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Posts From Erick Larson, State Extension Specialist - Grain Crops

Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations for Winter Wheat

Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations for Winter Wheat

🕔22:30, 9.Feb 2021

Our moist climate certainly increases the challenges associated with successful nitrogen fertilization of wheat. This article outlines best management practices for nitrogen application timing, fertilizer sources, rates and other important practices which can enhance wheat productivity.

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Avoiding Fertilizer Damage in Starter Applications

🕔10:17, 30.Jan 2021

Starter fertilizers are often part of a successful nutrient management strategy. See Strategies to Improve Corn Profitability for their potential in corn production. As with any fertility program, implementation of starters requires attention to detail. Avoid fertilizer burn: Fertilizer burn may occur

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2021 Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions

2021 Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions

🕔13:17, 26.Jan 2021

This article lists those grain sorghum hybrids which have produced superior yields in the Mississippi Grain Sorghum Hybrid Trials. This information should improve your ability to select well-adapted sorghum hybrids for your farm based on independent performance testing.

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2020 MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Results

2020 MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Results

🕔13:05, 1.Dec 2020

Mississippi State goes to great lengths to evaluate, assess and analyze corn hybrid performance, so you have good information to make decisions which improve the profitability of your farm. These Hybrid Demonstration trials are grown in numerous on-farm locations throughout the state where you can better evaluate hybrid performance of our region’s most elite hybrids. Full results, including yields and plant characteristics from this year’s trials are published here.

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2021 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids

2021 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids

🕔11:47, 31.Oct 2020

This publication lists those corn hybrids which have demonstrated superior performance in the Mississippi Corn for Grain Hybrid Trials. No other source tests as many hybrids representing today’s market. Thus, this is a great starting point and barometer for you to judge hybrid performance and select the best corn hybrids for your farm.

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How to Plant and Grow Wheat for High Yields

How to Plant and Grow Wheat for High Yields

🕔17:26, 19.Oct 2020

Wheat can be a relatively consistent and productive crop which offers some benefits and diversity for your cropping system. This article addresses planting practices and other management principles needed to optimize wheat productivity.

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2020 Yield Summaries from the Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program

2020 Yield Summaries from the Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program

🕔12:59, 16.Oct 2020

Mississippi State goes to great lengths to evaluate, assess and analyze corn hybrid performance. These Hybrid Demonstration trials are grown in numerous on-farm locations throughout the state where you can better evaluate hybrid performance of our region’s most elite hybrids. Preliminary grain yield results from this year’s trials are published here.

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2020 MSU Short List of Suggested Wheat Varieties

2020 MSU Short List of Suggested Wheat Varieties

🕔17:51, 30.Sep 2020

This publication lists those wheat varieties which have demonstrated superior productivity in the Mississippi Wheat and Oat Variety Trials and summarizes their characteristics. This independent information should help you better assess those varieties which are suited for several distinct growing regions in Mississippi.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps, August 8, 2020

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps, August 8, 2020

🕔01:07, 8.Aug 2020

Although most corn across the state is beyond the susceptible stage, southwestern corn borer traps were very high in some counties with multiple traps exceeding 100 moths per trap.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps, August 1, 2020

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps, August 1, 2020

🕔19:05, 31.Jul 2020

Southwestern corn borer trap counts increased again this week in several counties.  Traps in Leflore, Carroll, and Tate counties exceeded the current threshold of 100 per trap. As a reminder, corn is considered safe from yield losses from southwestern corn

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 25, 2020

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 25, 2020

🕔20:23, 24.Jul 2020

Overall, southwestern corn borer trap numbers are beginning to decline.  Only one location in Leflore county exceeded the threshold of 100 per trap this week.

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Mississippi Crop Situation Podcast – Corn Episodes

Mississippi Crop Situation Podcast – Corn Episodes

🕔14:12, 18.Jul 2020

The corn agronomy guys are also recording Mississippi Crop Situation Podcasts. We are using this format to share our latest recommendations and issues we are finding in the Corn Verification Program and grower fields throughout the state.

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Southwestern Corn Borer, July 18, 2020

Southwestern Corn Borer, July 18, 2020

🕔21:07, 17.Jul 2020

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps, July 11, 2020

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps, July 11, 2020

🕔20:13, 11.Jul 2020

Trap count continue to increase in many regions of the state, but few are at threshold.  As a note, the 2 traps that captured high numbers of moths in Tate county last week were knocked down this week and are

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps, July 4, 2020

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps, July 4, 2020

🕔20:25, 3.Jul 2020

Trap counts for southwestern corn borer are highly variable this week.  We did have two locations in Tate and Leflore Counties that exceeded the threshold this week.  As a reminder, thresholds for southwestern corn borer suggest spraying non-Bt corn 7

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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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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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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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How to Improve Corn Yield by Better Timing your First Irrigation

How to Improve Corn Yield by Better Timing your First Irrigation

🕔22:59, 25.May 2020

The first week of hot, dry weather has folks scrambling to get ready to irrigate and often creates more anxiety than necessary. Deciding when to start irrigating corn can not only be confusing, but can have a considerable effect on crop productivity. This article explains methods to help you make that decision and make more corn.

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How to Manage Nitrogen Fertilizer for Corn During Wet Weather

How to Manage Nitrogen Fertilizer for Corn During Wet Weather

🕔09:52, 25.Apr 2020

Corn response to nitrogen fertilizer is a dynamic situation that becomes extremely challenging when rainy weather restricts field operations and saturates soils even longer than normal. This article gives recommendations to improve corn response to nitrogen fertilizer and reduce risk when adverse weather occurs.

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Grain Sorghum Planting and Management Recommendations

Grain Sorghum Planting and Management Recommendations

🕔17:12, 16.Apr 2020

Grain sorghum can be a consistent crop suited for dryland acreage and marginal fields in the Midsouth. It also produces many benefits when grown in rotation with our primary crops. This article outlines important planting practices and management tips needed to grow a successful sorghum crop.

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How Planting Delays affect Corn Productivity

How Planting Delays affect Corn Productivity

🕔14:41, 12.Apr 2020

As rains delay corn planting progress across much of the state, you may be wondering how to proceed with crop planting intentions. This newsletter helps address that question by explaining how corn responds to late planting when grown in different production systems based upon research conducted by Mississippi State University.

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2020 Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions

2020 Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions

🕔12:01, 9.Apr 2020

This article lists those grain sorghum hybrids which have produced superior yields in the Mississippi Grain Sorghum Hybrid Trials. This information should improve your ability to select well-adapted sorghum hybrids for your farm based on independent performance testing.

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Corn Planting Recommendations for 2020

Corn Planting Recommendations for 2020

🕔10:57, 25.Mar 2020

Corn is very dependent on the stand achieved to optimize productivity. Unfortunately, we often face serious challenges limiting corn planting and stand establishment in the South. This article discusses factors affecting optimal corn plant population, as well as methods to enhance stand establishment and uniformity.

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