Mississippi has the dubious distinction of leading the nation in the number of herbicide-resistant weed species, says Darrin Dodds, Mississippi State University Extension associate professor of plant and soil sciences....More
Armyworms are everywhere in Mississippi this year, says Angus Catchot, Mississippi Extension entomology professor. "They're in bermudagrass pastures, rice, corn, cotton, soybeans, milo — they’re bad, and they’ve been coming since the beginning of May."...More
The Delta AgTech Symposium offered attendees an opportunity to see Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or UAVs in the field, in this case in the crop demonstration areas at the Memphis, Tenn., Agricenter in Memphis, Tenn.
A return to $1 cotton just isn’t in the cards, says O.A. Cleveland, Jr., Mississippi cotton analyst, and in fact, prices could drop to the 65-cent level for the December futures contract before recovering. But, he says, "I'm very bullish on 2015."...More
FAA's manager of Unmanned Aerial Systems Integration says FAA is making a lot of progress, but it can't circumvent the rulemaking procedures Congress has imposed on writing regulations for UAVs for commercial use....More
Head of FAA's Unmanned Aerial Systems Integration branch says writing the rules for new UAS or UAV uses is the agency's top priority; defends the need for keeping ag applicators and UAS in separate air space....More
Soybean producers are deliberating the justification for making yield-enhancement fugnicide applications The scenario changes every year, and growers need to base the selection of products on recent scouting of fields for diseases and insects....More
Scientists have modeled the entire soybean plant and used a “numerical optimization” technique to try a very large number of combinations of structural traits to see which combination produced the best results with respect to the three main goals....More
Farmers gathered at the Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville, Miss., for the Mid-Season Crops Field Day to hear crop updates from Mississippi State University Extension specialists and researchers. Talk of excessive moisture dominated the day.
Rain had been falling for two days in the South Delta, but farmers and industry members still turned out for the Rice Research Station's annual field day on Wednesday (June 25). Attendees weren't able to climb on trailers and see the work underway at the station, but they were able to hear field day presenters and other speakers at the event....More