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Peanut Emergence and Seed Diseases

Peanut Emergence and Seed Diseases

🕔17:15, 12.May 2014

At planting time there are never enough hours in the day, or enough days between the last rain and the next rain. Especially when the weather has pushed the last possible planting date for the crop into “next week’. So sometimes we try to get seeds into the ground even when conditions are not right.

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Early-Season Considerations in Peanut – Inoculants

Early-Season Considerations in Peanut – Inoculants

🕔15:48, 6.May 2014

Quick Points: Soybean and peanut inoculant are NOT the same.  Make sure the product is designed specifically for peanuts and that it is a true inoculant. Inoculant products contain living organisms.  Store in a cool, dry place out of direct

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Seeding Rates and other Grain Sorghum Planting Tips

Seeding Rates and other Grain Sorghum Planting Tips

🕔17:00, 29.Apr 2014

Mississippi growers will likely plant far more acres to grain sorghum than previous years. This article outlines suggested seeding rates and other key planting tips for successful sorghum production.

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Rice Planting Date – Are We Too Late

Rice Planting Date – Are We Too Late

🕔16:06, 25.Apr 2014

Many people ask why continue mundane planting date research don’t we have enough. Truth is, when talking about items such as planting date, and soil testing data that will be modeled, there is never enough data. The more data you

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Altered Corn Emergence – Compaction/Crusting Issues

Altered Corn Emergence – Compaction/Crusting Issues

🕔14:29, 25.Apr 2014

I don’t have to tell any of you the amount of rainfall we have had over the last several weeks. Most of the rainfall we have receiving has been high intensity rainfall (i.e. all coming down at once). High intensity

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What is the Cut-Off Date for Planting Corn?

What is the Cut-Off Date for Planting Corn?

🕔23:42, 11.Apr 2014

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.

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“Bee Aware” Flags Ready for Distribution

“Bee Aware” Flags Ready for Distribution

🕔08:39, 26.Mar 2014

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

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Key Issues to Address at Corn Planting

Key Issues to Address at Corn Planting

🕔10:12, 25.Mar 2014

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.

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2014 Cotton Maturity Guide

🕔14:41, 17.Mar 2014

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

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Is Super Early Corn Planting Really Critical?

Is Super Early Corn Planting Really Critical?

🕔20:52, 12.Mar 2014

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.

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Thinking About Planting Medium-grain Rice?

Thinking About Planting Medium-grain Rice?

🕔08:35, 11.Mar 2014

In Mississippi, research indicates that management of medium-grain varieties is similar to that of long-grain varieties.

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Mississippi Rice Promotion Board Annual Report Available

Mississippi Rice Promotion Board Annual Report Available

🕔16:15, 6.Mar 2014

Annual report of Mississippi Rice Promotion Board is now available online.

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2014 MSU Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions

2014 MSU Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions

🕔17:38, 25.Feb 2014

Included are Mississippi State’s suggested grain sorghum hybrids for planting during the 2014 season. These hybrid recommendations are intended for dryland production.

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Bird Repellent Available to Protect Corn Seed

Bird Repellent Available to Protect Corn Seed

🕔16:06, 21.Feb 2014

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.

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Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition Results

Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition Results

🕔10:59, 11.Feb 2014

The results from the Second Annual Future of Ag Graduate Student Competition are included in this post.

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Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 23 & 24, 2014

Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 23 & 24, 2014

🕔11:08, 11.Jan 2014

Attached please find the agenda for the Delta Ag Expo in Cleveland, MS. Make careful note that the dates of the meeting have changed from previous years due to a minor scheduling conflict with the Bolivar County Exposition Center.

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2014 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids

2014 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids

🕔16:45, 6.Nov 2013

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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2013 Row Crop Short Course

🕔16:10, 5.Nov 2013

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

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2013 Cotton Varieties Planted Report

2013 Cotton Varieties Planted Report

🕔17:17, 18.Sep 2013

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

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Soybean Minute Radio Program

🕔11:30, 12.Jul 2013

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.

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Double Crop Soybean: Seeding Rates and Seed Treatments

🕔10:42, 22.Jun 2013

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

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Planting Progress and Early Season Weed/Thrips Control

🕔09:44, 1.Jun 2013

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

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2013 Soybean Planting Progress

🕔22:48, 28.May 2013

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

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Cotton Planting Progress

🕔13:48, 25.May 2013

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

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Crop Progress & Condition Report 5/19/2013

Crop Progress & Condition Report 5/19/2013

🕔07:43, 22.May 2013

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, there were 4.5 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, May 19, 2013. Favorable conditions allowed for more field work to be completed. Operators were able to plant more corn, soybeans, and cotton. Soil moisture was rated 1 percent very short, 1 percent short, 52 percent adequate, and 46 percent surplus.

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