Analysts predict that an increasingly urbanized Africa can be a $1 trillion food market by 2030, leaps and bounds ahead of the current $315 billion. And many of the world’s fastest-growing economies are in Africa....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
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
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