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Pipe Planner:  The Foundation Water Management Practice for Furrow Irrigated Systems

Pipe Planner: The Foundation Water Management Practice for Furrow Irrigated Systems

🕔06:43, 20.May 2016

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 and

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Pre-conditioning of Watermark Sensors, a must do!

Pre-conditioning of Watermark Sensors, a must do!

🕔06:00, 19.May 2016

Rain is in the forecast for tonight. As of today only a few growers have initiated corn irrigation, mostly to incorporate fertilizer after missing the last rain opportunity. Elsewhere, growers are beginning to prepare for that first irrigation event.  Poly-pipe

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When does Corn Yield Potential begin to Suffer from Late Planting?

When does Corn Yield Potential begin to Suffer from Late Planting?

🕔10:44, 1.Apr 2016

Much like the last three years, as rains delay corn planting progress, concerns arise regarding whether you will have ample opportunity to plant your corn crop in a suitable time window. This article states yield expectations and new guidelines for late corn plantings based upon MSU research.

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Tri-State Soybean Forum – January 8, 2016

🕔20:11, 4.Dec 2015

The 60th Annual Tri-State Soybean Forum will be held at Mississippi State University’s Delta Research and Extension Center on January 8, 2016. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. followed by the program at 8:30. Presentations will include pertinent information for

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2015 Row Crop Short Course: Pre-Registration Deadline – November 24

🕔07:50, 21.Nov 2015

The 2015 Row Crop Short Course will be held at the Cotton Mill Conference Center near the campus of Mississippi State University on November 30, December 1, and December 2 2015.  Please note that this is a new venue as

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New Program App Available for the 2015 MS Row Crop Short Course

New Program App Available for the 2015 MS Row Crop Short Course

🕔14:19, 16.Oct 2015

We had an App created that will allow you to review the program and register straight from your Smart Phone for the 2015 Mississippi Row Crop Short Course Nov. 30th – Dec. 2, 2015 at the Cotton Mill District in

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2015 Row Crop Short Course

🕔13:21, 9.Oct 2015

The 2015 Row Crop Short Course will be held at the Cotton Mill Conference Center near the campus of Mississippi State University on November 30, December 1, and December 2 2015.  Please note that this is a new venue as

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2015 Delta Area Rice Growers Meeting: November 5, 2015

2015 Delta Area Rice Growers Meeting: November 5, 2015

🕔17:01, 1.Oct 2015

The 2015 Delta area/Bolivar Co. Rice Meeting will be held at the Bolivar Co. Extension office on November 5, 2015. Mississippi rice producers, industry professionals, and other interested parties are invited to listen to presentations from MSU research and Extension

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Mississippi State University Turn Row Talk – Clarksdale, August 25, 2015

Mississippi State University Turn Row Talk – Clarksdale, August 25, 2015

🕔14:57, 20.Aug 2015

An agronomic crops field day will be held at Stovall farms, west and north of Clarksdale on Oakhurst Stovall Road. The field day will be held at Mr. Pete Hunter’s farm shop beginning at 10 am. MSU Extension Specialists will be present to discuss topics in corn, cotton, grain sorghum, peanut, rice and soybean.

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Late-Season Water Use in Peanut

Late-Season Water Use in Peanut

🕔15:22, 17.Aug 2015

Water is an issue that has been on everyone’s mind this year and for many of us, it has not been our friend. It was wet early, keeping us from getting in the field for land preparation and planting. Since

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Cotton Irrigation Termination

🕔15:59, 14.Aug 2015

As we progress through the second week of August and white flowers continue to climb cotton stalks throughout the state, several calls have come in regarding irrigation termination in cotton.  Our general recommendation is as follows: Furrow irrigation:  Terminate irrigation

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Late-Season Soybean Growth Stages

Late-Season Soybean Growth Stages

🕔20:05, 1.Aug 2015

Corn harvest is begining across the Delta and early-planted soybean harvest won’t be far behind.  Identifying late-season soybean growth stages is important for a number of considerations, such as irrigation termination and harvest aid/desiccation timing decisions. Growth Stage R6- Full

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Reminder – MSU DREC Rice Field Day – July 30, 2015

Reminder – MSU DREC Rice Field Day – July 30, 2015

🕔20:14, 26.Jul 2015

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 afternoon of July 30 at the Capps Center in Stoneville..  The Farm Bureau meeting

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Pipe Planner Success Stories

Pipe Planner Success Stories

🕔15:35, 16.Jul 2015

Early this spring we received a call from a grower requesting assistance irrigating a new property he had acquired. Historically the property had been in a rice/soybean rotation.  As you can see by the elevation map, the property was not

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Soil Moisture Sensor Field Day Tomorrow!

