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Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 23 & 24, 2014

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Attached please find the agenda for the Delta Ag Expo in Cleveland, MS. Make careful note that the dates of the meeting have changed from previous years due to a minor scheduling conflict with the Bolivar County Exposition Center. . . . → Read More: Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 23 & 24, 2014

2013 Row Crop Short Course

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

Soybean Disease Update: September 21, 2013

Soybean disease questions still consider to be raised throughout MS. Even though soybean rust has been detected in 45 counties to date it appears we will have another season where yield losses as a result of soybean rust will be extremely limited and may only have occurred in a handful of fields. When making plans for next year consider sampling for nematodes in light textured soil classes. In addition, planting a frogeye susceptible variety in several years in a continuous soybean system may increase the likelihood of frogeye causing substantial yield loss. . . . → Read More: Soybean Disease Update: September 21, 2013

Soybean Minute Radio Program

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.

Tune . . . → Read More: Soybean Minute Radio Program

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

Root-knot Nematode Observed in Some Delta Cotton Fields

Note thin stand in the foreground as opposed to the full stand in the background.  Root-knot nematode can produce a thin stand in areas where high populations are present in sandier soils.

Root-knot nematode damaged cotton fields have been observed in at least two fields this season. With the loss of Temik, farmers have had to rely on alternative methods to manage high nematode populations. . . . → Read More: Root-knot Nematode Observed in Some Delta Cotton Fields

North Mississippi Research and Extension Center Agronomic Row Crops Field Day

The biennial North Mississippi Research and Extension Center Agronomic Row Crops Field Day will be held at the Lee County Agri-Center, Magnolia Conference Center, Highway 145 South of Verona, on Thursday, August 9, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  The program will include a featured speaker, educational and industry exhibits, and field research plot tours. . . . → Read More: North Mississippi Research and Extension Center Agronomic Row Crops Field Day

2012 Mississippi Soybean Sentinel Plot Program

Sentinel plots will continue to be used to monitor for yield-limiting diseases throughout MS during the 2012 season. Even though in the past sentinel plots have more typically been used to monitor for the presence of soybean rust, the plots will be used to monitor for all economically important soybean diseases. . . . → Read More: 2012 Mississippi Soybean Sentinel Plot Program

2011 MSU Row Crop Short Course Video Links

The 2011 Mississippi State University Row Crop Short Course was held from December 5 – 7, 2011.  Topics covered during the Row Crop Short Course included insect and weed management, fertility management, agronomic aspects of crop production, and a farm bill update among others.  Nearly all presentations from the 2011 Row Crop Short Course were recorded . . . → Read More: 2011 MSU Row Crop Short Course Video Links

Seed Treatment Options for Cotton, Soybeans, and Corn

The numerous options for seed treatments can sometimes be confusing. They also change depending on what company you are buying from. Generally, they all perform well for what pests they are targeting but there are differences that you need to be aware of. Below is a link to an article Scott Stewart, The University of Tennessee, posted that breaks down most of the options very clearly. . . . → Read More: Seed Treatment Options for Cotton, Soybeans, and Corn