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
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
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 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
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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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?
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
The 2012 Row Crop Short Course will be held from December 3-5, 2012 at the Bost Extension Center on the campus of Mississippi State University. Pre-registration is free of charge until November 30 and will be $40 thereafter including at the door. Registration may be completed online at the following website:
Row Crop Short Course Online Registration
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The 2012 Delta Crop Summit will be held on Tuesday, November 13, in Stoneville, MS. Please see the attached schedule. . . . → Read More: Delta Crop Summit – November 13, 2012, Stoneville, MS
At this point in the growing season, those with irrigation capabilities are looking at their crop to decide how much additional water it will take to finish things off. Scattered rains over the last few days have helped make this decision easier for some. However, additional moisture is still needed in many places. Mississippi’s soybean crop . . . → Read More: Terminating Soybean Irrigation