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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 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

Thinking About Planting Medium-grain Rice?

Medium-grain rice variety Jupiter

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?

Mississippi Rice Promotion Board Annual Report Available

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Annual report of Mississippi Rice Promotion Board is now available online. . . . → Read More: Mississippi Rice Promotion Board Annual Report Available

2014 Spring Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations for Wheat

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

Wet, saturated soils and variable environmental conditions certainly complicate issues associated with nitrogen fertilization of wheat fields in the Mid-South. This article gives guidelines for getting better wheat response to your fertilizer dollars. . . . → Read More: 2014 Spring Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations for Wheat

Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition Results

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The results from the Second Annual Future of Ag Graduate Student Competition are included in this post. . . . → Read More: Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition Results

Don’t Overlook Zinc in your Corn Fertility Program

Typical visual symptomology of Zn deficient corn tissue

Typical visual symptomology of Zn deficient corn tissue

I have been fielding calls from many producers and consultants within the last week about zinc applications with corn planting season shortly around the corner.  Zinc deficiency in corn generally occurs early in the season (V2-V5) and manifests itself by producing a distinct interveinal chlorosis and/or white mid-leaf . . . → Read More: Don’t Overlook Zinc in your Corn Fertility Program

Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 23 & 24, 2014

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Attached please find the agenda for the Delta Ag Expo in Cleveland, MS. Make careful note that the dates of the meeting have changed from previous years due to a minor scheduling conflict with the Bolivar County Exposition Center. . . . → Read More: Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 23 & 24, 2014

There’s Good News About the Potassium in Your Soil

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. Among other functions in plants, K is involved in the regulation of water uptake and utilization. . . . → Read More: There’s Good News About the Potassium in Your Soil

2013 Row Crop Short Course

The 2013 Row Crop Short Course will be held at the Bost Extension Center on the campus of Mississippi State University from December 2 – 4, 2013.  The 2013 Row Crop Short Course will begin with an irrigation symposium hosted by Dr. Jason Krutz along with several other crop specialists and other irrigation experts from Mississippi . . . → Read More: 2013 Row Crop Short Course

Stubble Burning after Fall Fertilization – Am I Ok?

Corn Stubble Burning

A common question that I have received from numerous consultants over the last several days is as follows.  Hey don’t hammer me, but what happens if we mistakenly burned our corn stubble after we spread fall mixed good fertilizer and lime?  At the speed in which we harvest and prepare for the next planting season in . . . → Read More: Stubble Burning after Fall Fertilization – Am I Ok?