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2018 Row Rice Trials Update

2018 Row Rice Trials Update

🕔09:35, 20.Jul 2018

Here are some updated photos of the Row Rice trials as they begin to head out. This year we have nine locations in Bolivar, Leflore, Coahoma, and Tunica counties.  Many thanks to the producers that have provided the locations this

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Mississippi Ag Industry Council – Row Crop Update

Mississippi Ag Industry Council – Row Crop Update

🕔17:58, 18.Jul 2018

We welcome you to attend the Row Crop Update at the 2018 Mississippi Agricultural Industry Council Annual Convention. This event is hosted at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama on Wednesday, July 25.

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When can I Safely Finish Irrigating my Corn?

When can I Safely Finish Irrigating my Corn?

🕔17:29, 13.Jul 2018

As the corn crop nears maturity, knowing when you can safely terminate irrigation timing, while optimizing yield potential is likely the most important decision you will face. In order to make this call, you need to know when the crop will reach maturity and how much moisture is present in your soil. This article outlines the steps needed to help make this process accurate and reliable.

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2018 Rice Field Day – August 2, 2018

2018 Rice Field Day – August 2, 2018

🕔15:12, 12.Jul 2018

The 2018 MSU-DREC Rice Producer Field Day will be held on August 2, at the Delta Research and Extension Center at 3:30 p.m.  The program will begin at the Capps center with a brief welcome prior to departing for the field

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Cotton Irrigation

Cotton Irrigation

🕔09:38, 7.Jul 2018

Rainfall has minimized the need for cotton irrigation in many areas up to this point.  Some areas between Clarksdale and Tunica and isolated areas in the south Delta are dry and have irrigation water running.  As everyone knows, cotton irrigation

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Identifying Corn Reproductive Growth Stages and Management Implications

Identifying Corn Reproductive Growth Stages and Management Implications

🕔08:13, 5.Jul 2018

Corn reproductive stages generally comprise nearly 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.

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Could Weather Limit Effectiveness of your “Tassel Shot” Application?

Could Weather Limit Effectiveness of your “Tassel Shot” Application?

🕔14:36, 25.May 2018

As the Mississippi corn crop approaches tassel stage, weather has fluctuated from dry to rainy conditions during recent weeks. Thus, how may this affect how the corn will respond to mid-season application of various management inputs, including nitrogen fertilizer or other products? This article will discuss factors that could dramatically affect corn response.

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2018 Furrow Irrigation Rice Trials

2018 Furrow Irrigation Rice Trials

🕔07:58, 24.May 2018

Here is a look at the Furrow Irrigation Rice trials from across the Delta.  Different methods are being used by growers to install furrows in these fields.  Some of these field were rowed up in the fall,  some pulled furrows

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When Should I Start Irrigating my Corn?

When Should I Start Irrigating my Corn?

🕔15:13, 15.May 2018

The drastic change in weather patterns has folks scrambling to get systems ready to irrigate and perhaps more anxiety than necessary regarding irrigation timing. Deciding when to start irrigating corn can be somewhat confusing, but this article focuses on those factors which will help you make that decision and help make more corn.

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Soybeans behind Row Rice

Soybeans behind Row Rice

🕔12:11, 14.May 2018

Thought this would be an excellent opportunity to show some newly emerged soybeans planted no-till into an previous furrow irrigated rice field.  Asked the grower this morning about what cultural practices he followed before planting?  He commented, “ran the combine”. 

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Flow Meters Available at County Extension Offices

Flow Meters Available at County Extension Offices

🕔11:52, 14.May 2018

The most important piece of data for running Pipe Planner is flow from your water sources.  Gathering this piece of information can sometimes be difficult.  If you are currently seeking where to get a flow meter, please see the attached

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Riser Program Results Positive

Riser Program Results Positive

🕔09:34, 6.Apr 2018

The Row-Crop Irrigation Science and Extension Research (RISER) was developed as a science based approach to evaluating irrigation Best Management Practices (BMPs) here in the Delta. The RISER program is designed to assist producers in reducing water use while maintaining

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On Farm Furrow Irrigated Rice Results

