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2015 MSU Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions

Sorghum Heads

This effort lists those grain sorghum hybrids which have demonstrated superior productivity in the MSU MAFES Grain Sorghum Hybrid Trials and neighboring University trials. This information should help you pick well-suited sorghum hybrids for Mississippi.
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Soybean Management Symposium Series: Future Dates (2/25 Tunica, MS; 2/26 Verona (morning); 2/26 Macon, MS (afternoon))

Three more opportunities exist for ag-related personnel to attend the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board sponsored seminar series on nutrition management, nematode sampling and management, and irrigation practices. Meetings are scheduled next week in Tunica (2/25; 9 am), Verona (2/26; 9 am), and Macon (2/26; 2:30 pm). . . . → Read More: Soybean Management Symposium Series: Future Dates (2/25 Tunica, MS; 2/26 Verona (morning); 2/26 Macon, MS (afternoon))

Avoid Sweetpotato Chilling Injury

The next few days will be abnormally frigid in North Mississippi.  This increases the risk of chilling injury to sweetpotatoes in storage, and those being transported to or from packing sheds.  Chilling injury occurs when roots are exposed to temperatures between 32 and 55°F.  (The ideal storage temperature for sweetpotatoes is 55 to 60°F. Freezing injury . . . → Read More: Avoid Sweetpotato Chilling Injury

Identifying Wheat Growth Stages using the Feekes Scale

Feekes Growth Stage Chart for Wheat

The Feekes scale is likely the most commonly used system to describe wheat and other small grain’s growth and development stages. Understanding of wheat plant development is important so that you may better time management inputs to optimize crop response. This article helps you identify specific wheat growth stages. . . . → Read More: Identifying Wheat Growth Stages using the Feekes Scale

2015 Spring Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations for Wheat

Nitrogen deficiency is more prominent on lower leaves and begins at leaf tips.

Environmental factors play a substantial role in nitrogen fertilization for wheat producers in the Mid-south. This article gives guidelines for getting optimal wheat response to your nitrogen fertilizer. . . . → Read More: 2015 Spring Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations for Wheat

Scouting and Managing Wheat Stripe Rust Infection at Tillering Stages

Stripe rust was detected in wheat in Washington County, MS in the wheat variety trial plots. Wheat fields in MS should be scouted at this time for the presence of stripe rust. Fungicide applications with products in the triazole (DMI) class of fungicides will prevent spread of the disease and in some cases where the disease has occurred and been observed in a wheat field may protect yield. . . . → Read More: Scouting and Managing Wheat Stripe Rust Infection at Tillering Stages

Should I Convert to Pipe Planner?

Pipe Planner offered free to farmers! Delta Plastics is committed to reducing irrigation water use within the Mississippi Delta by 20 percent by the year 2020. Delta Plastics has offered to provide the company’s irrigation management software, Pipe Planner, free to all farmers. Pipe Planner is a user-friendly, web-based application designed to help . . . → Read More: Should I Convert to Pipe Planner?

2015 Riser Participants Needed.

The RISER program is designed to assist producers in reducing water use while maintaining yield and profitability. Growers participating in the RISER program agree to allow  the MSU researcher to manage the irrigation decisions on one field while the producer manages another field using his management style. We are in the planning process for the 2015 . . . → Read More: 2015 Riser Participants Needed.

Rotation Considerations for Peanut

I have been surveying growers, extension folks, consultants, and industry personnel over the last few weeks and it seems that the consensus is that we are going to significantly increase peanut acreage in the 2015 growing season.  I think the increase will be a combination of current growers increasing their 2014 acreage numbers, growers who have . . . → Read More: Rotation Considerations for Peanut

Pipe Planner Instructional Videos

“Pipe Planner is a free, user-friendly, web based application designed to help farmers create the most efficient poly tube irrigation system for their crops,”says Chris DeClerk of Delta Plastics.  To assist Mississippi growers in the implementation of Pipe Planner, Lee Atwill, Doctoral candidate here at Mississippi State University, has created the linked instructional videos.  Growers should . . . → Read More: Pipe Planner Instructional Videos