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Row Crop Technology Showcases – June 16, 17, 24, and July 16

A series of field days will be held throughout Mississippi in 2015 which will highlight crops with new and developing herbicide and insect trait technologies.  Field days will be held at the following locations:

Dundee, MS – Douglas and Chris Hood Farms – June 16 (afternoon)

Stoneville, MS – MSU Delta Research and Extension Center – June 17 . . . → Read More: Row Crop Technology Showcases – June 16, 17, 24, and July 16

Video – How to Identify Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

V6 growth stage corn is beginning rapid growth and leaves little margin for error for postemergence herbicide application.

This is a video showing the methods used to determine the vegetative growth stages of corn or sorghum in the field. Further information can be found in the accompanying Mississipp Crop Situation blog article. . . . → Read More: Video – How to Identify Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

How to Determine Growth Stages of Young Corn or Sorghum

V4 Growth Stage

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

Wheat Disease Update: April 24, 2015

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For the most part the Mississippi wheat crop is clean with regards to foliar diseases. However, some important issues are occurring that need to be addressed with regards to Fusarium head blight, stem maggot feeding, and general herbicide injury as these three issues can easily be confused with one another at the field level. . . . → Read More: Wheat Disease Update: April 24, 2015

2015 Scout Schools Set for Mississippi

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Mississippi State University will be hosting 5 scout schools this year. We have transitioned over the years to make these trainings much more diverse than insect pest alone. This year we will be including insects, disease, fertility, weed identification, and herbicide systems. There will be numerous hands on displays of insects, weeds, nutrient deficiencies in all major row crops, and fertilizer characteristics. CEU’s Provided: Nutrient Management = 1.5, Integrated Pest Management = 3, Crop Management = 1 . . . → Read More: 2015 Scout Schools Set for Mississippi

GAPs/GHPs Training- March 4th, Pittsboro, MS

Good Agricultural and Handling Practices for Producers of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables and Nuts Training-   A certificate program

 

When: March 4, 2015 (Wednesday)

Time:  9:00 A.M. – 12:00 noon

Where: Calhoun County Extension Office

   121 Parker St., Pittsboro, MS 38951

 The Good Agricultural (GAPs) and Handling (GHPs) Practices Training is a workshop designed to teach the basics of . . . → Read More: GAPs/GHPs Training- March 4th, Pittsboro, MS

Soybean Management Symposium Series: Future Dates (2/25 Tunica, MS; 2/26 Verona (morning); 2/26 Macon, MS (afternoon))

Three more opportunities exist for ag-related personnel to attend the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board sponsored seminar series on nutrition management, nematode sampling and management, and irrigation practices. Meetings are scheduled next week in Tunica (2/25; 9 am), Verona (2/26; 9 am), and Macon (2/26; 2:30 pm). . . . → Read More: Soybean Management Symposium Series: Future Dates (2/25 Tunica, MS; 2/26 Verona (morning); 2/26 Macon, MS (afternoon))

Identifying Wheat Growth Stages using the Feekes Scale

Feekes Growth Stage Chart for Wheat

The Feekes scale is likely the most commonly used system to describe wheat and other small grain’s growth and development stages. Understanding of wheat plant development is important so that you may better time management inputs to optimize crop response. This article helps you identify specific wheat growth stages. . . . → Read More: Identifying Wheat Growth Stages using the Feekes Scale

Scouting and Managing Wheat Stripe Rust Infection at Tillering Stages

Stripe rust was detected in wheat in Washington County, MS in the wheat variety trial plots. Wheat fields in MS should be scouted at this time for the presence of stripe rust. Fungicide applications with products in the triazole (DMI) class of fungicides will prevent spread of the disease and in some cases where the disease has occurred and been observed in a wheat field may protect yield. . . . → Read More: Scouting and Managing Wheat Stripe Rust Infection at Tillering Stages

2015 Winter Sweetpotato Production Meeting- Feb. 11th

The 2015 Mississippi Winter Sweetpotato Production Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday February 11th at the Calhoun County Extension Office (121 Parker St. Pittsboro, MS 38951).  Registration will begin at 8:30 A.M.  The program will run 9:00 A.M. through lunch.  A light breakfast and full lunch will be provided.  There is no fee to attend and no . . . → Read More: 2015 Winter Sweetpotato Production Meeting- Feb. 11th