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Use a Sound Corn Nitrogen Strategy to Combat Rainy Weather

Use a Sound Corn Nitrogen Strategy to Combat Rainy Weather

🕔17:31, 24.Apr 2015

Abundant spring rainfall can create havoc with corn nitrogen management by delaying fertilizer application and also promote massive nitrogen loss. These strategies should help enhance crop response during challenging conditions.

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2015 Scout Schools Set for Mississippi

2015 Scout Schools Set for Mississippi

🕔11:02, 8.Apr 2015

Mississippi State University will be hosting 5 scout schools this year. We have transitioned over the years to make these trainings much more diverse than insect pest alone. This year we will be including insects, disease, fertility, weed identification, and herbicide systems. There will be numerous hands on displays of insects, weeds, nutrient deficiencies in all major row crops, and fertilizer characteristics. CEU’s Provided: Nutrient Management = 1.5, Integrated Pest Management = 3, Crop Management = 1

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Everything Old is New Again – Fertilizer Costs

🕔13:19, 27.Mar 2015

It is not just a song, a new conversation about an old concept is happening in soil fertility management. I started working with soils/soil fertility/nutrient management/soil management 29 years ago this March at the West Kentucky Research and Extension Center

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Soybean Management Symposium Series: February 25 and 26, 2015 Dates CANCELED

🕔14:41, 24.Feb 2015

The previously scheduled Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board seminar dates in Tunica, Verona, and Macon for Wednesday (2/25) and Thursday (2/26) have been CANCELED due to the potential for inclement weather over the next 36 hours. Future dates will be listed on the Mississippi Crop Situation Blog and locations will likely not change. Please stay tuned for further announcements.

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Soybean Management Symposium Series: Future Dates (2/25 Tunica, MS; 2/26 Verona (morning); 2/26 Macon, MS (afternoon))

🕔15:40, 18.Feb 2015

Three more opportunities exist for ag-related personnel to attend the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board sponsored seminar series on nutrition management, nematode sampling and management, and irrigation practices. Meetings are scheduled next week in Tunica (2/25; 9 am), Verona (2/26; 9 am), and Macon (2/26; 2:30 pm).

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Identifying Wheat Growth Stages using the Feekes Scale

Identifying Wheat Growth Stages using the Feekes Scale

🕔14:44, 12.Feb 2015

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.

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2015 Spring Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations for Wheat

2015 Spring Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations for Wheat

🕔14:23, 12.Feb 2015

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.

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

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

🕔11:27, 16.Jan 2015

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.

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Lower Cost for Poultry Litter Analysis in Mississippi

🕔16:04, 4.Dec 2014

Earlier this year the Mississippi State Chemical Laboratory lowered the fee for poultry litter analysis. Nutrient content of litter used for fertilizer varies up to 60%. Crop producers should have a recent analysis of litter so appropriate land application rates

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2014 Row Crop Short Course – End of Pre-Registration

🕔11:32, 21.Nov 2014

The 2014 Row Crop Short Course will be held at the Bost Extension Center on the campus of Mississippi State University on December 1-3, 2014.  Attendance is free of charge if you pre-register.  Pre-registration is available until November 26.  Registration

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2014 Row Crop Short Course Preliminary Program

🕔15:14, 7.Nov 2014

The 2014 Row Crop Short Course will be held at the Bost Extension Center on the campus of Mississippi State University on December 1-3, 2014.  Attendance is free of charge if you pre-register.  Pre-registration is available until November 26.  Registration

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2014 Delta Area Rice Meeting

2014 Delta Area Rice Meeting

🕔11:45, 7.Nov 2014

The 2014 Delta area/Bolivar Co. Rice Meeting will be held at the Bolivar Co. Extension office on December 4, 2014. Mississippi rice producers, industry professionals, and other interested parties are invited to listen to presentations from MSU research and Extension

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2014 Row Crop Short Course

🕔15:53, 6.Oct 2014

On behalf of the Mississippi State University Extension Service, we would like to cordially invite you to attend the 2014 Row Crop Short Course to be held at the Bost Extension Center on the campus of Mississippi State University from

