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Larson, E.

2011 Row Crop Short Course

🕔09:40, 7.Nov 2011

On behalf of the Mississippi State University Extension Service we would like to cordially invite you to attend the 2011 Row Crop Short Course to be held at the Bost Extension Center on the campus of Mississippi State University from

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How to Plant Wheat for Higher Yields

How to Plant Wheat for Higher Yields

🕔15:59, 3.Oct 2011

Wheat can be established using various methods, but several management practices can certainly enhance your potential for growing a productive crop this season. Those practices include timely planting, appropriate seeding rates and methods, suitable seedbed preparation and fall weed control.

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Post-Harvest Crop Residue Management

Post-Harvest Crop Residue Management

🕔17:34, 26.Sep 2011

After harvest, you 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 attempts to address the pro’s and con’s of crop residue.

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2011 MSU Short List of Suggested Wheat Varieties

2011 MSU Short List of Suggested Wheat Varieties

🕔18:24, 14.Sep 2011

This effort lists those wheat varieties which have demonstrated superior productivity in the MSU Wheat and Oat Variety Trials and summarizes their characteristics. This information is intended to evaluate variety genetics and traits which may help you better assess relative wheat productivity and profitability in future seasons.

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Corn Verification Crop Progress Update

Corn Verification Crop Progress Update

🕔15:00, 22.Jul 2011

Irrigated Corn Verification Fields are nearly mature, but did require a final irrigation this week to provide ample moisture to sustain the crop to physiological maturity. Some slight root lodging also recently occurred, but otherwise harvest progress should commence soon. Late-planted dryland fields still have a long way to go and are under drought stress.

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2011 MSU Wheat Variety Yield Data

2011 MSU Wheat Variety Yield Data

🕔10:48, 1.Jul 2011

Preliminary yield data from the 2011 MSU Wheat Variety Trials are now available.

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Late Season Corn Irrigation and Termination

Late Season Corn Irrigation and Termination

🕔00:35, 1.Jul 2011

Much of our late March planted irrigated corn is now reaching dent stage and will continue to fill kernels for another 20 days, if we help it do so. Therefore, you do not want to forgo any practices which may mitigate stress or pest issues yet. This article highlights irrigation needs and termination during the final growth stages.

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Drought Stress and its affect on Corn Pollination and Early Grain Fill

Drought Stress and its affect on Corn Pollination and Early Grain Fill

🕔18:04, 23.Jun 2011

Despite Mississippi generally receiving abundant yearly rainfall, we often experience substantial drought stress growing corn. The timing of rainfall and the ability of our soils to store moisture are critical to corn productivity. This article explains how drought stress and irrigation management may influence corn productivity during the early grain filling stages.

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After the Flood: Row Crop Replanting

After the Flood: Row Crop Replanting

🕔01:49, 10.Jun 2011

MSU Extension Service and MAFES researchers have compiled the following suggestions and information regarding replanting and managing row crops after the flood. Also included is post-flood crop insurance information.

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The corn fungicide dilemma: when should a fungicide be applied? Part V of V, preventing yield loss from foliar disease

The corn fungicide dilemma: when should a fungicide be applied? Part V of V, preventing yield loss from foliar disease

🕔16:15, 29.May 2011

Over the past 4 updates I’ve attempted to present data that suggests the best time to apply a fungicide is in response to a foliar disease that could potentially reduce yield.  In many situations particular fungicide products are being touted

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The corn fungicide dilemma: when should a fungicide be applied? Part IV of V, standability/lodging

The corn fungicide dilemma: when should a fungicide be applied? Part IV of V, standability/lodging

🕔11:05, 28.May 2011

Much has been made of the ability of strobilurin fungicides to prevent corn from lodging, typically towards the end of the season.  Since 2007 I have received countless calls that have gone something like “we sprayed a field with fungicide

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The corn fungicide dilemma: when should a fungicide be applied? Part III of V, green leaf material as measured by percent chlorophyll

The corn fungicide dilemma: when should a fungicide be applied? Part III of V, green leaf material as measured by percent chlorophyll

🕔15:09, 27.May 2011

Since 2007, fungicide products containing a strobilurin active ingredient have been suggested to increase plant “greenness” or allow the plants to stay greener longer in the field following a tassel (VT) application.  Increased green plant tissue has been stated to

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The corn fungicide dilemma: when should a fungicide be applied? Part II of V, irrigated versus non-irrigated situations

The corn fungicide dilemma: when should a fungicide be applied? Part II of V, irrigated versus non-irrigated situations

