The 2013 Row Crop Short Course will be held at the Bost Extension Center on the campus of Mississippi State University from December 2 – 4, 2013. The 2013 Row Crop Short Course will begin with an irrigation symposium hosted by Dr. Jason Krutz along with several other crop specialists and other irrigation experts from Mississippi . . . → Read More: 2013 Row Crop Short Course
Determining when to terminate irrigation in soybean can be difficult. When making this decision, the goal is to make sure that adequate soil moisture is available to ensure that the soybean seeds reach maximum size. Terminating irrigation too soon can result in decreased seed size which ultimately will mean that maximum yield potential may not be . . . → Read More: Soybean Irrigation Termination
Terminating soybean irrigation too early can result in lower yield due to decreased seed size. At the same time, irrigating when the crop no longer needs water can be a waste of time and resources. On Friday, August 30, 2013 a turn-row Field Day will be held to discuss soybean irrigation termination, crop growth stages, and . . . → Read More: Soybean Irrigation Termination Turn-Row Field Day
The time of year has arrived that growers are getting the itch to terminate irrigation applications in cotton. In a normal year, cracked bolls are present at the present calender date; however, cracked bolls are currently the exception rather than the rule. Cracked bolls have been observed in the Rolling Fork area of the Delta and . . . → Read More: Irrigation Termination in Cotton
Cotton irrigation has been on-going for the past four weeks and will likely continue three to four weeks depending on weather conditions. Watering schedules vary from grower to grower and field to field. In addition, watering schedules vary depending on the type of irrigation system in use. Fields watered with a center pivot system tend to . . . → Read More: Cotton Irrigation
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.
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This season’s corn crop is generally much later than normal and far behind the pace of last year’s crop. Thus, even the earliest fields will need additional irrigation or rainfall for several more weeks. This article discusses crop progress and methods to schedule and terminate irrigation water for corn. . . . → Read More: How long will we need to Irrigate this Corn Crop?
Corn diseases continue to be a hot topic throughout the MS corn production area. Most field calls have been regarding common rust as well as northern corn leaf blight. However, over the past two weeks numerous calls regarding nutrient and irrigation stresses have been answered that were initially thought to be disease. In addition, with the recent information from Louisiana regarding the observation of Goss’s wilt in LA (a rare event in their production system) agriculturists should know that disease as well as crop stresses can be initially misdiagnosed as diseases that are not normally present in our production system such as Goss’s wilt. . . . → Read More: Corn Foliar Disease Update: June 26, 2013
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. . . . → Read More: Identifying Corn Reproductive Growth Stages and Management Implications
You must provide numerous resources and management to optimize the opportunity for corn plants to produce high yields. Of course, favorable weather plays a huge role as well. This article describes areas where we can improve corn yield potential. . . . → Read More: Top Ten Keys to High Corn Yields