Corn Reproductive Stages and Their Management Implications

Corn Reproductive Stages and Their Management Implications

🕔13:01, 27.Jun 2020

Corn progresses through six stages as ears develop through reproductive growth stages. Identification of these stages can be helpful for timing development, making prudent management decisions and anticipating crop response to practices and environmental conditions.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps, June 27, 2020

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps, June 27, 2020

🕔08:12, 27.Jun 2020

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Rice Flood, It’s Okay to Let it Down

Rice Flood, It’s Okay to Let it Down

🕔18:24, 25.Jun 2020

AWD is a water-saving technology that farmers can use to reduce the amount of irrigation water used in rice fields without any yield penalty. In AWD, farmers allow the flood water to recede to a “muddy” state before re-flooding the

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Sealing Soils Confusion

Sealing Soils Confusion

🕔18:23, 25.Jun 2020

Surface sealing in the Mississippi Delta typically occurs in soils that have a low clay and organic matter content but have a high silt fraction, i.e., most of our silt loam soils. Surface sealing, from an irrigation management standpoint, is

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Heliothine Moth Trap Catches, June 25, 2020

Heliothine Moth Trap Catches, June 25, 2020

🕔15:03, 25.Jun 2020

Bollworm pheromone trap catches were not extremely high this week, but June overall set a new high average trap catch and it the high catches were distributed among most monitored counties. To give some perspective, the highest previous years of

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Soil Moisture Monitoring Showcase

Soil Moisture Monitoring Showcase

🕔14:19, 22.Jun 2020

We are excited to announce our 2020 Soil Moisture Monitoring Showcase. Please visit the Showcase page for full access and information on the program. https://www.ncaar.msstate.edu/outreach/index.php#showcase  This soil moisture monitoring showcase provides an opportunity for the Mississippi agricultural community to learn

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Heliothine Trap Catches, June 19, 2020

Heliothine Trap Catches, June 19, 2020

🕔08:06, 20.Jun 2020

Bollworm pheromone moth trap catches have continued to be very high again this week in nearly all traps across the state. Tobacco budworm trap catches were also high in a few traps, suggesting that worm pressure from both species could

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps, June 20, 2020

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps, June 20, 2020

🕔14:38, 19.Jun 2020

This is our first week of reporting southwestern corn borer trap counts.  We had some numbers reported last week but they were extremely low (0-2).  This week, a couple of traps started to pick up more moths, so we may

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Surge Valves Update

Surge Valves Update

🕔06:03, 19.Jun 2020

Surge Valves are being investigated by the MSU Irrigation Team to increase irrigation application efficiency. When using a surge valve, water is applied in a series of on-off cycles alternating between two irrigation sets. By utilizing surge valves Producers can

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Flood Irrigated Soybean Yield Considerations

Flood Irrigated Soybean Yield Considerations

🕔06:03, 19.Jun 2020

Traditionally, many rice farmers chose to flood irrigate their soybeans. Rice farmers were accustomed to pulling levees in rice fields, so it was a natural fit to irrigate soybeans in the same fashion. With the decreasing water levels in the

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Early Season Plant Bug Management Utilizing Square Retention

Early Season Plant Bug Management Utilizing Square Retention

🕔15:27, 12.Jun 2020

With the season progressing and the onset of pinhead square, square retention will be an important factor in early season plant bug management.  Prior to bloom, monitoring square retention is highly recommended as an additional tool to compliment sweep net

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Irrigation after Cristobal

Irrigation after Cristobal

🕔14:10, 8.Jun 2020

It is often said here in the Mid-South that we are always 10 days from a drought!  However, with the widespread and abundant rainfall received today from tropical depression Cristobal, irrigation is not really a primary concern until we rebound

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Producers Benefit from Multiple Side Inlet in Rice Production.

Producers Benefit from Multiple Side Inlet in Rice Production.

🕔13:36, 8.Jun 2020

Most of the area rice is close to the permanent flood timing or will be after this tropical depression. With water being one of the most expensive inputs of the rice producer, utilizing methods to limit the amount of water

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MDAC Press Release

MDAC Press Release

🕔12:34, 8.Jun 2020

STATE OF MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND COMMERCE ANDY GIPSON COMMISSIONER PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2020 Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce Contact: Paige Manning, Director of Marketing and Public Relations 601-359-1163 paige@mdac.ms.gov MDAC Continues to Enforce

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How to Address your Strategy Regarding Tassel Applications

How to Address your Strategy Regarding Tassel Applications

🕔11:42, 6.Jun 2020

As the Mississippi corn crop approaches tassel, crop stage and weather conditions may affect your strategy regarding application of various management inputs, including nitrogen fertilizer or other products. This article will discuss factors that affect your strategy and improve your response.

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Heliothine Trap Catches, June 5, 2020

Heliothine Trap Catches, June 5, 2020

🕔15:05, 5.Jun 2020

As I have done every year since 2007, 3 or 4 pheromone moth traps each for bollworm and tobacco budworm have been erected in agricultural regions of Noxubee, Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties. They are checked once per week and the

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