The Delta AgTech Symposium offered attendees an opportunity to see Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or UAVs in the field, in this case in the crop demonstration areas at the Memphis, Tenn., Agricenter in Memphis, Tenn.
The 2014 U.S. corn crop stayed at 75 percent good to excellent, as expected, for the week ended July 6, with the excellent rating up 1 point to 21 percent and good down 1 point to 54 percent, USDA said in its weekly crop condition report....More
Farmers gathered at the Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville, Miss., for the Mid-Season Crops Field Day to hear crop updates from Mississippi State University Extension specialists and researchers. Talk of excessive moisture dominated the day.
With seemingly abundant water supplies from rainfall and an alluvial aquifer, many can’t understand why anyone would have to irrigate in the five Delta states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. Crop histories show, however, that at some point in almost every season, irrigation pays dividends in the five-state region.
The bottom line for Lorenz is “we must not forget that cover crops come with risks. Everyone wants to talk about how good cover crops are, how positive they are agronomically. And that’s true -- I’m not downplaying the benefits. However, any time you bring in a cover crop there may be some pest management issues that can’t be forgotten.”