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2015 MSU Small Plot Cotton OVT Data

🕔11:22, 18.Dec 2015

Data from the 2015 Mississippi State University Official Cotton Variety trials can be accessed by following the link below.  A total of eight locations were utilized in 2015 which included Perry Farms near Tunica, MS; Cliff Heaton Farms near Clarksdale,

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On-Farm Cotton Variety Trial Results

🕔09:34, 4.Dec 2015

The decision making process regarding variety selection is often difficult and, in many cases, leaves growers wondering for the remainder of the growing season whether they made the right variety selection decisions.  Further complicating this process has been the rapid

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2015 Row Crop Short Course: Pre-Registration Deadline – November 24

🕔07:50, 21.Nov 2015

The 2015 Row Crop Short Course will be held at the Cotton Mill Conference Center near the campus of Mississippi State University on November 30, December 1, and December 2 2015.  Please note that this is a new venue as

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EPA Orders Cancellation of Dow’s Sulfoxaflor (Transform)

EPA Orders Cancellation of Dow’s Sulfoxaflor (Transform)

🕔15:55, 13.Nov 2015

By now many of you may have heard that Sulfoxaflor, the active ingredient in Transform, recently lost a major court decision in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The suit was led by the Pollinator Stewardship Council, beekeepers, and other bee

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2015 Row Crop Short Course

🕔13:03, 13.Nov 2015

The 2015 Row Crop Short Course will be held at the Cotton Mill Conference Center near the campus of Mississippi State University on November 30, December 1, and December 2 2015.  Please note that this is a new venue as

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New Program App Available for the 2015 MS Row Crop Short Course

New Program App Available for the 2015 MS Row Crop Short Course

🕔14:19, 16.Oct 2015

We had an App created that will allow you to review the program and register straight from your Smart Phone for the 2015 Mississippi Row Crop Short Course Nov. 30th – Dec. 2, 2015 at the Cotton Mill District in

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On-Farm Cotton Variety Trial Data – Guedon Farms – Natchez, MS

🕔11:30, 16.Oct 2015

Data from the Mississippi State University Extension Service on-farm variety trial program at Guedon Farms in Natchez, MS can be accessed using the link below.  This trial was planted on May 3, 2015 and harvested on September 18, 2015.  All

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2015 Row Crop Short Course

🕔13:21, 9.Oct 2015

The 2015 Row Crop Short Course will be held at the Cotton Mill Conference Center near the campus of Mississippi State University on November 30, December 1, and December 2 2015.  Please note that this is a new venue as

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2015 Cotton Varieties Planted Report

2015 Cotton Varieties Planted Report

🕔07:55, 18.Sep 2015

The United States Department of Agriculture – Agriculture Marketing Service released the 2015 Cotton Varieties Planted Report on September 15, 2015.  Mississippi cotton growers planted 29% of the total state acreage to ST 4946GLB2; 16.5% of the total acreage to

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2015 Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide

🕔15:59, 14.Sep 2015

Although picking has started in the south Delta and some defoliation applications have already been made, a large number of applications will be made in the next week to 10 days.  Cooler temperatures over the weekend caused some folks to

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Mississippi State University Turn Row Talk – Clarksdale, August 25, 2015

Mississippi State University Turn Row Talk – Clarksdale, August 25, 2015

🕔14:57, 20.Aug 2015

An agronomic crops field day will be held at Stovall farms, west and north of Clarksdale on Oakhurst Stovall Road. The field day will be held at Mr. Pete Hunter’s farm shop beginning at 10 am. MSU Extension Specialists will be present to discuss topics in corn, cotton, grain sorghum, peanut, rice and soybean.

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Cotton Irrigation Termination

🕔15:59, 14.Aug 2015

As we progress through the second week of August and white flowers continue to climb cotton stalks throughout the state, several calls have come in regarding irrigation termination in cotton.  Our general recommendation is as follows: Furrow irrigation:  Terminate irrigation

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Mississippi Value of Production Estimates

Mississippi Value of Production Estimates

🕔15:59, 19.Jul 2015

The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce releases value of production estimates each year. Below is a list summarized the value of several Mississippi agricultural commodities.  For more information click on the link below. Mississippi Value of Production Estimates 1. 

