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Improving Corn Response to Nitrogen Fertilizer

Improving Corn Response to Nitrogen Fertilizer Updated

🕔15:01, 5.May 2024

Corn response to nitrogen fertilizer is a dynamic situation that often becomes more challenging when rains abound. This article gives recommendations to improve corn response to nitrogen fertilizer and reduce risks in the Midsouth.

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Keys to Success for Early Corn Planting

Keys to Success for Early Corn Planting Updated

🕔10:48, 2.Mar 2024

Corn is very dependent on stand quality and uniformity to optimize productivity. Although things look promising for early planting this spring, there is typically considerably more risk associated with adverse weather for early plantings, compared to later in the spring. This article discusses how to assess corn planting suitability, strategies to improve your stand, and factors that affect what seeding rate you should plant.

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2024 Mississippi Extension County Meeting Agendas

2024 Mississippi Extension County Meeting Agendas Updated

🕔10:02, 2.Feb 2024

Agenda_Hinds Co Agro Producers Agenda_Leflore Co Agro Producers Agenda_Monroe Co Agro Producers Mt 26_021324   *start time 9:30 a.m.* Agenda_Union Co Agro Producers Agenda_Tunica Co Agro Producers Agenda_Grenada Co Agro Producers  

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Cover Crop Termination and Preparation for Corn Planting

Cover Crop Termination and Preparation for Corn Planting Updated

🕔11:44, 27.Jan 2024

Cover crops can improve soil health and water quality and are being grown on more acres. However, their growth extends into the spring and may present challenges for primary crops, depending upon when you decide to terminate them with a burndown herbicide. We have been researching these dynamics so that we may implement strategies to realize benefits while minimize risk for corn production.

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2023 MSU Corn Hybrid Trial Disease Evaluations – Non-irrigated Locations

2023 MSU Corn Hybrid Trial Disease Evaluations – Non-irrigated Locations Updated

🕔06:48, 17.Jan 2024

Non-irrigated locations containing the MSU official corn hybrid trials (OHT) were evaluated for foliar diseases during the 2023 season. Curvularia leaf spot was the most prevalent foliar disease observed. A limited amount of southern rust was observed at two locations. Data are presented as the severity of each disease from each irrigated location on a 0-9 scale for each of the hybrids included in the irrigated location evaluations. Presently, the evaluations from the non-irrigated locations (n=5) are included in the current post.

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2023 Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Results

2023 Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Results Updated

🕔11:43, 25.Nov 2023

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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Registration Reminder: 2023 MSU Row Crop Short Course

Registration Reminder: 2023 MSU Row Crop Short Course Updated

🕔14:19, 10.Nov 2023

2023 MSU Row Crop Short Course December 4-6 Cotton Mill Conference Center Starkville, MS   Meeting Registration: Preregistration ends on November 21. Registration after November 21, including at the door during the event, will be $40 per person. The following

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2024 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids

2024 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids Updated

🕔11:18, 4.Nov 2023

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 choices in the market. Thus, this is a great starting point and barometer for you to judge performance and select the best corn hybrids for your farm.

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2023 MSU Row Crop Short Course Registration and Hotel Information

2023 MSU Row Crop Short Course Registration and Hotel Information Updated

🕔18:20, 6.Oct 2023

2023 MSU Row Crop Short Course December 4-6 Cotton Mill Conference Center Starkville, MS   Meeting Registration: Preregistration ends on November 21. Registration after November 21, including at the door during the event, will be $40 per person. The following

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Cover Crop Species Selection

Cover Crop Species Selection Updated

🕔12:08, 23.Sep 2023

Cover crop seed selection can be confusing due to the numerous choices available. However, if you consider the benefits produced by the three primary groups of cover crops and realize the benefits and limitations associated with various species, it will greatly improve your decisions and outcome of the cover cropping system.

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Tips to Prepare for a Successful Corn Harvest

Tips to Prepare for a Successful Corn Harvest Updated

🕔18:43, 24.Jul 2023

Corn harvest should ramp up soon as grain matures and dries down to an agreeable moisture for harvest. Understanding how weather and other factors affect grain drying, potential harvest losses, moisture dockage and potential aflatoxin issues can greatly help improve your harvest efficiency and success.

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When to Terminate Irrigation in Corn

When to Terminate Irrigation in Corn Updated

🕔11:01, 1.Jul 2023

As the corn crop nears maturity, knowing when you can safely terminate irrigation, without sacrificing yield, or wasting money and labor through unnecessary irrigation is likely the most important decision that will affect your bottom line. This article outlines the steps needed to help make these decisions accurately and reliable.

