Prep for Planting Fruit Trees

For those who have the itch to get out and play in the dirt you can utilize the rainy weather to plan for what is ahead. Many garden to have access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Well now is the time to be taking to proper steps if you plan to plant fruit trees in your garden this year. … Continue reading

Soil Testing in Preparation for the Growing Season

There are many factors that affect crop growth and yield production. Some of these factors cannot be controlled, such as, climate. However, factors such as soil fertility can be controlled and managed to maximize productivity. An effective way to help control soil fertility is through soil testing. Crops require large amounts of plant nutrients that must be supplied in proper balance from the soil. … Continue reading

2016 Delta Ag Expo

It’s that time of year again. The 43rd Annual Delta Ag Expo will be held in Cleveland, MS at the Bolivar County Exposition Center on Wednesday, January 20 from 8:30 am to 4 pm and on Thursday, January 21 from 8:30 am to 12 pm.

Beginning in 1974, the Delta Ag Expo is an annual event that is cosponsored by the Delta Agricultural Exposition Corporation and the Mississippi State University Extension Service and is held at the Bolivar County Expo Center in Cleveland, … Continue reading

UAS in Agriculture

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) have been utilized in many ways for years but for the most part the term drones have been associated with the military. However, until recent years no one has thought about using it for commercial agriculture. The general public and aviation industry are widely skeptical of this type of technology and for good reason.   … Continue reading

Poinsettias: The Holiday Plant

Poisettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) are a very popular decorative piece to homes during the holidays. They are most widely known for their lush red colored bracts or ‘leaf like’ structures to many. However, breeders now offer these plants in a variety of colors including white, pink, marbled, yellow and many more. If you can’t find the dazzle you are looking for next to the tree they offer painted and glittered plants. … Continue reading

Pine Beetles in Home Landscapes

This summer and early fall has left many areas without essential rainfall for field crops and plants in home landscapes. However, many home gardeners do not look much above eye level when maintaining a landscape and with this approach our trees are easily looked over or ‘under’. Just like your raised beds and your lawns, the oldest trees in the landscape need water and nutrients. … Continue reading