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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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2017 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids

2017 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids

🕔17:44, 3.Nov 2016

This publication lists those corn hybrids which have demonstrated superior productivity in the Mississippi Corn for Grain Hybrid Trials. No other source tests as many hybrids representing today’s market. Thus, this is a great starting point and barometer for you to judge hybrid performance and improve your ability to select the best hybrids for your farm.

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2016 Yield Summaries from the Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program

2016 Yield Summaries from the Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program

🕔17:15, 3.Nov 2016

The MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program evaluates premier corn hybrids and substantially supplements the independent and unbiased information gathered in the University Hybrid Trials. Preliminary grain yield results from 2016 irrigated and dryland trials are summarized in this article.

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2016 Soybean Stem Canker Variety Trial Evaluations

2016 Soybean Stem Canker Variety Trial Evaluations

🕔13:32, 3.Nov 2016

The cultivars contained in the Mississippi State University Official Variety Trial (OVT), as well as a few added cultivars, were field-evaluated for their susceptibility/resistance to stem canker. Trials were conducted in Stoneville with toothpick-inoculated plants during the 2016 season. Tables contain the average ratings (on a 0-9 scale) as well as an assessment of resistance to stem canker (R, MR, MS, S) based on the ratings conducted.

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Mississippi Soybean Forum- November 14

Mississippi Soybean Forum- November 14

🕔15:24, 1.Nov 2016

The Mississippi Soybean Association will be hosting the Mississippi Soybean Forum on Monday November 14 at the Capps Center in Stoneville, MS.  The forum will include a presentation from Dan Bremer of Ag Works LLC. about the future of the

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Management Suggestions for Glyphosate-Resistant Italian Ryegrass

Management Suggestions for Glyphosate-Resistant Italian Ryegrass

🕔11:09, 13.Oct 2016

The best chance for reliable glyphosate-resistant Italian ryegrass control is with residual herbicides applied in the fall.

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MS Chapter ASA Meeting – November 9th

MS Chapter ASA Meeting – November 9th

🕔15:25, 12.Oct 2016

The 2016 MS ASA Annual Agronomy meeting will be held Wednesday November 9, 2016 at the Grenada Co. Extension office.  A wide range of topics will be discussed including Iron chlorosis concerns for soybeans to winter forage strategies for livestock.

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Delta Area Rice Grower Meeting – November 17, 2016

Delta Area Rice Grower Meeting – November 17, 2016

🕔08:10, 5.Oct 2016

The 2016 Delta Area Rice Meeting will be held at the Bolivar Co. Extension office on November 17, 2016. Mississippi rice producers, industry professionals, and other interested parties are invited to listen to presentations from MSU research and Extension faculty

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2016 Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide

🕔14:09, 23.Sep 2016

Although a large number of cotton acres have received at least one application of harvest aid, many acres still are in need of a second harvest aid application.  For those still waiting to make a first harvest aid application, keep in

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Cotton Varieties Planted Report

Cotton Varieties Planted Report

🕔14:03, 23.Sep 2016

The USDA-AMS has released it’s 2016 cotton varieties planted report.  The report in it’s entirety can be accessed clicking the following: 2016 Cotton Varieties Planted Report The top 10 planted varieties in Mississippi are given below:

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2016 MSU Short List of Suggested Wheat Varieties

2016 MSU Short List of Suggested Wheat Varieties

🕔17:52, 20.Sep 2016

This publication lists those wheat varieties which have demonstrated superior productivity in the Mississippi Wheat and Oat Variety Trials and summarizes their characteristics. This independent information should help you better assess wheat varieties and help you pick those which are suited for your farm.

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Burning Stalks – What does it Really Cost?

Burning Stalks – What does it Really Cost?

🕔08:03, 12.Sep 2016

After harvest, you immediately face management decisions as you begin preparing fields for next year’s crop. Corn produces far more residue than most crops we are accustomed to, so it possesses considerable benefits or may create anxiety depending upon how you view it. This article addresses the pro’s and con’s of crop residue and associated management options, including burning.

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Soybean Disease Update: September 7, 2016

Soybean Disease Update: September 7, 2016

🕔21:03, 10.Sep 2016

Foliar diseases continue to be observed throughout the MS soybean production system. Cercospora blight, frogeye leaf spot and target spot have been commonly observed. Soybean rust continues to be observed at low levels in areas where the disease has occurred following the rainfall received over the last month.

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Ear Drop in Non-Bt Corn

Ear Drop in Non-Bt Corn

🕔15:45, 26.Aug 2016

Over the last 7 days we have had numerous calls about ear drop in non-Bt corn fields. In 99.9% of the cases, the amount of ears hitting the ground is completely negligible and will not result in any yield loss

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