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“Bee Aware” Flags Ready for Distribution

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Recently several groups in Mississippi came together and developed then adopted a set of Cooperative Standards for row crop farmers and beekeepers in an effort to increase awareness of pollinator’s and create an environment where each could coexist while minimizing any adverse conditions to either operation. As a part of that program the “Bee Aware” flag was . . . → Read More: “Bee Aware” Flags Ready for Distribution

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

2,4-D As a Burndown Herbicide

Just to prove that 2,4-D labels can be confusing, plantback restrictions were listed correctly in the previous post, but formulations were not specified. . . . → Read More: 2,4-D As a Burndown Herbicide

UPDATED CONTENT: Dicamba and 2,4-D Plantback Restrictions

Auxinic herbicide injury characteristic of dicamba on soybean (Photo: Dr. Tom Eubank)

With the cold, wet weather, many burndown herbicide applications were delayed. This has led to a multitude of questions on plantback restrictions for 2,4-D and dicamba prior to planting corn and soybeans. . . . → Read More: UPDATED CONTENT: Dicamba and 2,4-D Plantback Restrictions

Calibrating Insecticides in Row Crops

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I have gotten numerous question about calibration of in-furrow rigs this year, so I am republishing an article I put up in the past that breaks calibrating pesticides down to a very easy understandable level. Proper calibration can mean the difference in control or failure of a product against the targeted pests and potentially thousands of dollars of savings to the grower. . . . → Read More: Calibrating Insecticides in Row Crops

Identifying Wheat Growth Stages using the Feekes Scale

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The Feekes scale is likely the most commonly used system to describe wheat and other small grains’ 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

2014 Cotton Maturity Guide

The annual cotton maturity guide has been updated for 2014.  Cotton is unique with respect to maturity indices, especially compared to commonly grown grain crops.  Generally speaking, the earliest maturing cotton varieties differ from the latest maturing cotton varieties by 10 – 14 days with respect to maturity.  However, keep in mind that many factors can . . . → Read More: 2014 Cotton Maturity Guide

Vegetative Stage Corn Fungicide Applications in the Mississippi Production System: 2013 Large Plot Trials

During 2013, several fungicide trials were conducted to determine the benefit of vegetative growth stage timings in corn. Two large plot trials were conducted in east MS with the help of Dr. Dennis Reginelli. In this blog post, the results of two large plot trials were presented from one nonirrigated and one irrigated field setting. Small plot trial data will be reported at a different date. . . . → Read More: Vegetative Stage Corn Fungicide Applications in the Mississippi Production System: 2013 Large Plot Trials

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?

Thinking About Planting Medium-grain Rice?

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In Mississippi, research indicates that management of medium-grain varieties is similar to that of long-grain varieties. . . . → Read More: Thinking About Planting Medium-grain Rice?