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Prospective Plantings Recap Updated

🕔10:49, 30.Mar 2012

USDA released their annual Prospective Plantings report Friday morning (Mar 30).  The report reveled that corn is the big gainer in terms of acres planted this year versus last year.  Corn acres across the U.S. are expected to jump by

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Wheat Disease Update: March 29 Updated

🕔23:27, 29.Mar 2012

Wheat diseases continue to be identified throughout the MS production area. Barley yellow dwarf virus, leaf rust, powdery mildew, and stripe rust are all present in limited situations in several counties.

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True Armyworms Showing Up In MS Wheat Ahead of Schedule Updated

🕔08:20, 29.Mar 2012

In the last couple of days there have been calls coming in about armyworms in wheat. It is not unusual for us to get armyworms in wheat in MS but this at least 2-3 weeks ahead of schedule compared to years past.

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Top iPad Apps for Agriculture Updated

🕔14:43, 23.Mar 2012

Below is a short list of apps that I have found helpful in the agriculture world. This list is by no means the only ones available or useful. These are just the ones I found to be pertinent and can help your overall productivity. I am sure there are more apps out there that could be beneficial, but I may not have discovered them yet. As always, I welcome your comments.

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Wheat Leaf Rust and Stripe Rust Update: March 2, 2012 Updated

🕔13:03, 2.Mar 2012

Over the past two weeks the reports of both stripe and leaf rust of wheat have increased in MS. The following blog article provides information regarding the developing situation. The continued unseasonably warm environmental conditions may contribute to an increase in stripe rust severity this season.

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Spring 2012 Nitrogen Fertilizer Suggestions for Wheat Updated

🕔18:20, 9.Feb 2012

Warm winter weather has promoted wheat to begin growing much earlier than normal this spring. This can make decisions regarding nitrogen application timing quite challenging and different from field to field. This newsletter will give several pointers to help make good decisions.

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Stripe Rust Detected in Mississippi Wheat Updated

🕔08:02, 6.Feb 2012

Stripe rust was detected in a Bolivar County wheat field last Monday morning (January 30, 2012). The report is the first of stripe rust from MS in 2012 and the second report of the disease from wheat east of the Rocky Mountains.

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2011 MSU Row Crop Short Course Video Links Updated

🕔20:02, 4.Feb 2012

The 2011 Mississippi State University Row Crop Short Course was held from December 5 – 7, 2011.  Topics covered during the Row Crop Short Course included insect and weed management, fertility management, agronomic aspects of crop production, and a farm

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2011 Row Crop Short Course Updated

🕔09:40, 7.Nov 2011

On behalf of the Mississippi State University Extension Service we would like to cordially invite you to attend the 2011 Row Crop Short Course to be held at the Bost Extension Center on the campus of Mississippi State University from

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Mississippi Chapter of the American Society of Agronomy Meeting Updated

🕔17:31, 28.Oct 2011

The Mississippi Chapter of the American Society of Agronomy will hold it’s annual meeting on Wednesday, November 16 at the Grenada County Extension Office.  The program will being at 9 a.m. and will conclude at 3:30 p.m.  CCA continuing education

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How to Plant Wheat for Higher Yields Updated

🕔15:59, 3.Oct 2011

Wheat can be established using various methods, but several management practices can certainly enhance your potential for growing a productive crop this season. Those practices include timely planting, appropriate seeding rates and methods, suitable seedbed preparation and fall weed control.

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Post-Harvest Crop Residue Management Updated

🕔17:34, 26.Sep 2011

After harvest, you face management decisions as you begin preparing fields for next year’s crop. Corn produces far more residue than most crops we are accustomed to, so it can cause considerable benefits or anxiety depending upon how you view it. This article attempts to address the pro’s and con’s of crop residue.

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2011 MSU Short List of Suggested Wheat Varieties Updated

🕔18:24, 14.Sep 2011

This effort lists those wheat varieties which have demonstrated superior productivity in the MSU Wheat and Oat Variety Trials and summarizes their characteristics. This information is intended to evaluate variety genetics and traits which may help you better assess relative wheat productivity and profitability in future seasons.

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New Regulations for Refillable Pesticide Containers Updated

🕔14:36, 15.Jul 2011

Regulations will go into effect after August 16, 2011 which will affect retailers, commercial applicators, custom blenders, re-fillers, and registrants of refillable pesticide containers.  Essentially, these new regulations will affect those who use and handle mini-bulk pesticide containers, including growers. 

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2011 MSU Wheat Variety Yield Data Updated

🕔10:48, 1.Jul 2011

Preliminary yield data from the 2011 MSU Wheat Variety Trials are now available.

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Rainfastness of Insecticides Updated

🕔12:46, 29.Jun 2011

Every year when afternoon thunderstorms start popping up, the phone starts ringing about rainfastness.  Rainfastness simply means the amount of time needed after application before a rainfall event for the product to still be effective.  One thing I have figured

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Mississippi Crop Progress Report: June 12, 2011 Updated

🕔16:16, 16.Jun 2011

  Week ending June 12, 2011 Released: 3:00 P.M., June 13, 2011 According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, there were 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, June 12, 2011. Dry weather conditions are

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Mississippi Crop Progress Report: May 15, 2011 Updated

🕔12:15, 17.May 2011

 Week ending May 15, 2011 Released: 3:00 P.M., May 16, 2011 According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, there were 4.8 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, May 15, 2011. Most of last week was

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Bacterial leaf streak and black chaffe of wheat Updated

🕔09:41, 15.May 2011

Over the past few weeks I’ve received numerous calls regarding wheat leaves and heads that have gone from not presenting disease-like symptoms to presenting disease symptoms in a short period of time.  In addition to leaf symptoms (see top photo),

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When is Wheat No Longer Vulnerable to Herbicide Injury Updated

🕔11:11, 13.May 2011

Many folks have inquired about specific information regarding wheat vulnerability to herbicides. This article specifically describes and contains photos to help identify the critical hard dough stage, when wheat is generally no longer vulnerable.

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Trying to Promote Wheat Harvest prior to Floodwater Updated

🕔17:03, 4.May 2011

Floodwater from the Mississippi river and other drainages threaten to destroy many acres of wheat which are ripening and approaching harvest. Many are wondering if there are any methods to hasten wheat maturity or permit harvest before floodwater destroys the crop.

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Armyworms Showing up in a Few Mississippi Wheat Fields Updated

🕔12:41, 3.May 2011

In the last 7 days there have been a few calls coming in about armyworms in wheat.  Numbers have ranged from 1–12 per square foot.  Mississippi has always used a threshold of 5-6 larvae per square foot through the milk

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Mississippi Crop Progress Report: May 1, 2011 Updated

🕔09:58, 3.May 2011

Week ending May 1, 2011 Released: 3:00 P.M, May 2, 2011 According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, there were 2.7 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, May 1, 2011. The deadly storms that moved

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Wheat fungicide pre-harvest intervals Updated

🕔13:03, 29.Apr 2011

Over the past week I have continued to receive calls regarding the fungicide application restrictions in wheat.  The specific wheat pre-harvest intervals are set to reduce the likelihood of a residue issue at the elevator.  I do realize there has

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Mississippi Wheat Disease Update Updated

🕔14:14, 15.Apr 2011

Currently, the wheat crop continues to be mostly disease free. The majority of the wheat crop is heading to flowering depending on the geographic location within Mississippi. At present, the two most prevalent diseases are leaf and stripe rust.

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