On Farm Furrow Irrigated Rice Results

🕔17:05, 29.Mar 2018

Over the last few weeks we have made an attempt to explain the data we have concerning furrow irrigated rice.  The first installment explored the small plot research conducted by Lee Atwill, MSU Graduate student. Small Plot  The second installment tried

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Last Week for Pipe Planner 2018

Last Week for Pipe Planner 2018

🕔09:25, 26.Mar 2018

Pipe Planner On-Line Training Webinar  Tue, Mar 27, 2018 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/476558917  You can also dial in using your phone.  United States: +1 (312) 757-3121 Access

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Understanding Furrow Irrigation Rice Yield Reduction

Understanding Furrow Irrigation Rice Yield Reduction

🕔17:53, 21.Mar 2018

Data from “on farm” trials are helping MSU Researchers understand some of the yield perimeters associated with furrow irrigated rice.  If you ask experienced furrow irrigated rice producers one thing is clear, they recognize only a small, if any, yield

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2017 Row Rice Results

2017 Row Rice Results

🕔11:03, 15.Mar 2018

Producing rice in a “rowed-up” manner as other row crops such as corn, soybean, and cotton was a foreign concept just a couple of years ago. Row rice or furrow irrigated rice was initially investigated by MSU  Researchers as an

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Pipe Planner Webinars for the Week 3/12-16

Pipe Planner Webinars for the Week 3/12-16

🕔11:45, 12.Mar 2018

Here are the Pipe Planner Webinars for the week of March 12 through March 16.     Pipe Planner On-Line Webinar Training  Tue, Mar 13, 2018 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet

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Soybean Flood vs Furrow Irrigation Cost

Soybean Flood vs Furrow Irrigation Cost

🕔11:27, 7.Mar 2018

The Irrigation Team at MSU was requested in 2016 to investigate the effects of flood and furrow irrigation by interested farmers.  Traditionally, many rice farmers chose to flood irrigate their soybeans.  Rice farmers were accustom to pulling levees in rice

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Pipe Planner Webinar March 8th

Pipe Planner Webinar March 8th

🕔09:12, 6.Mar 2018

The second in a series of Pipe Planner Webinars will be this Thursday, March 8th.  There is an morning and an afternoon session.  Here is how to join.   Pipe Planner On-Line Webinar Training  Thu, Mar 8, 2018 9:00 AM

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Pipe Planner Webinars Start Monday, March 5th.

Pipe Planner Webinars Start Monday, March 5th.

🕔13:03, 1.Mar 2018

Delta Plastics will start there online Pipe Planner Training Monday the 5th of March.  Follow the information below to participate.   Pipe Planner On-Line Webinar Training  Mon, Mar 5, 2018 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM CST Please join my meeting

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It’s time to check those irrigation sensors.

It’s time to check those irrigation sensors.

🕔12:10, 22.Feb 2018

  Considering the 6 plus inches of rain we had the last 24 hours, irrigation is the last thing on most folks minds.  While we have some time around the shop the next few weeks, here are some things to

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2017 MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Summary

2017 MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Summary

🕔14:45, 1.Dec 2017

Selecting the best corn hybrids to plant next year is critical to the profitability of your farm. This article contains complete results of yields and plant characteristics evaluated in the 2017 MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration trials grown throughout the state for your review.

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2017 Row Crop Short Course – Updated

2017 Row Crop Short Course – Updated

🕔08:49, 11.Nov 2017

The 2017 Row Crop Short Course will be held at The Mill Conference Center in Starkville, MS on December 4-6th, 2017.  The program will kick off on Monday, December 4th at 9 am with a cover crop symposium.  Several growers

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Pipe Planner Training Webinars

Pipe Planner Training Webinars

🕔05:31, 9.Nov 2017

This November, producers and other AG industry professionals will have the opportunity to take part in a series of Pipe Planner instructional webinars given by Delta Plastics’ Irrigation Specialist Chris DeClerk.  This webinar will detail data collection, input, troubleshooting and

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2017 MDEQ Irrigation Meter Program

2017 MDEQ Irrigation Meter Program

🕔06:18, 8.Nov 2017

The reporting period for the Voluntary Metering Program has begun and the MDEQ wanted to give everyone an program update.  The Groundwater Usage Survey Tool (GUST) for online reporting has been upgraded.  This more user friendly version of GUST went

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