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Enlist and Xtend:  What Can I Spray and on Which Crops Can I Spray It?

Enlist and Xtend: What Can I Spray and on Which Crops Can I Spray It?

🕔08:46, 24.Feb 2017

New herbicide-resistant crop options are available for 2017 in the form of the Enlist Weed Control System from Dow Agrosciences and the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System from Monsanto.

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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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Spring Tillage Ineffective for Glyphosate-resistant Italian Ryegrass Control

Spring Tillage Ineffective for Glyphosate-resistant Italian Ryegrass Control

🕔11:32, 17.Feb 2017

Spring tillage with the intent of controlling GR Italian ryegrass is nearly futile.

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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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Don’t Underestimate Italian Ryegrass in Mississippi Rice Fields

Don’t Underestimate Italian Ryegrass in Mississippi Rice Fields

🕔09:36, 11.Feb 2017

Fields to be planted to rice that contain glyphosate-resistant Italian ryegrass should be managed aggressively

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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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Online Auxin Herbicide Training Starts February 13

Online Auxin Herbicide Training Starts February 13

🕔10:17, 3.Feb 2017

Mississippi producers interested in purchasing auxin-containing herbicides intended for in-crop use on 2,4-D- or dicamba-tolerant crops must first complete mandatory online training.

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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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New Insect Control Guide App Available

New Insect Control Guide App Available

🕔07:36, 3.Feb 2017

We have been working on an insect control guide app for a couple years and are proud to say it is now available in the app store for iPhones. Shortly we will be releasing a version for Android users as

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Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Meeting

Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Meeting

🕔08:45, 28.Jan 2017

On February 9th 2017, Mississippi State University will host the fifth annual Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition. The competition will be open to M.S. and Ph.D. students working in production agriculture. Over the last several years, there has been

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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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Seed Treatment Choices For Cotton Will Be More Important In 2017

Seed Treatment Choices For Cotton Will Be More Important In 2017

🕔13:54, 25.Jan 2017

In 2017, the need to maximize thrips control to avoid foliar applications will be more important than ever. With the introduction and anticipation of numerous acres with the new herbicide traits resistant to Dicamba, there will be NO INSECTICIDE tank

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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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Control Italian Ryegrass Early

Control Italian Ryegrass Early

🕔14:46, 20.Jan 2017

An early burndown application in January or early-February for Italian ryegrass allows time to determine how well the first application worked and flexibility in deciding how to control escapes.

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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 Soybean OVT Foliar Disease Ratings: Maturity Group IV

2016 Soybean OVT Foliar Disease Ratings: Maturity Group IV

🕔17:42, 19.Jan 2017

The MSU OVT soybean locations were rated for disease during the 2016 season. Multiple diseases were rated at multiple locations. In the past, Cercospora leaf blight and frogeye leaf spot have been the two main diseases rated. In 2016, Septoria brown spot as well as target spot were included in the ratings.

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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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2016 North MS Maturity Group IV and V Variety Trial Report

2016 North MS Maturity Group IV and V Variety Trial Report

🕔10:11, 13.Dec 2016

A Maturity Group IV and V variety trial was conducted in Verona, MS at the NMREC during the 2016 season. Yield and disease data are included in the attached report for all entries contained in the trial (RoundUp, Conventional and LibertyLink).

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2016 On-Farm Cotton Variety Trial Data

🕔09:40, 12.Dec 2016

On-farm variety trials were conducted at a total of 17 location in 2016.  A total of 8 locations were in the Delta all of which were irrigated.  Nine locations were in the hills one of which was irrigated. With the exception

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2016 MSU Cotton OVT Data – Updated 12/15/2016

🕔15:42, 7.Dec 2016

Data for the Mississippi Cotton Official Variety Trial (OVT) program has been collected, analyzed, and complied for publication.  Small plot OVT trials were conducted in 10 locations in 2016 with plots consisting of 2 rows that were 35 – 40

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Soybean Variety Suggestions for 2017

🕔15:34, 7.Dec 2016

Variety selection is likely the most critical management decision associated with soybean production. Factors such as soil type, planting date, irrigation capabilities, row spacing, harvest capacity, among others, may influence the decision of selecting an appropriate variety for profitable soybean

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2016 Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Summary

2016 Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Summary

🕔21:15, 24.Nov 2016

The Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program provides us first-hand opportunity and information to better assess hybrid performance and adaptability in Mississippi. This program provides unique opportunity to observe and evaluate plant characteristics and environmental responses of our best corn hybrids in local, on-farm demonstration plots. This is a complete summary of 2016 results.

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How to Comply with the 2015 Revised Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides: What Owners and Employers Need to Know

How to Comply with the 2015 Revised Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides: What Owners and Employers Need to Know

🕔11:07, 11.Nov 2016

From: Gene Merkl We are hosting a live video conference outlining the new rules on Wednesday November 16th at 10:00 AM. Please have your extension office (or REC) request from Distance Education (copied above) “WPS 2015 Training Video Conference” or

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2016 Soybean Variety Demonstration Program Summary

2016 Soybean Variety Demonstration Program Summary

🕔17:50, 4.Nov 2016

The On-Farm Soybean Variety Demonstration Program is conducted using a set of varieties with proven performance.  These varieties are grown in a production setting on various soil types and management systems around the state. Demonstration sets for both maturity group

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