This effort lists those corn hybrids which have demonstrated superior productivity in the MSU Corn for Grain Hybrid Trials. Approximately 80 corn hybrids representing the vast majority of seed companies in the Mid-south participate in the MSU hybrid trials. This information should help you better assess relative corn hybrid productivity and profitability in future seasons for either irrigated or dryland culture.
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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
Wheat can be successfully established and grown using many planting methods, but several management practices can certainly enhance your potential for growing a productive crop this season. Those practices include timely planting, appropriate seeding rates and methods, suitable seedbed preparation and fall weed control.
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The United States Department of Agriculture – Agriculture Marketing Service recently released their 2013 cotton varieties planted report. Based on their numbers, ST 5458 B2F, ST 5288 B2F, DP 0912 B2RF, and PHY 499 WRF were the four most popular varieties planted in Mississippi. The chart below shows the top 12 varieties planted in Mississippi in . . . → Read More: 2013 Cotton Varieties Planted Report
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 can cause considerable benefits or 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. . . . → Read More: Burning Stalks – What does it Really Cost?
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.
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At this point of the season, we still have some acres of soybean yet to be planted. The majority of those acres will be double cropped soybean behind harvested wheat. Given the environmental conditions that we typically expect during this time of year, several questions have come up regarding seeding rates and/or seed treatments for June . . . → Read More: Double Crop Soybean: Seeding Rates and Seed Treatments
A good deal of progress was made this past week with respect to getting the 2013 cotton crop planted. Rainfall during the middle part of last week put planting activities on hold until Friday afternoon (of last week) or Saturday with some being out of the field until Memorial Day. A few areas of extreme north . . . → Read More: Planting Progress and Early Season Weed/Thrips Control
According to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, 46% of the soybean acreage was planted as of the week ending May 26, 2013. At this time, 32% of the crop is emerged. Several areas around the state received rain yet again last week. Over the weekend and today (May 28), many have been able . . . → Read More: 2013 Soybean Planting Progress
Limited progress was made with respect to cotton planting in Mississippi during this past week. As has been the case for the past several weeks, field conditions permitted progress to be made for a short period of time before the next round of rainfall came through the state on Tuesday and Wednesday. More progress has been . . . → Read More: Cotton Planting Progress