Management http://deltafarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6121/more en Highly leveraged farms trending upward http://deltafarmpress.com/management/highly-leveraged-farms-trending-upward <div class="field-byline"> USDA Economic Research Service </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The share of U.S. farms highly leveraged (debt-to-asset ratios greater than .40) has trended upward since 2012 and is forecast to increase in 2015 and 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/highly-leveraged-farms-trending-upward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/highly-leveraged-farms-trending-upward#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Livestock Markets Government Management Equipment Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:48:00 +0000 135161 at http://deltafarmpress.com Bloomberg: Monsanto says new technology to help GMOs fight pest resistance http://deltafarmpress.com/management/bloomberg-monsanto-says-new-technology-help-gmos-fight-pest-resistance <div class="field-byline"> Lydia Mulvany, Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Monsanto Co., the world’s largest seed company, said a new technology can help its crops fight off pests that have developed resistance to previous genetically modified varieties.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/bloomberg-monsanto-says-new-technology-help-gmos-fight-pest-resistance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/bloomberg-monsanto-says-new-technology-help-gmos-fight-pest-resistance#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Management Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:43:00 +0000 135111 at http://deltafarmpress.com Arkansas Agriculture Department opens 2016 Arkansas Century Farms Program http://deltafarmpress.com/management/arkansas-agriculture-department-opens-2016-arkansas-century-farms-program <div class="field-deck"> New applications accepted through May 31 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"In honoring those families who are part of this great tradition, the Arkansas Century Farm Program recognizes the historical relevance of the family farm and its important place in Arkansas's future." -- Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/arkansas-agriculture-department-opens-2016-arkansas-century-farms-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/arkansas-agriculture-department-opens-2016-arkansas-century-farms-program#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Management Miscellaneous Events Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:43:00 +0000 135091 at http://deltafarmpress.com PrecisionHawk gets DuPont as newest investor http://deltafarmpress.com/equipment/precisionhawk-gets-dupont-newest-investor <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>PrecisionHawk &ndash; a leading provider of aerial data and safety platforms for drones &ndash; announced April 27 that DuPont has joined its previously announced round of series C funding.</p> <p>As a provider of drones and drone data tools for the agricultural market, <a href="http://www.precisionhawk.com/lancaster" target="_blank">PrecisionHawk</a> has been providing its tools and services to DuPont as a customer for a number of years.</p> <p>This collaboration will work to accelerate the commercial use of drones and build the tools that matter for agriculture.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/equipment/precisionhawk-gets-dupont-newest-investor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Management Equipment Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:20:40 +0000 135101 at http://deltafarmpress.com EU policy change affects Arkansas peanut production http://deltafarmpress.com/peanuts/eu-policy-change-affects-arkansas-peanut-production <div class="field-byline"> Travis Faske, Arkansas Extension Plant Pathologist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A policy change by the European Union will affect the use of propiconazole and phosphorus acid/phosphite fungicides in peanuts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/peanuts/eu-policy-change-affects-arkansas-peanut-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/peanuts/eu-policy-change-affects-arkansas-peanut-production#comments Peanuts Management Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:51:00 +0000 135081 at http://deltafarmpress.com Diseases, weather, planting date focus of small grains field day http://deltafarmpress.com/wheat/diseases-weather-planting-date-focus-small-grains-field-day <div class="field-byline"> Rick Bogren, LSU AgCenter </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“It’s important to think about planting date and heading date,” said Steve Harrison, LSU AgCenter small grains breeder. For wheat plants to make seed requires vernalization, which is a period of about six weeks of 40-degree weather in Louisiana.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/wheat/diseases-weather-planting-date-focus-small-grains-field-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/wheat/diseases-weather-planting-date-focus-small-grains-field-day#comments Wheat Management Weed Control Crops Grains Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:16:00 +0000 135051 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em>LSU AgCenter plant pathologists Boyd Padgett, front, and Trey Price examine wheat leaves for indications of scab disease.</em></p> EU view on peanuts puts pressure on U.S. fungicide options http://deltafarmpress.com/peanuts/eu-view-peanuts-puts-pressure-us-fungicide-options <div class="field-byline"> Bob Kemerait, University of Georgia Extension Pathologist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Policymakers within the European Union have decided the methodology used years ago to determine maximum residue limits for propiconazole is inappropriate today, therefore those levels are no longer valid.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/peanuts/eu-view-peanuts-puts-pressure-us-fungicide-options" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/peanuts/eu-view-peanuts-puts-pressure-us-fungicide-options#comments Peanuts Management Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:32:00 +0000 134991 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>Policymakers within the European Union have decided the methodology used years ago to determine maximum residue limits, or MRL, for <span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="propiconazole">propiconazole</span> is inappropriate today, therefore those levels are no longer valid.</p> 2016 offers bright hopes for Mississippi’s poultry, eggs http://deltafarmpress.com/livestock/2016-offers-bright-hopes-mississippi-s-poultry-eggs <div class="field-byline"> Linda Breazeale, MSU Extension Service </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Poultry companies anticipate strength at least in the short term, but anything can change that optimism. Feed costs are reasonable right now, but a drought or other problems this summer could run up grain prices and therefore production costs.” -- Tom Tabler, poultry specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/livestock/2016-offers-bright-hopes-mississippi-s-poultry-eggs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/livestock/2016-offers-bright-hopes-mississippi-s-poultry-eggs#comments Livestock Management Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:31:00 +0000 134971 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>Mississippi placed 14.5 million broiler-type chicks for meat production during the week ending April 16. In about five weeks, those chicks will be the size of these broilers, which were growing on a Chickasaw County farm on April 15, 2016.</p> Photo: MSU Extension Service/Kevin Hudson Control nuisance animals to protect ponds, lakes http://deltafarmpress.com/management/control-nuisance-animals-protect-ponds-lakes <div class="field-byline"> Bill Maily, MSU Extension Service </div> <div class="field-deck"> Moving animals often requires permits </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When landowners decide to put a pond or lake on their property, they need to consider control plans for those unwanted visitors because it is only a matter of time until these animals move in and call the body of water home.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/control-nuisance-animals-protect-ponds-lakes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/control-nuisance-animals-protect-ponds-lakes#comments Management Miscellaneous Plant and Animal Health Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:07:00 +0000 134961 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>Beavers, such as this one on an Oktibbeha County, Miss., farm, can cause significant damage to ponds and lakes, as well as the areas around them. Trapping is usually the most effective control method.</p> Photo: MSU Extension Service/Linda Breazeale) 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 Mon, 25 Apr 2016 11:04:00 +0000 46561 at http://deltafarmpress.com