Equipment http://deltafarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6131/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> 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 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 Joe Street: A life of service to Mississippi agriculture http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/joe-street-life-service-mississippi-agriculture <div class="node-body article-body">Joe Street has retired after 35-1/2 years of service to Mississippi agriculture in research and Extension, during which he participated in the massive expansion of rice acres in the Delta in the 1980s.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/joe-street-life-service-mississippi-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/joe-street-life-service-mississippi-agriculture#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Management Equipment Weed Control Crops Herbicides People Rice Thu, 14 May 2015 14:51:00 +0000 125061 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>JOE STREET recently retired after 35-1/2 years of service to Mississippi agriculture in research and Extension.</strong></em></p> 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 Of multiple careers, farming’s been Robert Massey’s first love http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/multiple-careers-farming-s-been-robert-massey-s-first-love <div class="node-body article-body">Robert Massey was able to get a favorable forward contract on soybeans while the price was still good, and the Senatobia, Miss., producer says this year it’ll be soybeans only</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/multiple-careers-farming-s-been-robert-massey-s-first-love" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/multiple-careers-farming-s-been-robert-massey-s-first-love#comments Soybeans Management Equipment Weed Control Crops Fertilizer Field Crops Fungicides Grains Herbicides No Till Soybean Testing Thu, 07 May 2015 13:34:00 +0000 124821 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>IT&rsquo;S SOYBEANS ONLY for Massey Farms this year. Though he likes corn in rotation, Robert Massey says declining corn prices and a favorable soybean forward contract were factors in the decision.</strong></em></p> Arkansas crop planting makes quick progress http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/arkansas-crop-planting-makes-quick-progress <div class="field-byline"> Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">After weeks of lagging well behind the state’s five-year average in planting progress, Arkansas growers have finally pulled within a few percentage points of historic averages, according to USDA's crop progress and condition report published May 4.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/arkansas-crop-planting-makes-quick-progress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/arkansas-crop-planting-makes-quick-progress#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Management Equipment Corn Cotton Grain Sorghum Rice Soybean Wed, 06 May 2015 13:56:00 +0000 125071 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em>Arkansas farmers are working overtime to get crops planted. Their hours are only limited by what their people can handle.</em></p> 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