You might say that reality is stranger than fiction when it comes to these tiny insidious worms that infest our fields and damage crops, gardens, lawns, and turfgrasses. I can’t think of a good reason why they are even here,
Good seasons for cotton and corn should increase Mississippi’s agronomic crops production value by 11 percent increase in 2016. Brian Williams, agricultural economist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said most crops had a good year despite the extended
The estimated $7.6 billion value of Mississippi agriculture increased by 1.8 percent in 2016, helping the industry retain its prominence in the state’s overall economy. “Agriculture’s reach in the state goes well beyond just the value of the goods produced,”
On-farm variety trials are designed to provide yield data that was determined from real world situations. Users are encouraged to compare small plot OVT data and large plot on-farm data when making variety selection decisions.
One of the most cherished talents among people is the ability to influence opinions and ideas. The fact that ideas among farmers have changed little is demonstrated as they continue to use methods that would be recognized by their grandfathers.
Efforts are underway to inform producers about incentives to encourage sustainable agricultural practices on farms across Mississippi. Implementing sustainable agricultural practices requires short-term investments, and it takes time before producers will see tangible benefits. However, financial assistance is available to
Data for the Mississippi Cotton Official Variety Trial program has been collected, analyzed, and complied for publication.
Variety selection is likely the most critical management decision associated with soybean production. For Mississippi growers, there are a number of excellent varieties available to choose from.
More Mississippi producers are getting the word about how much they can learn in three days at the state’s premier row crop conference. The Mississippi State University 2016 Row Crop Short Course had more than 600 attendees. Attendance at the
Mississippi State University researchers have a plan to drastically change the way rice farmers grow their crop while cutting water use by one-third and maintaining yields. The MSU Extension Service is encouraging Mississippi rice growers to consider using alternate wetting
U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) recognize that President Trump’s executive order to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was inevitable.