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
This has been one of the coolest summers in recent memory for many residents of the South and Southeast. Instead of breaking into a sweat the moment you walk outside, farmers and others who work outdoors have been able to stay reasonably calm, cool and collected.
Unfortunately, the same can also be used to describe foliar diseases that can infect corn, cotton, rice and soybeans. Some have flourished while others – which tend to do better in hotter, dryer weather – have languished....More
Mississippi sweet potato acreage for 2014 is up about 11 percent, and as harvest kicks off the market is strong, growers were told at the annual Mississippi Sweet Potato Field Day at the Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station....More
Rayne, La., rice producer Fred Zaunbrecher says his farm is prepared to meet the challenges of a scaled-back farm program, but wishes more could be done to resolve unfair trade practices that are undercutting U.S. markets....More
A public celebration of the Mississippi Delta’s designation as an official National Heritage Area by the National Park Service is planned for Aug. 21 at Hopson Commissary on Hwy. 61 south of Clarksdale, Miss....More
There is an increasing “geographical disparity” and “a weakness of the ag industry, in general, in finding and capitalizing on opportunities for inter-commodity collaboration,” says Arkansas Congressman Rick Crawford....More
Baits containing sodium nitrite as a way to control feral hogs are showing promise for LSU AgCenter researchers. LSU AgCenter animal science researcher Glen Gentry said his current research project is part of a grant funded by the Pennington Family Foundation.
“With this grant, we will be looking at the use of sodium nitrite as bait that shows some promise in eliminating feral hogs,” he said.
There are three thrusts involved in being successful in the use of this chemical in dispatching the animals, he said....More