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
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?
Farmers can hear from Mississippi State University (MSU) experts today in a series of soybean seminars sponsored by the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board (MSPB) and Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF).
The goal of the seminars, titled “Digging Deeper: Managing Unseen Yield Robbers,” is to heighten awareness on soybean-management issues that often go unseen but could severely impact . . . → Read More: Soybean Symposium Today, Feb. 10th at Capps Center
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.
I have been surveying growers, extension folks, consultants, and industry personnel over the last few weeks and it seems that the consensus is that we are going to significantly increase peanut acreage in the 2015 growing season. I think the increase will be a combination of current growers increasing their 2014 acreage numbers, growers who have . . . → Read More: Rotation Considerations for Peanut
“Pipe Planner is a free, user-friendly, web based application designed to help farmers create the most efficient poly tube irrigation system for their crops,”says Chris DeClerk of Delta Plastics. To assist Mississippi growers in the implementation of Pipe Planner, Lee Atwill, Doctoral candidate here at Mississippi State University, has created the linked instructional videos. Growers should . . . → Read More: Pipe Planner Instructional Videos
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
Its decision time in wheat. One of the questions we often get is “I am about to apply a herbicide, should I add a pyrethroid?” This is one of the few times I would have to say “Yes” to a question such as this. I think it makes sense to do so. . . . → Read More: Pyrethroids on Wheat in Mississippi: Does it Pay?
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. Over the last several years, there has been a tremendous surge in job availability for students with backgrounds in applied production agriculture. The agricultural industry . . . → Read More: 2015 Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Meeting Program
Final data for the 2014 Mississippi State University on-farm cotton variety trials can be accessed by clicking on the link below. Glyphosate-tolerant variety trials were conducted at 17 locations in 2014 and data are presented in the following manner: all locations pooled together, irrigated trials, dryland trials, trials conducted in the Delta, trials conducted in the . . . → Read More: 2014 On-Farm Cotton Variety Trial Data