Drought in the West, unsustainable depletion of aquifers in the Mid-South and Southeast, conflicts over access to water across the Cotton Belt, and rainfall that never seems to fall when it’s needed have prompted researchers to step up their efforts to maximize water use efficiency (WUE) in cotton....More
Fisher Delta Research Center is the largest of Missouri’s 19 off-campus agricultural centers, farms and forests, operating within the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and the MU Agriculture Experiment Station....More
Peter Buss came all the way from Australia to tell Mississippi farmers how they can better monitor soil moisture to insure that their crops get the water they need, when they need it, in the right amount....More
Rory Doyle is a Maine native who grew up exploring the state’s beautiful woods and coastline. He is currently working as Delta State University’s photographer/news writer, and he works for a number of freelance clients in the Mississippi Delta and beyond.
Patrick Johnson Jr., Tunica County, Miss., farmer and partner in Cypress Brake Planting Company, is Delta F.A.R.M.’s seventh and current chairman. “Our organization has one priority, which is clearly reflected in our policy — to promote agricultural conservation while maintaining farm profitability.”...More
A large number of growers are planning to raise grain sorghum for the first time in a long time — or maybe the first time ever. Many plan to conduct their weed control in this crop as cheaply as possible....More
With just one week to go, Bobby Coats, professor in the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, and Anita Wilson, agricultural program specialist with USDA FSA office in Arkansas, answer your most pressing questions....More
With the 2014 farm bill, one area of confusion is planting requirements for program payments. Some producers wonder if they need to plant a particular program crop to obtain program payments. The answer depends on which programs or products the producer’s crops are enrolling in....More