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2014 On-Farm Soybean Variety Demonstration Program Summary

The On-Farm Soybean Variety Demonstration Program is conducted using a set of varieties with proven performance.  These varieties are grown in a production setting on various soil types and management systems around the state. Demonstration sets for both maturity group IV and V varieties are selected for both irrigated and non-irrigated production systems. Data generated through . . . → Read More: 2014 On-Farm Soybean Variety Demonstration Program Summary

Soybean Variety Suggestions for 2015

Variety selection is one of the most critical management decisions associated with soybean production. Factors such as soil type, planting date, irrigation capabilities, row spacing, harvest capacity, and others may influence the decision of selecting an appropriate variety for profitable soybean production.

There are a number of excellent varieties available to choose from. The link below is . . . → Read More: Soybean Variety Suggestions for 2015

2014 Soybean Variety Trial Disease Ratings, Part II: Maturity Group IV 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 early and late entries. The MG V entries will be along shortly. . . . → Read More: 2014 Soybean Variety Trial Disease Ratings, Part II: Maturity Group IV Varieties

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

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

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

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?

Soybean Loopers Showing up in Late Soybeans:

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Soybean loopers are starting to show up in high numbers in many areas of the state. In many cases, soybeans are past the point where yield loss can occur, but there are many later planted soybeans that need to be protected for a while longer. Below are a few tips on when to treat and what to treat with. . . . → Read More: Soybean Loopers Showing up in Late Soybeans:

Identifying Soils that “Seal” and Improving Irrigation Application Efficiency in “Sealing” Soils

 

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