2021 Delta Ag Expo

2021 Delta Ag Expo

🕔08:48, 9.Feb 2021

The 2021 Delta Ag Expo will be held on February 17th, beginning at 8:30 am.  Due to ongoing renovations to the Ag Expo building in Cleveland, this year’s event will be held at the Capps Auditorium at the Delta Research

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Sulfur, the Quiet Plant Nutrient

🕔09:56, 5.Feb 2021

Sulfur (S) is essential for growing plants. It is a component of two of the amino acids that make up proteins. According to The Fertilizer Institute, 200 bushels of corn per acre removes 16 pounds and 60 bushels of soybeans

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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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Soil Test Recommendations

Soil Test Recommendations

🕔16:10, 22.Jan 2021

Where does this recommendation based on my soil test results come from? If you are a grower not asking it, start. Three common recommendation philosophies are used to interpret the soil testing data to provide the recommendations.  Sufficiency: based on

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Reviewing Poultry Litter as a Row Crop Fertilizer

Reviewing Poultry Litter as a Row Crop Fertilizer

🕔09:34, 15.Jan 2021

It is time to once again review using poultry litter, aka broiler litter, to fertilize row crops. Many growers now have their own experiences, so this should be a reminder. Prior to the last 10-15 years, poultry litter was primarily

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A Little Goes a Long Way

A Little Goes a Long Way

🕔08:24, 21.Dec 2020

Plants require very small amounts of some of the essential elements; these micronutrients are necessary for plant growth, development, and reproduction. Most Mississippi soils provide enough micronutrients for crop production. However, boron, zinc, molybdenum, iron, and manganese may present issues.

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Actively Patient – Soils

Actively Patient – Soils

🕔14:01, 18.Dec 2020

It takes time to change soils. After making the business decision to actively manage for soil health, producers often are frustrated that results are not immediately apparent! We did all this, and nothing happened! Alternatively, we may see some changes in

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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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2020 MSU Corn Hybrid Trial Disease Evaluations – Non-Irrigated Locations

2020 MSU Corn Hybrid Trial Disease Evaluations – Non-Irrigated Locations

🕔09:46, 20.Nov 2020

Non-irrigated locations containing the MSU official corn hybrid trials (OHT) were evaluated for foliar diseases during the 2020 season. Curvularia leaf spot and southern corn leaf blight were the two most commonly observed diseases. Little if any northern corn leaf blight (NCLB) was observed; however, where observed the evaluations were captured and are contained in the associated tables from each location. In addition, and when present, lodging was evaluated on a percent scale to capture any meaningful differences between hybrids. Presently, the evaluations from the non-irrigated locations (n=6) are included in the current post.

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2020 MSU Corn Hybrid Trial Disease Evaluations – Irrigated Locations

2020 MSU Corn Hybrid Trial Disease Evaluations – Irrigated Locations

🕔15:33, 16.Nov 2020

Locations containing the MSU official corn hybrid trials (OHT) were evaluated for foliar diseases during the 2020 season. Curvularia leaf spot and southern corn leaf blight were the two most commonly observed diseases. Little if any northern corn leaf blight (NCLB) was observed; however, where observed the evaluations were captured and are contained in the associated tables from each location. In addition, and when present, lodging was evaluated on a percent scale to capture any meaningful differences between hybrids. Presently, the evaluations from the irrigated locations (n=4) are included in the current post.

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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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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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What to do after the corn is out- Post-Harvest Weed Control Thoughts (Podcast)

What to do after the corn is out- Post-Harvest Weed Control Thoughts (Podcast)

🕔14:47, 2.Sep 2020

Bobby, Jason, and Ben sit down and talk about post-harvest considerations for weed control after corn and early bean harvest.

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Corn Grain Drydown and Harvest Strategies for Mississippi Growers (Podcast)

Corn Grain Drydown and Harvest Strategies for Mississippi Growers (Podcast)

🕔13:27, 21.Aug 2020

Dr. Erick Larson and Corn Verification Program associate Mr. Nolan Stapleton discuss corn grain drydown in the field, and strategies to hopefully ensure a smooth and efficient corn harvest.

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Corn Grain Drydown and Strategies for Successful Harvest

Corn Grain Drydown and Strategies for Successful Harvest

🕔10:51, 15.Aug 2020

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 storage issues can greatly help improve your harvest efficiency and success.

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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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Wrapping up Late Season Corn Management- Podcast

Wrapping up Late Season Corn Management- Podcast

🕔07:07, 7.Aug 2020

Dr. Erick Larson and Corn Verification Program assistant Mr. Nolan Stapleton discuss the importance of late reproductive stages, management decisions, and a few common questions about Mississippi’s corn crop.

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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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How to Decide When to Terminate Irrigation in Corn- Podcast

How to Decide When to Terminate Irrigation in Corn- Podcast

🕔12:35, 24.Jul 2020

Dr. Erick Larson and Corn Verification Program assistant Mr. Nolan Stapleton discuss one of the most important decisions yet to make – which is when can we terminate irrigation in corn.

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How to Improve Corn Profitability as Corn Approaches Dent Stage- Podcast

How to Improve Corn Profitability as Corn Approaches Dent Stage- Podcast

🕔12:32, 24.Jul 2020

Dr. Erick Larson and Corn Verification Program assistant Mr. Nolan Stapleton discuss how to identify dent stage, maturity timelines, and refining irrigation scheduling for Mississippi’s corn crop.

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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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When to Terminate Irrigation in Corn

When to Terminate Irrigation in Corn

🕔11:41, 18.Jul 2020

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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Southwestern Corn Borer, July 18, 2020

Southwestern Corn Borer, July 18, 2020

🕔21:07, 17.Jul 2020

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How to Estimate Corn Yield Prior to Harvest

How to Estimate Corn Yield Prior to Harvest

🕔22:00, 13.Jul 2020

Would you like to estimate your corn yield prior to the combine heading to the field? If you are willing to put in a little time, you can make a rough estimate by following these guidelines.

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