For many years Permit has provided rice growers with an excellent option for sedge control. In 2002, when Clearfield rice and Newpath herbicide was introduced it, too, was found to control most sedges. Basically yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus) and annual or rice flatsedge (Cyperus iria) have been the two major sedge pests that rice farmers in the upper Delta have had to deal with.
Yellow nutsedge reproduces mostly by vegetative means by the production of tubers on the root system. Predictably this make resistance slow to develop....More
Mid-South farmers are adapting new technologies to make them more efficient and to improve profits. Unmanned aerial systems, solar power systems, mobile apps, precision technology and soil moisture sensors are just some of the new tools being put to use in Mid-South fields. Below are some recently introduced ag technologies....More
National Cotton Council’s Emerging Leaders Program, sponsored by a grant to The Cotton Foundation from Monsanto, gives participants an in-depth look at the U.S. cotton industry infrastructure and the business and political arenas in which it operates....More
The 79th annual meeting of Delta Council will be held May 30 at 10:30 a.m. in Delta State University’s Bologna Performing Arts Center in Cleveland, Miss. The keynote speaker will be Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, Krysta Harden....More
Domestic farmland is "a huge and largely untapped asset class,” a report notes, and “frequently [investors] enter the market with so much capital that their funds are practically limitless compared to the resources of most farmers."...More