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Supply and Demand Report Recap

🕔21:59, 11.Aug 2011

Cotton acreage and yield were projected higher in this month’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report released this morning by USDA’s World Agricultural Outlook Board.  The increase resulted from field data as opposed to surveys or trend analysis based on

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Mississippi Crop Progress Report: August 7, 2011

Mississippi Crop Progress Report: August 7, 2011

🕔10:28, 11.Aug 2011

 Week ending August 7, 2011 Released: 3:00 P.M., August 8, 2011 :  According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, there were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, August 7, 2011. Last week was hot

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New Regulations for Refillable Pesticide Containers

🕔14:36, 15.Jul 2011

Regulations will go into effect after August 16, 2011 which will affect retailers, commercial applicators, custom blenders, re-fillers, and registrants of refillable pesticide containers.  Essentially, these new regulations will affect those who use and handle mini-bulk pesticide containers, including growers. 

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June Acreage Report **Corrected**

🕔08:11, 1.Jul 2011

by John Michael Riley (MSU Ag Economics) and John Anderson (American Farm Bureau) Yesterday morning, USDA released the results of their annual planted acreage survey, and the results took the market by surprise.  Soybean acres were predicted to be 76.53

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Rainfastness of Insecticides

Rainfastness of Insecticides

🕔12:46, 29.Jun 2011

Every year when afternoon thunderstorms start popping up, the phone starts ringing about rainfastness.  Rainfastness simply means the amount of time needed after application before a rainfall event for the product to still be effective.  One thing I have figured

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Mississippi Crop Progress Report: June 12, 2011

Mississippi Crop Progress Report: June 12, 2011

🕔16:16, 16.Jun 2011

  Week ending June 12, 2011 Released: 3:00 P.M., June 13, 2011 According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, there were 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, June 12, 2011. Dry weather conditions are

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After the Flood: Row Crop Replanting

After the Flood: Row Crop Replanting

🕔01:49, 10.Jun 2011

MSU Extension Service and MAFES researchers have compiled the following suggestions and information regarding replanting and managing row crops after the flood. Also included is post-flood crop insurance information.

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Mississippi Crop Progress Report:  May 15, 2011

Mississippi Crop Progress Report: May 15, 2011

🕔12:15, 17.May 2011

 Week ending May 15, 2011 Released: 3:00 P.M., May 16, 2011 According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, there were 4.8 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, May 15, 2011. Most of last week was

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Market Update

🕔09:12, 6.May 2011

As concerns mount about the potential damage to Mississippi crops from the flooding of the Mississippi River and its tributaries, many are left with more questions than answers.  For those with crop insurance we are being told to remain in contact with

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Mississippi Crop Progress Report: May 1, 2011

Mississippi Crop Progress Report: May 1, 2011

🕔09:58, 3.May 2011

Week ending May 1, 2011 Released: 3:00 P.M, May 2, 2011 According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, there were 2.7 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, May 1, 2011. The deadly storms that moved

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Implications from Hail Damage on Young Corn

Implications from Hail Damage on Young Corn

🕔11:44, 29.Apr 2011

Fortunately, young corn can sustain severe physical injury without suffering yield loss, because the growing point is below the soil surface. However, you need to wait 5 days or more to fully evaluate recovery or potential stand loss.

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Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions

Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions

🕔15:34, 25.Apr 2011

Following are a few hybrid suggestions for dryland Grain Sorghum or milo production in Mississippi.

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Mississippi Crop Progress Report:  April 11, 2011

Mississippi Crop Progress Report: April 11, 2011

🕔07:22, 13.Apr 2011

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, there were 4.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, April 10, 2011. Fieldwork was slowed down last week by rain showers, but the outlook for farmers is generally

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Prospective Plantings and Grain Stocks Recap

🕔09:15, 1.Apr 2011

USDA released their annual Prospective Plantings report and their quarterly Grain Stocks report yesterday morning. Both reports are key information pieces for grain, oilseed and cotton prices at this point in the year. The Prospective Plantings report provided few tangible surprises as most acreage numbers reported were in-line with pre-report expectations.

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Tillage Issues With Changing Crops

🕔08:51, 1.Apr 2011

Tillage decisions for crop changes There are about two-thirds the acres planted in annual crop production in Mississippi than in the circa 1980 era. Annual Row Crop Harvested Acres The eighteen Delta or partial Delta counties account for 80% of

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Nitrogen Stabilizers

🕔17:02, 31.Mar 2011

Nitrogen is important for crop growth and production.  Managing this valuable input for maximum plant availability is critical to ensure optimum economic returns while minimizing the potential for negative environmental effects.  Urea is the standard N fertilizer product for rice

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Know What They’re Saying About Nitrogen Fertilizers

🕔17:02, 23.Mar 2011

Our warm and humid Mississippi climate makes nitrogen (N) fertilizer management challenging. Let’s review the basics about N terminology as various product claims fly about with some puzzling promotional material being used. Be sure that you know what is being

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