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Burning Stalks – What does it Really Cost?

Burning Stalks – What does it Really Cost?

🕔08:03, 12.Sep 2016

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 possesses considerable benefits or may create 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.

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When is the Best Time for the “Tassel Shot” on Corn?

When is the Best Time for the “Tassel Shot” on Corn?

🕔12:47, 31.May 2016

Many corn growers are implementing different “tassel shot” inputs as part of their management program. Questions often arise regarding how critical the application timing is, especially when weather or other issues may complicate timing of such inputs. This article discusses situations when application timing may be very important, as well as those when precise timing is not critical.

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How to get the Best Return on your Corn Nitrogen Dollars

How to get the Best Return on your Corn Nitrogen Dollars

🕔16:50, 5.May 2016

Your crop response to nitrogen fertilizer may vary considerably since our environment is very conducive to nitrogen loss. This article describes methods to optimize corn yield response to nitrogen fertilizer application.

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Broiler Litter as Fertilizer for Row Crops

Broiler Litter as Fertilizer for Row Crops

🕔09:36, 3.Mar 2016

Extensive research has been conducted with poultry litter as a nutrient source for row crops within Mississippi. Mississippi ranks among the top five states in both numbers of broiler chickens grown and quantity of meat produced. Broiler production primarily is

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Considering Soil Health

🕔15:16, 19.Feb 2016

About 250 different soils have been identified in Mississippi. Soils differ across landscapes because each soil is a site-specific product of five fundamental factors – parent material, local biology, topography, climate, and time. Biological, chemical, and physical processes are continuous.

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New Program App Available for the 2015 MS Row Crop Short Course

New Program App Available for the 2015 MS Row Crop Short Course

🕔14:19, 16.Oct 2015

We had an App created that will allow you to review the program and register straight from your Smart Phone for the 2015 Mississippi Row Crop Short Course Nov. 30th – Dec. 2, 2015 at the Cotton Mill District in

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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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Everything Old is New Again – Fertilizer Costs

🕔13:19, 27.Mar 2015

It is not just a song, a new conversation about an old concept is happening in soil fertility management. I started working with soils/soil fertility/nutrient management/soil management 29 years ago this March at the West Kentucky Research and Extension Center

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Lower Cost for Poultry Litter Analysis in Mississippi

🕔16:04, 4.Dec 2014

Earlier this year the Mississippi State Chemical Laboratory lowered the fee for poultry litter analysis. Nutrient content of litter used for fertilizer varies up to 60%. Crop producers should have a recent analysis of litter so appropriate land application rates

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Lime Need and Value

🕔13:45, 3.Sep 2014

Acid soils often need liming to aid crop growth and development. Fall applications provide more time for the lime to react with the soil, less stress on the human component, and better field conditions  for equipment operation. Soil acidity problems

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Fall 2014 Lime Programs

🕔14:19, 28.Aug 2014

With harvest beginning, it is time to think about the next crop. Fall liming allows time for the soil to react before the next summer crop is planted, and takes advantage of the (usually) drier conditions for field operations. Soil

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Tips to Improve Nitrogen Response for Mid-South Corn

Tips to Improve Nitrogen Response for Mid-South Corn

🕔11:59, 12.May 2014

Considering the abundant rainfall we experienced during April and typically have, it is usually very important to optimize nitrogen fertilizer management. This newsletter discusses best management practices for corn nitrogen fertilization. These recommendations reduce the risk of nitrogen loss and can improve crop response when wet weather is prevalent during the spring.

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There’s Good News About the Potassium in Your Soil

🕔15:18, 13.Dec 2013

As you look over your fields this winter, be thankful for the tons of potassium (K) present in every acre. It is the most abundant mineral macro-nutrient on earth, which is good because most crops utilize large quantities of it.

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Soybean Minute Radio Program

🕔11:30, 12.Jul 2013

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.

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How to Estimate Nitrogen Loss resulting from Saturated Soils

How to Estimate Nitrogen Loss resulting from Saturated Soils

🕔18:42, 14.May 2013

Persistent rainfall has periodically saturated corn fields for several weeks this spring, prompting questions regarding potential nitrogen fertilizer loss. This article gives guidelines for estimating potential N loss.

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2013 Spring Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations for Wheat

2013 Spring Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations for Wheat

🕔21:42, 14.Feb 2013

Wet, saturated soils certainly complicate issues associated with nitrogen fertilization of wheat fields in the Mid-South, and we have had our fair share early this spring. This article gives guidelines for getting better wheat response to your fertilizer dollars.

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Certified Crop Adviser Exam Registration is Open

🕔09:51, 2.Nov 2012

Start the process to become certified and register for the Certified Crop Adviser exams. Registration is now open for the February 1, 2013 examination date. Go to www.certifiedcropadviser.org/exams to learn more.  In Mississippi, the exams will be administered at the

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The Myth of Weed Seed in Poultry Litter

🕔11:42, 10.Apr 2012

I have been told in many places by many people that using poultry litter to fertilize crops spreads weed seeds. However, research by Auburn, the universities of Kentucky and Georgia, and most recently, Virginia Tech found this to be untrue.

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Mississippi State Soil Fertility Manual Now Available

🕔14:13, 8.Mar 2012

MSU Extension Service Publication 2647, Nutrient Management Guidelines for Agronomic Crops Grown in Mississippi, is now available. It includes: ********************************** Introduction to Nutrient Management The Soils of Mississippi Plant Nutrients Introduction to Soil Testing Introduction to Inorganic Fertilizers Lime, Liming

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Poultry Litter as a Cotton Fertilizer in 2012

🕔08:02, 23.Feb 2012

A disease issue and the response in 2011 led to litter supply issues at the beginning of the growing season. No problems are apparent at this time (late February). This report is specifically for cotton, but litter is an excellent

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Certified Crop Adviser Exam Registration

🕔11:43, 15.Nov 2011

The next ICCA and Arkansas-Louisiana-Mississippi CCA exam date is February 3, 2012. Registration is currently available on line until December 9, 2011. To register for the exam go to the Certified Crop Adviser website at  https://www.certifiedcropadviser.org/exams where step by step

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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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Mississippi Poultry Litter Transport Situation, July 8

🕔13:46, 8.Jul 2011

There have been very few changes in the quarantine situation over the past few weeks. Litter can be hauled in Mississippi: with permits only. Within Wayne, Jones, Jasper, Perry, and Forrest counties, it may only be hauled from place to

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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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Some Poultry Litter Can Be Moved in Mississippi

🕔10:03, 3.Jun 2011

Litter can be hauled in Mississippi: with permits only! However in Wayne, Jones, Jasper, Perry, and Forrest counties, it may only be hauled from place to place within the county. Litter may be moved out from other production counties. Permits

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