Crops en USDA lowers estimate of U.S. cotton crop by 475,000 bales <div class="node-body article-body">USDA lowered its estimate of the U.S. cotton crop by nearly a half-million bales due to losses in the Texas crop.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Cotton Rice Soybean Wheat Wed, 10 Dec 2014 19:58:00 +0000 120071 at Thanksgiving — a blessing for the American farmer <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers provide Americans with one of its greatest freedoms, the freedom from want. Happy Thanksgiving!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Crops Livestock Vegetables Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:15:00 +0000 119741 at <p class="rtecenter"><strong>HAPPY THANKSGIVING</strong>!</p> As pecan harvest advances, prices 'very good' <div class="field-byline"> Olivia McClure, LSU AgCenter </div> <div class="field-deck"> Louisiana industry still catching up from 2011 drought </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Louisiana’s pecan harvest started in October ago and will run through late December, said LSU AgCenter pecan specialist Charlie Graham. He expects about 15 million pounds of pecans to be harvested in Louisiana this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orchard Crops Pecans Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:45:00 +0000 119531 at <p><em>LSU AGCENTER pecan specialist Charlie Graham holds pecans that were harvested from trees at the Pecan Research and Extension Station in Shreveport.</em></p> (Photo by Olivia McClure/LSU AgCenter) Glover Triplett: A half-century of no-till research <div class="node-body article-body">Even with its widespread adoption, no-till is still a work in progress, says Glover Triplett, one of the practice's pioneers. Each year more insight is added to making the system more effective and efficient, he says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Soybeans Corn Management Corn Crops No Till Other Forages Soybean Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:28:00 +0000 119291 at <p><em><strong>A PIONEER in no-till research, Mississippian Glover Triplett was co-founder of Ohio State University plots still being maintained half a century later. And at age 84, he&rsquo;s still involved in no-till research at Mississippi State University.</strong></em></p> Hembree Brandon, Delta Farm Press Corn crop shrinks a bit, but still a record <div class="node-body article-body">Estimated U.S. corn production is down slightly this month, but records are still expected to be broken for corn and soybeans in both yield and production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Peanuts Markets Government Management Equipment Corn Cotton Grain Sorghum Soybean Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:49:00 +0000 119421 at The gospel according to Dr. Oz: A looming pesticide arms race? <div class="node-body blog-body">“GMOs can be ushering in a pesticide arms race,” declares Dr. Oz, noted heart surgeon turned TV personality and proponent of supplements and remedies that sometimes seem straight from the witches of Macbeth. </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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Technology Miscellaneous Biotech Traits Pesticides Protection Farm Press Blog Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:31:00 +0000 119411 at Mid-South's Top 3 - ST 4946 GLB2, PHY 499 WRF and DP 0912 B2RF <div class="field-byline"> Farm Press Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The top planted cotton variety in the Mid-South in 2014 was ST 4946 GLB2, while the No. 1 variety across all cotton producing states was PHY 499 WRF. The Deltapine brand was the most popular brand in the United States in 2014, according to USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Cotton Fri, 07 Nov 2014 16:52:00 +0000 119351 at <p>A loaded fruiting branch in Jay, Florida.</p> Grain sorghum in the Mid-South on the upswing? <div class="field-deck"> Crop provides ample reasons for producers to consider </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Grain sorghum making in-roads with Mid-South producers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Soybeans Corn Markets Management Weed Control Grain Sorghum Mon, 03 Nov 2014 15:28:00 +0000 119231 at Cotton producers need sunny weather to finish harvest <div class="node-body article-body">The 2014 cotton crop was late getting started, and harvest has been delayed due to severe weather. But with open weather over the next few weeks, producers should be able to wrap up picking quickly.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Management Cotton Hail Precipitation Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:49:00 +0000 119031 at <p>Round modules rise out of the fog like a Halloween apparition at Tanner Gin Co., near Frogmore, La. This photo was taken about midway through the Louisiana cotton harvest.</p> EPA announces star rating for drift technology <div class="node-body article-body">EPA has announced a new, voluntary drift reduction program which gives star ratings to various drift control technologies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Crops Pesticides Regulatory Branch Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:07:00 +0000 119041 at