Baughman checks crops in Leflore, Tallahatchie, Sunflower, Quitman and Coahoma counties in Mississippi and in Phillips County, Ark.
Drew Gholson is working to automate irrigation.
Mild winter allowed insect pests early start on Arkansas row crops. Bollworm trap numbers high for this time of year. Slugs a problem in cotton, soybeans.
Many Mississippi rice growers were still scrambling to get rice in the ground by early June.
The world could have nearly 700 million metric tons of rice on hand by the time the 2019-20 marketing year crops are harvested.
The new Provisia rice variety PVL02 is a long-grain variety. It has very good yield potential, very low chalk and excellent milling.
Excessive rainfall flooded rice fields prematurely. Wet fields also delayed fertilizer and herbicide applications.