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2014 Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Results

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The MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program evaluates superior corn hybrids from numerous seed companies who market corn in Mississippi. Our objective is to provide you more opportunity to evaluate premier corn hybrids and substantially supplement the independent and unbiased information gathered in the University Hybrid Trials. . . . → Read More: 2014 Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Results

2014 Soybean Variety Trial Disease Ratings, Part I: Conventional and LibertyLink Varieties

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Disease severity was rated for each of the OVT soybean entries at all locations planted during 2014. Varieties were rated using a 0-9 scale where 0=no disease and 9=severe disease symptoms. The attachments on this blog post contain the Maturity Group IV and V Conventional and LibertyLink entries. The MG IV and V RR entries will be along shortly. . . . → Read More: 2014 Soybean Variety Trial Disease Ratings, Part I: Conventional and LibertyLink Varieties

2014 Row Crop Short Course – End of Pre-Registration

The 2014 Row Crop Short Course will be held at the Bost Extension Center on the campus of Mississippi State University on December 1-3, 2014.  Attendance is free of charge if you pre-register.  Pre-registration is available until November 26.  Registration after November 26 including at the door will be $40 per person.  Meals, breaks, refreshments, etc. . . . → Read More: 2014 Row Crop Short Course – End of Pre-Registration

2014 AWD Trial Summary

Last summer we discussed the potential benefits of properly managing and irrigating multiple inlet rice fields. The advantages of multiple inlet include rapid flood establishment, reduced N loss, and more precise and easier flood control.  The greatest advantage of multiple inlet irrigation is it facilitates the adoption of other irrigation practices. AWD or . . . → Read More: 2014 AWD Trial Summary

Preparing for Flow Meter Reporting Deadline

We received a phone call this morning from a Delta grower requesting assistance with his flow meter readings.  Before the weather turns wet and cold, he had decided to collect the data from his well’s flow meters for reporting by the February deadline. Quite to his surprise, his supplier had installed flow meters with three different . . . → Read More: Preparing for Flow Meter Reporting Deadline

November Cotton Market Update

Monday’s Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates reports from USDA reversed last month’s changes and increased the expected size of the U.S. crop. Total U.S. production is forecast at 16.4 million bales, up 140,000 from October. The national yield was raised to 797 pounds per acre, up from 790 last month, due to higher projected yields across . . . → Read More: November Cotton Market Update

2014 Row Crop Short Course Preliminary Program

The 2014 Row Crop Short Course will be held at the Bost Extension Center on the campus of Mississippi State University on December 1-3, 2014.  Attendance is free of charge if you pre-register.  Pre-registration is available until November 26.  Registration after November 26 including at the door will be $40 per person.  Meals, breaks, refreshments, etc. . . . → Read More: 2014 Row Crop Short Course Preliminary Program

2014 Delta Area Rice Meeting

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The 2014 Delta area/Bolivar Co. Rice Meeting will be held at the Bolivar Co. Extension office on December 4, 2014. Mississippi rice producers, industry professionals, and other interested parties are invited to listen to presentations from MSU research and Extension faculty on a wide range of topics.  The Meeting will begin at 10:00 AM and conclude . . . → Read More: 2014 Delta Area Rice Meeting

Farm Bill Learning Sessions Scheduled

Multiple workshops related to the 2014 farm bill have been scheduled for December. These workshops are targeted at our numerous crop producers and will provide detailed information on the new ‘covered commodity’ programs (ARC & PLC), new crop insurance products (SCO & STAX), the available decision aids, and what this all means for farm risk management. . . . → Read More: Farm Bill Learning Sessions Scheduled

Do Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments Have Value Regionally in Soybeans?

There has been a tremendous amount of scrutiny put on the neonicotinoid class of chemistry in recent years because of the potential link to declines in bee numbers. Researchers are working feverishly across the nation and the globe to determine the exact causes of bee decline. No doubt pesticides can and likely play a role to some degree, but there are many factors that also influence bee health such as habitat loss, Varroa mites, and diseases. . . . → Read More: Do Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments Have Value Regionally in Soybeans?