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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Rice Insect Update

🕔09:14, 13.May 2011

The reason for this post is to give an update on insect pests that we may be seeing in the near and distant future. First, we had several wheat fields around the Delta that had some fall armyworms. In addition, we are seeing a fair number of fall armyworms in whorl stage corn. I wouldn’t say the numbers we are seeing are anything of great concern, but the numbers are higher than we normally see this time of year. This tells us that fall armyworms are in the environment and capable of moving into rice. As the wheat is drying down, make sure to keep a close eye on field edges, especially those fields adjacent to wheat.

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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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Rice Update – April 29, 2011

🕔11:01, 29.Apr 2011

Rice Update April 21, 2011.  This update consist of information on planting progress, weather and weed control options.   You can download or click play now to view.

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Rice Update April 21, 2011

🕔14:26, 21.Apr 2011

Rice Update April 21, 2011. This update consist of information on planting progress and weed control options for producers who have gotten behind due to the windy and wet conditions. You can download or click play now to view.

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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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World Agricultural Supply and Demand Report Recap

🕔10:35, 8.Apr 2011

USDA released its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report earlier this morning (Friday, April 8).  The report revealed few changes for grains as soybeans and corn had no wholesale changes to their balance sheets.  Rice and wheat

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Mississippi Crop Progress Report April 3, 2011

Mississippi Crop Progress Report April 3, 2011

🕔11:16, 6.Apr 2011

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, there were 4.2 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, April 3, 2011. A week of wet weather persisted with thunderstorms and scattered showers sweeping through Mississippi. The rain

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Rice Update April 5, 2011

🕔14:17, 5.Apr 2011

This update contains information on planting considerations, herbicide considerations, March 31, 2011 planting intentions and rice stocks. Press play now, play in a pop up to view or you can download it.

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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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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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Ground Speed Affects Spray Droplet Deposition

Ground Speed Affects Spray Droplet Deposition

🕔14:20, 11.Mar 2011

As producers prepare for spray applications this growing season, it is imperative to consider proper spray nozzle selection. As ground speed increases, the orifice size of the nozzle must be increased to maintain the desired GPA. A larger orifice naturally produces larger droplets which equates to poor coverage with contact herbicides. With this in mind, it is recommended to make spray applications at a reasonable ground speed that allows for the use of a spray nozzle that will produce a medium droplet size conducive for contact herbicides.

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Rice Update March 3, 2011

🕔16:19, 3.Mar 2011

This rice update contains information on rice yields by planting date, new rice varieties, and seeding rates. Press Play in Popup to view this video update.

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Overview of 2010 Insects in Rice and 2011 Outlook

🕔08:33, 3.Mar 2011

Last year was a challenging year for insect pests of rice in Mississippi. In general, we experienced higher than normal populations of rice water weevil, rice stink bug, and fall armyworm.  Luckily from the rice water weevil standpoint, the two

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Rice Update February 25, 2011

🕔13:59, 25.Feb 2011

This update covers rice burndown considerations, hybrid insecticide seed treatments, and 2011 USDA Outlook Agriculture Forum – Rice Planting Intentions.

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Rice Insecticidal Seed Treatment Recommendations for Mississippi in 2011

🕔12:48, 14.Feb 2011

In Mississippi, the rice water weevil is the most important early to mid season pest in rice. Three years of research have shown that foliar pyrethroid applications provide variable results, and may not always provide acceptable control.

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2011 Rice Burndown Considerations

🕔14:34, 11.Feb 2011

With snow melting and warmer temperatures on the way, burndown should be taking place next week. I have included a video presentation for rice winter weed control. You can stream the video by clicking on view in a popup. The file can also be downloaded by clicking on Rice Winter Weed Burndown below.

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Rice Seeding Rate Calculator and Chart

🕔14:22, 4.Feb 2011

The Rice Seeding Rate Calculator has been uploaded. This is an excel file that will give seeding rates for selected rice varieties. I have uploaded a tutorial video that demonstrates how to use the program. You can download this file or you can click Play in Popup which will give you full streaming video. I also included a rice seeding rate chart which is a pdf version of the information.

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Rice Variety Trial Results For 2010, Plus Rice Research Report

Rice Variety Trial Results For 2010, Plus Rice Research Report

🕔21:03, 12.Jan 2011

Our 2010 rice variety trial data is now available. We also have released our 2010 Rice Research Report. If you have questions, please let me know. Here’s the link to the research report… 2010-rice-research-report-01122011 Here’s the link to the variety

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