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“Bee Aware” Flags Ready for Distribution

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Recently several groups in Mississippi came together and developed then adopted a set of Cooperative Standards for row crop farmers and beekeepers in an effort to increase awareness of pollinator’s and create an environment where each could coexist while minimizing any adverse conditions to either operation. As a part of that program the “Bee Aware” flag was . . . → Read More: “Bee Aware” Flags Ready for Distribution

Key Issues to Address at Corn Planting

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Corn planting can be a hectic time, but it pays to take care of business when planting corn. Here are some keys to a successful start and optimal corn yields. . . . → Read More: Key Issues to Address at Corn Planting

Vegetative Stage Corn Fungicide Applications in the Mississippi Production System: 2013 Large Plot Trials

During 2013, several fungicide trials were conducted to determine the benefit of vegetative growth stage timings in corn. Two large plot trials were conducted in east MS with the help of Dr. Dennis Reginelli. In this blog post, the results of two large plot trials were presented from one nonirrigated and one irrigated field setting. Small plot trial data will be reported at a different date. . . . → Read More: Vegetative Stage Corn Fungicide Applications in the Mississippi Production System: 2013 Large Plot Trials

Seed Treatments, In-Furrow Sprays, and Granules……What to do in Mississippi Field Corn

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Although every major field crop we grow in Mississippi is responsive to at planting insect protection; field corn is perhaps the most consistent. Why is this? At many of the winter meetings I hear the agronomists talking about maximizing yield of field corn. They mention numerous things that all protect yield such as planter speed, uniformity of seed . . . → Read More: Seed Treatments, In-Furrow Sprays, and Granules……What to do in Mississippi Field Corn

The Mississippi State University RISER Program: Efficient Methods for Furrow Irrigation

RISER irrigation approach reduces water use by 50% while maintaining yield potential. . . . → Read More: The Mississippi State University RISER Program: Efficient Methods for Furrow Irrigation

Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition Results

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The results from the Second Annual Future of Ag Graduate Student Competition are included in this post. . . . → Read More: Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition Results

Don’t Overlook Zinc in your Corn Fertility Program

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Typical visual symptomology of Zn deficient corn tissue

I have been fielding calls from many producers and consultants within the last week about zinc applications with corn planting season shortly around the corner.  Zinc deficiency in corn generally occurs early in the season (V2-V5) and manifests itself by producing a distinct interveinal chlorosis and/or white mid-leaf . . . → Read More: Don’t Overlook Zinc in your Corn Fertility Program

Cooperative Standards for the Coexistence of Row Crop Farmers and Beekeepers Adopted in Mississippi

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Over the last several years there has been a media blitz surrounding the decline in honey bee populations around the globe. It seems like the science changes daily as to cause of the problem. Most believe it is a complex of factors including: varroa mite, viruses, habit decline, pesticides, etc. Nevertheless, it has put beekeepers and . . . → Read More: Cooperative Standards for the Coexistence of Row Crop Farmers and Beekeepers Adopted in Mississippi

Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 23 & 24, 2014

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Attached please find the agenda for the Delta Ag Expo in Cleveland, MS. Make careful note that the dates of the meeting have changed from previous years due to a minor scheduling conflict with the Bolivar County Exposition Center. . . . → Read More: Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 23 & 24, 2014

2013 Row Crop Short Course

The 2013 Row Crop Short Course will be held at the Bost Extension Center on the campus of Mississippi State University from December 2 – 4, 2013.  The 2013 Row Crop Short Course will begin with an irrigation symposium hosted by Dr. Jason Krutz along with several other crop specialists and other irrigation experts from Mississippi . . . → Read More: 2013 Row Crop Short Course