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How long will we need to Irrigate this Corn Crop?

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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 Foliar Disease Update: June 26, 2013

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

Identifying Corn Reproductive Growth Stages and Management Implications

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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

Top Ten Keys to High Corn Yields

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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

2013 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show – Irrigation Seminar

The 2013 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show will be held on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.  Show hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1 and 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 2.  The Mid-South Farm and Gin Show has become the preeminent . . . → Read More: 2013 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show – Irrigation Seminar

2012 Row Crop Short Course

The 2012 Row Crop Short Course will be held from December 3-5, 2012 at the Bost Extension Center on the campus of Mississippi State University.  Pre-registration is free of charge until November 30 and will be $40 thereafter including at the door.  Registration may be completed online at the following website:

Row Crop Short Course Online Registration

Meals . . . → Read More: 2012 Row Crop Short Course

Delta Crop Summit – November 13, 2012, Stoneville, MS

The 2012 Delta Crop Summit will be held on Tuesday, November 13, in Stoneville, MS. Please see the attached schedule. . . . → Read More: Delta Crop Summit – November 13, 2012, Stoneville, MS

Terminating Soybean Irrigation

At this point in the growing season, those with irrigation capabilities are looking at their crop to decide how much additional water it will take to finish things off. Scattered rains over the last few days have helped make this decision easier for some. However, additional moisture is still needed in many places. Mississippi’s soybean crop . . . → Read More: Terminating Soybean Irrigation

Cotton Irrigation and Plant Growth Regulator Applications

Up until this week, much of the crop throughout the state appeared to be in good shape.  However, the onset of high heat combined with the lack of rainfall has made this a pivotal week for cotton in many areas of the state.  If irrigation is a possibility and not yet begun, applications should be strongly . . . → Read More: Cotton Irrigation and Plant Growth Regulator Applications

Late Season Corn Irrigation and Termination

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This season’s corn crop, particularly that planted in early March, is extraordinarily early. However, it will still need additional irrigation or rainfall to finish the crop out. This article discusses crop progress and methods to schedule and terminate irrigation water for corn. . . . → Read More: Late Season Corn Irrigation and Termination