The tarnished plant bug is the most important insect pest of cotton in the Mississippi Delta. Management with insecticides has become difficult in recent years and more tools are needed to economically manage this pest. Although it is early March and we are getting pair of unusual winter storms in the Delta, it is not too early to start making a plan for managing tarnished plant bugs in cotton. We have done a lot of research over the last several years with the goal of making tarnished plant bug management more economical for producers without sacrificing yield. See the attached document for more details on the best management practices listed below. . . . → Read More: Best Management Practices for Tarnished Plant Bug
Farmers attending the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show, February 27, in Memphis, will want to attend the Mid-South Ag Forum, scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on the Mezzanine Level of the Cook Convention Center.
This special seminar features information on successful technology adoption from research to the farm. Featured speakers are Jason Krutz, Mississippi State University, and Trey . . . → Read More: 2015 Mid-South Ag Forum at the 2015 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show
“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
Final data for the 2014 Mississippi State University on-farm cotton variety trials can be accessed by clicking on the link below. Glyphosate-tolerant variety trials were conducted at 17 locations in 2014 and data are presented in the following manner: all locations pooled together, irrigated trials, dryland trials, trials conducted in the Delta, trials conducted in the . . . → Read More: 2014 On-Farm Cotton Variety Trial Data
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
Find below All data from the 2014 Small Plot Cotton Official Variety Trial (OVT). During 2014, small plot cotton variety trials were conducted near the following locations; Brooksville, Clarksdale, Itta Bena, Senatobia, Starkville, Stoneville, Tunica, and Verona. The Cotton OVT contains varieties previously tested and New for 2014 varieties. We did not gain enough entries to . . . → Read More: 2014 Mississippi Small Plot Cotton Variety Trial Data
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
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
Monday’s Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates reports from USDA reversed last month’s changes and increased the expected size of the U.S. crop. Total U.S. production is forecast at 16.4 million bales, up 140,000 from October. The national yield was raised to 797 pounds per acre, up from 790 last month, due to higher projected yields across . . . → Read More: November Cotton Market Update