🕔09:24, 15.Jul 2015

Mississippi State University Extension has planned two soil moisture sensor field days for July and early August.  Attendees will view demonstrations and presentations of the agronomic advantages of utilizing soil moisture sensors to trigger row crop irrigation presented by Dr.

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When Is the Corn Crop Made?

When Is the Corn Crop Made?

🕔15:11, 10.Jul 2015

Considering the abundant rainfall during the July 4th week and the crop progressing closer to maturity, some are likely wondering whether if the 2015 corn crop is finished. This article discusses how to make that call and determine timing for irrigation termination.

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Soil Moisture Sensor Field Days Starting July 16th.

🕔20:26, 7.Jul 2015

Mississippi State University Extension has planned two soil moisture sensor field days for July and early August.  Attendees will view demonstrations and presentations of the agronomic advantages of utilizing soil moisture sensors to trigger row crop irrigation presented by Dr.

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Don’t Forget, Monsanto Water Conservation Field Day Tomorrow!

🕔11:18, 6.Jul 2015

The Monsanto Water Conservation Field Day hosted by Delta F.A.R.M. is tomorrow, Tuesday, July 7th at Simmons Planting Company and Murrell Farms in Washington County, MS. The event will begin at 10:00 a.m. at Simmons Planting Company and conclude at

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Surge Valve Update/P&R Jr. III Controller Limitations

Surge Valve Update/P&R Jr. III Controller Limitations

🕔09:43, 2.Jul 2015

P&R Surge Systems manufacture two surge valve controllers, the Star and the Jr.III.  The Star controller is totally digital and much more flexible in programming.  The Jr.III, being the more economic controller, lacks many of the features as of the

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Rice Irrigation with Safe AWD.

Rice Irrigation with Safe AWD.

🕔11:55, 1.Jul 2015

This year we are conducting nine rice irrigation Extension demonstration trials across the Delta.  To demonstrate the value of maintaining a less than full flood, we are utilizing a Pani Pipe and soil moisture probes to time irrigation events.  Research

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Mid-Season Rice Update

Mid-Season Rice Update

🕔15:13, 19.Jun 2015

I would like to call this a midseason rice update, but in actuality we have rice in Mississippi ranging from one leaf to late boot in places, but most of the rice crop should be at or reaching mid-season.  Similar

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Mississippi State University Turn Row Field Day: Clarksdale, MS July 9, 2015

Mississippi State University Turn Row Field Day: Clarksdale, MS July 9, 2015

🕔14:29, 19.Jun 2015

An agronomic crops field day will be held at Cliff Heaton farms, just east of the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 6. The field day will be held in the cotton field on the south side of the road. MSU Extension Specialists will be present to discuss topics in corn, cotton, grain sorghum, peanut, rice and soybean.

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What is going on!

What is going on!

🕔05:31, 19.Jun 2015

With the use of irrigation moisture sensors increasing in Mississippi, growers are reporting that their moisture sensor values are remaining high after an irrigation event.  Growers are confused and frustrated that irrigation water is just not getting in the ground. 

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Tillage Study on Sealing Soils Results look Promising.

🕔05:25, 19.Jun 2015

Here are the results of one of our tillage studies where we tilled the middles with a parabolic anhydrous knife at layby in soybeans vs an untilled check.  The moisture sensors had been in the ground for a number of

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Understanding Surge Valve Setup

🕔20:42, 9.Jun 2015

We are having lots of questions concerning the proper set up of surge valves. First,   please consider some of the basic terminology associated with furrow irrigation with surge valves. We encourage you to visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46sSLFBUrh8       and view the video

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