Rice http://deltafarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6051/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> Rice update: planting progress, armyworms, DD50 sign-up http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/rice-update-planting-progress-armyworms-dd50-sign <div class="field-byline"> Arkansas Extension Service </div> <div class="field-deck"> Wet weather slows planting </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Arkansas Extension update on rice for week of May 21.</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/rice-update-planting-progress-armyworms-dd50-sign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/rice-update-planting-progress-armyworms-dd50-sign#comments Rice Government Management Precipitation Fri, 22 May 2015 16:30:00 +0000 125621 at http://deltafarmpress.com 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 LSU AgCenter rice field days begin May 28 http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/lsu-agcenter-rice-field-days-begin-may-28 <div class="field-byline"> LSU AgCenter </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The LSU AgCenter will host a series of rice field days across Louisiana during the 2015 growing season.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/lsu-agcenter-rice-field-days-begin-may-28" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/lsu-agcenter-rice-field-days-begin-may-28#comments Rice Fri, 22 May 2015 11:26:00 +0000 125501 at http://deltafarmpress.com Delta Farm Press ‘Pre-Webinar’ to feature discussion on government programs http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/pre-webinar-feature-discussion-government-programs <div class="field-deck"> FSA specialists to review government programs, answer questions </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farm Service Agency specialists will discuss farm program deadlines and provisions in pre-session to tomorrow's 2015-16 U.S. and Global Rice Outlook with Nathan Childs, USDA agricultural economist. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/pre-webinar-feature-discussion-government-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/pre-webinar-feature-discussion-government-programs#comments Rice Government Thu, 21 May 2015 21:32:00 +0000 125531 at http://deltafarmpress.com ‘Turnaround Tuesday’ taking toll on trading: Part II http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/turnaround-tuesday-taking-toll-trading-part-ii <div class="node-body video-body">Private analysts' estimates of 87 million acres of soybeans could help send November soybean futures below $9 per bushel. The University of Arkansas' Scott Stiles urges growers to price their crops now.</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/soybeans/turnaround-tuesday-taking-toll-trading-part-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/turnaround-tuesday-taking-toll-trading-part-ii#comments Soybeans Rice Markets Thu, 21 May 2015 15:47:00 +0000 125521 at http://deltafarmpress.com Minimum-till fields hard on edge of Big Woods http://deltafarmpress.com/management/minimum-till-fields-hard-edge-big-woods <div class="field-deck"> Making a new approach work </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Arkansas father-and-son farming operation goes big in minimum-till. Kirk and Heath Whitmore find farming "ugly" works.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/minimum-till-fields-hard-edge-big-woods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/minimum-till-fields-hard-edge-big-woods#comments Soybeans Corn Rice Management Equipment Weed Control Practices and Systems Soil Agrochemicals Thu, 21 May 2015 14:16:00 +0000 125471 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em>IN 2014, THE Whitmores &ndash; Kirk, middle, and Heath, right -- cut a 96-bushel soybean yield contest plot. Kirk is quick to praise Brad Koen, BASF consultant, left. &ldquo;Having someone like Brad in your corner really frees us up. We know what not to worry about because he has that covered.&rdquo;</em></p> David Bennett, 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>