Corn growers and producers of other crops have been trying to vary their seeding rates, often with mixed results. To address that issue, Monsanto introduced its new Integrated Farming System at last year’s Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa. This year, Monsanto was back at the Farm Progress Decatur, Ill., Show with an update on grower experiences with the first year of IFS or Field Scripts....More
The weather has taken a lot of strange turns during the 2013 planting and growing seasons for cotton and other crops. Farmers who would normally plant in late April and harvest in September finally got planted in late May and, hopefully, will harvest in October. Mississippi State University’s Darrin Dodds discussed farmers’ options in this video shot during a presentation on the 2013 UT Cotton Tour in Jackson, Tenn....More
Organizers of the 2013 UT Cotton Tour were hoping they would get a crowd somewhere close to last year’s attendance of 100. So when 170 farmers and industry representatives registered for the event in Jackson, Tenn.,they were pleased....More
Recent advances in technology are making it possible for growers to vary the rate of irrigation water coming out of their center pivots to fit the productive potential of different parts of their fields....More
The LSU AgCenter will hostits first annual Dean Lee Research Station Beef Cattle andForage Field Day on Thursday, September 12, 2013, in Alexandria, La.
Cattle and forage producers, industry representatives, and anyone interested in livestock production is invited to attend this field day....More
When a wild pig began ripping up corn fields at Due West Farms, Glendora, Miss., farm manager Larry Smith and ag consultant Michael Mims took five hunting dogs into the fields and came out with a hog of massive proportions.
A group of House and Senate staff members traveled to the Mississippi Delta to learn more about the region’s agriculture and its heritage Aug. 19-21. About 25 staffers spent three days in the Delta, seeing first-hand how farmers are working to reduce their environmental footprint and improve conservation practices....More