Agricultural organizations are marshaling forces to defeat a proposed rule by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Corps of Engineers that would expand the regulatory authority of those agencies under the Clean Water Act, with significant impact on U.S. farming practices, they say....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
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.
The bottom line for Lorenz is “we must not forget that cover crops come with risks. Everyone wants to talk about how good cover crops are, how positive they are agronomically. And that’s true -- I’m not downplaying the benefits. However, any time you bring in a cover crop there may be some pest management issues that can’t be forgotten.”