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
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?
After harvest, you immediately 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 addresses the pro’s and con’s of crop residue and associated management options, including burning. . . . → Read More: Burning Stalks – What does it Really Cost?
The Soybean Minute is a new radio program that can be heard on the Mississippi AgriNews Network. These reports, sponsored by the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board and the United Soybean Board, offer the latest information on soybean production in Mississippi. Updates provided through this resource include current issues as well as soybean Extension and research updates.
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Corn diseases continue to be a hot topic throughout the MS corn production area. Most field calls have been regarding common rust as well as northern corn leaf blight. However, over the past two weeks numerous calls regarding nutrient and irrigation stresses have been answered that were initially thought to be disease. In addition, with the recent information from Louisiana regarding the observation of Goss’s wilt in LA (a rare event in their production system) agriculturists should know that disease as well as crop stresses can be initially misdiagnosed as diseases that are not normally present in our production system such as Goss’s wilt. . . . → Read More: Corn Foliar Disease Update: June 26, 2013
Corn reproductive stages generally comprise about 60 days for corn hybrids grown in Mississippi at normal planting dates. Identification of these stages is critical for making prudent management decisions and anticipating crop response to practices and environmental conditions. . . . → Read More: Identifying Corn Reproductive Growth Stages and Management Implications
For all intensive purposes cotton planting has been completed in Mississippi for 2013. In my estimation the majority of the 2013 crop is two to four weeks behind normal. The youngest cotton in the state is at 1 to 2 leaf with the oldest beginning to square. Issues with thrips have been widespread and will likely . . . → Read More: Cotton Progress
More and more growers are applying various management inputs around tassel stage in order to improve efficiency and corn productivity. This article discusses how crop physiology affects the potential yield response and appropriate timing. . . . → Read More: The Tassel Shot: What is the Best Timing?
Nitrogen is important for crop growth and production. Managing this valuable input for maximum plant availability is critical to ensure optimum economic returns while minimizing the potential for negative environmental effects. Urea is the standard N fertilizer product for rice production. Urea is a high analysis (44-46% N) granular N fertilizer that is ultimately converted into ammonium . . . → Read More: Rice Preflood Nitrogen Management
Persistent rainfall has periodically saturated corn fields for several weeks this spring, prompting questions regarding potential nitrogen fertilizer loss. This article gives guidelines for estimating potential N loss. . . . → Read More: How to Estimate Nitrogen Loss resulting from Saturated Soils