This effort lists those corn hybrids which have demonstrated superior productivity in the MSU Corn for Grain Hybrid Trials. Approximately 80 corn hybrids representing the vast majority of seed companies in the Mid-south participate in the MSU hybrid trials. This information should help you better assess relative corn hybrid productivity and profitability in future seasons for either irrigated or dryland culture.
. . . → Read More: 2014 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids
Italian ryegrass is a serious weed in wheat production and continues to spread across much of Mississippi. The increasing prevalence of Italian ryegrass in grower fields is compounded by the lack of control from many commonly used herbicides, such as ALS inhibitors and glyphosate. . . . → Read More: Italian Ryegrass Control in Winter Wheat
Metribuzin is an important herbicide for controlling numerous weed species in wheat. However, wheat varieties may differ in tolerance to metribuzin. This article shows our evaluations of wheat varieties included in the current MSU Wheat Variety Trials for metribuzin tolerance. This should help you better assess potential for wheat crop injury. . . . → Read More: Evaluation of Wheat Varieties for Metribuzin Tolerance
This publication lists those wheat varieties which have demonstrated superior productivity in the MSU Wheat and Oat Variety Trials and summarizes their characteristics. This impartial information should help you better assess wheat varieties and pick those suited for your farm this season.
. . . → Read More: 2013 MSU Short List of Suggested Wheat Varieties
Numerous questions have come in over the past few weeks regarding proper grain storage. Maintaining moisture below 15% is extremely important to reduce the likelihood of fungal growth. However, not all fungi that develop on harvested grain are problematic and toxin production is not something that can occur overnight. Even though fungi such as Aspergillus flavus can produce a green fungal growth on harvested grain not all fungi that grow on grain can be considered to be A. flavus. . . . → Read More: Storing Harvested Corn and what to Expect from High-Moisture Corn
After harvest, you immediately face management decisions as you begin preparing fields for next year’s crop. Corn produces far more residue than most crops we are accustomed to, so it can cause considerable benefits or anxiety depending upon how you view it. This article addresses the pro’s and con’s of crop residue and associated management options, including burning. . . . → Read More: Burning Stalks – What does it Really Cost?
Many growers in the Mid-South apply a herbicide shortly prior to sorghum harvest to facilitate combine efficiency and suitable grain moisture. This article will discuss appropriate timing and potential outcome of such harvest aid applications.
. . . → Read More: When is it safe to Apply a Grain Sorghum Harvest Aid and what to Expect?
Incomplete kernel set is something you can’t ignore. These kernels often don’t fill because the plant can’t supply enough energy to support them. Therefore, if we want to improve our yields, we need to investigate reasons why the kernel set is less than desired, so we can improve in the future. . . . → Read More: Why did the Kernels near the Ear Tip not Fill?
Would you like to estimate your corn yield prior to the combine heading to the field? If you are willing to put in a little time, you can develop a reasonable yield estimate by following these guidelines. . . . → Read More: How Can I Estimate Corn Yield?
Corn fungicide questions continue to be made even in situations where corn has reached dent. In general, making a fungicide application at dent or later corn growth stages only pays off if excessive disease pressure is observed prior to the fungicide application being made. Moreover, making a fungicide application to a foliar disease tolerant hybrid will likely not pay off since the genes present in the hybrid should be relied on for preventing yield loss as a result of foliar disease. . . . → Read More: Corn Disease Update and Late Fungicide Suggestions: July 19, 2013