Prospective Plantings and Grain Stocks Recap

🕔09:15, 1.Apr 2011

USDA released their annual Prospective Plantings report and their quarterly Grain Stocks report yesterday morning. Both reports are key information pieces for grain, oilseed and cotton prices at this point in the year. The Prospective Plantings report provided few tangible surprises as most acreage numbers reported were in-line with pre-report expectations.

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Know What They’re Saying About Nitrogen Fertilizers

🕔17:02, 23.Mar 2011

Our warm and humid Mississippi climate makes nitrogen (N) fertilizer management challenging. Let’s review the basics about N terminology as various product claims fly about with some puzzling promotional material being used. Be sure that you know what is being

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Peanut Varieties in Short Supply

🕔10:33, 10.Mar 2011

During the production season of 2010, much of the peanut producing area suffered harsh drought conditions.  This led to reduced yields and quality problems on last years crop, and will have lasting effects into this season.  Dr. John Beasley, Peanut

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2010 Row Crop Short Course Video Links

2010 Row Crop Short Course Video Links

🕔13:57, 14.Feb 2011

The 2010 Row Crop Short Course was held at Mississippi State University on December 6 – 8, 2010.  As we expanded the Short Course in 2009, we also have adopted technology to record the oral and visual portions of the presentations. 

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Evaluation of Tillage Systems as Related to Peanut Yield

Evaluation of Tillage Systems as Related to Peanut Yield

🕔13:20, 24.Jan 2011

Tillage operations vary greatly in peanut production across the state of Mississippi. Generally, there is more use of conservation tillage in the southern areas, and more conventional tillage in the northern areas. Most of the conservation tillage involves some type of strip tillage operation, while conventional tillage usually includes at least one disking followed by a field cultivator or do-all to break up clods, and in some cases, raised beds are utilized. This study was designed to evaluate the effects of different tillage systems as they relate to peanut yield.

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Evaluation of Peanut Prescription Rx Program in Mississippi

Evaluation of Peanut Prescription Rx Program in Mississippi

🕔12:50, 24.Jan 2011

The Peanut Prescription Rx Program has proven successful in peanut producing areas for several years, and some growers in Mississippi are trying this on their farms. The program utilizes several factors to determine the risk of infection from a particular disease. After the risk has been assessed, a prescription fungicide recommendation can then be made. This study is designed to evaluate the effectiveness of this program in Mississippi.

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Evaluation of Peanut Varieties in Mississippi, 2010

Evaluation of Peanut Varieties in Mississippi, 2010

🕔10:41, 24.Jan 2011

Over the past several years, many new peanut varieties have been released. These varieties have improved resistance to diseases, as well as higher yield potential. This study is designed to help determine how varieties perform in Mississippi. Varieties were selected from newly released varieties, varieties to be released in the near future, and varieties that have become the standard over the years.

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