Cotton ⋅ Page 1

Studying Variable Rate Technology

Earl Vories has been researching variable rate irrigation in cotton fields at the Fisher Delta Research Center

The soils in southeast Missouri, including those at the Fisher Delta Research Center in Portageville, Mo., allow for a wide variety of research studies and field trials. Soil variability in that part of the state creates opportunities for researchers to better understand the uniqueness of those soils and how best to manage them. Along with soil variability, southeast Missouri also…

Sharing Research Results

Fisher Delta Research Center field day featured tours on soybeans, rice and cotton

A great crowd gathered for the 57th Fisher Delta Research Center field day, which focused on “Guiding the Future of Delta Agriculture.” Attendees packed the tour wagons to hear presentations on the soybean, cotton and rice research taking place at the Center. “Our researchers work tirelessly throughout the year on an enormous variety of projects, each of which highlight important…

After Hours: ‘Cotton Tales’

Gene Stevens pens children's book

As a graduate student working on his Ph.D. in agronomy at Mississippi State University, Gene Stevens spent the majority of his nights doing schoolwork, as he was also working full-time. To break up those nighttime study sessions, Stevens would read stories to his son and daughter. While his children enjoyed stories from a book, they really tuned in when Stevens…

Providing Pertinent Information for Producers

Rain doesn't dampen Fisher Delta Research Center field day

A few storms didn’t dampen the Fisher Delta Research Center field day, as more than 1,000 guests attended the annual event, held Thursday, Aug. 31, in Portageville. The rain moved the traditional wagon tours inside where attendees learned more about the soybeans, rice and cotton research taking place at the Center. The field day also featured an honorary breakfast with…

Highlighting Research

Fisher Delta Research Center showcases cotton, rice, corn and soybean research

The tour wagons stayed packed throughout the Fisher Delta Research Center Field Day on Friday, Sept. 2, as attendees learned about the variety of research going on in Portageville, Mo. More than 1,200 individuals attended the Fisher Delta breakfast and program. The program featured Senator Roy Blunt, Congressman Jason Smith, and Richard Fordyce, the Director of the Missouri Department of…

A Growing Collaboration

Local landowners, companies come together to donate a new farm to Fisher Delta Research Center for critical research

The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Centers work tirelessly to provide relevant crop studies for the many different soil types around the state. When key advisory board members for the Fisher Delta Research Center identified a gap in the Center’s research abilities in south Dunklin County, the board members, local landowners, cotton gin owners, CAFNR Foundation, ag…

A Field Day and Retirement Party

CAFNR's Delta Center celebrated its 50th Field Day and its long-time supervisor

Update: On Sept. 2, MU Vice Chancellor and Dean Thomas Payne, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, announced the Center would be renamed the T.E. “Jake” Fisher Delta Research Center to honor the dedication and leadership of retiring superintendent, T.E. “Jake” Fisher. Although Fisher retires at the end of September, his work ethic and leadership will continue to impact…

Is ACRE a good deal for farmers? Ask the spreadsheet at FAPRI

There’s good news and bad news regarding the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program. The good news is that the federal program may provide enrolled farmers a safety net against unexpected losses in revenue. The bad news is that farmers must commit to joining the program that requires complicated computations to see if ACRE is of real benefit.