Farmers around the region have made a tremendous amount of progress in getting fields planted and stands established for this year’s crop. Fields of corn and soybeans are beginning to look a lot more promising than they were about two
In March, several states in the Mid-South submitted Section 18 requests to use Transform for tarnished plant bug control in cotton.
Spring rains created their typical obstacle course for Mississippi soybean growers trying to get fields planted as soon as possible. “Growers are covering a lot of ground this week (May 8-13) trying to plant before the next rain,” said Trent
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 8, 2016. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Stephen “Steve” R. Winters, Grenada County “Cotton is going in the ground as quick as they can reload the planters. Corn looks
All of us who were involved with agriculture in the mid 1980’s can well recall the rash of equipment sales, the rapid drop in the number of farmers, and the consolidation of farmland. Here in the Hill sections of the
Mississippi’s warm, wet climate can pose considerable issues with nitrogen fertilization, particularly for crops like corn which are very responsive and demand high amounts for optimal productivity.
The most recent NASS survey says that as of May 1, 48% of soybean acres had been planted, which is well ahead of both Louisiana (36%) and Arkansas (24%).
Remember that the clock starts ticking on the longevity of the insecticide seed treatment as soon as the seed goes in the ground, not when the plant emerges.
The average age of Mississippi farm owners is 60. This age mirrors the national average and has risen steadily in the last few years. “This is not necessarily a problem,” Bryon Parman, Mississippi State University Extension Service agricultural economist said.
We have had several calls over the last week about cutworms reducing plant densities in cotton, soybean, and non-Bt corn.
The EPA has issued a preliminary new label for Dow AgroScience’s Transform insecticide with restrictions designed to protect pollinators. The proposed new label, which is available for public comment through