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Corn Hail Damage and other Storm Issues

Corn Hail Damage and other Storm Issues Updated

🕔11:48, 17.Jun 2023

Fields in numerous areas around the state have taken a beating from hail and wind associated with recent storms. Several different types of damage may have occurred depending upon the type of storm, including hail damage, lodging and green snap. This article will describe what to expect.

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When should we Start Irrigating Corn to Enhance Yield Potential?

When should we Start Irrigating Corn to Enhance Yield Potential? Updated

🕔10:15, 27.May 2023

At the first sign of summer weather patterns, Midsouth corn growers often get nervous about moisture stress. However, inadequate soil moisture is not nearly as limiting as usually perceived – considering we have abundant moisture virtually all spring. In fact, excessive moisture can stress corn development and hamper yields, if we trigger irrigation too early.

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Corn Planting Suggestions for a Potentially Early Season

Corn Planting Suggestions for a Potentially Early Season Updated

🕔11:00, 11.Mar 2023

Corn is very dependent on the stand achieved to optimize productivity. So far this spring temperatures have been much warmer than normal, which definitely benefit corn planting opportunities and outcome. However, next week may bring other challenges. This article discusses how to assess corn planting suitability, strategies to improve your stand, and factors that affect what seeding rate you should plant.

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Upcoming Row Crop Extension Meetings

Upcoming Row Crop Extension Meetings Updated

🕔16:22, 10.Feb 2023

Mississippi State University Extension will be hosting several county row crop meetings this month. Each meeting will cover issues specific to the region including management topics on agronomics, insects, weeds, diseases, and economics. A meal will be provided at each

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When should Cover Crops be Terminated for Corn?

When should Cover Crops be Terminated for Corn? Updated

🕔11:25, 28.Jan 2023

Cover crops can improve soil health and water quality and are being grown on more acres. However, their growth may extend into the spring and present challenges for primary crops. We are investigating these dynamics so that we may implement strategies to realize advantages while minimizing risk. Corn production presents issues that we will address.

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2022 MSU Corn Hybrid Trial Disease Evaluations – Non-irrigated Locations

2022 MSU Corn Hybrid Trial Disease Evaluations – Non-irrigated Locations Updated

🕔18:09, 11.Nov 2022

Non-irrigated locations containing the MSU official corn hybrid trials (OHT) were evaluated for foliar diseases during the 2022 season. Curvularia leaf spot was the most prevalent foliar disease observed. Data are presented as the severity of each disease from each irrigated location on a 0-9 scale for each of the hybrids included in the irrigated location evaluations. Presently, the evaluations from the mpm-irrigated locations (n=4) are included in the current post.

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2022 MSU Corn Hybrid Trial Disease Evaluations – Irrigated Locations

2022 MSU Corn Hybrid Trial Disease Evaluations – Irrigated Locations Updated

🕔16:50, 7.Nov 2022

Irrigated locations containing the MSU official corn hybrid trials (OHT) were evaluated for foliar diseases during the 2022 season. Curvularia leaf spot was the most prevalent foliar disease observed. A limited amount of southern rust was observed at two locations. Data are presented as the severity of each disease from each irrigated location on a 0-9 scale for each of the hybrids included in the irrigated location evaluations. Presently, the evaluations from the irrigated locations (n=6) are included in the current post.

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2023 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids

2023 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids Updated

🕔11:38, 4.Nov 2022

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 choices in the market. Thus, this is a great starting point and barometer for you to judge performance and select the best corn hybrids for your farm.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 29, 2022

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 29, 2022 Updated

🕔20:58, 29.Jul 2022

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 22, 2022

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 22, 2022 Updated

🕔20:43, 22.Jul 2022

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Corn Disease Update: Week Ending July 16, 2022

Corn Disease Update: Week Ending July 16, 2022 Updated

🕔10:16, 16.Jul 2022

Up until the past week the disease situation in the MS corn crop has been rather quiet. As the crop matures, additional diseases will likely be observed. Aside from Curvularia leaf spot being the most noticeable disease throughout the state, I have received numerous calls regarding corn smut as well as Physoderma brown spot.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 15, 2022

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 15, 2022 Updated

🕔21:46, 15.Jul 2022

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 8, 2022

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 8, 2022 Updated

🕔06:46, 9.Jul 2022

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