Management en Why do you farm? <div class="node-body video-body">2016 Peanut Efficiency Award winner uses phone, other social media tools to explain why he and his fellow farmers do what they do.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peanuts Management Agriculture Technology Fri, 29 Jul 2016 02:36:00 +0000 137791 at Arkansas Rice Expo panel to peer into future for rice markets <div class="field-byline"> Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In 2025, where in the world will Arkansas rice be found? That’s a question experts and speakers will ponder Aug. 10, at the 2016 Arkansas Rice Expo in Stuttgart, Ark.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rice Management Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:32:00 +0000 137771 at <p>Attendees at the 2015 Arkansas Rice Expo.</p> Photo: University of Arkansas Horizon Ag Arkansas Field Day is Aug. 4 in Jonesboro <div class="field-byline"> Horizon Ag </div> <div class="field-deck"> New Clearfield varieties, Provisia Rice System on display </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“We look forward to giving our customers an early look at the exciting, new Clearfield varieties Horizon Ag will bring to market in 2017, and discuss ways not just farmers, but the entire U.S. rice industry can become more economically sustainable.”-- Tim Walker, General Manager, Horizon Ag.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rice Management Agriculture Technology Weed Control Events Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:36:00 +0000 137761 at Independent crop consultants - great service, great value <div class="field-byline"> Patrick R. Shepard, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Members of the Mississippi Agricultural Consultants Association benefit growers’ bottom line. Its members have served the state's farmers since 1973.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Management Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:07:00 +0000 137671 at <p><em>Byrne Carpenter, left,&nbsp;Nichino&nbsp;America,&nbsp;Senatobia, Miss., and Tim Sanders, right, Sanders Ag Consulting, Sarah, Miss., with L.B. Davis, Davis Ag Consulting, Tupelo, Miss., at the annual meeting of the Mississippi Agricultural Consultants Association held earlier this year. Davis</em><em>, who is 90, is still an active consultant and travels in many states with his business. He is one of the earliest members of the association and says proudly, &ldquo;I still have a driver&rsquo;s license.&rdquo;</em></p> Hands-on ‘Soybean College’ set for Aug. 18 in Newport, Ark. <div class="node-body article-body">“Sign-up will be limited to the first 200. The main reason is there will be breakout groups and we want to keep them small. That’ll facilitate learning and interaction." -- Jeremy Ross, Arkansas Extension soybean specialist.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Soybeans Management Equipment Agriculture Technology Irrigation Technology Weed Control Seminars Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:58:00 +0000 137641 at Pond turnovers, fish kills an inconvenient possibility during summer season <div class="field-byline"> Will Hehemann, UAPB School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pond turnovers are a result of changes in water properties. In the spring, the water in a farm pond is cool and mixed, with a uniform temperature from the surface to the bottom of the pond. As spring turns to summer, surface water temperatures warm rapidly and the water density decreases.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Livestock Management Equipment Miscellaneous Aquaculture Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:08:00 +0000 137631 at Dicamba drift incidents have ripple effect <div class="field-deck"> EU approves Xtend soybeans for import </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The dicamba drift “is an absolute shame. There’s blame to pass around to many facets of agriculture." -- Bob Scott, Arkansas Extension weed specialist. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Soybeans Markets Government Management Agriculture Technology Herbicide-tolerant crops Import and Export Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:44:00 +0000 137621 at Improper dicamba use leaves Mid-South a multitude of drift cases <div class="field-deck"> Xtend soybeans being sprayed over-the-top </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“This is a huge issue and is really unprecedented. The situation with drift in the Bootheel is unlike anything I’ve seen before." -- Kevin Bradley, University of Missouri weed specialist.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Soybeans Markets Government Management Agriculture Technology Herbicide-tolerant crops Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:51:00 +0000 137611 at Catfish demand high, production steady <div class="field-byline"> Nathan Gregory, MSU Extension Service </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As demand for catfish remains high, the only components of its production trending down this year in Mississippi are pond acreage and the price of feed.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Soybeans Management Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:05:00 +0000 137441 at <p><em>High demand for fingerlings to stock ponds is keeping catfish supply tight and resulting in profits for Mississippi&rsquo;s catfish industry.</em></p> Photo: by MSU Extension Service/Kat Lawrence New chemistries are few; judicious use important <div class="node-body article-body">The dearth of new materials in the pipeline makes it important, says Darrin Dodds, that growers protect the materials and technologies they now have. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Management Agriculture Technology Inputs Pesticides State Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:40:00 +0000 137511 at <p><em><strong>Andy Whittington, from left, Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation environmental programs coordinator; Darrin Dodds, Mississippi State University associate Extension/research professor of plant and soil sciences ; and Angus Catchot, MSU Extension professor entomology, were among those attending the annual joint meeting of the Mississippi Boll Weevil Management Corporation and the Farm Bureau Cotton Policy Committee.</strong></em></p>