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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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Managing For Earliness

🕔16:55, 17.May 2013

Progress was made with respect to planting on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week.  Some areas remained wet and little progress was made whereas in others favorable conditions facilitated tremendous progress.  However, what began on Monday of this week

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Cotton Replant Costs

🕔09:11, 11.May 2013

Very little cotton has been planted so far this year given the seemingly weekly rainfall.  What little cotton has been planted has struggled due to cool temperatures, water saturation, etc.  In some cases, fields are not going to emerge to

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Corn Replanting Guidelines and Management Issues with Wet Weather

Corn Replanting Guidelines and Management Issues with Wet Weather

🕔14:16, 26.Apr 2013

Unrelenting rainfall continues to delay much field-related progress. This article gives suggestions for making corn replant decisions and keeping up with crop needs, such as nitrogen fertilizer application.

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Chase the Sprayer with the Planter

Chase the Sprayer with the Planter

🕔12:18, 26.Apr 2013

Historically, we have chased the planter with the sprayer to apply residual herbicides. This presents several potential problems…

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USDA Crop Progress and Condition Report for Mississippi

USDA Crop Progress and Condition Report for Mississippi

🕔15:42, 15.Apr 2013

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, there were 2.7 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, April 14, 2013. Dry conditions during the first half of the week allowed for some fieldwork to be done. Wet conditions in the last half of the week slowed or stopped all fieldwork. Soil moisture was rated 40 percent adequate, and 60 percent surplus.

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What is the Cut-off Date for Planting Corn?

What is the Cut-off Date for Planting Corn?

🕔22:07, 4.Apr 2013

As rains continue to delay corn planting progress, more concerns are rising regarding the appropriate “cut-off” date for planting corn. Recent MSU research gives a solid basis for addressing this question.

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Prospective Plantings and Grain Stocks

🕔16:13, 28.Mar 2013

USDA released their annual Prospective Plantings report and quarterly Grain Stocks reports today (Mar 28). The acreage report was largely in-line with pre-report expectations, but the stocks report had quite a shock for corn supplies and a slight surprise for

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Fall Residual Herbicides:  A Double Edged Sword

Fall Residual Herbicides: A Double Edged Sword

🕔09:18, 15.Mar 2013

Fall-applied residual herbicides went out on a significant amount of acreage in Mississippi during the fall of 2012.  In some cases, such as where glyphosate-resistant Italian ryegrass is present, these applications are key components for optimizing weed control.  However, in

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Top Ten Keys to High Corn Yields

Top Ten Keys to High Corn Yields

🕔21:19, 14.Mar 2013

You must provide numerous resources and management to optimize the opportunity for corn plants to produce high yields. Of course, favorable weather plays a huge role as well. This article describes areas where we can improve corn yield potential.

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2013 Cotton Maturity Guide

🕔10:48, 12.Mar 2013

Although performance generally drives variety selection decisions, varietal maturity is usually considered when making variety selection decisions.  To that end, we have updated our cotton maturity chart for 2013.  Keep in mind that several factors can affect varietal maturity and

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When is it Time to Start Planting Corn?

When is it Time to Start Planting Corn?

🕔21:44, 3.Mar 2013

March is here, expectations are high 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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Bird Repellent Available for Corn Seed

Bird Repellent Available for Corn Seed

🕔21:00, 14.Feb 2013

If you need some help deterring blackbirds or other ground-feeding birds from ruining your corn stand, you can make plans now regarding the product Avipel.

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2012 MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Results

2012 MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Results

🕔14:34, 24.Dec 2012

The MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program evaluates superior corn hybrids from numerous seed companies who participate in the MSU Corn for Grain Hybrid Trials. Our objective is to provide you more opportunity to evaluate premier corn hybrids and substantially supplement the information gathered in the University Hybrid Trials.

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2013 Soybean Variety Suggestions

2013 Soybean Variety Suggestions

🕔10:11, 5.Dec 2012

Variety selection is one of the most critical management decisions associated with soybean production. Factors such as soil type, planting date, irrigation capabilities, row spacing, harvest capacity, and other crops grown all can influence the decision for selecting an appropriate

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2012 Row Crop Short Course

🕔10:05, 15.Nov 2012

The 2012 Row Crop Short Course will be held from December 3-5, 2012 at the Bost Extension Center on the campus of Mississippi State University.  Pre-registration is free of charge until November 30 and will be $40 thereafter including at

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Wheat Seeding Tips for Successful Stand Establishment

Wheat Seeding Tips for Successful Stand Establishment

🕔11:31, 1.Nov 2012

A lot of wheat is being seeded now as soils dry and harvest season is winding down. That is a good thing because early planting often contributes to multiple issues which can drastically limit wheat productivity in Mississippi and the Mid-South. This article gives rate guidelines and other tips for successful seeding of small grains.

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Week of August 10 Peanut Crop Update

🕔11:08, 10.Aug 2012

As a Plant Pathologist, I tend to divide the peanut crop in Mississippi into growing areas based on the “climate” and soils.  Both influence the type and amount of disease pressure experienced in that growing area and, incidentally, quality and

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2012 USDA Acreage Report

🕔08:57, 29.Jun 2012

(Correction to Mississippi cotton acreage change from March has been made) The much anticipated, and likely to be much debated, 2012 Acreage report from USDA  was released this morning (June 29). Nationally, the report bumped up the number of acres

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