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Avoid Sweetpotato Chilling Injury

The next few days will be abnormally frigid in North Mississippi.  This increases the risk of chilling injury to sweetpotatoes in storage, and those being transported to or from packing sheds.  Chilling injury occurs when roots are exposed to temperatures between 32 and 55°F.  (The ideal storage temperature for sweetpotatoes is 55 to 60°F. Freezing injury . . . → Read More: Avoid Sweetpotato Chilling Injury

Identifying Wheat Growth Stages using the Feekes Scale

Feekes Growth Stage Chart for Wheat

The Feekes scale is likely the most commonly used system to describe wheat and other small grain’s 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

2015 Spring Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations for Wheat

Nitrogen deficiency is more prominent on lower leaves and begins at leaf tips.

Environmental factors play a substantial role in nitrogen fertilization for wheat producers in the Mid-south. This article gives guidelines for getting optimal wheat response to your nitrogen fertilizer. . . . → Read More: 2015 Spring Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations for Wheat

Scouting and Managing Wheat Stripe Rust Infection at Tillering Stages

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

Rotation Considerations for Peanut

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

2015 Winter Sweetpotato Production Meeting- Feb. 11th

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

Pyrethroids on Wheat in Mississippi: Does it Pay?

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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?

2015 Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Meeting Program

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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

2014 On-Farm Cotton Variety Trial Data

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

2015 Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 21 and 22, 2015

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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