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When is the Right Time to Start Irrigating your Corn?

When is the Right Time to Start Irrigating your Corn?

🕔14:06, 19.May 2017

Deciding when to start irrigating corn can be somewhat confusing because visual clues, such as plant wilting or what your neighbors are doing, are often poor indicators of your crop needs. The key factor for initiating irrigation at the appropriate time is simply thoroughly evaluating soil moisture. This article discusses issues relevant to properly timing your first corn irrigation.

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Using Tractor Data for Pipe Planner

Using Tractor Data for Pipe Planner

🕔11:58, 18.May 2017

Utilizing tractor GPS data for Pipe Planner designs seems to just get easier.  Here are some basic steps to utilize  GPS tractor monitor data to develop a Pipe Planner recommendation. (all pics are clickable) Elevation data is one  piece of

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Row Rice Video’s

Row Rice Video’s

🕔07:16, 17.May 2017

With rice acres down, many thanks to the growers that have helped with our 2017 Row Rice trials.  This year, the Irrigation Team is comparing water use and yield on Row Rice fields to Multiple Side Inlet using AWD irrigation

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Last Week for Pipe Planner Webinar

Last Week for Pipe Planner Webinar

🕔09:32, 27.Mar 2017

Pipe Planner’s last weekly webinar series is set for this week.  Below you will find the invitation for  March 28 and March 31.  Follow the instructions embedded in the invitation and login to the meeting.  All you need is a

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Pipe Planner Webinar Week Three

Pipe Planner Webinar Week Three

🕔16:20, 17.Mar 2017

Pipe Planner’s third weekly webinar series is set for next week.  Below you will find the invitation for  March 24.  Follow the instructions embedded in the invitation and login to the meeting.  All you need is a secure internet connection

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Pipe Planner Webinar Week Two

Pipe Planner Webinar Week Two

🕔09:36, 10.Mar 2017

Next week will begin Pipe Planner’s second installation of the weekly webinar series in March.  Below you will find two separate invitations for the week on March 14 and March 17 .  Select which webinar you would like to attend,

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Pipe Planner Webinar Schedule

Pipe Planner Webinar Schedule

🕔09:07, 2.Mar 2017

  To address the declining Mississippi River Valley Alluvial aquifer, Mississippi State University developed the Row-Crop Irrigation Science and Extension Research (RISER) program. RISER’s goal is to develop a science based approach for evaluating Irrigation Water Management (IWM) practices in the Mississippi Delta

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Time to Throw those Watermarks Away

Time to Throw those Watermarks Away

🕔07:30, 24.Feb 2017

Throw them away! As we begin to prepare for the up coming irrigation season here are some things to consider.  Watermark soil moisture sensors are probably the most widely used sensor here in the Delta.  We are now into the

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MSU Researcher Utilizes Small Plots to Verify AWD

MSU Researcher Utilizes Small Plots to Verify AWD

🕔09:10, 17.Feb 2017

In addition to the large scale on farm rice studies, MSU research has utilized controlled small plot research to verify the use of AWD in rice.  PhD. candidate Lee Atwill shares his AWD investigations. Experiments were conducted at the Delta

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2017 Upcoming County Meeting Schedule

2017 Upcoming County Meeting Schedule

🕔10:22, 11.Feb 2017

MSU Extension is hosting a series of meetings to be held throughout the state to prepare growers for the upcoming season.  These meetings will focus on market outlooks, variety selection, weed management, insect and plant disease management, and other current crop production

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Row Rice Results from Silent Shade Planting Co.

Row Rice Results from Silent Shade Planting Co.

