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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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-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
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. . . . → Read More: Top Ten Keys to High Corn Yields
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 the door. Registration may be completed online at the following website:
Row Crop Short Course Online Registration
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The 2012 Delta Crop Summit will be held on Tuesday, November 13, in Stoneville, MS. Please see the attached schedule. . . . → Read More: Delta Crop Summit – November 13, 2012, Stoneville, MS
The biennial North Mississippi Research and Extension Center Agronomic Row Crops Field Day will be held at the Lee County Agri-Center, Magnolia Conference Center, Highway 145 South of Verona, on Thursday, August 9, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The program will include a featured speaker, educational and industry exhibits, and field research plot tours. . . . → Read More: North Mississippi Research and Extension Center Agronomic Row Crops Field Day
This is a brief review of the many agronomy, breeding, pest management, soil fertility, and water conservation research projects funded by the Mississippi Rice Promotion Board. . . . → Read More: 2011 Rice Research Report
The 2011 Mississippi State University Row Crop Short Course was held from December 5 – 7, 2011. Topics covered during the Row Crop Short Course included insect and weed management, fertility management, agronomic aspects of crop production, and a farm bill update among others. Nearly all presentations from the 2011 Row Crop Short Course were recorded . . . → Read More: 2011 MSU Row Crop Short Course Video Links