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2018 Rice Field Day – August 2, 2018

2018 Rice Field Day – August 2, 2018

🕔15:12, 12.Jul 2018

The 2018 MSU-DREC Rice Producer Field Day will be held on August 2, at the Delta Research and Extension Center at 3:30 p.m.  The program will begin at the Capps center with a brief welcome prior to departing for the field

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Bollworm Management in Bt Cotton: Early July Update

Bollworm Management in Bt Cotton: Early July Update

🕔11:08, 12.Jul 2018

We have been getting reports of bollworm moth activity and low levels of eggs for about 10 days now in cotton. This week seems to be the week when the activity has really picked up and there are a lot

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Cover Crop Field Day: Planting Tips, Experiences & Challenges

Cover Crop Field Day: Planting Tips, Experiences & Challenges

🕔11:12, 28.Jun 2018

Is there really a better time for a field day than July in Mississippi? We know it will be hot out there, but we wanted to create an opportunity to get producers, professionals, and crop consultants together on Tuesday, July

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Redbanded Stink Bug Ditchbank Survey 5/10/2018

Redbanded Stink Bug Ditchbank Survey 5/10/2018

🕔07:50, 12.May 2018

In 2017, we were able to accurately predict the threat of RBSB based on sampling ditch banks in the spring. Every year we sample ditch banks across the state to make collections of various insect pests. With most pests, such

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Furrow Irrigated Rice Summary

Furrow Irrigated Rice Summary

🕔09:28, 13.Apr 2018

We have had a couple of calls from consultants and growers this week about utilizing furrow irrigated rice as an option if planting or levee construction is delayed due to rain.  With an additional 2-5 inches of rainfall forecast for

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Riser Program Results Positive

Riser Program Results Positive

🕔09:34, 6.Apr 2018

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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On Farm Furrow Irrigated Rice Results

On Farm Furrow Irrigated Rice Results

🕔17:05, 29.Mar 2018

Over the last few weeks we have made an attempt to explain the data we have concerning furrow irrigated rice.  The first installment explored the small plot research conducted by Lee Atwill, MSU Graduate student. Small Plot  The second installment tried

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Last Week for Pipe Planner 2018

Last Week for Pipe Planner 2018

🕔09:25, 26.Mar 2018

Pipe Planner On-Line Training Webinar  Tue, Mar 27, 2018 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/476558917  You can also dial in using your phone.  United States: +1 (312) 757-3121 Access

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2018 Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Meeting

2018 Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Meeting

🕔15:21, 24.Jan 2018

On February 8th 2018, Mississippi State University will host the sixth 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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Last Pipe Planner Webinar Nov 27th

Last Pipe Planner Webinar Nov 27th

🕔16:28, 26.Nov 2017

The last opportunity to take part in the Pipe Planner instructional webinars given by Delta Plastics’ Irrigation Specialist Chris DeClerk is tommorrow.  This webinar will detail data collection, input, troubleshooting and navigation through the Pipe Planner application.  This meeting will

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2nd in the Series: Pipe Planner Webinar

2nd in the Series: Pipe Planner Webinar

🕔08:34, 15.Nov 2017

Below is the 2nd in the series of Pipe Planner instructional webinars given by Delta Plastics’ Irrigation Specialist Chris DeClerk.  This webinar will detail data collection, input, troubleshooting and navigation through the Pipe Planner application.  These online meetings can be

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MS ASA Meeting November 15, 2017

MS ASA Meeting November 15, 2017

🕔12:41, 31.Oct 2017

The 2017 MS ASA Annual Agronomy meeting will be held Wednesday November 15, 2017 at the Grenada Co. Extension office. A wide range of topics will be discussed including a Dicamba update for soybeans and on farm water storage system

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Delta Area Rice Meeting – November 14, 2017

Delta Area Rice Meeting – November 14, 2017

🕔11:45, 30.Oct 2017

The 2017 Delta Area Rice Meeting will be held at the Bolivar Co. Extension office on November 14, 2017. Mississippi rice producers, industry professionals, and other interested parties are invited to listen to presentations from MSU research and Extension faculty

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2017 MSU Short List of Suggested Wheat Varieties

2017 MSU Short List of Suggested Wheat Varieties

🕔17:35, 21.Sep 2017

This publication lists those wheat varieties which have demonstrated superior productivity in the Mississippi Wheat and Oat Variety Trials and summarizes their characteristics. This independent information should help you better assess those varieties which are suited for your region.

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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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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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