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Soil Moisture Sensor Field Days

Mississippi State University Extension is in the process of planning two soil moisture sensor field days for Summer 2015.  Attendee will view demonstrations and presentations of the agronomic advantages of utilizing soil moisture sensors to trigger row crop irrigation presented by Dr. Jason Krutz, MSU Irrigation Specialist.  Manufactures and distributor sales representatives will present short presentations . . . → Read More: Soil Moisture Sensor Field Days

Now is the Time to Prepare for Pipe Planner!

Pipe Planner offered free to farmers! Delta Plastics is committed to reducing irrigation water use within the Mississippi Delta by 20 percent by the year 2020. Delta Plastics has offered to provide the company’s irrigation management software, Pipe Planner, free to all farmers. Pipe Planner is a user-friendly, web-based application designed to help farmers create the . . . → Read More: Now is the Time to Prepare for Pipe Planner!

Avoid Sweetpotato Chilling Injury

The next few days will be abnormally frigid in North Mississippi.  This increases the risk of chilling injury to sweetpotatoes in storage, and those being transported to or from packing sheds.  Chilling injury occurs when roots are exposed to temperatures between 32 and 55°F.  (The ideal storage temperature for sweetpotatoes is 55 to 60°F. Freezing injury . . . → Read More: Avoid Sweetpotato Chilling Injury

Should I Convert to Pipe Planner?

Pipe Planner offered free to farmers! Delta Plastics is committed to reducing irrigation water use within the Mississippi Delta by 20 percent by the year 2020. Delta Plastics has offered to provide the company’s irrigation management software, Pipe Planner, free to all farmers. Pipe Planner is a user-friendly, web-based application designed to help . . . → Read More: Should I Convert to Pipe Planner?

2015 Riser Participants Needed.

The RISER program is designed to assist producers in reducing water use while maintaining yield and profitability. Growers participating in the RISER program agree to allow  the MSU researcher to manage the irrigation decisions on one field while the producer manages another field using his management style. We are in the planning process for the 2015 . . . → Read More: 2015 Riser Participants Needed.

2015 Insect Control Guide for Agronomic Crops

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The 2015 Insect Control Guide for Agronomic Crops in Mississippi is now available. The online version can be accessed here: 2015 ICG . Printed versions will be . . . → Read More: 2015 Insect Control Guide for Agronomic Crops

Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition

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On February 5th 2015, Mississippi State University will host the third annual Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition. The competition will be open to M.S. and Ph.D. students working in production agriculture. . . . → Read More: Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition

Irrigation Summit Scheduled for December 10th in Stoneville

Delta area producer and landowners don’t want to miss the Dec. 10, 2014 Irrigation and Water Conservation Summit at the Capps Center in Stoneville, Miss. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will conclude at 3:20 p.m. Lunch will be served but no registration fee is required.

During the general sessions and breakout sessions, participants can . . . → Read More: Irrigation Summit Scheduled for December 10th in Stoneville

Soybean Variety Suggestions for 2015

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 others may influence the decision of selecting an appropriate variety for profitable soybean production.

There are a number of excellent varieties available to choose from. The link below is . . . → Read More: Soybean Variety Suggestions for 2015

Keys to Diagnosing Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Rice

Potash Deficient Rice

Described below are the most common nutrient related issues that occur in Mississippi rice production and a few distinctive characteristics to key on when trying to properly identify each issue in the field.  Nutrient issues in rice can take on many appearances, but coupled with field histories some of the keys below will aid in identification.  . . . → Read More: Keys to Diagnosing Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Rice