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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

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

Don’t Overlook Zinc in your Corn Fertility Program

Typical visual symptomology of Zn deficient corn tissue

Typical visual symptomology of Zn deficient corn tissue

I have been fielding calls from many producers and consultants within the last week about zinc applications with corn planting season shortly around the corner.  Zinc deficiency in corn generally occurs early in the season (V2-V5) and manifests itself by producing a distinct interveinal chlorosis and/or white mid-leaf . . . → Read More: Don’t Overlook Zinc in your Corn Fertility Program

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

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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. . . . → Read More: Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 23 & 24, 2014

2013 Row Crop Short Course

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

Stubble Burning after Fall Fertilization – Am I Ok?

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A common question that I have received from numerous consultants over the last several days is as follows.  Hey don’t hammer me, but what happens if we mistakenly burned our corn stubble after we spread fall mixed good fertilizer and lime?  At the speed in which we harvest and prepare for the next planting season in . . . → Read More: Stubble Burning after Fall Fertilization – Am I Ok?

Burning Stalks – What does it Really Cost?

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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?

Soybean Minute Radio Program

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.

Tune . . . → Read More: Soybean Minute Radio Program

Rice Preflood Nitrogen Management

Nitrogen is important for crop growth and production.  Managing this valuable input for maximum plant availability is critical to ensure optimum economic returns while minimizing the potential for negative environmental effects.  Urea is the standard N fertilizer product for rice production.  Urea is a high analysis (44-46% N) granular N fertilizer that is ultimately converted into ammonium . . . → Read More: Rice Preflood Nitrogen Management

Fall Residual Herbicides: A Double Edged Sword

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 other cases, these applications are being targeted toward species that can likely be controlled . . . → Read More: Fall Residual Herbicides: A Double Edged Sword