Peanuts http://deltafarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6071/more en 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> 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> 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 ‘Superweeds’ - common fallacies and an interesting study http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/superweeds-common-fallacies-and-interesting-study <div class="field-byline"> Larry Steckel, University of Tennessee Weed Specialist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"The truth is that Roundup did not create superweeds, but rather superweeds defeated Roundup." -- Larry Steckel, weed specialist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/superweeds-common-fallacies-and-interesting-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/superweeds-common-fallacies-and-interesting-study#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Management Weed Control Resistant Weeds Tue, 12 May 2015 12:31:00 +0000 125181 at http://deltafarmpress.com 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 Tue, 12 May 2015 11:42:00 +0000 46561 at http://deltafarmpress.com Mississippi State University wins competition to lead national UAV research effort http://deltafarmpress.com/equipment/mississippi-state-university-wins-competition-lead-national-uav-research-effort <div class="node-body article-body">Mississippi State University will lead a consortium of 13 universities in operating a national center for research on unmanned aerial systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/equipment/mississippi-state-university-wins-competition-lead-national-uav-research-effort" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/equipment/mississippi-state-university-wins-competition-lead-national-uav-research-effort#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Livestock Government Management Equipment Agriculture Technology Government Precision farming Technology Mon, 11 May 2015 13:10:00 +0000 125141 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>LEE HATHCOCK, a coordinator with the Mississippi State University Geosystems Research Institute, prepares&nbsp;to launch an unmanned aerial vehicle at the MSU Black Belt Experiment Station at Brooksville.&mdash;Photo: MSU Ag Communications/Kat Lawrence</strong></em></p> 10 questions before adding next generation to the farm http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/10-questions-adding-next-generation-farm <div class="field-byline"> Kevin Spafford, Legacy by Design </div> <div class="field-deck"> Succession not once-and-done process </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The planning process for adding family members to your farming operation should be preceded by a thorough vetting. Each active person, parents and children, grandparents, nieces and nephews, should address the tough questions and know how to deal with difficult issues.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/10-questions-adding-next-generation-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/10-questions-adding-next-generation-farm#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Livestock Management Equipment Fri, 08 May 2015 14:57:00 +0000 125121 at http://deltafarmpress.com Copyright: ThinkStock Estate planning for farmers: a basic primer http://deltafarmpress.com/management/estate-planning-farmers-basic-primer <div class="field-deck"> A report from the Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farm families have the same issues as families from other professions. “As estate planners, we mustn’t get stuck into one thing and think that’s all these families care about,” said Stan Miller of Little Rock-based McChain, Miller & Nissman.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/estate-planning-farmers-basic-primer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/estate-planning-farmers-basic-primer#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Markets Government Management Equipment Estate Planning Wed, 06 May 2015 13:29:00 +0000 124921 at http://deltafarmpress.com Flairimages, iStock Malcolm Broome: Evangelist for the peanut http://deltafarmpress.com/malcolm-broome-evangelist-peanut <div class="node-body link-body">Malcolm Broome is an evangelist for the peanut – understandable since he’s the executive director of the Mississippi Peanut Growers Association.</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/malcolm-broome-evangelist-peanut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peanuts Wed, 06 May 2015 11:54:00 +0000 125051 at http://deltafarmpress.com