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The Mississippi State University RISER Program: Efficient Methods for Furrow Irrigation

RISER irrigation approach reduces water use by 50% while maintaining yield potential. . . . → Read More: The Mississippi State University RISER Program: Efficient Methods for Furrow Irrigation

Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition Program

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On February 6th 2014, Mississippi State University will host the second annual “Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition”. The competition will be open to M.S. and Ph.D. students working in production agriculture. . . . → Read More: Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition Program

Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 23 & 24, 2014

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Attached please find the agenda for the Delta Ag Expo in Cleveland, MS. Make careful note that the dates of the meeting have changed from previous years due to a minor scheduling conflict with the Bolivar County Exposition Center. . . . → Read More: Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 23 & 24, 2014

Soybean Irrigation Termination

Determining when to terminate irrigation in soybean can be difficult. When making this decision, the goal is to make sure that adequate soil moisture is available to ensure that the soybean seeds reach maximum size. Terminating irrigation too soon can result in decreased seed size which ultimately will mean that maximum yield potential may not be . . . → Read More: Soybean Irrigation Termination

Soybean Irrigation Termination Turn-Row Field Day

Terminating soybean irrigation too early can result in lower yield due to decreased seed size. At the same time, irrigating when the crop no longer needs water can be a waste of time and resources. On Friday, August 30, 2013 a turn-row Field Day will be held to discuss soybean irrigation termination, crop growth stages, and . . . → Read More: Soybean Irrigation Termination Turn-Row Field Day

Irrigation Termination in Cotton

The time of year has arrived that growers are getting the itch to terminate irrigation applications in cotton.  In a normal year, cracked bolls are present at the present calender date; however, cracked bolls are currently the exception rather than the rule.  Cracked bolls have been observed in the Rolling Fork area of the Delta and . . . → Read More: Irrigation Termination in Cotton

Cotton Irrigation

Cotton irrigation has been on-going for the past four weeks and will likely continue three to four weeks depending on weather conditions.  Watering schedules vary from grower to grower and field to field.  In addition, watering schedules vary depending on the type of irrigation system in use.  Fields watered with a center pivot system tend to . . . → Read More: Cotton Irrigation

Soybean Minute Radio Program

The Soybean Minute is a new radio program that can be heard on the Mississippi AgriNews Network. These reports, sponsored by the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board and the United Soybean Board, offer the latest information on soybean production in Mississippi. Updates provided through this resource include current issues as well as soybean Extension and research updates.

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How long will we need to Irrigate this Corn Crop?

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This season’s corn crop is generally much later than normal and far behind the pace of last year’s crop. Thus, even the earliest fields will need additional irrigation or rainfall for several more weeks. This article discusses crop progress and methods to schedule and terminate irrigation water for corn. . . . → Read More: How long will we need to Irrigate this Corn Crop?

Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition

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On February 7th 2013, Mississippi State University hosted the first annual “Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition”. The goals of this event were to provide students an opportunity to present their research findings to a diverse audience that included growers, consultants and industry personnel and interact with people from different segments of the agricultural community. . . . → Read More: Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition