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Mississippi Field Reports: Cotton Harvest in Full Swing

Mississippi Field Reports: Cotton Harvest in Full Swing

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 17, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 15, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Stephen “Steve” R. Winters, Grenada County “Cotton harvest is in full swing. Early reports are that the cotton crop might be a

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Louisiana Sweet Potato Harvest Off to Late Start

Louisiana Sweet Potato Harvest Off to Late Start

👤By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔Oct 11, 2017

After a challenging growing season, Louisiana farmers are harvesting sweet potatoes, but the crop is somewhat delayed in areas. Development of this year’s crop has been slow for some growers, said Tara Smith, resident coordinator at the LSU AgCenter Sweet

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North Carolina Field Reports: Dry Conditions Aid Harvest, Slow Small Grain Planting

North Carolina Field Reports: Dry Conditions Aid Harvest, Slow Small Grain Planting

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 10, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 8, 2017. Extension Comments Janice Nicholson- Rutherford County Extension Dry conditions are a hindrance to fall planting but it has been great weather for a third cutting of hay. Charles Mitchell

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Mississippi Sweet Potatoes: Domestic Demand Stabilizes

Mississippi Sweet Potatoes: Domestic Demand Stabilizes

👤By Nathan Gregory, MSU Extension Service 🕔Oct 6, 2017

Mississippi producers are growing 28,100 acres of sweet potatoes this year, but not one of those is below the northern third of the state. What keeps growers in south Mississippi from planting the increasingly popular crop? Weevils are mostly to

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Mississippi Field Reports: Early Soybean Harvest Begins

Mississippi Field Reports: Early Soybean Harvest Begins

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 22, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 20, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Trent Barnett, Calhoun County  “Excessive rainfall over the last two weeks may have caused damage to sweet potato crop. Growers will know

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Louisiana Flood, 2016: Apply for Crop Loss Grant, Deadline Aug. 31

Louisiana Flood, 2016: Apply for Crop Loss Grant, Deadline Aug. 31

👤By Kurt Guidry, LSU AgCenter 🕔Aug 18, 2017

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) recently announced the availability of the 2016 Louisiana Farm Recovery Grant Program.  This program is designed to provide financial assistance to agricultural producers that suffered economic losses associated with the two flooding

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Louisiana Sweet Potatoes: Farmers Hear About AgCenter Research at Field Day

Louisiana Sweet Potatoes: Farmers Hear About AgCenter Research at Field Day

👤By Olivia McClure, LSU AgCenter 🕔Aug 18, 2017

The LSU AgCenter is working to develop early-maturing sweet potato varieties that would allow farmers to shave up to 20 days off the growing period and sell to the market sooner. That and other research efforts aimed at improving farmers’

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Mississippi: Sweet Potato Field Day, Pontotoc, Aug. 31

Mississippi: Sweet Potato Field Day, Pontotoc, Aug. 31

👤By Keri Lewis, Mississippi State University 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Sweet potato producers, crop consultants, agricultural industry representatives and the general public will learn about ongoing Mississippi State University sweet potato research and outreach efforts at a field day Aug. 31. The Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural

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Louisiana: Sweet Potato Field Day, Bastrop, Aug. 17

Louisiana: Sweet Potato Field Day, Bastrop, Aug. 17

👤By Karol Osborne, LSU AgCenter Communications 🕔Jul 3, 2017

LSU AgCenter scientists will showcase their 2017 sweet potato research demonstration plots at a field day on Aug. 17 in Bastrop. The event will be held at the Venoy Kinnaird farm, 16388 Old Bonita Road, which is home to the

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Mississippi Sweet Potatoes: 2 Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Auxin Herbicides

Mississippi Sweet Potatoes: 2 Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Auxin Herbicides

👤By Stephen Meyers, Mississippi State University 🕔Jun 16, 2017

With increasing utilization of auxin herbicide-tolerant cotton and soybeans, sweetpotato growers have concerns about drift and off-target movement of dicamba and 2,4-D applications into commercial sweetpotato fields.

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