🕔08:49, 10.Feb 2017

In 2015,  Jeremy Jacks and  brother in law, Trey Koger  had a hilly field, traditionally planted in soybeans, adjacent to a large tract of conventionally grown rice.  Faced with all the issues of herbicide drift if soybeans had been planted,

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2016 Riser Program Irrigation Summary

2016 Riser Program Irrigation Summary

🕔09:24, 3.Feb 2017

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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Soybean Irrigation: Flood vs Furrow Results

Soybean Irrigation: Flood vs Furrow Results

🕔09:34, 27.Jan 2017

From time to time the Irrigation Team at MSU is requested to investigate the effects of certain agronomic and cultural practices farmers use.  Traditionally, many rice farmers chose to flood irrigate their soybeans.  Rice farmers were accustom to pulling levees

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Deadline for reporting flow meter usage nears

🕔10:32, 23.Jan 2017

February 1, 2017 is the deadline for reporting your 2016 water usage. MDEQ should have sent each participate a survey for completion in the fall of 2016. The survey must be returned to MDEQ either by mail, fax, or the

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Three Years of AWD Water Savings in Rice

Three Years of AWD Water Savings in Rice

🕔11:46, 20.Jan 2017

AWD is a water-saving technology that farmers can use to reduce the amount of irrigation water used in rice fields without any yield penalty. In AWD, farmers allow the flood water to recede to a “muddy” state before re-flooding the

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2016 Mississippi County Meeting Schedule – Finalized

2016 Mississippi County Meeting Schedule – Finalized

🕔10:28, 14.Jan 2017

MSU Extension is hosting a series of meetings to be held throughout the state to prepare growers for the upcoming season.  These meetings will focus on market outlooks, variety selection, weed management, insect and plant disease management, and other current crop production

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MS Chapter ASA Meeting – November 9th

MS Chapter ASA Meeting – November 9th

🕔15:25, 12.Oct 2016

The 2016 MS ASA Annual Agronomy meeting will be held Wednesday November 9, 2016 at the Grenada Co. Extension office.  A wide range of topics will be discussed including Iron chlorosis concerns for soybeans to winter forage strategies for livestock.

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Delta Area Rice Grower Meeting – November 17, 2016

Delta Area Rice Grower Meeting – November 17, 2016

🕔08:10, 5.Oct 2016

The 2016 Delta Area Rice Meeting will be held at the Bolivar Co. Extension office on November 17, 2016. Mississippi rice producers, industry professionals, and other interested parties are invited to listen to presentations from MSU research and Extension faculty

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Identifying Late Season Soybean Growth Stages

Identifying Late Season Soybean Growth Stages

🕔22:19, 19.Aug 2016

As we approach soybean physiological maturity, determining the specific soybean growth stage can aid in several important management decisions. Distinct differences exist between the R6 and R6.5 growth stage.

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How to Determine when you can Terminate Corn Irrigation

How to Determine when you can Terminate Corn Irrigation

🕔18:21, 19.Jul 2016

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 estimate 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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Reminder: MSU-Farm Bureau Joint Field Day July 19, 2016 (start time 7:30 am)

Reminder: MSU-Farm Bureau Joint Field Day July 19, 2016 (start time 7:30 am)

🕔01:30, 15.Jul 2016

The MSU-DREC Rice Producer Field Day will be held in conjunction with the annual Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Summer Rice Grower Meeting this year on the morning of July 19 at the Capps Center in Stoneville.  The MSU-DREC Rice Field Day will

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Identifying Corn Reproductive Growth Stages and Management Implications

Identifying Corn Reproductive Growth Stages and Management Implications

🕔16:15, 12.Jul 2016

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.

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North Mississippi Row Crops Field Day: August 11, 2016, Verona, MS

North Mississippi Row Crops Field Day: August 11, 2016, Verona, MS

🕔06:39, 2.Jul 2016

The North Mississippi Research and Extension Center Field Day is scheduled for August 11, 2016 from 8 am to 1:30 pm with lunch provided.

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Is Row Rice in your Future?

Is Row Rice in your Future?

🕔11:22, 17.Jun 2016

Row rice or furrow irrigated rice is once again being investigated by the MSU Irrigation team as an alternative to conventional flooded rice production.  Some of you may recall Dr. Joe Street and Dr. Ted Miller worked with Clarksdale’s Leon

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Irrigation Sensors: A Management Tool

Irrigation Sensors: A Management Tool

🕔10:02, 3.Jun 2016

There are many reasons why growers initiate early season irrigation.  Activation and incorporation of dry fertilizers and herbicides have been one motivating factor this year.  This year, it appears, growers are getting more familiar with utilizing soil moisture sensors as

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