Lower Cost for Poultry Litter Analysis in Mississippi

🕔16:04, 4.Dec 2014

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

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2014 Row Crop Short Course – End of Pre-Registration

🕔11:32, 21.Nov 2014

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

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2014 Row Crop Short Course Preliminary Program

🕔15:14, 7.Nov 2014

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

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2014 Row Crop Short Course

🕔15:53, 6.Oct 2014

On behalf of the Mississippi State University Extension Service, we would like to cordially invite you to attend the 2014 Row Crop Short Course to be held at the Bost Extension Center on the campus of Mississippi State University from

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North Mississippi Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Row Crops Field Day on Thursday, August 7

🕔08:39, 25.Jul 2014

The North Mississippi Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Row Crops Field Day on Thursday, August 7 will present the latest research to the area’s row-crop farmers and consultants. The field day will be from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Lee County Agri-Center Magnolia Conference Center on Highway 145 South in Verona.

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Checking peanuts? Take your shovel! Unlikely southern blight* expression found in south Delta.

Checking peanuts? Take your shovel! Unlikely southern blight* expression found in south Delta.

🕔23:11, 22.Jul 2014

Yesterday we found our first southern blight* damage to peanuts for 2014. The timing is not unusual, we generally start finding the disease when the crop canopy closes. What is unusual is where on the plants the disease was found.

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Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Peanut Commodity Meeting, July 17, Aberdeen

🕔16:57, 2.Jul 2014

The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Summer Peanut Commodity Meeting will be held Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the Monroe County Extension Office in Aberdeen.  The building is located at 517 Highway 145 North in Suite 1. The purpose of this

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Programing a Surge Valve

Programing a Surge Valve

🕔10:30, 26.Jun 2014

We are having lots of questions concerning the proper set up of surge valves. First,   please consider some of the basic terminology associated with furrow irrigation. We encourage you to visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46sSLFBUrh8       and view the video before continuing. Phases

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Is My Soil Moisture Sensor Broke?

Is My Soil Moisture Sensor Broke?

🕔07:43, 26.Jun 2014

The importance of soil moisture sensors is becoming more evident as we continue forward this growing season. Today (Monday, June 16th), we received a call regarding sensor readings that were assessed early this morning. The following are the data discussed in this scenario.

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Influence of Rainfall on Insecticide Efficacy

🕔13:29, 2.Jun 2014

Every year at some point during the season we seem to hit a rainy spell where it seems to rain at some point every day and we have showers widely scattered across the state. It started raining last Wednesday and we have had some rain everyday since then and it is currently raining in Stoneville right now (Monday morning). With that, the questions start about how long you need to spray before a rain to get acceptable control.

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Delta Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Crops Field Day, June 17, 2014

🕔13:30, 30.May 2014

A corn, cotton, peanut, and soybean field day is scheduled for June 17th at the Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville, MS. The general theme of the field day will include pertinent information for mid-season row crop issues.

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Peanut Emergence and Seed Diseases

Peanut Emergence and Seed Diseases

🕔17:15, 12.May 2014

At planting time there are never enough hours in the day, or enough days between the last rain and the next rain. Especially when the weather has pushed the last possible planting date for the crop into “next week’. So sometimes we try to get seeds into the ground even when conditions are not right.

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Fungicides Labeled for Use On Peanuts in Mississippi, 2014

🕔16:04, 7.May 2014

This post links to lists of fungicides labeled for use on Mississippi grown peanuts as of February, 2014. Each document sorts the same information different ways.

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Early-Season Considerations in Peanut – Inoculants

Early-Season Considerations in Peanut – Inoculants

🕔15:48, 6.May 2014

Quick Points: Soybean and peanut inoculant are NOT the same.  Make sure the product is designed specifically for peanuts and that it is a true inoculant. Inoculant products contain living organisms.  Store in a cool, dry place out of direct

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“Bee Aware” Flags Ready for Distribution

“Bee Aware” Flags Ready for Distribution

🕔08:39, 26.Mar 2014

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

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Calibrating Insecticides in Row Crops

Calibrating Insecticides in Row Crops

🕔12:00, 20.Mar 2014

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.

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

🕔15:13, 21.Feb 2014

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

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Mississippi Peanut Growers Association Annual Meeting Set for February 12-13, Hattiesburg

Mississippi Peanut Growers Association Annual Meeting Set for February 12-13, Hattiesburg

🕔13:06, 6.Feb 2014

The Mississippi Peanut Growers Association 9th annual meeting and trade show will take place at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg on February 12-13, 2014.  This year’s program stands to be one of the best in the history of the

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Cooperative Standards for the Coexistence of Row Crop Farmers and Beekeepers Adopted in Mississippi

Cooperative Standards for the Coexistence of Row Crop Farmers and Beekeepers Adopted in Mississippi

🕔09:30, 30.Jan 2014

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

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Tobacco Thrips in Mid-South Resistant to Thiamethoxam

🕔12:53, 7.Nov 2013

Since 2011 we have seen a decline in efficacy of thiamethoxam treated cotton seed against tobacco thrips. This has led to the increase of foliar applications in mid-south cotton acres.  Recently Syngenta has confirmed that populations in the mid-south region

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2013 Row Crop Short Course

🕔16:10, 5.Nov 2013

The 2013 Row Crop Short Course will be held at the Bost Extension Center on the campus of Mississippi State University from December 2 – 4, 2013.  The 2013 Row Crop Short Course will begin with an irrigation symposium hosted

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Joint MEA/MAPPAN/MWSS Annual Meeting and Roundtable Discussion

🕔11:29, 16.Oct 2013

The 3rd annual joint MEA/MAPPAN/MWSS annual meeting will be held next week at the Bost Extension Building in Starkville, MS next week.  The dates of the meeting are Monday and Tuesday October 21-22.  We have a very informative and exciting

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Two Upcoming Peanut Field Days

🕔08:33, 27.Aug 2013

Two upcoming peanut field days offer the latest research recommendations and a chance to see some research/demonstration plots. The first field day will be held in south Mississippi, at Lucedale, the other in north Mississippi, at Clarksdale. Lucedale The Lucedale

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Early Leaf Spot of Peanut found in the Greater Columbus Area

Early Leaf Spot of Peanut found in the Greater Columbus Area

🕔13:49, 18.Aug 2013

This last week I found early leaf spot in the Greater Columbus, Mississippi area. For information and images on how to identify early leaf spot, please see: http://www.mississippi-crops.com/2013/08/12/early-leaf-spot-of-peanut/ and http://www.mississippi-crops.com/2012/09/05/early-leaf-spot-found-in-the-greater-aberdeen-area/ Early and late leaf spot are major defoliators of peanuts

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Early Leaf Spot of Peanut

Early Leaf Spot of Peanut

🕔00:30, 12.Aug 2013

Synopsis: Is caused by a fungus, Cercospora arachidicola. Defoliates infected leaflets fairly quickly. Is one of the reasons, along with late leaf spot, for the development of the traditional two week spray schedule in established peanut growing areas (see Figure

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