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Entries Due Soon for Mississippi Soybean Yield Contest

Entries Due Soon for Mississippi Soybean Yield Contest

🕔12:29, 20.Jul 2017

Entires for the 2017 Mississippi Soybean Yield Contest are due on August 1, 2017.  Entry Forms can be found at the Mississippi Soybean Association website: www.mississippisoybeanassociation.com.   Some entries have been getting sent back if sent to the address on

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Flooding in Corn and Soybeans

Flooding in Corn and Soybeans

🕔14:45, 4.May 2017

By now I am sure everyone has seen the pictures of the flooding occurring from recent rains in across the river in Arkansas and Missouri.  Compared to those states, Mississippi has fared pretty well in regards to flooding of young

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Missing Rows in Twin Row Soybeans

Missing Rows in Twin Row Soybeans

🕔14:36, 27.Apr 2017

As we start to see the soybeans from the last couple rounds of planting emerge, we will begin to notice some planter problems that occurred.  These can include skips, blanks spots, and even whole rows missing.  With the popularity of

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2017 Mississippi Soybean Yield Contest

2017 Mississippi Soybean Yield Contest

🕔10:40, 12.Apr 2017

  As we go through soybean planting keep in mind that starting in 2017 the Mississippi Soybean Association in partnership with the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board will be sponsoring the 1st annual Mississippi Soybean Yield Contest. The 2017 Mississippi Soybean

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Soybean Planting Dates and Maturity Groups for Mississippi

Soybean Planting Dates and Maturity Groups for Mississippi

🕔13:47, 29.Mar 2017

It is nearly April and many producers are itching to start planting soybeans in Mississippi.  Given that, I figured now would be a good time to re-post some information from a large multi-state study that looked at the interaction of

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You don’t need to push soybean seeding rates

You don’t need to push soybean seeding rates

🕔12:16, 28.Mar 2017

  Last spring I was driving around with a farmer who told me that he was going to plant his soybeans at 180,000 seeds/acre.  When I asked him why, he said “More mommies and daddies make more babies.”  That statement

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Mississippi Soybean Forum- November 14

Mississippi Soybean Forum- November 14

🕔15:24, 1.Nov 2016

The Mississippi Soybean Association will be hosting the Mississippi Soybean Forum on Monday November 14 at the Capps Center in Stoneville, MS.  The forum will include a presentation from Dan Bremer of Ag Works LLC. about the future of the

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Identifying Late Season Soybean Growth Stages

Identifying Late Season Soybean Growth Stages

🕔22:19, 19.Aug 2016

As we approach soybean physiological maturity, determining the specific soybean growth stage can aid in several important management decisions. Distinct differences exist between the R6 and R6.5 growth stage.

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Soybean Harvest Aids

Soybean Harvest Aids

🕔22:04, 19.Aug 2016

Over the past week, following the excessive rainfall received through most of the soybean production area, several calls have been received regarding soybean seed sprouting in the pods.

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Mississippi Soybean Update-May Planted Soybeans

Mississippi Soybean Update-May Planted Soybeans

🕔19:46, 3.May 2016

The most recent NASS survey says that as of May 1, 48% of soybean acres had been planted, which is well ahead of both Louisiana (36%) and Arkansas (24%).  Given the wet weather we had over the weekend and yesterday,

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Flooded soybean fields – Do I need an inoculant?

Flooded soybean fields – Do I need an inoculant?

🕔10:12, 13.Apr 2016

Soybean is a leguminous crop that obtains its nitrogen (N) from an association with a bacterium in the soil called Bradyrhizobium japonicum. The association between the soybean and the bacterium takes place in nodules that form on the soybean roots

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2016 Scout Schools

2016 Scout Schools

🕔19:04, 18.Mar 2016

Mississippi State University will be hosting 5 scout schools this year. We have transitioned over the years to make these trainings much more diverse than insect pest alone. This year we will be including insects, disease, fertility, and herbicide symptomology.

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Soybean Disease Update: September 5, 2015

Soybean Disease Update: September 5, 2015

🕔06:48, 5.Sep 2015

Soybean diseases continue to be observed throughout the MS soybean production area. The number of counties (13, as of 9/4/2015) exhibiting soybean rust has increased over the past several days. However, low levels of infection have been observed at most locations. Frogeye leaf spot, Cercospora blight, target spot, and stem canker also continue to be observed.

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Soybean Harvest Aids

Soybean Harvest Aids

🕔21:18, 28.Aug 2015

Several calls have come in over the last week regarding soybean harvest aid options for various scenarios. In some cases, fields have been observed with varying degrees of maturity. In these situations, the majority of the pods observed across the

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Mississippi State University Turn Row Talk – Clarksdale, August 25, 2015

Mississippi State University Turn Row Talk – Clarksdale, August 25, 2015

🕔14:57, 20.Aug 2015

An agronomic crops field day will be held at Stovall farms, west and north of Clarksdale on Oakhurst Stovall Road. The field day will be held at Mr. Pete Hunter’s farm shop beginning at 10 am. MSU Extension Specialists will be present to discuss topics in corn, cotton, grain sorghum, peanut, rice and soybean.

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Late-Season Soybean Growth Stages

Late-Season Soybean Growth Stages

🕔20:05, 1.Aug 2015

Corn harvest is begining across the Delta and early-planted soybean harvest won’t be far behind.  Identifying late-season soybean growth stages is important for a number of considerations, such as irrigation termination and harvest aid/desiccation timing decisions. Growth Stage R6- Full

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