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  1. Fear and regulatory costs dogging genetically engineered cropsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2017 | Delta Farm Press

    Genome editing, has taken crop plant breeding to "an entirely new level," says Dr. Adrianne Massey. But "a totally dysfunctional regulatory system" and activist opposition continue as barriers to progress.


  2. Mississippi Seed Tech Short Course Aug. 1-2Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2017 | Delta Farm Press

    Cover crop economics and seed mixture considerations will be two of the many topics covered at this year's Seed Technology Short Course. The Mississippi State University Extension Service and the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station invite seed industry professionals, producers and crop consultants to attend the course Aug. 1-2 at the Bost Extension Center, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Miss.


  3. 2020 strategic plan positions peanuts for optimistic futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2017 | Delta Farm Press

    The National Peanut Board has approved a new strategic plan aimed at making sure that positive momentum continues into the future and keeping growers prepared for potential challenges that could arise. The plan, outlined at its quarterly meeting in Starkville, Miss., establishes measurable goals and strategies for the organization's work through the end of fiscal 2020, and insures that it focuses on the most important opportunities and needs ahead, says Bob Parker, president and CEO of the National Peanut Board.


  4. 2017 MACA scholarships awardedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2017 | Delta Farm Press

    During its recent annual meeting in Starkville, the Mississippi Agricultural Consultants Association announced its 2017 Scholarship Award Recipients to two Mississippi State University students: Whitney Crow, who graduated from Brighton High School, Tenn., in 2009; and Shane Carver, who graduated from Millington Central High School in 2010. Crow graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin with a B.S. degree in crop and soil management, and from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a master's degree in plant sciences.


  5. Three management steps you can use for peanut successRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2017 | Delta Farm Press

    Soil temperature, planting rate, and use of an inoculant are key steps to success with peanuts, says Mississippi Extension Peanut Specialist Jason Sarver. Mississippi peanut growers can improve their chances for success, says Dr. Jason Sarver - and save some money in the process - by planting when soil temperatures are most favorable for germination, paying attention to seeding rate, and using an inoculant.


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