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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Video – How to Identify Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

Video – How to Identify Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

🕔08:25, 9.May 2020

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

🕔18:51, 8.May 2020

Vegetative growth stages of corn are determined by counting the number of fully emerged leaves with leaf collars present. This methodology can be used to anticipate growth and determine appropriate timing of many management practices, including herbicide application, sidedress fertilizer, etc….

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Calibration of In-Furrow Sprays

Calibration of In-Furrow Sprays

🕔09:31, 2.May 2020

As we finally move into drier conditions and cotton planting is starting full swing, more and more folks are adopting in-furrow sprays for thrips control. We have had several questions regarding calibration of in-furrow sprays. Below are are few tips

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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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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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True Armyworms in Corn

True Armyworms in Corn

🕔07:34, 9.Apr 2020

We have gotten numerous calls over the last week about true armyworms in seedling corn. Although this is not extremely unusual, the widespread occurrence of high true armyworm numbers across the southern region in wheat and corn (and grass in

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2020 Market Update Webinar

2020 Market Update Webinar

🕔12:47, 2.Apr 2020

Faculty from the Mississippi State Department of Agricultural Economics will be hosting a free webinar, April 9th at 1:00 pm CST, to discuss the impact of the novel coronavirus, also know as COVID-19, on row crop commodity markets. The webinar will

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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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Top Five Management Strategies to Improve Corn Profitability

Top Five Management Strategies to Improve Corn Profitability

🕔18:55, 20.Mar 2020

Corn productivity is dependent upon favorable weather and many management practices and inputs you provide, many of which are implemented during planting. Of course, many times we face substantial weather-related challenges that limit productivity. This article addresses those challenges and presents strategies to enhance profitability or minimize associated risk.

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2020 Cotton, Corn, and Soybean Outlook

🕔14:52, 21.Feb 2020

The USDA recently presented their first projections for 2020/21 marketing year at the annual Agricultural Outlook Forum in Washington D.C. This post will summarize the U.S. highlights of the reports for cotton, corn, and soybeans. The projections assume normal weather

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2019 Row Crop Short Course Platinum Sponsor Podcast- Southern Ag Credit

2019 Row Crop Short Course Platinum Sponsor Podcast- Southern Ag Credit

🕔06:28, 31.Jan 2020

Click the icon below to hear from one our 2019 Row Crop Short Course platinum level sponsors, Clayton Davis with Southern Ag Credit

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County Meeting Schedule – February 2020

County Meeting Schedule – February 2020

🕔21:55, 30.Jan 2020

Mississippi State University Extension will be hosting several more county row crop meetings during February of 2020. Each meeting will cover issues specific to the region including management topics on agronomics, insects, weeds, diseases, and economics. A meal will be

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2019 Row Crop Short Course Platinum Sponsor Podcast- Waypoint Analytical

2019 Row Crop Short Course Platinum Sponsor Podcast- Waypoint Analytical

🕔08:01, 24.Jan 2020

Click the icon below to hear from one our 2019 Row Crop Short Course platinum level sponsors, Jerry Harris with Waypoint Analytical

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Upcoming County Meetings – January 22-23, 2020

Upcoming County Meetings – January 22-23, 2020

🕔10:25, 17.Jan 2020

Mississippi State University Extension will be hosting several county row crop meetings in January and February of 2020. Each meeting will cover issues specific to the region including management topics on agronomics, insects, weeds, diseases, and economics. A meal will

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2020 Insect Control Guide for Agronomic Crops

2020 Insect Control Guide for Agronomic Crops

🕔08:27, 17.Jan 2020

The 2020 Insect Control Guide for Agronomic Crops is now available. Click the following link for the online version 2020 Insect Control Guide or contact your local extension office for hard copies.

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MACA 47th Annual Conference Feb 4-5, 2020

MACA 47th Annual Conference Feb 4-5, 2020

🕔08:18, 17.Jan 2020

MACA 47th Annual Conference – February 4-5, 2020 – Bost Extension Center on MSU campus The 47th Annual Conference of the Mississippi Agricultural Consultants Association will take place February 4-5, 2019 at the Bost Extension Center, 190 Bost Extension Drive,

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2019 Row Crop Short Course Platinum Sponsor Podcast- YARA

2019 Row Crop Short Course Platinum Sponsor Podcast- YARA

🕔08:02, 17.Jan 2020

Click the icon below to hear from one our 2019 Row Crop Short Course platinum level sponsors, Trey Cutts with YARA.

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2019 Row Crop Short Course Platinum Sponsor Podcast- Farmers Business Network

2019 Row Crop Short Course Platinum Sponsor Podcast- Farmers Business Network

🕔08:03, 10.Jan 2020

Click the icon below to hear from one our 2019 Row Crop Short Course platinum level sponsors, Wade Givens with Farmers Business Network.

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2019 Row Crop Short Course Platinum Sponsor Podcast- Local Seed

2019 Row Crop Short Course Platinum Sponsor Podcast- Local Seed

🕔12:10, 3.Jan 2020

Click the icon below to hear from one our 2019 Row Crop Short Course platinum level sponsors, Chism Craig with Local Seed.

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