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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

UPDATED CONTENT: Dicamba and 2,4-D Plantback Restrictions

Auxinic herbicide injury characteristic of dicamba on soybean (Photo: Dr. Tom Eubank)

With the cold, wet weather, many burndown herbicide applications were delayed. This has led to a multitude of questions on plantback restrictions for 2,4-D and dicamba prior to planting corn and soybeans. . . . → Read More: UPDATED CONTENT: Dicamba and 2,4-D Plantback Restrictions

Calibrating Insecticides in Row Crops

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I have gotten numerous question about calibration of in-furrow rigs this year, so I am republishing an article I put up in the past that breaks calibrating pesticides down to a very easy understandable level. Proper calibration can mean the difference in control or failure of a product against the targeted pests and potentially thousands of dollars of savings to the grower. . . . → Read More: Calibrating Insecticides in Row Crops

2014 Cotton Maturity Guide

The annual cotton maturity guide has been updated for 2014.  Cotton is unique with respect to maturity indices, especially compared to commonly grown grain crops.  Generally speaking, the earliest maturing cotton varieties differ from the latest maturing cotton varieties by 10 – 14 days with respect to maturity.  However, keep in mind that many factors can . . . → Read More: 2014 Cotton Maturity Guide

Cotton Market Update

The holiday shortened week was active with futures starting out on Tuesday up roughly 40 points across 2014 contract months, then fell hard on Wednesday before rebounding a bit on Friday. A stronger U.S. dollar has dampened export sales, the driving force behind the recent bullishness in the market. Despite still being ahead of schedule with . . . → Read More: Cotton Market Update

2014 Mid-South Ag Forum at the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show

The 62nd annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show will be held February 28 – March 1, 2014 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, TN.  More than 400 exhibitors from more than 40 states will be on-hand showcasing the latest technology and innovation in agriculture.  A new event at the Gin Show for 2014 will be . . . → Read More: 2014 Mid-South Ag Forum at the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show

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

2,4-D and Dicamba Reduce Control of Italian Ryegrass

Control of glyphosate-resistant Italian ryegrass was reduced with glyphosate plus Select Max at reduced rates when combined with 2,4-D Ester and/or Clarity. . . . → Read More: 2,4-D and Dicamba Reduce Control of Italian Ryegrass

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