With Mississippi’s sweet potato harvest in full swing, demand for the tasty tuber is strong, according to reports at the annual Sweet Potato Field Day held at the Mississippi State University Pontotoc Ridge/Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station....More
The last boll weevil trapped in Mississippi was in 2008, and the state is now in its sixth year of weevil-free status, says Farrell Boyd, manager of the Mississippi Boll Weevil Eradication Corporation....More
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.
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