Cotton http://deltafarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6021/more en Mississippi farmers, beekeepers work together to protect bees http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/mississippi-farmers-beekeepers-work-together-protect-bees <div class="field-byline"> Kerri Collins Lewis, Mississippi State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pitting farmers against beekeepers does little to solve the problems facing pollinators. “In some cases, anti-pesticide groups are using the challenges facing bee health as an opportunity to set up a very black-and-white, good guy versus bad guy scenario when it comes to agricultural production,” said Angus Catchot, an entomologist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/mississippi-farmers-beekeepers-work-together-protect-bees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/mississippi-farmers-beekeepers-work-together-protect-bees#comments Cotton Soybeans Management Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:55:00 +0000 126671 at http://deltafarmpress.com Photo: Getty Images 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 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:42:00 +0000 46561 at http://deltafarmpress.com Section 179 extension part of Senate Finance Committee bill http://deltafarmpress.com/government/section-179-extension-part-senate-finance-committee-bill <div class="field-deck"> Bill would extend agriculture-friendly provisions through 2016 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Section 179 allows farmers to expense and depreciate property they have purchased or repaired for their operations. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/section-179-extension-part-senate-finance-committee-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/section-179-extension-part-senate-finance-committee-bill#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Markets Government Management Equipment Buying/Purchasing Legislation Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:39:00 +0000 127421 at http://deltafarmpress.com How might Mid-South producers utilize ESN fertilizer? http://deltafarmpress.com/management/how-might-mid-south-producers-utilize-esn-fertilizer <div class="field-deck"> Product makes move from Midwest grain into Delta fields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Data has shown that, in general, in our warm climate and with application in an April timeframe with soil temperatures above 70 degrees, the product will release its nitrogen over about 35 to 40 days." -- Bobby Golden, Mississippi Extension rice and soil fertility agronomist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/how-might-mid-south-producers-utilize-esn-fertilizer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/how-might-mid-south-producers-utilize-esn-fertilizer#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Markets Government Management Fertilizers Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:22:00 +0000 127081 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>AT A LATE June field day in Stoneville, Miss., ESN reps and growers check trial plots of soybeans for impact with the controlled-release nitrogen.</p> Cotton industry needs to address manmade fiber issues before prices can improve http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-industry-needs-address-manmade-fiber-issues-prices-can-improve <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. cotton producers will continue to be hammered by market forces outside their control until industry addresses manmade fiber issues.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-industry-needs-address-manmade-fiber-issues-prices-can-improve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-industry-needs-address-manmade-fiber-issues-prices-can-improve#comments Cotton Corn Fri, 24 Jul 2015 14:25:00 +0000 127381 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>PAT MCCLATCHY, left, commodity broker and founder of the Ag Market Network, welcomes attendees to the Cotton Roundtable Discussion at the Intercontinental Exchange in New York. With McClatchy are Joe Nicosia, executive vice president, Louis Dreyfus Commodities LLC; Ben Jackson, president and CEO of the Intercontinental Exchange; and Dr. O.A. Cleveland, professor emeritus with Mississippi State University.</p> USDA issues deregulation decision on Enlist cotton trait http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/usda-issues-deregulation-decision-enlist-cotton-trait <div class="node-body article-body">USDA lifts regulatory hurdle for planting of Enlist cotton in U.S.; growers await EPA decision on new 2,4-D formulation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/usda-issues-deregulation-decision-enlist-cotton-trait" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/usda-issues-deregulation-decision-enlist-cotton-trait#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Thu, 23 Jul 2015 22:38:00 +0000 127361 at http://deltafarmpress.com Delta Farm Press PPO-resistant pigweeds confirmed in Arkansas, Tennessee http://deltafarmpress.com/weed-control/ppo-resistant-pigweeds-confirmed-arkansas-tennessee <div class="field-deck"> Mid-South pigweeds overcome yet another chemistry </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"PPO products have been the bedrock of our weed control programs for years. To lose them, especially post, is a big blow." -- Larry Steckel, University of Tennessee weed specialist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/weed-control/ppo-resistant-pigweeds-confirmed-arkansas-tennessee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/weed-control/ppo-resistant-pigweeds-confirmed-arkansas-tennessee#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Management Weed Control Resistant Weeds Wed, 22 Jul 2015 20:45:00 +0000 127341 at http://deltafarmpress.com Suspect PPO-resistant pigweed fields showing up everywhere http://deltafarmpress.com/weed-control/suspect-ppo-resistant-pigweed-fields-showing-everywhere <div class="field-byline"> Bob Scott, University of Arkansas Extension Weed Specialist </div> <div class="field-deck"> New resistance development means big headaches </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"I have been in several fields this year where it does appear that either Valor PRE or Flexstar POST, or both, have failed." -- Bob Scott.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/weed-control/suspect-ppo-resistant-pigweed-fields-showing-everywhere" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/weed-control/suspect-ppo-resistant-pigweed-fields-showing-everywhere#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Management Weed Control Resistant Weeds Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:56:00 +0000 127331 at http://deltafarmpress.com New weed management technologies will require additional safeguards http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/new-weed-management-technologies-will-require-additional-safeguards <div class="node-body article-body">With new dicamba and 2,4-D technologies expected to be available to Mississippi growers in 2016, requirements for their use will be more stringent than for current restricted use chemistries, says John Campbell.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/new-weed-management-technologies-will-require-additional-safeguards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/new-weed-management-technologies-will-require-additional-safeguards#comments Cotton Agriculture Technology Weed Control Biotech Traits Herbicide-tolerant crops Mon, 20 Jul 2015 20:07:00 +0000 127291 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>Correct sprayer tips will be critical for applications to new dicamba and 2,4-D-tolerant cotton varieties to minimize drift. This Mississippi State University demonstration shows how spray from various tips can drift even in minimal wind conditions.</strong></em></p> Feral hogs cause at least $30 million damage to Louisiana farms http://deltafarmpress.com/management/feral-hogs-cause-least-30-million-damage-louisiana-farms <div class="field-byline"> Olivia McClure, LSU AgCenter </div> <div class="field-deck"> Agriculture takes massive financial hit </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Up to this point, we’ve only had anecdotes, so we wanted to quantify how much cost is associated with feral hog activity.” -- Shaun Tanger, LSU AgCenter economist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/feral-hogs-cause-least-30-million-damage-louisiana-farms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/feral-hogs-cause-least-30-million-damage-louisiana-farms#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Markets Government Management Business Crops Mon, 20 Jul 2015 18:26:00 +0000 127211 at http://deltafarmpress.com This map shows the number of acres damaged by feral hogs that farmers reported in an LSU AgCenter study. The pink and blue parishes have the most damage. Illustration by Kathy Kramer/LSU AgCenter