Crops en Well-traveled honey bees pollinate many U.S. crops <div class="node-body article-body">With bee pollination, many crops produce more yield, fruit development is more uniform, berries ripen faster, and in many cases, quality is better. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orchard Crops Miscellaneous Almonds Fruits Natural Vegetables Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:26:00 +0000 137981 at <p><em><strong>Each spring millions of honey bees are brought to southwest Mississippi to forage on wild flowers and blooming trees before being trucked around the country for crops pollination.</strong></em><strong>&mdash;Mississippi State University photo</strong></p> U.S. cotton industry takes on contamination issue <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. is at the bottom of the list of countries exporting contaminated cotton, says Bill Norman, of the National Cotton Council.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Markets Cotton Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:18:00 +0000 138391 at <p>Bill Norman, from left, vice president of technical services for the National Cotton Council, chats with NCC President and CEO Gary Adams and John Willis, Monsanto, Brownsville, Tenn., at the ACP/Cotton Foundation joint meeting in Lubbock.</p> Grain sorghum sprouting pre-harvest - Louisiana <div class="field-byline"> Dan Fromme, LSU AgCenter </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Inclement weather at harvest-time has increased pre-harvest sprouting of grain sorghum in Louisiana.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Management Grain Sorghum Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:49:00 +0000 138471 at <p><em>Pre-harvest sprouting is defined as the germination of physiological mature or ripe grain before harvest. Visual confirmation of sprouting includes the protrusion of the radicle through the seed coat.</em></p> Photo: LSU AgCenter Annual Delta Rice Tasting Luncheon Sept. 16 <div class="field-deck"> Delta State University, Cleveland, Miss. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">26th annual Delta Rice Tasting Luncheon will be Sept. 16, 2016, at Delta State University’s Walter Sillers Coliseum in Cleveland, Miss., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rice Rice Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:45:00 +0000 138441 at Photo: Getty Images Warm weather, rains trigger sprouting in unharvested Arkansas rice <div class="field-byline"> Ryan McGeeney </div> <div class="field-deck"> In northeast Arkansas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Heavy rains and high temperatures have caused Arkansas rice to sprout from panicles, a likely resulting in milling and yield losses when harvest begins.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rice Management Rice Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:04:00 +0000 138341 at <p>Rice grains in the panicle were beginning to sprout due to high humidity and warm temperatures in mid-August in a field in northeastern Arkansas.</p> Photo by Jarrod Hardke, University System Division of Agriculture China expected to import cotton again — in a big way <div class="field-byline"> Elton Robinson </div> <div class="field-deck"> Cotton Roundtable </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Chinese cotton acreage contraction has been one of the most remarkable developments Joe Nicosia has seen in recent years. He believes China is well on its way to becoming a big cotton importer.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Markets Cotton Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:39:00 +0000 138281 at Photo: Getty Images/Guang Niu Link between ag pesticides, bee losses still unclear <div class="node-body article-body">“There are no big data sets to support that pesticides are the leading cause of Colony Collapse Disorder,” says Jeff Harris, Mississippi State University apiculturist.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Miscellaneous Sustainable Agriculture Corn Cotton Pesticides Soybean Mon, 08 Aug 2016 14:14:00 +0000 137821 at <p><em><strong>&ldquo;I don&rsquo;t think we have a real problem with pesticides and bee kills in Mississippi, given the many bee colonies that are placed in the Delta each year,&quot; says Jeff Harris.&quot;&nbsp;During the time I&rsquo;ve been in Mississippi, I can think of only one reported incident of bees killed by drifting insecticide spray, and that event probably resulted from poor communication between beekeeper and farmer.&quot;&mdash;</strong></em><strong>Photo: Stephen Ausmus, USDA/ARS</strong></p> Appleberrys mix new technology, natural resources in corn, soybeans <div class="field-byline"> Brad Robb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Arkansas farmers Frank and Jacob Appleberry combine new technology and natural resources to maximize corn and soybean yields.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Soybeans Corn Management Agriculture Technology Irrigation Technology Corn Soybean Fri, 05 Aug 2016 14:27:00 +0000 137971 at <p>Tillar, Ark., farmer Frank Appleberry stands next to the &ldquo;brake,&rdquo; a naturally-formed tailwater recovery point, from which he, his father and grandfather have drawn water to irrigate generations of row crops since their family farming operation was established in 1941.</p> Photo: Brad Robb Off-target dicamba damage ‘very predictable' <div class="node-body article-body">Off-target dicamba drift damage to Mid-South soybeans was 'very predictable.' - Ford Baldwin</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Soybeans Management Soybean Thu, 04 Aug 2016 14:11:00 +0000 137951 at <p><em>Several thousand acres of Mid-South soybeans have been affected by either drift, volatility, temperature inversions or tank contamination from dicamba herbicide applications.</em></p> Photo: Tom Barber, Arkansas Extension Weed Scientist New rice herbicide Loyant looks good in Arkansas <div class="field-byline"> Bob Scott, University of Arkansas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Loyant herbicide, an auxin-inhibitor in the same group of chemistry as Facet and 2, 4-D, has a broad spectrum of activity against weeds in rice.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rice Management Rice Wed, 03 Aug 2016 15:29:00 +0000 137901 at <p><em>Speaking at a media event in Leland, Miss., this summer, Dow AgroSciences&#39; Hunter Perry describes how Loyant can be tank-mixed with other herbicides to broaden an already broad spectrum of control.</em></p>