The RISER program is designed to assist producers in reducing water use while maintaining yield and profitability. Growers participating in the RISER program agree to allow the MSU researcher to manage the irrigation decisions on one field while the producer manages another field using his management style. We are in the planning process for the 2015 . . . → Read More: 2015 Riser Participants Needed.
“Pipe Planner is a free, user-friendly, web based application designed to help farmers create the most efficient poly tube irrigation system for their crops,”says Chris DeClerk of Delta Plastics. To assist Mississippi growers in the implementation of Pipe Planner, Lee Atwill, Doctoral candidate here at Mississippi State University, has created the linked instructional videos. Growers should . . . → Read More: Pipe Planner Instructional Videos
Find attached the agenda for the 42nd Annual Delta Ag Expo to be held in Cleveland, MS on Wednesday, January 21 and Thursday, January 22, 2015. We hope to see you in attendance at the Bolivar County Ag Expo Center. . . . → Read More: 2015 Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 21 and 22, 2015
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
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
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
This effort lists those corn hybrids which have demonstrated superior productivity in the MSU Corn for Grain Hybrid Trials. Approximately 80 corn hybrids representing the vast majority of seed companies in the Mid-South participate in the MSU hybrid trials. This information should help you better assess corn hybrid productivity and improve your success in future seasons for either irrigated or dryland culture.
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This summer we had multiple conversations with producers that either irrigated or had significant rainfall events on their field, but the soil moisture sensors below the 6 inch depth never “detected” the irrigation or rainfall event (see http://www.mississippi-crops.com/2014/06/26/is-my-soil-moisture-sensor-broke/ ). The producer assumed the sensors were “broke”, but we attributed the phenomenon to “surface sealing”. Surface sealing . . . → Read More: Identifying Soils that “Seal” and Improving Irrigation Application Efficiency in “Sealing” Soils
This week we encountered another issue with a surge valve. After irrigating with a surge valve the producer noted that neither the 6” nor 12” sensors responded to the irrigation. When investigating the problem it appeared that the grower had done as instructed, making the proper adjustments to the advance cycle. What’s going on? Further investigation . . . → Read More: Another Surge Valve Experience!
Southern corn rust continues to be observed throughout MS. We continue to receive calls regarding late fungicide applications (> R4/R5) to reduce yield losses attributed to southern rust. Numerous myths regarding the disease have been widely spread throughout the MS corn production area including death of a corn plant in as fast as 7 days following southern rust infection and lodging as a result of heavy southern rust infection. . . . → Read More: What Should You do about Late Southern Corn Rust?