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Tillage Issues With Changing Crops

🕔08:51, 1.Apr 2011

Tillage decisions for crop changes There are about two-thirds the acres planted in annual crop production in Mississippi than in the circa 1980 era. Annual Row Crop Harvested Acres The eighteen Delta or partial Delta counties account for 80% of

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Nitrogen Stabilizers

🕔17:02, 31.Mar 2011

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

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Know What They’re Saying About Nitrogen Fertilizers

🕔17:02, 23.Mar 2011

Our warm and humid Mississippi climate makes nitrogen (N) fertilizer management challenging. Let’s review the basics about N terminology as various product claims fly about with some puzzling promotional material being used. Be sure that you know what is being

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Key Corn Verification Findings

Key Corn Verification Findings

🕔00:02, 12.Mar 2011

One of the objectives of this program is to identify key production limitations, so the Mississippi State University Extension Service and Experiment Station can better direct efforts to develop innovations for our specific problems. This is a summary of such limitations documented during the past few years.

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How to Plant Corn for Higher Yields

How to Plant Corn for Higher Yields

🕔16:01, 11.Mar 2011

Corn is quite unique because much of its potential productivity is determined during the planting process. Thus, corn is often much more responsive or dependent on variables implemented during the planting than other Southern crops. This article gives planting guidelines for enhancing corn profitability.

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Liming Soils in Mississippi

🕔16:22, 9.Mar 2011

The natural condition of most Mississippi soils is to become more acidic over time which reduces crop yields. From 1989 to 2009, just over half the soil samples analyzed by the MSU Extension Service Soil Testing Laboratory had pH values

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Begin the Nutrient Management Season the Right Way

🕔11:26, 3.Mar 2011

The original Best Management Practice (BMP) for managing nutrients to maximize profitability and minimize potential environmental issues is soil testing. This time of year is always exciting for Mississippi farmers; we’re past the winter (maybe. . .) and tractors are

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Sulfur for Mississippi Crops

🕔12:28, 24.Feb 2011

Sulfur in Mississippi Crop Production Sulfur is required in fairly large quantities by most crops. It is an essential building block in chlorophyll development and protein synthesis. Sulfur is also required by the rhizobia bacteria in legumes for nitrogen fixation.

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Calcium and Magnesium For Mississippi Crops

🕔15:22, 17.Feb 2011

Calcium and Magnesium For Mississippi Crops Calcium (Ca) and (Mg) magnesium are positively charged secondary nutrients. They are generally adequate in most Mississippi soils with favorable pH and organic matter levels. They affect acidity when applied to the soil, and

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2010 Row Crop Short Course Video Links

2010 Row Crop Short Course Video Links

🕔13:57, 14.Feb 2011

The 2010 Row Crop Short Course was held at Mississippi State University on December 6 – 8, 2010.  As we expanded the Short Course in 2009, we also have adopted technology to record the oral and visual portions of the presentations. 

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Micronutrients for Mississippi Crop Production

🕔09:15, 9.Feb 2011

With the current commodity prices, some suggest that the 2011 crop be ‘insured’ by applying micronutrients. Is this good policy for Mississippi field crops? These essential elements are required by plants in very small amounts: boron, zinc, molybdenum, iron, manganese,

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Spring Nitrogen Fertility Suggestions for Wheat

Spring Nitrogen Fertility Suggestions for Wheat

🕔15:12, 4.Feb 2011

There are several keys to successful wheat nitrogen fertilization in Mississippi. Split application of nitrogen fertilizer is likely more important for wheat than any other crop, including corn. This is because wheat nitrogen fertilization occurs during the wettest months of the year – in a high rainfall, warm regional climate conducive to nitrogen loss.

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Fertilizing Cotton with Poultry Litter

🕔14:44, 28.Jan 2011

Poultry litter has long been used to provide nutrients for pastures, hay, and other crops in the south-central Mississippi broiler production region. Volatile fertilizer prices increased interest among cotton producers in using litter as a nutrient source. Fortunately, there is

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