MS Ag Industry Council – 2019 Row Crop Update

MS Ag Industry Council – 2019 Row Crop Update

🕔11:23, 13.Jul 2019

We welcome you to attend the Row Crop Update at the 2019 Mississippi Agricultural Industry Council Annual Convention. This event is hosted at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama on Wednesday, July 24 starting at 8:00am.

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How to Safely Terminate Irrigation in Corn

How to Safely Terminate Irrigation in Corn

🕔10:55, 13.Jul 2019

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. In order to make this call, you need to estimate when the crop will reach maturity and how much moisture is present in your soil. This article outlines the steps needed to help make this process accurate and reliable.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 12, 2019

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 12, 2019

🕔08:40, 13.Jul 2019

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Corn Reproductive Stages and Their Management Implications

Corn Reproductive Stages and Their Management Implications

🕔15:47, 11.Jul 2019

Corn progresses through six standard stages as kernels develop through reproductive stages. Identification of these stages can be helpful for making prudent management decisions and anticipating crop response to practices and environmental conditions during development.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 5, 2019

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 5, 2019

🕔20:08, 6.Jul 2019

Several traps exceeded thresholds for the week ending on July 5. As a reminder, our current thresholds are 50 southwestern corn borer moths within a weeks time for corn that has not yet tasseled.  From tassel to dent, the threshold

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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – June 28, 2019

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – June 28, 2019

🕔20:55, 28.Jun 2019

Southwestern corn borer trap numbers are starting to increase in some areas of the state. Scouting should be intensified over the next couple of weeks.  It is likely some fields will reach threshold numbers over the next 10 days to

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 21, 2019

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 21, 2019

🕔19:22, 21.Jun 2019

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Corn Disease Update: June 14, 2019

Corn Disease Update: June 14, 2019

🕔11:51, 15.Jun 2019

Most of the corn disease questions over the past week to 10 days have had to do with diseases in the lower canopy. Common rust has been one of the most commonly observed diseases and continues to be observed once plants reach reproductive growth stages.

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The Importance of Tassel Stage and Management Timing

The Importance of Tassel Stage and Management Timing

🕔11:45, 1.Jun 2019

As the Mississippi corn crop approaches tassel stage, weather has fluctuated from wet to dry conditions during recent weeks. Thus, this may affect your strategy regarding application of various management inputs, including nitrogen fertilizer or other products. This article will discuss factors that will improve your response.

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When Should I Start Irrigating my Corn?

When Should I Start Irrigating my Corn?

🕔12:13, 25.May 2019

The first week of dry, hot weather has folks scrambling to get ready to irrigate and often creates more anxiety than necessary. Deciding when to start irrigating corn can be confusing, but this article focuses on those factors which will 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

🕔11:40, 25.May 2019

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 Growth Stages of Young Corn or Sorghum

How to Determine Growth Stages of Young Corn or Sorghum

🕔11:33, 25.May 2019

Vegetative growth stages of corn or sorghum 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 decisions, including herbicide application, sidedress fertilizer, etc….

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Management of Slugs in MS Row Crops: Podcast

Management of Slugs in MS Row Crops: Podcast

🕔07:17, 24.May 2019

Click to listen Management of Slugs in MS Row Crops Podcast

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2019 Agronomic Crop Scout Schools

2019 Agronomic Crop Scout Schools

🕔09:46, 9.May 2019

Mississippi State University will be hosting 2 scout schools this year. We have transitioned over the years to make these trainings much more diverse than insect pest alone. This year we will be including insects, disease, fertility, and herbicide symptomology.

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Bifenthrin Alternatives for Brown Stink Bugs in Corn?

Bifenthrin Alternatives for Brown Stink Bugs in Corn?

🕔07:46, 9.May 2019

Brown stink bugs have been treated on a fair number of acres of corn in the Delta this year. With the loss of Methyl, there are not a lot of good choices to control this pest in corn. We are

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Practices which Can Increase Nitrogen Use Efficiency for Mid-South Corn

Practices which Can Increase Nitrogen Use Efficiency for Mid-South Corn

🕔17:10, 26.Apr 2019

Corn productivity may vary considerably depending on what fertilizer source, timing and application method you use. This article discusses how to improve corn response to nitrogen fertilizer and reduce risk of losses.

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Brown Stink Bugs in Seedling Corn

Brown Stink Bugs in Seedling Corn Updated

🕔14:00, 25.Apr 2019

Over the last couple days we have begin to receive a few calls about brown stink bugs in seedling corn in the Delta region of the state. Stink bugs attack corn by feeding through the side of the stem or

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Pesticide Calibration Made Easy

Pesticide Calibration Made Easy Updated

🕔08:00, 24.Apr 2019

Proper calibration of agricultural pesticide application equipment can mean the difference in control or failure of a pesticide against the targeted pest and potentially thousands of dollars of savings to the grower. Many growers are now using rate controllers; however,

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New Methods to Assess Corn Stands and Make Replant Decisions

New Methods to Assess Corn Stands and Make Replant Decisions

🕔22:51, 22.Apr 2019

Assessing corn stands to make replant decisions involves numerous factors which will likely influence the outcome. This article discusses those factors, including new research results, which should help make these difficult decisions easier.

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2018 Row Crop Short Course Presentations Available

2018 Row Crop Short Course Presentations Available

🕔09:18, 18.Apr 2019

The 2018 Mississippi State University (MSU) Row Crop Short Course, held in December, showcased presentations by growers, industry experts, and row crop specialists on topics such as nematode management, weed control, off-target movement of herbicides, and the 2019 economic outlook.

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How Late Can We Plant Corn?

How Late Can We Plant Corn?

🕔21:58, 9.Apr 2019

As rains delay planting progress across much of the state, you may be wondering when to abandon corn planting intentions, and proceed with other crops. 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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Corn Earworm and Bt Field Corn

Corn Earworm and Bt Field Corn

🕔10:40, 15.Mar 2019

The number of commercial corn hybrids expressing the Vip trait (Leptra, Viptera, and Trecepta) is increasing, and they are being marketed for improved control of ear feeding insects, including corn earworm.  We have been getting questions about these, and yes this

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Fertilizing Crops with Poultry Litter

🕔10:48, 12.Mar 2019

Poultry litter has been used to produce Mississippi crops for decades. However, most often it has fertilized hay and forage crops grown near the production facilities. The increased volatility of inorganic fertilizer prices circa 2008 led to more interest and use

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Overcoming Challenges to Plant the 2019 Corn Crop

Overcoming Challenges to Plant the 2019 Corn Crop

🕔22:23, 25.Feb 2019

Mother nature has certainly presented a very difficult scenario regarding the upcoming 2019 planting season. In this article, we will discuss those issues and our options to hopefully get our corn intentions planted and off to a successful start.

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2019 Insect Control Guide for Agronomic Crops

2019 Insect Control Guide for Agronomic Crops

🕔13:29, 5.Feb 2019

The 2019 Insect control Guide is now available. Click picture to view online

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