How to Enhance Your Strategy Regarding Tassel Applications

How to Enhance Your Strategy Regarding Tassel Applications

🕔11:28, 29.May 2021

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

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Improving Corn Yields by Better Timing your First Irrigation

Improving Corn Yields by Better Timing your First Irrigation

🕔10:22, 29.May 2021

Moisture sensors have shown we can generally do much better timing irrigation needs. The initial irrigation of corn offers considerable opportunity to improve efficiency which can also enhance yields. Regardless of whether you use sensors, we explain methods to help you make irrigation decisions and make more corn.

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Controlling Nutrient Movement in Landscapes

Controlling Nutrient Movement in Landscapes

🕔13:33, 28.May 2021

The greatest challenges for agricultural water management are getting water on fields, and then getting water off fields in the warm humid mid-South. Exiting water contains dissolved nutrients and sediments that may pose issues. Controlling the nutrient (or sediment) movement

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Tassel N Fertilization in Corn and Tissue Analysis for Nutrients

Tassel N Fertilization in Corn and Tissue Analysis for Nutrients

🕔11:56, 25.May 2021

Justin McCoy from the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center visits the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to talk about nitrogen fertilization on corn prior to tasseling.  He also lays out details on tissue sampling for nutrient analysis in

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Avoiding Nutrient Movement in the Landscape

Avoiding Nutrient Movement in the Landscape

🕔15:54, 21.May 2021

We studied using ‘programmed decisions’ in a long-ago business management class to streamline responses: if this happens, then do X, Y, and Z. Of course, nothing ever happens according to plan. Planning reduces problems down the road however, we cannot

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2021 Irrigation Technology (Podcast)

2021 Irrigation Technology (Podcast)

🕔11:19, 18.May 2021

Drew Gholson visits the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio to talk with Tom and Jason about updates in irrigation technology in 2021, including updates to the Pipe Planner program, sensor installation, and sensor telemetry.

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The Nutrient Stewardship Entrance Exam for Production Agriculture

The Nutrient Stewardship Entrance Exam for Production Agriculture

🕔16:58, 14.May 2021

The ACT, a standardized test used by colleges for admission decisions, covers English, mathematics, reading, and scientific reasoning. These categories may be unfamiliar if you are a little older as they were revised in 1989. Another ACT concept uses Best

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How to Install Watermark Sensors

🕔16:25, 14.May 2021

Irrometer Watermark Series: Installation Procedures http://extension.msstate.edu/publications/irrometer-watermark-series-installation-procedures Publication Number: P3540 This publication series provides information and recommendations pertaining to the Irrometer Watermark 200SS, a granular matrix sensor commonly used in Mississippi for scheduling irrigation. Future publications will discuss other types of soil

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Practical steps to improve on-farm soil and nutrient stewardship

Practical steps to improve on-farm soil and nutrient stewardship

🕔09:43, 13.May 2021

Title: Practical steps to improve on-farm soil and nutrient stewardship Location: Webinar Link out: Click here Description: Join Dr. Beth Baker and Dr. Larry Oldham with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, along with Mr. Parker Frew from Delta F.A.R.M.

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Velvetleaf

Velvetleaf

🕔13:30, 12.May 2021

Weed flora of Mississippi Family: Malvaceae Genus: Abutilon                              Species: theophrasti History: Velvetleaf was introduced to North America from China or India by early European colonists for use as a fiber crop. Life Cycle: Summer annual Special Characteristics: Up to 7

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Managing with Delays in Planting (Podcast)

Managing with Delays in Planting (Podcast)

🕔08:35, 12.May 2021

Trent and Brian hit the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to address managing soybean and cotton planting after two weeks of little to no field work in most areas.  Topics include comparing current conditions with recent years, yield expectations,

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Postemergence Dicamba Applications in Xtend Soybean (Podcast)

Postemergence Dicamba Applications in Xtend Soybean (Podcast)

🕔11:01, 11.May 2021

Trent Irby visits the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to discuss requirements for dicamba applications in Xtend soybean.  Topics include application cutoff dates, tank mixtures, glyphosate formulations, record keeping, etc.

