According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, there were 1.8 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, April 19, 2015. Topsoil moisture supplies were 0 percent very short, 1 percent short, 37 percent adequate, and 62 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were 0 percent very short, 1 percent short, 43 percent adequate, . . . → Read More: Mississippi Crop Progress and Condition Report – 4/19/15
Strong markets are driving Mississippi growers to plant a lot more grain sorghum than what could have been, considering the recent development of Sugarcane aphids as a threat to sorghum production. This article gives guidelines for getting your sorghum crop off to a good start. . . . → Read More: Grain Sorghum Planting and Seeding Recommendations
Mississippi State University will be hosting 5 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, weed identification, and herbicide systems. There will be numerous hands on displays of insects, weeds, nutrient deficiencies in all major row crops, and fertilizer characteristics. CEU’s Provided: Nutrient Management = 1.5, Integrated Pest Management = 3, Crop Management = 1 . . . → Read More: 2015 Scout Schools Set for Mississippi
Updated 2015 Mississippi Grain Sorghum Enterprise Budget . . . → Read More: Updated 2015 Grain Sorghum Enterprise Budget
There are a multitude of 2,4-D and dicamba formulations labeled for application to agricultural fields. . . . → Read More: Auxin Herbicide Plantback Restrictions
In 2014 a new pest of MS grain sorghum, Sugarcane aphid, made a dramatic entry infesting every county that grew the crop. This pest originally showed up in grain sorghum in Texas and Louisiana in 2013 with a single find very late in the season in Bolivar County, MS. By the end of 2014, this pest quickly spread throughout the entire southeast. . . . → Read More: Management Guidelines for Sugarcane Aphids in MS Grain Sorghum 2015
This effort lists those grain sorghum hybrids which have demonstrated superior productivity in the MSU MAFES Grain Sorghum Hybrid Trials and neighboring University trials. This information should help you pick well-suited sorghum hybrids for Mississippi.
. . . → Read More: 2015 MSU Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions
“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
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
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