🕔22:45, 26.May 2011

From 2007 through 2009 Mississippi State University extension and research personnel were involved in a large corn fungicide research effort funded by the Mississippi Corn Promotion Board.  Except for situations where corn was planted on experiment stations (Brooksville, Pontotoc, Raymond,

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The corn fungicide dilemma: when should a fungicide be applied? Part I of V, yield in the absence of measureable disease

The corn fungicide dilemma: when should a fungicide be applied? Part I of V, yield in the absence of measureable disease

🕔12:49, 23.May 2011

To keep each of the sections short I’ve separated the entire segment regarding fungicide application in corn into 5 general segments. 2011 marks my 5th season with Mississippi State University.  Since I started this job on May 15 2007, one

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When is Wheat No Longer Vulnerable to Herbicide Injury

When is Wheat No Longer Vulnerable to Herbicide Injury

🕔11:11, 13.May 2011

Many folks have inquired about specific information regarding wheat vulnerability to herbicides. This article specifically describes and contains photos to help identify the critical hard dough stage, when wheat is generally no longer vulnerable.

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What to Expect from Later than Normal Corn Planting

What to Expect from Later than Normal Corn Planting

🕔00:24, 6.May 2011

One of the current corn research initiatives at Mississippi State University is a project evaluating corn productivity to later than normal planting dates, particularly when grown with irrigation. The preliminary results may be pleasantly surprising for some growers stricken with stand loss or delayed by rainfall.

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Trying to Promote Wheat Harvest prior to Floodwater

Trying to Promote Wheat Harvest prior to Floodwater

🕔17:03, 4.May 2011

Floodwater from the Mississippi river and other drainages threaten to destroy many acres of wheat which are ripening and approaching harvest. Many are wondering if there are any methods to hasten wheat maturity or permit harvest before floodwater destroys the crop.

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Implications from Hail Damage on Young Corn

Implications from Hail Damage on Young Corn

🕔11:44, 29.Apr 2011

Fortunately, young corn can sustain severe physical injury without suffering yield loss, because the growing point is below the soil surface. However, you need to wait 5 days or more to fully evaluate recovery or potential stand loss.

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Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions

Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions

🕔15:34, 25.Apr 2011

Following are a few hybrid suggestions for dryland Grain Sorghum or milo production in Mississippi.

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How to deal with Glyphosate Resistance and Weed Issues in Corn

How to deal with Glyphosate Resistance and Weed Issues in Corn

🕔12:45, 21.Apr 2011

Increasing populations of glyphosate-resistant and other herbicide-resistant weed species demand we adapt our corn weed control systems to address specific issues and prevent new ones. This may require you to implement strategies for a specific weed, plan on multiple herbicide applications, and improve your application timing.

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Will Corn Sustain Injury from Sand-Blasting?

Will Corn Sustain Injury from Sand-Blasting?

🕔16:16, 15.Apr 2011

Strong winds sand-blasted young, emerged corn plants in many fields this week. Fortunately, corn can sustain considerable vegetative damage during early growth stages without limiting development or yield.

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Identifying Glyphosate Drift Injury on Wheat Plants

Identifying Glyphosate Drift Injury on Wheat Plants

🕔18:18, 23.Mar 2011

Identifying off-target herbicide injury may be difficult when a definitive pattern is not readily apparent, substantial acreage is involved, or distance is considerable. This article gives some guidelines and photos to help identify glyphosate drift on wheat, so that you can manage appropriately.

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Key Corn Verification Findings

Key Corn Verification Findings

🕔00:02, 12.Mar 2011

One of the objectives of this program is to identify key production limitations, so the Mississippi State University Extension Service and Experiment Station can better direct efforts to develop innovations for our specific problems. This is a summary of such limitations documented during the past few years.

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How to Plant Corn for Higher Yields

How to Plant Corn for Higher Yields

🕔16:01, 11.Mar 2011

Corn is quite unique because much of its potential productivity is determined during the planting process. Thus, corn is often much more responsive or dependent on variables implemented during the planting than other Southern crops. This article gives planting guidelines for enhancing corn profitability.

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2010 Row Crop Short Course Video Links

2010 Row Crop Short Course Video Links

🕔13:57, 14.Feb 2011

The 2010 Row Crop Short Course was held at Mississippi State University on December 6 – 8, 2010.  As we expanded the Short Course in 2009, we also have adopted technology to record the oral and visual portions of the presentations. 

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