Seward and Son Planting Company at Louise, Miss., employs a sophisticated array of electronic technology for variable rate applications of chemicals and fertilizers, precision planting, equipment operation, irrigation control and monitoring, and data collection/analysis on their 2,300-acre operation....More
“You’ve got to be careful to not be so dazzled by the bells and whistles of technology that you overlook the main reasons for buying it," says Mississippi farmer Jack Huerkamp. "The overriding consideration should be: Will it help me to do my work more efficiently, and will it make money for me?”...More
Arkansas farmers harvested 305,000 acres of cotton in 2013, much of it in northeastern Arkansas.
A Sept. 9 Cotton Field Day will feature new research that could alter the way farmers in northeast Arkansas irrigate their cotton and other crops.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cotton Field Day at Manila, Ark., begins at 8 a.m. with registration and runs through lunch, which starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Manila Airport, farmed by Costner & Sons Farm as cooperator....More
The Mississippi Peanut Growers Association will hold three field days in September, and growers are invited to attend and get a firsthand look at disease plots, insect trial results, and variety and cultural practices trials....More