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Annual Meeting of the Mississippi Agricultural Industry Council Updated

🕔08:19, 18.Apr 2012

The 2012 Mississippi Agricultural Industry Council and Mississippi Seedsmen’s Association convention will be held again at beautiful Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama, on July 24-July 28, 2012. This will be our 19th year at Perdido Beach Resort.

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2012 Mississippi Soybean Sentinel Plot Program Updated

🕔17:47, 13.Apr 2012

Sentinel plots will continue to be used to monitor for yield-limiting diseases throughout MS during the 2012 season. Even though in the past sentinel plots have more typically been used to monitor for the presence of soybean rust, the plots will be used to monitor for all economically important soybean diseases.

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Herbicide Carryover Updated

🕔16:10, 12.Apr 2012

A problem that has become increasingly common in Mississippi and across the Midsouth over the last two years is corn injury from fomesafen (Flexstar, Flexstar GT, Prefix, Reflex) carryover.

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April Supply and Demand Report Recap Updated

🕔16:12, 10.Apr 2012

USDA released their April World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report this morning and inside was one unforeseen surprise. Corn carry-over (the amount we keep in bins and elevators from one year to the next) was unchanged from the March estimate

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Palmer Amaranth Control in Corn with HPPD Herbicides Updated

🕔08:55, 5.Apr 2012

Using herbicides with different modes of action is an excellent resistance management tool for glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth.

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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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Control Palmer Amaranth at Planting Updated

🕔14:52, 29.Mar 2012

Paraquat is a critical component of an at-planting herbicide application.

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Glyphosate-resistant Italian Ryegrass Spreading across Mississippi

Glyphosate-resistant Italian Ryegrass Spreading across Mississippi Updated

🕔14:34, 29.Mar 2012

The severity of the glyphosate-resistant (GR) Italian ryegrass problem in Mississippi has varied from year to year. This year has been the worst year since the initial confirmation in 2005, and GR Italian ryegrass is spreading.

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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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Soybean Variety Selection Tool

Soybean Variety Selection Tool Updated

🕔09:33, 23.Mar 2012

Variety selection is one of the most critical components in maximizing soybean yields. Soil type, planting date, maturity group, and many other factors are key components in selecting the correct variety for your farm. The Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board offers a tool to aid you in your selection.

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Supply and Demand Report Recap Updated

🕔16:47, 10.Mar 2012

USDA released their monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report on Friday (Mar 9). With respect to crops, the report continues to project production and use for the 2011/12 marketing year which encompasses the 2011 crop. Therefore, the United State’s production

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Metribuzin-tolerance Screening of Selected Soybean Cultivars Updated

🕔09:25, 1.Mar 2012

For many years, one of the mainstay residual herbicides in soybean weed control systems was metribuzin (Sencor/Lexone). One of the drawbacks to metribuzin use is the sensitivity of some soybean varieties to this herbicide. A research project conducted by Mississippi State University and the University of Arkansas screened some of the modern germplasms available to producers for metribuzin tolerance.

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February Supply and Demand Report Summary Updated

🕔17:55, 9.Feb 2012

USDA released their monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report early Thursday morning (Feb 9, 2012). The report states that current marketing year (2011/12) corn, soybean and wheat ending stocks are projected at 801, 275 and 845 million bushels,

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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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Seed Treatment Options for Cotton, Soybeans, and Corn Updated

🕔08:36, 12.Jan 2012

The numerous options for seed treatments can sometimes be confusing. They also change depending on what company you are buying from. Generally, they all perform well for what pests they are targeting but there are differences that you need to be aware of. Below is a link to an article Scott Stewart, The University of Tennessee, posted that breaks down most of the options very clearly.

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Delta Ag Expo Set For January 17-18 In Cleveland, Mississippi Updated

🕔14:29, 9.Jan 2012

You are invited to the 2012 Delta Ag Expo. The Delta Ag Expo provides farmers and others interested in agriculture an opportunity to see the latest technology in agricultural products, services, and information. You will have the opportunity to view agricultural exhibits and talk with extension and research personnel and get up-to-date information for planning your crop year.

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December Supply and Demand Report Recap Updated

🕔16:09, 9.Dec 2011

USDA released it’s monthly projections for U.S. and global agricultural supply and use this morning. According to the market reaction the report was most shocking for soybeans. Both crushings and export use are forecast at 1.625 and 1.3 billion bushels

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Mr. Trent Irby Named New MSU Extension Soybean Specialist Updated

🕔10:57, 14.Nov 2011

Mr. Trent Irby has been named Extension Soybean Specialist at Mississippi State University beginning January 1, 2012.  Trent is a native of Mississippi and was raised on a family owned and operated row crop farm where he gained production experience

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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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Early Season Production System (ESPS) Still Fit Mississippi Production? Updated

🕔13:53, 17.Oct 2011

As soybean varieties change and new traits and germplasm are brought forward it would stand to reason that the tried and proven ESPS still fits today’s practices.

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October Supply and Demand Report Recap Updated

🕔14:15, 13.Oct 2011

USDA released their monthly Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report yesterday morning (Wednesday, Oct. 12). The report was not a big surprise to any crop, but could be viewed as slightly bearish for corn, cotton, and

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Cercospora Blight of Soybean, the Cause of Premature Leaf Browning and Defoliation Updated

🕔17:24, 17.Sep 2011

Severe Cercospora blight coupled with cooler temperatures as will as a cool north wind worked to defoliate soybean plants prematurely following Tropical Storm Lee.

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General, Regional Soybean Disease Update: September 4, 2011 Updated

🕔20:18, 4.Sep 2011

The information included in this blog update originated from the soybean rust telephone conference held on August 29, 2011.

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Irrigation Termination on Soybean Updated

🕔10:38, 19.Aug 2011

As we close out another growing season a reoccurring question continues to be asked, “When can I terminate irrigation in my soybeans?”

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