/cover-crops-win-win-land-profitability <div class="field-byline"> Ernie Flint, Mississippi Extension Agronomist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The use of cover crops is one of the most positive practices in agriculture. The range of species that can be used for this purpose is almost endless.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/cover-crops-win-win-land-profitability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/cover-crops-win-win-land-profitability#comments Soybeans Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:12:00 +0000 128031 at http://deltafarmpress.com Grain sorghum: sugarcane aphids and harvest aids http://deltafarmpress.com/management/grain-sorghum-sugarcane-aphids-and-harvest-aids <div class="field-byline"> Scott Stewart, University of Tennessee </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>By Scott Stewart</p> <p>IPM Extension Specialist</p> <p>University of Tennessee</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Recent questions I have been asked: When/if should I put an insecticide out with my harvest aid for sugarcane aphids in sorghum? Or should I wait to do this until harvest?</p> <p>First, I&rsquo;ll refer you to a good article from Mississippi State University from last week (<a href="http://bitly.com/AphidHarvest" title="http://bitly.com/AphidHarvest">http://bitly.com/AphidHarvest</a>). This article also addresses if, when, and what harvest aids can be applied.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/grain-sorghum-sugarcane-aphids-and-harvest-aids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/grain-sorghum-sugarcane-aphids-and-harvest-aids#comments Corn Management Thu, 20 Aug 2015 12:58:00 +0000 128041 at http://deltafarmpress.com Photo: LSU AgCenter How to find next-generation leader for family ag business http://deltafarmpress.com/management/how-find-next-generation-leader-family-ag-business <div class="field-byline"> Kevin Spafford, Legacy by Design </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Though incredibly successful in business, most parent-owners struggle to differentiate between age-ready and management-capable when it comes to their own flesh and blood.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/how-find-next-generation-leader-family-ag-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/how-find-next-generation-leader-family-ag-business#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Livestock Management Equipment Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:36:00 +0000 128021 at http://deltafarmpress.com Getty Images Precision decision-making gaining acceptance in agriculture: Part I http://deltafarmpress.com/equipment/precision-decision-making-gaining-acceptance-agriculture-part-i <div class="node-body video-body">Climate Corp.'s Climate Basic and Climate Pro promise to help farmers improve their efficiency by helping them schedule work on widespread fields without having to drive to each one to inspect it for suitability for field work.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/equipment/precision-decision-making-gaining-acceptance-agriculture-part-i" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/equipment/precision-decision-making-gaining-acceptance-agriculture-part-i#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Management Equipment Agriculture Technology Wed, 19 Aug 2015 03:59:00 +0000 128011 at http://deltafarmpress.com