Events Calendar

July  2014
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
   
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31  

Certified Crop Adviser Exam Registration

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 instructions . . . → Read More: Certified Crop Adviser Exam Registration

Post-Harvest Crop Residue Management

CornStalks2

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. . . . → Read More: Post-Harvest Crop Residue Management

Mississippi Poultry Litter Transport Situation, July 8

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 place in the county. Litter may be moved out from other production counties. NO LITTER may . . . → Read More: Mississippi Poultry Litter Transport Situation, July 8

After the Flood: Row Crop Replanting

Flooded field

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. . . . → Read More: After the Flood: Row Crop Replanting

Some Poultry Litter Can Be Moved in Mississippi

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 are required for all movements in other areas of Mississippi. NO LITTER may be moved between Mississippi and . . . → Read More: Some Poultry Litter Can Be Moved in Mississippi

It’s complicated . . . Poultry Litter Quarantine Update, May 27

The quarantine on poultry litter movement in Mississippi continues, however there are new, very specific guidelines for various locations in the poultry production area.

Call the Mississippi Board of Animal Health at 601-359-1170 or 888-646-8731 to determine the guidelines for your situation and the permitting requirements if transport is allowed.

This quarantine is in place due an . . . → Read More: It’s complicated . . . Poultry Litter Quarantine Update, May 27

Soil Management After the Flood in Mississippi

Significant acreage in Mississippi will flood in the current event offering enormous challenges to families and homes. Much of the cropland in the affected region was already planted for the 2011 cropping season.  As the waters recede, a new landscape for in both land and nutrient management will emerge. Much of our modern experience in post-flood . . . → Read More: Soil Management After the Flood in Mississippi

Tillage Issues With Changing Crops

Tillage decisions for crop changes

There are about two-thirds the acres planted in annual crop production in Mississippi than in the circa 1980 era.

Annual Row Crop Harvested Acres

The eighteen Delta or partial Delta counties account for 80% of Mississippi planted acres, up from 70 to 75% in the pre-Conservation Reserve Program era. Therefore, most of the decline . . . → Read More: Tillage Issues With Changing Crops

Know What They’re Saying About Nitrogen Fertilizers

Our warm and humid Mississippi climate makes nitrogen (N) fertilizer management challenging. Let’s review the basics about N terminology as various product claims fly about with some puzzling promotional material being used. Be sure that you know what is being discussed, and that the person/material discussing it is accurate.

Nitrogen transformations depend on soil moisture conditions, soil . . . → Read More: Know What They’re Saying About Nitrogen Fertilizers

Liming Soils in Mississippi

The natural condition of most Mississippi soils is to become more acidic over time which reduces crop yields. From 1989 to 2009, just over half the soil samples analyzed by the MSU Extension Service Soil Testing Laboratory had pH values less than 5.9. Historically, most Delta soils have not been acidic or needed lime, however . . . → Read More: Liming Soils in Mississippi