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.
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
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.
Agricultural technology has the potential to completely reshape global agriculture by dramatically increasing productivity, while reducing the environmental and social costs of current agricultural production practices....More
Colin and David Collins are part of a multi-generational family that traces its agricultural lineage to the 1830s. Cotton was grown on the farm for over 100 years, but now the brothers grow soybeans, and occasionally corn....More
Colin Collins and his brother David both got university degrees, but the call of the land drew them back to the Union County, Miss., farm that has been in their family since the 1830s when the bottom land adjacent to the Tallahatchie River was first opened for settlement....More
“Our personal use of energy from fossil fuels is negligible,” says Will Hegman, who drives electric cars that he charges with a solar carport. Solar arrays also generate electricity that goes into the power grid to offset power used in his home and shop....More