Posts Tagged ‘Delta Research and Extension Center’

Delay in passage of farm bill has producers playing beat-the-clock

TUNICA — The nation’s farmers and agricultural landowners have some important decisions to make in the next six months. Krysta Harden, deputy secretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, met with farmers and others at the Tunica Museum on Sept. 29 to answer questions about programs available in the new farm bill. While the delay […] [...]

Rice growers overcome planting challenges, expect good harvest

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Although most Mississippi rice growers battled frequent spring rains that delayed planting, hampered fertilization and challenged insect and disease management, early signs point toward a good harvest. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Crop Progress and Condition Report released Sept. 2 indicated that 58 percent of the state’s rice crop is in good […] [...]

Rice crop overcomes early weather challenges

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — After a late start for the planting season raised fears that a hot August could damage the crop, Mississippi’s rice has yielded a high-quality harvest. The Oct. 20 U.S. Department of Agriculture crop progress and condition report indicated the state’s rice crop was 96 percent harvested. The crop’s quality was rated as […] [...]

Could energy beets offer income, alternative energy to farmers?

STARKVILLE — Energy beets could be the answer to Mississippi farmers’ quest for off-season income and provide an alternative energy source for the nation’s expanding biofuels markets. Mississippi State University researchers and Extension agents are examining the growth and profit potential for varieties of energy beets, a nonedible relative of sugarbeets used only in biofuel […] [...]

Rice farmers hoping weather starts working for them

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Like most Mississippi row-crops struggling to overcome last spring’s challenges, rice will be at the mercy of late-season weather to produce average yields. Tim Walker, rice specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said rains kept farmers from timely plantings. After that, cool spring temperatures slowed growth, putting much of the […] [...]

Delta Branch Experiment Station continues to grow

Folks in the Delta know exactly what it is. They might call it Delta Research and Extension Center or Delta Branch Experiment Station — or they might just call it “Stoneville.” Whatever the name, they know the work being done at the Mississippi State University-operated agriculture research complex is vitally important to farmers across the […] [...]

Eubank replacing Poston at DREC

Mississippi State University has named Tom Eubank as soybean weed scientist and agronomist at the Delta Research and Extension Center effective April 16. Eubank has 15 years experience as an agronomist working with Delta farmers and for Mississippi State. He shares a dual appointment with MSU’s Extension Service and the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment […] [...]

Martin new leader in Stoneville

Steve Martin has been named head of Mississippi State University’s Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville. Martin assumed his duties as head of the regional facility Nov. 1. He was named interim head of the center in July 2008, following the appointment of then DREC head Joe Street as associate director of the MSU […] [...]

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