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Lower Cost for Poultry Litter Analysis in Mississippi

Earlier this year the Mississippi State Chemical Laboratory lowered the fee for poultry litter analysis.

Nutrient content of litter used for fertilizer varies up to 60%. Crop producers should have a recent analysis of litter so appropriate land application rates are used.

Previously many growers used less expensive laboratories in Louisiana and Arkansas for their analyses.  However, the . . . → Read More: Lower Cost for Poultry Litter Analysis in Mississippi

2014 Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Results

Demo Plot

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 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

2015 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids

CornHarvest_Combine

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.
. . . → Read More: 2015 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids

2014 Row Crop Short Course

On behalf of the Mississippi State University Extension Service, we would like to cordially invite you to attend the 2014 Row Crop Short Course to be held at the Bost Extension Center on the campus of Mississippi State University from December 1st – 3rd, 2014.

On-line registration is available at: http://msucares.com/rowcrops/shortcourse/index.html.

Pre-registration is free of . . . → Read More: 2014 Row Crop Short Course

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

When is it safe to Apply a Grain Sorghum Harvest Aid and what to Expect?

Sorghum Heads

Many growers in the Mid-South apply a herbicide shortly prior to sorghum harvest to facilitate combine efficiency and suitable grain moisture. This season, this issue is even more critically important because of severe harvest problems potentially created by White Sugarcane aphid infestation. This article will discuss appropriate timing and potential outcome of such harvest aid applications.

. . . → Read More: When is it safe to Apply a Grain Sorghum Harvest Aid and what to Expect?

Another Surge Valve Experience!

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!