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Sweetpotato Field Day Program- August 20th

Mississippi State University will host its Second Annual Sweetpotato Field Day on Wednesday August 20th at the Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station (8320 Hwy 15 S., Pontotoc, MS 38863).  The program for the field day is below.  Please contact Stephen Meyers with any questions at smeyers@ext.msstate.edu or 662.489.4621.

Sweetpotato Field . . . → Read More: Sweetpotato Field Day Program- August 20th

North Mississippi Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Row Crops Field Day on Thursday, August 7

The North Mississippi Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Row Crops Field Day on Thursday, August 7 will present the latest research to the area’s row-crop farmers and consultants. The field day will be from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Lee County Agri-Center Magnolia Conference Center on Highway 145 South in Verona.
. . . → Read More: North Mississippi Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Row Crops Field Day on Thursday, August 7

Carpetweed- Unsightly but Not a Big Threat to Sweetpotato Fields

It’s that time in the sweetpotato production season- where the last slips are making their way into the ground and herbicide treatments applied to the earlier planted crop get tested prior to canopy closure. While pigweeds and nutsedges represent the greatest threat to yield and quality, carpetweed (Mollugo verticillata L.) appears to be the on the . . . → Read More: Carpetweed- Unsightly but Not a Big Threat to Sweetpotato Fields

Identifying Corn Reproductive Growth Stages and Management Implications

Silk Stage

Corn reproductive stages generally comprise about 60 days for corn hybrids grown in Mississippi at normal planting dates. Identification of these stages is critical for making prudent management decisions and anticipating crop response to practices and environmental conditions. . . . → Read More: Identifying Corn Reproductive Growth Stages and Management Implications

Soybean herbicide options for delayed postemergence applications targeting Palmer amaranth

With most of Mississippi receiving large amounts of rain during early June, opportunities for herbicide applications in soybean have been rare up to this week. Several calls have come in regarding herbicide options in situations where the weather has prevented timely postemergence (POST) applications. Each situation is likely different depending on the growth stage of the . . . → Read More: Soybean herbicide options for delayed postemergence applications targeting Palmer amaranth

Mississippi State University/Monsanto Company Field Day – July 10, 2014 – Robinsonville, MS

Mississippi State University and Monsanto Company will be conducting a field day in Robinsonville, MS on Thursday, July 10, 2014.  The field day will focus on the Roundup Ready(R) Xtend Crop System in cotton and soybeans.  Field demonstrations will include cotton and soybean germplasm as well as Palmer amaranth control in the Roundup Ready(R) Xtend Crop System.  Speakers from Monsanto . . . → Read More: Mississippi State University/Monsanto Company Field Day – July 10, 2014 – Robinsonville, MS

Mississippi State University/Dow AgroSciences Field Day – Dundee, MS – July 2, 2014

Mississippi State University and Dow AgroSciences will be conducting a field day at the farm of Douglas and Chris Hood on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.  The field day will begin at 9 a.m. and will focus on Enlist(TM) Weed Control System in cotton and soybeans.  Potential topics include weed management programs utilizing the Enlist system, non-crop preemergence and postemergence . . . → Read More: Mississippi State University/Dow AgroSciences Field Day – Dundee, MS – July 2, 2014

Delayed Weed Control Options in Cotton

Rainfall throughout the state has delayed weed control applications resulting in weeds that have become larger than desired and more difficult to control.  Several calls have come in regarding sequential application options for management of glyphosate-resistant pigweeds and other species.  Weed management options are listed below depending on the technology containing in the crop in your . . . → Read More: Delayed Weed Control Options in Cotton

Delta Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Crops Field Day, June 17, 2014

A corn, cotton, peanut, and soybean field day is scheduled for June 17th at the Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville, MS. The general theme of the field day will include pertinent information for mid-season row crop issues. . . . → Read More: Delta Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Crops Field Day, June 17, 2014

Simultaneous Cotton and Pigweed Emergence Issues

Planting progress on the 2014 cotton crop has certainly been more timely than in 2013; however, we still lag somewhat being a “normal” planting window.  An issue that seems to be occurring on numerous farms this year is simultaneous cotton and pigweed emergence.  This is happening for a couple of reasons.  Over the last three weeks . . . → Read More: Simultaneous Cotton and Pigweed Emergence Issues