2017 Row Crop Short Course

2017 Row Crop Short Course

🕔09:39, 13.Oct 2017

The 2017 Row Crop Short Course hosted by Mississippi State University will be held Dec. 4-6, 2017 at The Mill Conference Center in Starkville, MS.  Pre-registration is free until November 27th and will be $40 thereafter including at the door.

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Burning Stalks – What does it Really Cost?

Burning Stalks – What does it Really Cost?

🕔09:03, 13.Sep 2017

After harvest, you immediately face management decisions which may have considerable effect on future productivity. Corn produces far more residue than most crops we are accustomed to, so it possesses considerable benefits, or may create anxiety depending upon how you view it. This article addresses the pro’s and con’s of crop residue and associated management options, including burning.

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How to Enhance Corn Harvest Efficiency and Success

How to Enhance Corn Harvest Efficiency and Success

🕔11:12, 12.Aug 2017

Corn harvest should pick up up when sunshine returns and muddy fields dry up. Understanding how weather and other factors affect grain drying, potential harvest losses, moisture dockage and storage issues can help improve your harvest efficiency and success.

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Why did the Kernels near the Ear Tip not Fill?

Why did the Kernels near the Ear Tip not Fill?

🕔14:01, 24.Jul 2017

Although, corn yields generally should be good this year, there may be instances where kernel set is not complete. These kernels usually don’t fill because the plant can’t supply enough energy to support them. Therefore, if we want to improve our yields, we need to investigate reasons why kernel set is less than desired, so we can do better in the future.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – July 21, 2017

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – July 21, 2017

🕔16:14, 21.Jul 2017

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MS Agricultural Industry Council – Row Crop Update

MS Agricultural Industry Council – Row Crop Update

🕔22:41, 19.Jul 2017

You are welcome to attend the Row Crop Update at the Mississippi Agricultural Industry Council Conference. The conference is hosted at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama on Wednesday, July 26.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – July 14, 2017

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – July 14, 2017

🕔08:34, 15.Jul 2017

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Can I roll the Poly Pipe up on my Corn?

Can I roll the Poly Pipe up on my Corn?

🕔22:53, 11.Jul 2017

As the corn crop nears maturity, knowing when you can safely terminate irrigation timing, while optimizing yield potential is likely the most important decision you will face. In order to make this call, you need to estimate when the crop will reach maturity and how much moisture is present in your soil. This article outlines the steps needed to help make this process accurate and reliable.

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How Can I Estimate Corn Yield?

How Can I Estimate Corn Yield?

🕔11:07, 11.Jul 2017

Would you like to estimate your corn yield prior to the combine heading to the field? If you are willing to put in a little time, you can develop a reasonable yield estimate by following these guidelines.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – July 7, 2017

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – July 7, 2017

🕔19:08, 7.Jul 2017

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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – June 30, 2017

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – June 30, 2017

🕔08:20, 1.Jul 2017

Overall, southwestern corn borer trap numbers are increasing across the state. The thresholds in the control guide suggest treating 7 days after traps reach 50 moths for pre-tassel corn and 100 moths for tasseling corn. As a reminder, corn is safe

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Corn Disease Update: June 24, 2017

Corn Disease Update: June 24, 2017

🕔15:32, 24.Jun 2017

Increased reports of disease in the corn crop in MS have been made over the past week. Normally, as corn matures, the incidence and severity of corn diseases observed with increase. Presently, common rust, Diplodia leaf streak, northern corn leaf blight, and southern rust can all be observed in our corn production system; however, southern rust has only been observed on an extremely limited number of acres to this point in the season.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – June 23, 2017

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – June 23, 2017

🕔10:34, 24.Jun 2017

 

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Navigating Fungicide Active Ingredients

Navigating Fungicide Active Ingredients

🕔07:17, 23.Jun 2017

Over the past several years, fungicide pre-mix products have dominated the marketplace. Keeping up with the specific chemical classes within each product can present a challenge. Included in this blog post are some information to aid in making fungicide decisions.

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Keys to Field Identification of Common Versus Southern Rust in Field Corn

Keys to Field Identification of Common Versus Southern Rust in Field Corn

🕔17:38, 21.Jun 2017

Diagnosing common and southern rust in the field can oftentimes be difficult. Subtle differences between the two diseases can occur at different parts of the growing season as well as sections of the crop canopy.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 16, 2017

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 16, 2017

🕔19:54, 16.Jun 2017

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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – June 9, 2017

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – June 9, 2017

🕔09:49, 10.Jun 2017

 

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Identifying Corn Reproductive Growth Stages and Management Implications

Identifying Corn Reproductive Growth Stages and Management Implications

🕔16:59, 31.May 2017

Corn reproductive stages generally comprise about 60 days for corn hybrids grown in Mississippi at normal planting dates. Identification of these stages is critical for making prudent management decisions and anticipating crop response to practices and environmental conditions.

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REMINDER: 2017 Agronomic Scout Schools

REMINDER: 2017 Agronomic Scout Schools

🕔17:53, 19.May 2017

Mississippi State University will be hosting 4 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. There

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When is the Right Time to Start Irrigating your Corn?

When is the Right Time to Start Irrigating your Corn?

🕔14:06, 19.May 2017

Deciding when to start irrigating corn can be somewhat confusing because visual clues, such as plant wilting or what your neighbors are doing, are often poor indicators of your crop needs. The key factor for initiating irrigation at the appropriate time is simply thoroughly evaluating soil moisture. This article discusses issues relevant to properly timing your first corn irrigation.

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Video – How to Identify Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

Video – How to Identify Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

🕔14:50, 5.May 2017

This is a video showing the methods used to determine the vegetative growth stages of corn or sorghum in the field. Further information can be found in the accompanying Mississippi Crop Situation blog article.

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How to Determine Growth Stages of Young Corn or Sorghum

How to Determine Growth Stages of Young Corn or Sorghum

🕔14:33, 5.May 2017

Vegetative growth stages of corn or sorghum are determined by counting the number of fully emerged leaves with leaf collars present. This methodology can be used to anticipate growth and determine appropriate timing of many management decisions, including herbicide application, sidedress fertilizer, etc….

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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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Stink Bugs Showing up in Seedling Corn

Stink Bugs Showing up in Seedling Corn

🕔16:02, 21.Apr 2017

Over the last 10 days we have received numerous calls about brown stink bugs in seedling corn in the Delta region of the state. Stink bugs attack corn by feeding through the stem or even down in the whorl of small corn

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Importance of Nitrogen Timing and Methods for Southern Corn

Importance of Nitrogen Timing and Methods for Southern Corn

🕔12:51, 7.Apr 2017

Nitrogen application timing, method, and fertilizer source may all significantly impact how your corn crop responds to fertilization. This article discusses how to improve corn response to nitrogen and reduce risk.

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