Scientists assisting farmers with post-flood planting
by For the MBJ
Published: June 13,2011
STARKVILLE — As Mississippi River floodwaters in the Delta recede, Mississippi State University experts are helping producers make wise decisions about cropland management.
Agronomic crops personnel with the MSU Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment station have developed a publication on late-season planting and crop management. The publication, titled “After the Flood: Row Crop Replanting,” also includes post-flood crop insurance information.
The publication covers disease and pest management topics for corn, soybean, rice, cotton and grain sorghum farmers. Also included is information on post-flood soil fertility, residue management and herbicide carryover.
“The agronomic crops and research personnel involved in developing this publication have a strong working knowledge of the issues farmers will be facing as they replant,” said Joe Street, MSU’s state program leader of agriculture. “With floodwaters covering an estimated 185,000 acres of row cropland, farmers in the flooded region are going to be dealing with issues for quite some time. We’ll continue to get them timely information to help make their decision-making process less stressful.”
The publication is available at msucares.com/pubs/publications/p2680.pdf.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Mississippi Economic Council
Mississippi Chambers of Commerce
Mississippi State Legislature
Mississippi Development Authority
Mississippi Economic Development Council
North Mississippi News
Social Security Disability Lawyer
Auto Accidents Lawyer
Top Posts & Pages
- Shale oil: market correction or longterm direction?
- Aluminum company rumored for Columbus: 'clock' is for website, not plant site
- Tanger Outlets involved in Southaven project
- New Mississippi state highway map is available for the public
- Hyatt-Place is Columbus’ newest hotel option
- DAVID DALLAS: Who in the Hell are We?
- J.McLaughlin to open in Highland Village next spring
- MBJ exclusive: Jackson’s new airport CEO fulfills desire to taking on the top job
- Analysts hail BancorpSouth stock buyback as ‘handsome’ reward for shareholders