Stripe rust was detected in wheat in Washington County, MS in the wheat variety trial plots. Wheat fields in MS should be scouted at this time for the presence of stripe rust. Fungicide applications with products in the triazole (DMI) class of fungicides will prevent spread of the disease and in some cases where the disease has occurred and been observed in a wheat field may protect yield. . . . → Read More: Scouting and Managing Wheat Stripe Rust Infection at Tillering Stages
I have been surveying growers, extension folks, consultants, and industry personnel over the last few weeks and it seems that the consensus is that we are going to significantly increase peanut acreage in the 2015 growing season. I think the increase will be a combination of current growers increasing their 2014 acreage numbers, growers who have . . . → Read More: Rotation Considerations for Peanut
The 2015 Mississippi Winter Sweetpotato Production Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday February 11th at the Calhoun County Extension Office (121 Parker St. Pittsboro, MS 38951). Registration will begin at 8:30 A.M. The program will run 9:00 A.M. through lunch. A light breakfast and full lunch will be provided. There is no fee to attend and no . . . → Read More: 2015 Winter Sweetpotato Production Meeting- Feb. 11th
Its decision time in wheat. One of the questions we often get is “I am about to apply a herbicide, should I add a pyrethroid?” This is one of the few times I would have to say “Yes” to a question such as this. I think it makes sense to do so. . . . → Read More: Pyrethroids on Wheat in Mississippi: Does it Pay?
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 tremendous surge in job availability for students with backgrounds in applied production agriculture. The agricultural industry . . . → Read More: 2015 Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Meeting Program
Final data for the 2014 Mississippi State University on-farm cotton variety trials can be accessed by clicking on the link below. Glyphosate-tolerant variety trials were conducted at 17 locations in 2014 and data are presented in the following manner: all locations pooled together, irrigated trials, dryland trials, trials conducted in the Delta, trials conducted in the . . . → Read More: 2014 On-Farm Cotton Variety Trial Data
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. . . . → Read More: 2015 Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 21 and 22, 2015
The Mississippi Peanut Growers Association announces their annual meeting and trade show. It will be held January 28-29 at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg.
The draft agenda for the meeting is included in the blog announcement.
. . . → Read More: Annual Meeting and Trade Show, Mississippi Peanut Growers Association, January 28-29. Hattiesburg.
Green stem disorder can be a sporadic issue from year-to-year and field-to-field. In the current blog post a survey is attached whereby individuals can answer five basic questions on their thoughts and opinions regarding the presence of green stem. . . . → Read More: Soybean Green Stem Disorder: Brief Survey
Disease severity was rated for each of the OVT soybean entries at all locations planted during 2014. Varieties were rated using a 0-9 scale where 0=no disease and 9=severe disease symptoms. The attachments on this blog post contain the Maturity Group V early and late entries. . . . → Read More: 2014 Soybean Variety Trial Disease Ratings, Part III: Maturity Group V Varieties