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Controlling Spider Mites in Cotton 2017

Controlling Spider Mites in Cotton 2017

🕔11:15, 21.Jul 2017

Spider mite numbers have been increasing across much of the state over the last several weeks in cotton. There have been a number of fields treated and several fields that have more than one application this year. As conditions remain

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Redbanded Stink Bug Update 7/15/2017

Redbanded Stink Bug Update 7/15/2017

🕔08:19, 15.Jul 2017

We have sprayed several fields in the last 2 weeks for RBSB’s. To date, most fields have been late March planted beans that are R5.5-R6 growth stage. Most of the fields so far have been south of Hwy 82, but

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Cotton:  Plant Growth Regulator Use

Cotton: Plant Growth Regulator Use

🕔16:53, 7.Jul 2017

Over the past two weeks cotton has started growing and finally looking like cotton. Many have been hesitant until the past couple of weeks to apply plant growth regulators given the poor growing conditions that were persistent throughout most of

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Two Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Sweetpotatoes and Auxin Herbicides

Two Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Sweetpotatoes and Auxin Herbicides

🕔11:37, 16.Jun 2017

With increasing utilization of auxin herbicide-tolerant cotton and soybeans, sweetpotato growers have concerns about drift and off-target movement of dicamba and 2,4-D applications into commercial sweetpotato fields.  In this blog entry I answer two of the most common questions I

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Considerations for Rice Water Weevil Management in 2017

Considerations for Rice Water Weevil Management in 2017

🕔11:13, 10.Jun 2017

We have been getting several calls about adult rice water weevil adults and adult feeding in rice that has gone to flood. In fact, it appears that we are experiencing higher than normal populations this year in many areas of

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Thrips and Herbicide Co-Applications

Thrips and Herbicide Co-Applications

🕔14:34, 2.Jun 2017

There is no question that we are seeing increased tolerance to the seed treatments with tobacco thrips in cotton. We made an effort this year to encourage the use of acephate either in-furrow or as an overtreatment to the normal

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Irrigation Season is Approaching

Irrigation Season is Approaching

🕔04:41, 2.Jun 2017

It is often said here in the Mid-South that we are always 10 days from a drought!  However, with the widespread and abundant rainfall received thus far in Mississippi, irrigation is not really a primary concern until we rebound to more typical

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Are you Behind on your Corn “Tassel Shot” Application?

Are you Behind on your Corn “Tassel Shot” Application?

🕔11:56, 22.May 2017

The Mississippi corn crop is generally on pace to tassel earlier than normal this year. Thus, how may this affect how the corn will respond to mid-season application of various management inputs, including nitrogen fertilizer and other products? This article will discuss factors and distinct scenarios that could dramatically effect realistic corn response.

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Using Tractor Data for Pipe Planner

Using Tractor Data for Pipe Planner

🕔11:58, 18.May 2017

Utilizing tractor GPS data for Pipe Planner designs seems to just get easier.  Here are some basic steps to utilize  GPS tractor monitor data to develop a Pipe Planner recommendation. (all pics are clickable) Elevation data is one  piece of

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Missing Rows in Twin Row Soybeans

Missing Rows in Twin Row Soybeans

🕔14:36, 27.Apr 2017

As we start to see the soybeans from the last couple rounds of planting emerge, we will begin to notice some planter problems that occurred.  These can include skips, blanks spots, and even whole rows missing.  With the popularity of

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2017 Mississippi Soybean Yield Contest

2017 Mississippi Soybean Yield Contest

🕔10:40, 12.Apr 2017

  As we go through soybean planting keep in mind that starting in 2017 the Mississippi Soybean Association in partnership with the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board will be sponsoring the 1st annual Mississippi Soybean Yield Contest. The 2017 Mississippi Soybean

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Soybean Planting Dates and Maturity Groups for Mississippi

Soybean Planting Dates and Maturity Groups for Mississippi

🕔13:47, 29.Mar 2017

It is nearly April and many producers are itching to start planting soybeans in Mississippi.  Given that, I figured now would be a good time to re-post some information from a large multi-state study that looked at the interaction of

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You don’t need to push soybean seeding rates