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Potassium Deficiency in Cotton

Potassium Deficiency in Cotton

🕔14:47, 19.Jul 2015

Over the past several weeks blooms have become commonplace in most Mississippi cotton fields.  Many of these fields were blooming at or just after the 4th of July.  Once cotton begins to square and more so once  bloom begins, nutrient

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Reminder: Row Crop Technology Showcase July 15 and 16, 2015

🕔17:41, 10.Jul 2015

Field days scheduled for next week will highlight crops with new and developing herbicide and insect trait technologies. These field days will be held at the following locations: Brooksville – July 15 The Row Crop Technology Showcase at Brooksville will

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Mississippi State University Turn Row Talk – Clarksdale, July 9, 2015

🕔13:51, 3.Jul 2015

    An agronomic crops turn row talk will be held at Cliff Heaton farms, just east of the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 6 on July 9, 2015.  The field day will be held in the cotton field

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Row Crop Technology Showcase

🕔13:47, 3.Jul 2015

A series of field days will be held throughout Mississippi in 2015 which will highlight crops with new and developing herbicide and insect trait technologies. Field days will be held at the following locations: Dundee – Douglas and Chris Hood

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Plant Growth Regulator Use in Cotton

🕔13:40, 3.Jul 2015

As blooms are beginning to appear, several calls have come in this week regarding PGR use in cotton.  While some folks have already made some early applications, others are holding off.  Similar to defoliation, albeit with somewhat less pronounced effects

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Row Crop Technology Showcase Pre-Registration

🕔12:28, 26.Jun 2015

Pre-registration is now open for the upcoming Row Crop Technology Showcase events hosted by Mississippi State University. These events will be held at the following locations: Dundee – Douglas and Chris Hood’s farm – July 7 Brooksville – MSU Black Belt

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Mississippi State University Turn Row Field Day: Clarksdale, MS July 9, 2015

Mississippi State University Turn Row Field Day: Clarksdale, MS July 9, 2015

🕔14:29, 19.Jun 2015

An agronomic crops field day will be held at Cliff Heaton farms, just east of the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 6. The field day will be held in the cotton field on the south side of the road. MSU Extension Specialists will be present to discuss topics in corn, cotton, grain sorghum, peanut, rice and soybean.

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How Long Will Cotton Residual Herbicides Lay on the Soil Surface Awaiting an Activating Rainfall?

🕔12:38, 19.Jun 2015

Several questions have come in over the past week or so regarding how long residual herbicides will lay on the soil surface without rainfall and still have activity when rainfall does arrive.  This is a very difficult question to answer

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Row Crop Technology Showcase – Dates and Topics

🕔11:44, 19.Jun 2015

The upcoming Row Crop Technology Showcase events hosted by Mississippi State University have been mentioned a couple of times on Mississippi-crops.com; however, we now have a list of topics that will be covered at each event as well as credits

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Cotton Nutrient Deficiency – Boron

Cotton Nutrient Deficiency – Boron

🕔17:25, 12.Jun 2015

Boron is a micronutrient that plays a role in cell wall structure and the formation of proteins within plants.  Boron deficiency is more common in younger leaf tissue toward the top of the cotton plant.  Deficiency symptoms may appear as

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Insecticide/Herbicide Tankmix Safety

🕔09:04, 6.Jun 2015

Many calls have came in over the past week to ten days regarding mixing insecticides and herbicides and the resultant effects on crop safety.  There are many factors that go into phytotoxicity observed on crops from pesticide applications; however, I will

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Row Crop Technology Showcase – Schedule Change***

🕔08:43, 6.Jun 2015

Due to the challenging weather this spring, we have been forced to adjust some dates for the upcoming Row Crop Technology Showcases.  The event that was scheduled for Dundee on June 16 has been moved to July 7.  The event

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