The Feekes scale is likely the most commonly used system to describe wheat and other small grains’ 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. . . . → Read More: Identifying Wheat Growth Stages using the Feekes Scale
The annual cotton maturity guide has been updated for 2014. Cotton is unique with respect to maturity indices, especially compared to commonly grown grain crops. Generally speaking, the earliest maturing cotton varieties differ from the latest maturing cotton varieties by 10 – 14 days with respect to maturity. However, keep in mind that many factors can . . . → Read More: 2014 Cotton Maturity Guide
During 2013, several fungicide trials were conducted to determine the benefit of vegetative growth stage timings in corn. Two large plot trials were conducted in east MS with the help of Dr. Dennis Reginelli. In this blog post, the results of two large plot trials were presented from one nonirrigated and one irrigated field setting. Small plot trial data will be reported at a different date. . . . → Read More: Vegetative Stage Corn Fungicide Applications in the Mississippi Production System: 2013 Large Plot Trials
March is here, anticipation is building and our fields may dry out soon, if rain holds off. So when should we start planting corn? This article gives tangible recommendations for determining suitable planting time when nature throws us curveballs. . . . → Read More: Is Super Early Corn Planting Really Critical?
In Mississippi, research indicates that management of medium-grain varieties is similar to that of long-grain varieties. . . . → Read More: Thinking About Planting Medium-grain Rice?
Annual report of Mississippi Rice Promotion Board is now available online. . . . → Read More: Mississippi Rice Promotion Board Annual Report Available
Included are Mississippi State’s suggested grain sorghum hybrids for planting during the 2014 season. These hybrid recommendations are intended for dryland production. . . . → Read More: 2014 MSU Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions
Mississippi has a 24c label allowing Avipel use on field or sweet corn seed for the purpose of repelling blackbirds and cowbirds. Thus, we no longer need to rely on an emergency condition to be declared. This newsletter will discuss different formulations and use of this product on corn seed. . . . → Read More: Bird Repellent Available to Protect Corn Seed
The 62nd annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show will be held February 28 – March 1, 2014 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, TN. More than 400 exhibitors from more than 40 states will be on-hand showcasing the latest technology and innovation in agriculture. A new event at the Gin Show for 2014 will be . . . → Read More: 2014 Mid-South Ag Forum at the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show
Although every major field crop we grow in Mississippi is responsive to at planting insect protection; field corn is perhaps the most consistent. Why is this? At many of the winter meetings I hear the agronomists talking about maximizing yield of field corn. They mention numerous things that all protect yield such as planter speed, uniformity of seed . . . → Read More: Seed Treatments, In-Furrow Sprays, and Granules……What to do in Mississippi Field Corn