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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

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

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

Harvest Aid Options in Soybean

R8 soybean in need of a harvest aid

While weeds can create problems for harvest equipment, many producers see the benefit of a harvest aid in creating a more rapid and efficient harvest in the absence of weeds . . . → Read More: Harvest Aid Options in Soybean

Determining When to Defoliate the 2013 Cotton Crop

It has often been said that cotton defoliation is more art than science.  This thought is further nurtured when harvest aids perform differently under seemingly similar conditions.  As with any pesticide application, many factors come into play when determining harvest aid performance.  The first decision that needs to be made is when to defoliate the crop . . . → Read More: Determining When to Defoliate the 2013 Cotton Crop

Burning Stalks – What does it Really Cost?

Burning Corn Stalks

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?

When is it safe to Apply a Grain Sorghum Harvest Aid and what to Expect?

Sorghum Heads

Many growers in the Mid-South apply a herbicide shortly prior to sorghum harvest to facilitate combine efficiency and suitable grain moisture. This article will discuss appropriate timing and potential outcome of such harvest aid applications.

. . . → Read More: When is it safe to Apply a Grain Sorghum Harvest Aid and what to Expect?

2013 Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide

During the 2011 growing season Chris Main, Bob Hayes, Tom Barber, Dan Reynolds, and myself put together a defoliation guide to cover Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi.  The folks at LSU have a similar guide for cotton in that state that is available from the LSU AgCenter.   Our guide has been updated for 2013 as is . . . → Read More: 2013 Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide

How Can I Estimate Corn Yield?

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Would you like to estimate your corn yield prior to the combine heading to the field? If you are willing to put in a little time, you can develop a reasonable yield estimate by following these guidelines. . . . → Read More: How Can I Estimate Corn Yield?

Soybean Minute Radio Program

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.

Tune . . . → Read More: Soybean Minute Radio Program