You don’t need to push soybean seeding rates

🕔12:16, 28.Mar 2017

  Last spring I was driving around with a farmer who told me that he was going to plant his soybeans at 180,000 seeds/acre.  When I asked him why, he said “More mommies and daddies make more babies.”  That statement

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Pipe Planner Webinar Week Two

Pipe Planner Webinar Week Two

🕔09:36, 10.Mar 2017

Next week will begin Pipe Planner’s second installation of the weekly webinar series in March.  Below you will find two separate invitations for the week on March 14 and March 17 .  Select which webinar you would like to attend,

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Crop Marketing and Risk Management Workshop

Crop Marketing and Risk Management Workshop

🕔07:51, 3.Mar 2017

Mississippi State Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension Service will host a crop marketing workshop March 8, 2017 at the Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville, MS and March 9, 2017 at the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center.

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Pipe Planner Webinar Schedule

Pipe Planner Webinar Schedule

🕔09:07, 2.Mar 2017

  To address the declining Mississippi River Valley Alluvial aquifer, Mississippi State University developed the Row-Crop Irrigation Science and Extension Research (RISER) program. RISER’s goal is to develop a science based approach for evaluating Irrigation Water Management (IWM) practices in the Mississippi Delta

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Time to Throw those Watermarks Away

Time to Throw those Watermarks Away

🕔07:30, 24.Feb 2017

Throw them away! As we begin to prepare for the up coming irrigation season here are some things to consider.  Watermark soil moisture sensors are probably the most widely used sensor here in the Delta.  We are now into the

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Spring Tillage Ineffective for Glyphosate-resistant Italian Ryegrass Control

Spring Tillage Ineffective for Glyphosate-resistant Italian Ryegrass Control

🕔11:32, 17.Feb 2017

Spring tillage with the intent of controlling GR Italian ryegrass is nearly futile.

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MSU Researcher Utilizes Small Plots to Verify AWD

MSU Researcher Utilizes Small Plots to Verify AWD

🕔09:10, 17.Feb 2017

In addition to the large scale on farm rice studies, MSU research has utilized controlled small plot research to verify the use of AWD in rice.  PhD. candidate Lee Atwill shares his AWD investigations. Experiments were conducted at the Delta

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Row Rice Results from Silent Shade Planting Co.

Row Rice Results from Silent Shade Planting Co.

🕔08:49, 10.Feb 2017

In 2015,  Jeremy Jacks and  brother in law, Trey Koger  had a hilly field, traditionally planted in soybeans, adjacent to a large tract of conventionally grown rice.  Faced with all the issues of herbicide drift if soybeans had been planted,

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2016 Riser Program Irrigation Summary

2016 Riser Program Irrigation Summary

🕔09:24, 3.Feb 2017

The Row-Crop Irrigation Science and Extension Research (RISER) was developed as a science based approach to evaluating irrigation Best Management Practices (BMPs) here in the Delta. The RISER program is designed to assist producers in reducing water use while maintaining

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Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Meeting

Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Meeting

🕔08:45, 28.Jan 2017

On February 9th 2017, Mississippi State University will host the fifth annual Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition. The competition will be open to M.S. and Ph.D. students working in production agriculture. Over the last several years, there has been

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Soybean Irrigation: Flood vs Furrow Results

Soybean Irrigation: Flood vs Furrow Results

🕔09:34, 27.Jan 2017

From time to time the Irrigation Team at MSU is requested to investigate the effects of certain agronomic and cultural practices farmers use.  Traditionally, many rice farmers chose to flood irrigate their soybeans.  Rice farmers were accustom to pulling levees

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Deadline for reporting flow meter usage nears

🕔10:32, 23.Jan 2017

February 1, 2017 is the deadline for reporting your 2016 water usage. MDEQ should have sent each participate a survey for completion in the fall of 2016. The survey must be returned to MDEQ either by mail, fax, or the

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Three Years of AWD Water Savings in Rice

Three Years of AWD Water Savings in Rice

🕔11:46, 20.Jan 2017

AWD is a water-saving technology that farmers can use to reduce the amount of irrigation water used in rice fields without any yield penalty. In AWD, farmers allow the flood water to recede to a “muddy” state before re-flooding the

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