“Operation Pollinator,” a global biodiversity program that restores native pollinators in a variety of landscapes by creating essential habitats is launching its first project on commercial farmland in the U.S., a joint effort by Syngenta and Delta F.A.R.M....More
John Charles Wilson, farmer and current president of Agricenter International, has been honored for his conservation efforts. In the Beaver Creek Watershed study, Wilson proved that farmers could dramatically reduce soil loss and effectively protect streams with best management practices and no-till....More
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
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.
A return to $1 cotton just isn’t in the cards, says O.A. Cleveland, Jr., Mississippi cotton analyst, and in fact, prices could drop to the 65-cent level for the December futures contract before recovering. But, he says, "I'm very bullish on 2015."...More