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Key Issues to Address at Corn Planting

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Corn planting can be a hectic time, but it pays to take care of business when planting corn. Here are some keys to a successful start and optimal corn yields. . . . → Read More: Key Issues to Address at Corn Planting

Is Super Early Corn Planting Really Critical?

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March is here, anticipation is building and our fields may dry out soon, if rain holds off. So when should we start planting corn? This article gives tangible recommendations for determining suitable planting time when nature throws us curveballs. . . . → Read More: Is Super Early Corn Planting Really Critical?

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

2014 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids

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This effort lists those corn hybrids which have demonstrated superior productivity in the MSU Corn for Grain Hybrid Trials. Approximately 80 corn hybrids representing the vast majority of seed companies in the Mid-south participate in the MSU hybrid trials. This information should help you better assess relative corn hybrid productivity and profitability in future seasons for either irrigated or dryland culture.
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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

How long will we need to Irrigate this Corn Crop?

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This season’s corn crop is generally much later than normal and far behind the pace of last year’s crop. Thus, even the earliest fields will need additional irrigation or rainfall for several more weeks. This article discusses crop progress and methods to schedule and terminate irrigation water for corn. . . . → Read More: How long will we need to Irrigate this Corn Crop?

Video – How to Identify Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

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Vegetative growth stages of corn or sorghum are determined by counting the number of fully emerged leaves with leaf collars present. This can be used to anticipate growth and determine appropriate timing of many management decisions, including herbicide application, sidedress fertilizer, etc…. . . . → Read More: Video – How to Identify Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

The Tassel Shot: What is the Best Timing?

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More and more growers are applying various management inputs around tassel stage in order to improve efficiency and corn productivity. This article discusses how crop physiology affects the potential yield response and appropriate timing. . . . → Read More: The Tassel Shot: What is the Best Timing?

Tips to Improve Nitrogen Response for Mid-South Corn

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Considering the persistent rainfall we have had this spring, it will likely be very important to optimize nitrogen fertilizer management this season. This newsletter discusses best management practices for corn nitrogen fertilization. These recommendations reduce the risk of nitrogen loss and can improve crop response when wet weather is prevalent during the spring. . . . → Read More: Tips to Improve Nitrogen Response for Mid-South Corn

Top Ten Keys to High Corn Yields

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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