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What is the Cut-Off Date for Planting Corn?

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Much like last year, as rains delay corn planting progress, more concerns arise regarding the appropriate “cut-off” date for planting corn. This article states new guidelines for late corn plantings based upon recent MSU research. . . . → Read More: What is the Cut-Off Date for Planting Corn?

“Bee Aware” Flags Ready for Distribution

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Recently several groups in Mississippi came together and developed then adopted a set of Cooperative Standards for row crop farmers and beekeepers in an effort to increase awareness of pollinator’s and create an environment where each could coexist while minimizing any adverse conditions to either operation. As a part of that program the “Bee Aware” flag was . . . → Read More: “Bee Aware” Flags Ready for Distribution

Key Issues to Address at Corn Planting

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Corn planting can be a hectic time, but it pays to take care of business when planting corn. Here are some keys to a successful start and optimal corn yields. . . . → Read More: Key Issues to Address at Corn Planting

2014 Cotton Maturity Guide

The annual cotton maturity guide has been updated for 2014.  Cotton is unique with respect to maturity indices, especially compared to commonly grown grain crops.  Generally speaking, the earliest maturing cotton varieties differ from the latest maturing cotton varieties by 10 – 14 days with respect to maturity.  However, keep in mind that many factors can . . . → Read More: 2014 Cotton Maturity Guide

Is Super Early Corn Planting Really Critical?

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March is here, anticipation is building and our fields may dry out soon, if rain holds off. So when should we start planting corn? This article gives tangible recommendations for determining suitable planting time when nature throws us curveballs. . . . → Read More: Is Super Early Corn Planting Really Critical?

Thinking About Planting Medium-grain Rice?

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In Mississippi, research indicates that management of medium-grain varieties is similar to that of long-grain varieties. . . . → Read More: Thinking About Planting Medium-grain Rice?

Mississippi Rice Promotion Board Annual Report Available

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Annual report of Mississippi Rice Promotion Board is now available online. . . . → Read More: Mississippi Rice Promotion Board Annual Report Available

2014 MSU Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions

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Included are Mississippi State’s suggested grain sorghum hybrids for planting during the 2014 season. These hybrid recommendations are intended for dryland production. . . . → Read More: 2014 MSU Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions

Bird Repellent Available to Protect Corn Seed

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Mississippi has a 24c label allowing Avipel use on field or sweet corn seed for the purpose of repelling blackbirds and cowbirds. Thus, we no longer need to rely on an emergency condition to be declared. This newsletter will discuss different formulations and use of this product on corn seed. . . . → Read More: Bird Repellent Available to Protect Corn Seed

Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition Results

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The results from the Second Annual Future of Ag Graduate Student Competition are included in this post. . . . → Read More: Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition Results