A major management decision peanut growers will face in 2017 will be how to manage thrips and Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV). Thrips will be present in virtually every peanut field in the state, but how large populations will be
Whether you intend to plant Enlist Duo or XtendFlex cotton or soybeans or not, the issue of physical drift is important to all of us involved in agriculture. For producers who do elect to utilize these crop systems, it
With the Xtend technology now available, hopefully everybody is gearing up with the correct nozzles and application knowledge needed to be successful.
The U.S. average diesel fuel price fell one cent to $2.53 per gallon on March 27, 41 cents higher than a year ago. The East Coast price decreased by one cent to $2.59 per gallon, the West Coast price fell
A severe freeze in mid-March has likely damaged much of the wheat crop in Kentucky. The extent and severity of the damage will be better known one to two weeks after the freeze when baseline estimates can be made. Normally,
It is nearly April and many producers are itching to start planting soybeans in Mississippi.
Sensitive areas and susceptible crops are not the same when considering applications of the new auxin herbicide products. An actual physical buffer is required when a herbicide application is made to a field with a sensitive area in proximity downwind.
Exceptionally low temperatures in mid-March were worrisome for peach, blueberry and strawberry producers. With portions of North Alabama sinking into the low 20s and Central and South Alabama slipping below 30 degrees, producers and Alabama Extension agents feared for the future of spring
University of Missouri is part of a $6.6 million research initiative to promote soil health through cover crops. Rob Myers, MU adjunct associate professor and north-central regional director of extension programs for the USDA’s Sustainable Agriculture Research Education program, was
In March 2014, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded the University of Missouri a $20 million grant as part of a multi-institutional consortium to study how corn maintains root growth during drought conditions. Using funding from the NSF, Mizzou engineers
The failure of the House health insurance bill last week leaves farmers and other small business people without any relief from increasingly higher premiums. The defeat of the bill