Jimmy Sneed, Hernando, Mississippi

By - Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Farm:  Jimmy raises soybeans, corn and wheat in Hernando, Mississippi. He and his wife, Dinah, have two children, Emily and Russ. This is Jimmy’s sixth year as a USB director and his second year as the Communications Target Area Coordinator. In addition, Jimmy is a director on the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board, a member of the USSEC board and a Farm Bureau member. He has a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University.

Jimmy recently completed his burndown applications in his soybean fields. He is happy with the results and feels he is a step ahead of any herbicide resistant weeds present in his fields already.

Jimmy recently completed his burndown applications in his soybean fields. He is happy with the results and feels he is a step ahead of any herbicide resistant weeds present in his fields already.

In the last week, the south has experienced severe weather so he is waiting to get back out in his fields. Its optimum soybean planting time, so I hope to begin planting as soon as possible when the ground conditions are right.

We were able to successfully get the burn-down applications out early on our soybean acres. This is important for our weed management strategies for this year to make sure we don’t get behind on managing weeds. Hopefully we will be able to starting planting our soybeans soon, since it is optimum time to plant, and then we can also get a pre-emerge and a post-emerge application on the soybeans as another part of our weed management plan.

Thanks to programs like Take Action, my neighboring farmers and I are aware of the different strategies available for managing herbicide resistant weeds and we can plan our modes of action to manage these weeds in advance. I am pleased with the burn down that we have gotten done, so other than wet conditions right now, we are in great shape for this year’s crop and look forward to providing a high quality supply of U.S. soy to our international customers.