Impact of Rainfall on Insecticide Seed Treatments in Rice

Impact of Rainfall on Insecticide Seed Treatments in Rice

🕔18:11, 10.May 2019

The 2019 planting season has gotten off to a rough start with all of the rain. Today (Thursday May 9), we have gotten well over 4 inches of rain in the last 24 hours in Stoneville and a lot of

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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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USA Rice Industry Sustainability Report Complete

USA Rice Industry Sustainability Report Complete

🕔11:11, 26.Apr 2019

The U.S. rice industry’s commitment to sustainability dates back generations, long before the word “sustainability” became a popular, if difficult to define, term.  The Rice Foundation commissioned this rice industry sustainability report to collect in one place the outstanding accomplishments of

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Row Rice fields ready to plant.

Row Rice fields ready to plant.

🕔09:02, 25.Apr 2019

One of our MSU row rice cooperators this year sent me the following pictures of his row rice and conventional levee fields.  He has burned the row rice field and it is ready to plant.  The conventional levee field had

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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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Rice Water Weevils densities in Furrow Irrigated Rice

Rice Water Weevils densities in Furrow Irrigated Rice

🕔16:29, 18.Apr 2019

Read Kelly, graduate student under the direction of Dr. Jeff Gore, has been investigating the relationship and densities of rice water weevils in furrow irrigated or row rice.  During 2017 and 2018, Read conducted rice water weevil studies on eleven

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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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Furrow Irrigation Rice Yield Variations

Furrow Irrigation Rice Yield Variations

🕔17:45, 29.Mar 2019

If you ask experienced furrow irrigated rice producers one thing is clear, they recognize only a small, if any, yield reduction.  MSU Researchers, recognizing the significant yield reduction observed in small plot data compared to producer experience, began looking deeper

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Late Season Paraquat Drift on Rice

Late Season Paraquat Drift on Rice

🕔19:01, 21.Mar 2019

Last week we presented the early season effects of paraquat on rice research of PhD. candidate Ben Lawrence.  This week we would like to present the work of Justin McCoy, a PhD candidate under the direction of Dr. Bobby Golden. 

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Early Season Paraquat Drift on Rice

Early Season Paraquat Drift on Rice

🕔10:59, 14.Mar 2019

Off target drift of paraquat has increased with the use of paraquat burndown behind the planter for resistance management.  Under the direction of Dr. Jason Bond, evaluating the effects of early season paraquat drift on rice has been the dissertation

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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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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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The Versatility of Furrow Irrigated Rice

The Versatility of Furrow Irrigated Rice

🕔06:23, 1.Feb 2019

Bill O’Neal of Allendale Planting Company in Shelby is well versed in adaptation to get the job done.  Allendale is one of the farms on the riverside that for “Delta standards” most would call rolling or hilly.  Two years ago, O’Neal

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Furrow Irrigated Rice On Farm Studies

Furrow Irrigated Rice On Farm Studies

🕔19:53, 24.Jan 2019

Last week we started our conversation concerning Furrow Irrigated rice (row rice), this week we look at the on farm studies. “On farm” research trials attempt to look at the real world.  “On farm” trials evaluate real world data, uncontrollable

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Researching Row Rice

Researching Row Rice

🕔10:28, 18.Jan 2019

Producing rice in a “rowed-up” manner as other row crops such as corn, soybean, and cotton was a foreign concept just a couple of years ago. Row rice or furrow irrigated rice was initially investigated by MSU  Researchers as an

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International Agricultural Markets Workshop- January 17-18

International Agricultural Markets Workshop- January 17-18

🕔10:21, 14.Jan 2019

Mississippi State University Extension, Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, and Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce are sponsoring an International Agricultural Markets Workshop January 17-18, 2019 at the Bost Extension Center Auditorium, Mississippi State, MS.  The event will walk attendees through

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County Extension Meeting Schedule – January 2019

County Extension Meeting Schedule – January 2019

🕔11:27, 20.Dec 2018

Mississippi State University Extension will be hosting several county row crop meetings from January through March of 2019. 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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2018 Row Crop Short Course Podcast

2018 Row Crop Short Course Podcast

🕔08:35, 1.Dec 2018

Darrin Dodds and Angus Catchot discuss the Row Crop Short Course and how it got to where it is today.   Click Mississippi Crop Situation Podcast Logo to Play

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Pipe Planner Training Opportunities this Week

Pipe Planner Training Opportunities this Week

🕔07:33, 12.Nov 2018

There are four Pipe Planner trainings this week!  All you need is a secure internet connection to take part in a free training session.  Along with introductory lessons as to how to run Pipe Planner, attendees will be able to

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Pipe Planner trainings will begin this week!

Pipe Planner trainings will begin this week!

🕔06:53, 5.Nov 2018

Pipe Planner trainings will begin this week!  All you need is a secure internet connection to take part in a free training session.  Along with introductory lessons as to how to run Pipe Planner, attendees will be able to ask

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Delta Area Rice Grower Meeting

Delta Area Rice Grower Meeting

🕔06:45, 5.Nov 2018

The 2018 Delta Area Rice Meeting will be held at the Bolivar Co. Extension office on November 15, 2018. Mississippi rice producers, industry professionals, and other interested parties are invited to listen to presentations from MSU research and Extension faculty

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2018 Row Rice Trials Update

2018 Row Rice Trials Update

🕔09:35, 20.Jul 2018

Here are some updated photos of the Row Rice trials as they begin to head out. This year we have nine locations in Bolivar, Leflore, Coahoma, and Tunica counties.  Many thanks to the producers that have provided the locations this

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Mississippi Ag Industry Council – Row Crop Update

Mississippi Ag Industry Council – Row Crop Update

🕔17:58, 18.Jul 2018

We welcome you to attend the Row Crop Update at the 2018 Mississippi Agricultural Industry Council Annual Convention. This event is hosted at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama on Wednesday, July 25.

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2018 Rice Field Day – August 2, 2018

2018 Rice Field Day – August 2, 2018

🕔15:12, 12.Jul 2018

The 2018 MSU-DREC Rice Producer Field Day will be held on August 2, at the Delta Research and Extension Center at 3:30 p.m.  The program will begin at the Capps center with a brief welcome prior to departing for the field

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Rainfastness of Insecticides

Rainfastness of Insecticides

🕔08:59, 22.Jun 2018

This article is dated but applies very well today given the pop up showers across most of the state lately. Every year when afternoon thunderstorms start popping up, the phone starts ringing about rainfastness.  Rainfastness simply means the amount of

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