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What is the Cut-Off Date for Planting Corn?

Planting Date Study

Much like last year, as rains delay corn planting progress, more concerns arise regarding the appropriate “cut-off” date for planting corn. This article states new guidelines for late corn plantings based upon recent MSU research. . . . → Read More: What is the Cut-Off Date for Planting Corn?

Identifying Wheat Growth Stages using the Feekes Scale

Feekes Growth Stage Chart for Wheat

The Feekes scale is likely the most commonly used system to describe wheat and other small grains’ growth and development stages. Understanding of wheat plant development is important so that you may better time management inputs to optimize crop response. This article helps you identify specific wheat growth stages. . . . → Read More: Identifying Wheat Growth Stages using the Feekes Scale

Is Super Early Corn Planting Really Critical?

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March is here, anticipation is building and our fields may dry out soon, if rain holds off. So when should we start planting corn? This article gives tangible recommendations for determining suitable planting time when nature throws us curveballs. . . . → Read More: Is Super Early Corn Planting Really Critical?

2014 MSU Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions

SorghumField

Included are Mississippi State’s suggested grain sorghum hybrids for planting during the 2014 season. These hybrid recommendations are intended for dryland production. . . . → Read More: 2014 MSU Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions

Bird Repellent Available to Protect Corn Seed

Blackbird

Mississippi has a 24c label allowing Avipel use on field or sweet corn seed for the purpose of repelling blackbirds and cowbirds. Thus, we no longer need to rely on an emergency condition to be declared. This newsletter will discuss different formulations and use of this product on corn seed. . . . → Read More: Bird Repellent Available to Protect Corn Seed

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

2013 MSU Corn Demonstration Program Results

Demo Plot

The MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program evaluates superior corn hybrids from numerous seed companies who participate in the MSU Corn for Grain Hybrid Trials. Our objective is to provide you more opportunity to evaluate premier corn hybrids and substantially supplement the information gathered in the University Hybrid Trials. . . . → Read More: 2013 MSU Corn Demonstration Program Results

Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition Program

2014 Flyer

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

2014 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids

Corn Harvest

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 Control in Winter Wheat

Wheat infested with Italian ryegrass

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