Cotton http://deltafarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6021/more en Louisiana corn, soybeans hampered by rains http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/louisiana-corn-soybeans-hampered-rains <div class="field-byline"> Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter </div> <div class="field-deck"> Some young rice struggling </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Heavy rains have caused problems for some Louisiana soybean and corn farmers, especially in the north part of the state where a storm system brought as much as 10 inches of rain in some areas in the one week.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/louisiana-corn-soybeans-hampered-rains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/louisiana-corn-soybeans-hampered-rains#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Management Corn Cotton Rice Soybean Fri, 22 May 2015 18:25:00 +0000 125641 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em>WATER REMAINS on portions of a soybean field at the South Farm of the LSU AgCenter Rice Research Station in Crowley. Frequent heavy rains have created potential problems for some areas of soybean production in Louisiana, and saturated ground over much of the state is creating drainage problems for row crops. </em>(LSU AgCenter photo by Bruce Schultz)</p> What you can do to improve soil's health http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/what-you-can-do-improve-soils-health <div class="field-byline"> Bonnie Coblentz, MSU Ag Communications </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Soil health is the intersection of the physical, biological and chemical state of the soil. Healthy soil reduces the need for fertilizer and other inputs, reducing the cost of crop production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/what-you-can-do-improve-soils-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/what-you-can-do-improve-soils-health#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Management Equipment Fri, 22 May 2015 13:43:00 +0000 125551 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em>LARRY OLDHAM, Mississippi State University soil specialist, samples soil in a Delta field on Oct. 17, 2014. </em>(Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Kat Lawrence)</p> Weather, prices depress planting estimates for Arkansas http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/weather-prices-depress-planting-estimates-arkansas <div class="field-byline"> Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Weather and declining prices are putting a dent in the expected total of rice and corn acres planted, said Scott Stiles, Extension economist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/weather-prices-depress-planting-estimates-arkansas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/weather-prices-depress-planting-estimates-arkansas#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Markets Management Equipment Fri, 22 May 2015 12:13:00 +0000 125491 at http://deltafarmpress.com Delta Farm Press ‘Turnaround Tuesday’ taking toll on technical trading: Part I http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/turnaround-tuesday-taking-toll-technical-trading-part-i <div class="node-body video-body">Farmers will need to "sell the rallies" to help improve their price prospects with their 2015 crops, Arkansas Extension economist says.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/turnaround-tuesday-taking-toll-technical-trading-part-i" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/turnaround-tuesday-taking-toll-technical-trading-part-i#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Markets Wed, 20 May 2015 16:44:00 +0000 125481 at http://deltafarmpress.com Snakes on move with warmer weather http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/snakes-move-warmer-weather <div class="field-byline"> Jessica Tegt, Mississippi State University </div> <div class="field-deck"> Encounters with humans more likely </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Although snakebites are rare, snake encounters in the wild are common. Leaving a snake alone and allowing it to go on its way is the best way to keep both snakes and humans safe.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/snakes-move-warmer-weather" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/snakes-move-warmer-weather#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Livestock Management Wed, 20 May 2015 15:38:00 +0000 125441 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em>IN MISSISSIPPI, most venomous snakes, such as this copperhead, have a triangular-shaped head with vertical, cat-like pupils in their eyes. The only exception is the coral snake. </em>(Photo courtesy of Taylor Hannah)</p> May cotton numbers are like my dove hunting skills - Don Shurley http://deltafarmpress.com/may-cotton-numbers-are-my-dove-hunting-skills-don-shurley <div class="node-body link-body">For the 2015-2016 crop year, cotton farmers will break the cycle of cotton overproduction, says Don Shurley, University of Georgia.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://deltafarmpress.com/site-files/deltafarmpress.com/files/CottonGin.jpg?1432045513" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> Open In New Window </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/may-cotton-numbers-are-my-dove-hunting-skills-don-shurley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Markets Tue, 19 May 2015 14:21:00 +0000 125421 at http://deltafarmpress.com Hearing on pollinators highlights USDA/EPA rift http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/hearing-pollinators-highlights-usdaepa-rift <div class="field-deck"> Pollinator health issues front and center </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Terse letter from USDA to EPA takes center stage during House pollinator health hearing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/hearing-pollinators-highlights-usdaepa-rift" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/hearing-pollinators-highlights-usdaepa-rift#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Government Management Pesticides Fri, 15 May 2015 14:30:00 +0000 125321 at http://deltafarmpress.com Arkansas NRCS: funding for innovation grants http://deltafarmpress.com/government/arkansas-nrcs-funding-innovation-grants <div class="field-byline"> Arkansas NRCS office </div> <div class="field-deck"> Some $300,000 for grants available </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Mike Sullivan, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) state conservationist, has announced approximately $300,000 in funding is available through the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies within Arkansas.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/arkansas-nrcs-funding-innovation-grants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/arkansas-nrcs-funding-innovation-grants#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Government Management Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Fri, 15 May 2015 14:18:00 +0000 125221 at http://deltafarmpress.com Joe Street: A life of service to Mississippi agriculture http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/joe-street-life-service-mississippi-agriculture <div class="node-body article-body">Joe Street has retired after 35-1/2 years of service to Mississippi agriculture in research and Extension, during which he participated in the massive expansion of rice acres in the Delta in the 1980s.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/joe-street-life-service-mississippi-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/joe-street-life-service-mississippi-agriculture#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Management Equipment Weed Control Crops Herbicides People Rice Thu, 14 May 2015 14:51:00 +0000 125061 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>JOE STREET recently retired after 35-1/2 years of service to Mississippi agriculture in research and Extension.</strong></em></p> Global cotton stocks lower in May USDA report http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/global-cotton-stocks-lower-may-usda-report <div class="field-deck"> Grain sorghum production up slightly </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Global cotton supplies are declining, but the world's textile-producing countries are still holding a lot of cotton, putting a damper on world cotton prices.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/global-cotton-stocks-lower-may-usda-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/global-cotton-stocks-lower-may-usda-report#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Markets Management Wed, 13 May 2015 18:45:00 +0000 125291 at http://deltafarmpress.com