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Lime Need and Value

🕔13:45, 3.Sep 2014

Acid soils often need liming to aid crop growth and development. Fall applications provide more time for the lime to react with the soil, less stress on the human component, and better field conditions  for equipment operation. Soil acidity problems

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Fall 2014 Lime Programs

🕔14:19, 28.Aug 2014

With harvest beginning, it is time to think about the next crop. Fall liming allows time for the soil to react before the next summer crop is planted, and takes advantage of the (usually) drier conditions for field operations. Soil

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Sweetpotato Field Day Program- August 20th

🕔13:44, 14.Aug 2014

Mississippi State University will host its Second Annual Sweetpotato Field Day on Wednesday August 20th at the Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station (8320 Hwy 15 S., Pontotoc, MS 38863).  The program for the field day is below.  Please contact Stephen

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Late Season Potash Deficiency in Cotton

Late Season Potash Deficiency in Cotton

🕔08:34, 1.Aug 2014

The evolution of cotton cultivars has led to higher yield potentials and shorter growing seasons compared to the historical full season cultivars favored in the Mid-South.  These newer, faster fruiting cultivars may require more nutrients than older outdated cultivars.  Recently,

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North Mississippi Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Row Crops Field Day on Thursday, August 7

🕔08:39, 25.Jul 2014

The North Mississippi Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Row Crops Field Day on Thursday, August 7 will present the latest research to the area’s row-crop farmers and consultants. The field day will be from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Lee County Agri-Center Magnolia Conference Center on Highway 145 South in Verona.

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Keys to Diagnosing Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Rice

Keys to Diagnosing Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Rice

🕔23:03, 24.Jul 2014

Described below are the most common nutrient related issues that occur in Mississippi rice production and a few distinctive characteristics to key on when trying to properly identify each issue in the field.  Nutrient issues in rice can take on

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Rice Leaf Blast Confirmed in Mississippi

Rice Leaf Blast Confirmed in Mississippi

🕔16:36, 23.Jul 2014

Last week’s weather pattern in the Delta provided near perfect conditions for rice blast (Pyricularia grisea) to occur.  Rice blast is generally categorized by the plant part infected (e.g., leaf, neck, panicle).  Blast favors mild humid weather, frequent rainfall, and

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Diagnosing Nutrient Deficiencies in Mississippi Soybeans

Diagnosing Nutrient Deficiencies in Mississippi Soybeans

🕔18:25, 14.Jun 2014

Diagnosing nutrient deficiencies is not rocket science, but can be cumbersome.  Many nutrient related issues occur early in season and can sometimes mimic herbicide injury in appearance.  In many instances it is difficult to tell the two apart. Most often

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The Tassel Shot: When is the Best Time?

The Tassel Shot: When is the Best Time?

🕔10:49, 6.Jun 2014

More and more corn 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 appropriate timing and crop response.

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Delta Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Crops Field Day, June 17, 2014

🕔13:30, 30.May 2014

A corn, cotton, peanut, and soybean field day is scheduled for June 17th at the Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville, MS. The general theme of the field day will include pertinent information for mid-season row crop issues.

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Protecting Your Preflood Nitrogen

Protecting Your Preflood Nitrogen

🕔12:47, 16.May 2014

Maintaining nitrogen applied as a pre-flood application is an important topic for rice farmers. Nitrogen can be lost by at least three different methods, two of which are considered to be bad since the N will become unavailable for plant uptake.

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Tips to Improve Nitrogen Response for Mid-South Corn

Tips to Improve Nitrogen Response for Mid-South Corn

🕔11:59, 12.May 2014

Considering the abundant rainfall we experienced during April and typically have, it is usually very important to optimize nitrogen fertilizer management. This newsletter discusses best management practices for corn nitrogen fertilization. These recommendations reduce the risk of nitrogen loss and can improve crop response when wet weather is prevalent during the spring.

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