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Cool and Wet Conditions Increase Slug Concerns in Mississippi

Cool and Wet Conditions Increase Slug Concerns in Mississippi

🕔08:01, 11.May 2021

With cool wet weather this spring, we have received quite a few calls about slugs and slug damage in emerged crops. I suspect this will increase in more areas as planting continues and plants begin to emerge in areas where

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Optimizing Corn Response to Nitrogen Fertilizer

Optimizing Corn Response to Nitrogen Fertilizer

🕔11:52, 8.May 2021

Corn is very responsive to nitrogen fertilizer, but this is a dynamic situation that can become extremely challenging in our rainy environment, when wet soil restricts field operations and saturates soils. This article gives recommendations to improve corn response to nitrogen fertilizer and reduce risk in our Midsouth environment.

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Return on Investment, or Testimonials?

Return on Investment, or Testimonials?

🕔16:06, 7.May 2021

Newspapers were all paper and sometimes quite thick when I was younger. I trained myself to ignore almost all the advertisements in them to speed things along, particularly with Sunday editions. It may chagrin the business community to learn that

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Early Season Insect Management Considerations in Peanuts

Early Season Insect Management Considerations in Peanuts

🕔15:24, 7.May 2021

As peanut planting ramps up across the state, it is important to consider thrips management options.  North Carolina State University has a thrips predictor model on their climate webpage that predicts thrips infestation severity based on planting date.  The model

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RBSB Ditchbank Survey: Week of 5/3/21

RBSB Ditchbank Survey: Week of 5/3/21

🕔09:08, 7.May 2021

After finding low numbers of RBSB in the last couple weeks of sampling, we made an effort to really increase sample areas this week. Although most areas were zero to very low, we have a couple hot spots this week

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2021 Irrigation Season Approaching

2021 Irrigation Season Approaching

🕔01:11, 7.May 2021

The Row-Crop Irrigation Science and Extension Research (RISER) was developed as a science based approach to evaluating irrigation Best Management Practices (BMPs) here in the Delta. The RISER program is designed to assist producers in reducing water use while maintaining

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How to Determine Where to Install Soil Moisture Sensors

How to Determine Where to Install Soil Moisture Sensors

🕔09:32, 6.May 2021

Irrometer Watermark Series: Location Selection Link to publication: http://extension.msstate.edu/publications/irrometer-watermark-series-location-selection Publication Number: P3539 View as PDF: P3539.pdf This publication series provides information and recommendations pertaining to the Irrometer Watermark 200SS, a granular matrix sensor commonly used in Mississippi for scheduling irrigation. Future publications

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Stinkbugs and Thrips with Don and Whitney (Podcast)

Stinkbugs and Thrips with Don and Whitney (Podcast)

🕔08:49, 5.May 2021

Don Cook and Whitney Crow hit the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio to talk about stinkbugs in corn, modeling thrips pressure in cotton, thrips management in cotton.  Jeff Gore throws in 2 cents toward the end. Note since the recording of

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2021 Virtual Insect Scout Schools

2021 Virtual Insect Scout Schools

🕔15:30, 3.May 2021

Due to the uncertainty of being allowed to hold face to face meetings during the early planning sessions for our Insect Scout Schools, we decided to pre-record the entire scout school for General Thresholds, Cotton, Corn, Grain Sorghum, and Soybean

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Irrigation Survey

Irrigation Survey

🕔14:50, 3.May 2021

Help us by participating in an irrigation survey. The questions in this survey are only about furrow or flood irrigated croplands. Flood irrigated croplands still play an important role in supplying food, feed, and fiber demands in the US, but

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Video – How to Identify Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

Video – How to Identify Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

🕔09:25, 1.May 2021

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 Mississippi Crop Situation blog article.

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How to Determine Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

How to Determine Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

🕔09:15, 1.May 2021

Vegetative growth stages of corn are determined by counting the number of fully emerged leaves with leaf collars present. It is important to appreciate this methodology because it is used determine appropriate timing of many management practices, including herbicide application, sidedress fertilizer, etc….

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