Featured http://deltafarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/5409/more en Mississippi pollinator protection project first on commercial farmland http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/mississippi-pollinator-protection-project-first-commercial-farmland <div class="node-body blog-body">“Operation Pollinator,” a global biodiversity program that restores native pollinators in a variety of landscapes by creating essential habitats is launching its first project on commercial farmland in the U.S., a joint effort by Syngenta and Delta F.A.R.M.</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/mississippi-pollinator-protection-project-first-commercial-farmland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/mississippi-pollinator-protection-project-first-commercial-farmland#comments Management Miscellaneous Crops Groups & Organizations Columnists Crops Insects Farm Press Blog Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:50:00 +0000 116721 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>The goal with Operation Pollinator is to showcase that agriculture and biodiversity can coexist.</p> Mississippi leads nation in herbicide-resistant weed species http://deltafarmpress.com/weed-control/mississippi-leads-nation-herbicide-resistant-weed-species <div class="node-body video-body">Mississippi has the dubious distinction of leading the nation in the number of herbicide-resistant weed species, says Darrin Dodds, Mississippi State University Extension associate professor of plant and soil sciences.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/weed-control/mississippi-leads-nation-herbicide-resistant-weed-species" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/weed-control/mississippi-leads-nation-herbicide-resistant-weed-species#comments Cotton Soybeans Management Weed Control Cotton Herbicides People Soybean State Weeds Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:57:00 +0000 116581 at http://deltafarmpress.com Amid the BBQ, parades, fireworks, let’s remember holiday’s meaning http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/amid-bbq-parades-fireworks-let-s-remember-holiday-s-meaning <div class="node-body blog-body">We would do well on this July 4 to pause for a moment and reflect on just how blessed we are to be a part of this long-running experiment in freedom and democracy.</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/amid-bbq-parades-fireworks-let-s-remember-holiday-s-meaning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/amid-bbq-parades-fireworks-let-s-remember-holiday-s-meaning#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Livestock Markets Government Management Equipment Columnists Farm Press Blog Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:47:00 +0000 116131 at http://deltafarmpress.com Revamping soybean plant structure could boost yield, use less water http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/revamping-soybean-plant-structure-could-boost-yield-use-less-water <div class="node-body blog-body">Scientists have modeled the entire soybean plant and used a “numerical optimization” technique to try a very large number of combinations of structural traits to see which combination produced the best results with respect to the three main goals.</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/revamping-soybean-plant-structure-could-boost-yield-use-less-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/revamping-soybean-plant-structure-could-boost-yield-use-less-water#comments Soybeans Management Columnists Soybean Farm Press Blog Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:18:00 +0000 116051 at http://deltafarmpress.com 'Picked by farmers' slogan quite a stretch for ad writers http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/picked-farmers-slogan-quite-stretch-ad-writers <div class="node-body blog-body">While the local food movement has carved a niche in recent years, the reality is that most of the food consumed in America comes from large supermarket chains.</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/picked-farmers-slogan-quite-stretch-ad-writers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/picked-farmers-slogan-quite-stretch-ad-writers#comments Miscellaneous Columnists Fruits Management Vegetables Farm Press Blog Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:10:00 +0000 115941 at http://deltafarmpress.com Hoopla, scare tactics aside, public is accepting of GMOs http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/hoopla-scare-tactics-aside-public-accepting-gmos <div class="node-body blog-body">A significant majority of U.S. consumers is underwhelmed by the issue of labeling for food products containing genetically modified crop ingredients. </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/hoopla-scare-tactics-aside-public-accepting-gmos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/hoopla-scare-tactics-aside-public-accepting-gmos#comments Management Miscellaneous Biotech Traits Columnists Farm Press Blog Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:05:00 +0000 115751 at http://deltafarmpress.com Agricultural technology ‘absolutely essential’ to meet world food needs http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/agricultural-technology-absolutely-essential-meet-world-food-needs <div class="node-body blog-body">Agricultural technology has the potential to completely reshape global agriculture by dramatically increasing productivity, while reducing the environmental and social costs of current agricultural production practices.</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/agricultural-technology-absolutely-essential-meet-world-food-needs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/agricultural-technology-absolutely-essential-meet-world-food-needs#comments Management Equipment Miscellaneous Columnists Management Technology Farm Press Blog Mon, 02 Jun 2014 12:02:00 +0000 115251 at http://deltafarmpress.com Colin and David Collins: Their family farming lineage traces to 1830s http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/colin-and-david-collins-their-family-farming-lineage-traces-1830s <div class="node-body blog-body">Colin and David Collins are part of a multi-generational family that traces its agricultural lineage to the 1830s. Cotton was grown on the farm for over 100 years, but now the brothers grow soybeans, and occasionally corn.</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/colin-and-david-collins-their-family-farming-lineage-traces-1830s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/colin-and-david-collins-their-family-farming-lineage-traces-1830s#comments Soybeans Management Equipment Columnists Crops Equipment Management Farm Press Blog Tue, 20 May 2014 11:53:00 +0000 114971 at http://deltafarmpress.com The Collins brothers: lure of the land drew them home http://deltafarmpress.com/management/collins-brothers-lure-land-drew-them-home <div class="node-body article-body">Colin Collins and his brother David both got university degrees, but the call of the land drew them back to the Union County, Miss., farm that has been in their family since the 1830s when the bottom land adjacent to the Tallahatchie River was first opened for settlement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/collins-brothers-lure-land-drew-them-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/collins-brothers-lure-land-drew-them-home#comments Soybeans Corn Management Conventional Corn Crops Equipment Management Herbicides People Soil Fertility and Fertilizers Soybean Weeds Mon, 19 May 2014 19:50:00 +0000 114801 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>DAVID COLLINS, from left, his brother Colin, and Colin&rsquo;s son, Clay, grow soybeans, and sometimes corn, in Union County, Miss.</strong></em></p> Despite falling equipment costs, Mississippi solar adoption lags http://deltafarmpress.com/management/despite-falling-equipment-costs-mississippi-solar-adoption-lags <div class="node-body article-body">“Our personal use of energy from fossil fuels is negligible,” says Will Hegman, who drives electric cars that he charges with a solar carport. Solar arrays also generate electricity that goes into the power grid to offset power used in his home and shop.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/despite-falling-equipment-costs-mississippi-solar-adoption-lags" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/despite-falling-equipment-costs-mississippi-solar-adoption-lags#comments Management Equipment Miscellaneous Equipment Management Legislation People Solar Mon, 19 May 2014 13:27:00 +0000 114261 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>WILL HEGMAN with the solar carport that charges the batteries for his all-electric cars &mdash; a Tesla roadster and a Nissan Leaf.</strong></em></p>