STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Some rice farmers can use much less water and get the same yield by flooding their fields at the start and end of the season, and letting them dry out a bit in between, Mississippi State University researchers say. That’s a radical change from recommendations across the Rice Belt to ..
Delta Plastics' Pipe Planner tool is the subject of an Arkansas educator's recent case study, which has received a bronze award for best case. David Graham Hyatt, a clinical assistant professor of Supply Chain Management at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas produced..
Delta Plastics was recently named Arkansas' Best Places to Work. We were honored to receive the award from Arkansas Business. View .pdf here (/_literature_159364/Best_Places_to_Work) View original article archive in ARKANSAS BUSINESS, September 21, 2016 issue ("Best Places to Work 2016" Suppleme..
New functionality now allows growers to create the most efficient irrigation systems for rice fields Delta Plastics, the leading manufacturer and supplier of irrigation polytube for the agriculture industry, announces Pipe Planner 3.0 (http://www.pipeplanner.com/), an upgrade of the company’s irrig..
Farmers are finding out about the many advantages of Multiple Inlet Rice Irrigation (MIRI). Delta Plastics is helping spread the word, not only about the water and energy savings of MIRI, but about how easy it is to implement and its many benefits to crop growth. Among th..
We congratulate our own, Dhu Thompson (holding award), as the ABOY Business Executive of the Year. Read more (http://www.arkansasbusiness.com/people/aboy/634/dhu-thompson) ..
JANUARY 2017: January 18-19 2017 Delta Ag Expo Link (http://deltaagexpo.com/) Bolivar County Expo Center Cleveland, MS January 25 Simmons Bank Agri Summit Link (http://agcouncil.net/2016/12/simmons-bank-agri-summit-january-25th/) Pine Bluff Convention Center Pine Bluff, AR AR ..
Ramey Stiles (left) of Ramey Stiles Farms, West Helena, Ark., is presented with a new Yamaha Grizzly® 350 ATV by Delta Plastics sales representative Charlie Wood (right). Stiles' entry was drawn in the giveaway sponsored by Delta Plastics at the 63rd Annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show he..
Delta Plastics Chairman Dhu Thompson and CEO Sean Whiteley present Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson with bags made from material recycled by Delta Plastics. Little Rock, Ark. -- Delta Plastics, the largest recycler of plastic in Arkansas, announced that it has now recycled more than one ..
Announcing the new Delta Plastics mobile app available now for Apple and Android. Just search Delta Plastics to download this app today and discover how easy it is to request used polytube recycling, search products, view upcoming events and learn more about the H2O Initiative. ..
As we move forward into 2016, I would like to summarize a few high points from last year. For Delta Plastics it was a year of growth and change due to many factors from new markets, to low commodity prices and a new regulatory landscape (New Farm Bill) which impacts all corners of the agricultural world. So here are a few milestones and accomplishments from last year. Read More
We are pleased to share this update from our friends at The Nature Conservancy. Read More
I wanted to share a quick update on Delta Plastics and the many exciting things in our future. The spring and early summer was much wetter than those of us in the agricultural industry are accustomed to. It certainly created delayed planting and other problems for many farmers. As the constant rain ends and the hot days of July and August arrive, we are all set to serve our customers efficiently and quickly. As always, superior customer service to both our dealers and farmers is our first priority and our sales and customer service teams are ready. We look forward to working with you throughout the summer. Read More
One of the true joys this holiday season is the opportunity to convey our sincere thanks for your business and support over the last year.
With your help and partnership, we have accomplished much these last 12 months.
A few highlights:
Delta Plastics is proud to partner with the nation’s leaders in agriculture and conservation in our mission to preserve the Mississippi Delta’s irrigation water supply.
Since announcing the Delta Plastics H20 Initiative in August, we have worked alongside our stakeholders to begin a multi-state campaign to educate and arm farmers with the tools they deserve to bring 21st century sustainability practices to irrigation. Our dream is that every grower in the Delta has access to our free irrigation planning software Pipe Planner, and realizes the tremendous value this web-based technology can bring not only to water conservation, but to their bottom line. Read More
Time when our growers are busy cutting crops and rolling up used polytube, and we are busy directing our fleet of trucks across the Delta to collect that used polytube and deliver it to our Stuttgart, Ark. facility for washing and recycling.
This complex symphony of activity and enterprise has grown from a fledgling, hair-on-fire operation only 20 short years ago to one of the largest, most sophisticated collection programs for heavily-soiled used plastic anywhere in the world.
And while some elements of our recycling efforts have not changed (in many ways, we still operate as if with hair aflame), it is instructive to reflect on how far we have come over these past 20 years. Read More
I am very excited to announce a new program which will change the future of farming. Delta Plastics H2O Initiative – A commitment to reduce irrigation water use by 20% within the Mississippi Delta by the year 2020.
This Initiative will provide Pipe Planner free to all farmers and we encourage farmers to utilize this valuable tool and join our team in preserving the Mississippi Delta’s irrigation water supply. We are creating a partnership between Delta Plastics, the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Mississippi State University and LSU AgCenter as well as other universities within the region. There will be educational forums for farmers, extension agents and private consultants focused on the implementation of Pipe Planner. Read More
After several months of planning, we are excited to announce the launch of our dynamic new website – www.deltaplastics.com.
We have a new look, more robust content, and improved navigation on our website. You can now request your polytube recycling pick-up online; access the most up-to-date resources, installation instructions, videos; and much more. Our blog is also a new addition. We look forward to regularly featuring our own posts, as well as those contributed by special guest bloggers. Read More