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Importance of Managing Sugarcane Aphids in Grain Sorghum at Harvest

Importance of Managing Sugarcane Aphids in Grain Sorghum at Harvest

🕔07:22, 11.Sep 2015

Some grain sorghum still remains to be harvested around the state and sugarcane aphid populations have remained high in a lot of areas. We had a post by Erick Larson and Angus Catchot a couple of weeks ago here about use of harvest

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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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Timing, Sugarcane Aphids and other Harvest Aid Considerations for Sorghum

Timing, Sugarcane Aphids and other Harvest Aid Considerations for Sorghum

🕔14:38, 14.Aug 2015

Many growers in the Mid-South apply a harvest aid to sorghum to facilitate combine efficiency. Although it is possible to harvest sorghum without using a harvest aid, understanding the benefits of usage, along with adverse consequences, will help you implement a practical plan that will enhance your sorghum harvest.

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When Should I Start Corn Harvest?

When Should I Start Corn Harvest?

🕔14:29, 31.Jul 2015

Corn harvest will be upon us soon and anticipation is building. However, we still need to get this corn crop out of the field and safely deliver it to market. The optimal timing to successfully harvest your corn crop may vary depending on several factors.

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Sorghum Midge Scouting Field Day – Tuesday July 14

🕔09:36, 13.Jul 2015

There will be an impromptu sorghum midge scouting field day at the MSU Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville tomorrow (July 14, 2015) at 8:00 am. We will meet at the Capps Building at 8:00 am and then travel directly

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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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When Is the Corn Crop Made?

When Is the Corn Crop Made?

🕔15:11, 10.Jul 2015

Considering the abundant rainfall during the July 4th week and the crop progressing closer to maturity, some are likely wondering whether if the 2015 corn crop is finished. This article discusses how to make that call and determine timing for irrigation termination.

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Corn Disease Update: July 4, 2015, Southern Rust Observed in Five Counties (UPDATED @ noon)

Corn Disease Update: July 4, 2015, Southern Rust Observed in Five Counties (UPDATED @ noon)

🕔08:53, 4.Jul 2015

Corn diseases have started to be more commonly observed throughout the MS corn production area. Given the time of year in both calendar date and crop stages (post-tassel) several corn diseases are being observed more often. Northern corn leaf blight, southern corn leaf blight, and Diplodia ear rot have all been observed over the last two weeks. Southern corn rust made an appearance earlier than normal; however, the disease is considered to be at extremely low levels at this time even though five counties (Adams, Claiborne, Coahoma, Forrest, Stone) have been observed to contain infected corn plants.

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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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Be Aware of Wheat Seed Laws

Be Aware of Wheat Seed Laws

🕔15:17, 12.Jun 2015

As wheat harvest is being completed and we begin making marketing and future cropping plans it is important to understand seed laws pertaining to wheat. This article explains the ramifications of PVP and Patent protection pertaining to wheat seed.

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How much Nitrogen have I Lost from Saturated Soils?

How much Nitrogen have I Lost from Saturated Soils?

🕔09:41, 5.Jun 2015

Abundant rainfall has soaked corn fields for extended time during April and late May, exposing nitrogen fertilizer to potential loss. This article gives guidelines for estimating potential N loss.

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Tire Traffic Soil Compaction Effects on Corn

Tire Traffic Soil Compaction Effects on Corn

🕔13:25, 28.May 2015

As a lot of our corn approaches tassel, issues associated with tire traffic soil compaction are becoming more evident. This article discusses the consequences.

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When Should I Start Irrigating My Corn?

When Should I Start Irrigating My Corn?

🕔10:05, 15.May 2015

The recent stretch of dry weather has prompted much conversation about the proper time to initiate irrigation for corn. This scenario usually generates a lot more anxiety than necessary because early season wilting is certainly not something we are very accustomed to.

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Use a Sound Corn Nitrogen Strategy to Combat Rainy Weather

Use a Sound Corn Nitrogen Strategy to Combat Rainy Weather

🕔17:31, 24.Apr 2015

Abundant spring rainfall can create havoc with corn nitrogen management by delaying fertilizer application and also promote massive nitrogen loss. These strategies should help enhance crop response during challenging conditions.

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Wheat Disease Update: April 24, 2015

Wheat Disease Update: April 24, 2015

🕔10:35, 24.Apr 2015

For the most part the Mississippi wheat crop is clean with regards to foliar diseases. However, some important issues are occurring that need to be addressed with regards to Fusarium head blight, stem maggot feeding, and general herbicide injury as these three issues can easily be confused with one another at the field level.

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Grain Sorghum Planting and Seeding Recommendations

Grain Sorghum Planting and Seeding Recommendations

🕔16:16, 10.Apr 2015

Strong markets are driving Mississippi growers to plant a lot more grain sorghum than what could have been, considering the recent development of Sugarcane aphids as a threat to sorghum production. This article gives guidelines for getting your sorghum crop off to a good start.

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Are We Going to Get this Corn Crop Planted?

Are We Going to Get this Corn Crop Planted?

🕔17:53, 7.Apr 2015

Much like the last 2-years, as rains delay corn planting progress, more concerns arise regarding whether you will have ample opportunity to plant your corn crop in a suitable time window. This article states new guidelines for late corn plantings based upon recent MSU research.

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2015 MSU Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions

2015 MSU Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions

🕔16:40, 18.Feb 2015

This effort lists those grain sorghum hybrids which have demonstrated superior productivity in the MSU MAFES Grain Sorghum Hybrid Trials and neighboring University trials. This information should help you pick well-suited sorghum hybrids for Mississippi.

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Identifying Wheat Growth Stages using the Feekes Scale

Identifying Wheat Growth Stages using the Feekes Scale

🕔14:44, 12.Feb 2015

The Feekes scale is likely the most commonly used system to describe wheat and other small grain’s 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.

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2015 Spring Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations for Wheat

2015 Spring Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations for Wheat

🕔14:23, 12.Feb 2015

Environmental factors play a substantial role in nitrogen fertilization for wheat producers in the Mid-south. This article gives guidelines for getting optimal wheat response to your nitrogen fertilizer.

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2015 Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Meeting Program

2015 Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Meeting Program

🕔06:54, 27.Jan 2015

On February 5th 2015, Mississippi State University will host the third annual Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition.  The competition will be open to M.S. and Ph.D. students working in production agriculture.  Over the last several years, there has been a

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2015 Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 21 and 22, 2015

2015 Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 21 and 22, 2015

🕔11:27, 16.Jan 2015

Find attached the agenda for the 42nd Annual Delta Ag Expo to be held in Cleveland, MS on Wednesday, January 21 and Thursday, January 22, 2015. We hope to see you in attendance at the Bolivar County Ag Expo Center.

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2014 Wheat Variety Evaluations for Tolerance to Metribuzin Herbicide

2014 Wheat Variety Evaluations for Tolerance to Metribuzin Herbicide

🕔16:22, 12.Dec 2014

Metribuzin is an important herbicide for controlling numerous weed species in wheat. However, wheat varieties may differ in tolerance to metribuzin. These are the results from our evaluation of wheat varieties included in the MSU Wheat Variety Trials. This should help you better assess potential for wheat crop injury.

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2014 Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Results

2014 Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Results

🕔13:10, 26.Nov 2014

The MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program evaluates superior corn hybrids from numerous seed companies who market corn in Mississippi. Our objective is to provide you more opportunity to evaluate premier corn hybrids and substantially supplement the independent and unbiased information gathered in the University Hybrid Trials.

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