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2021 MSU Short List of Suggested Wheat Varieties

2021 MSU Short List of Suggested Wheat Varieties

🕔16:54, 21.Sep 2021

This publication lists those wheat varieties which have demonstrated superior productivity in the Mississippi Wheat and Oat Variety Trials and summarizes their characteristics. This independent information should help you select better varieties which are suited for different growing regions in Mississippi.

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September Means Fall Fertility

September Means Fall Fertility

🕔09:18, 21.Sep 2021

Justin McCoy calls into the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to share his ideas on fall fertilization. Justin, Jason, and Tom discuss soil sampling, fertilizer sources and application timings, importance of maintaining a good soil pH, and much more.

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Burning Stalks – What does it Really Cost?

Burning Stalks – What does it Really Cost?

🕔08:57, 13.Sep 2021

Despite all the focus on improving soil health, it may be easy to overlook the impact that crop residue management has on soils and future productivity. The residue generated in crop production systems can produce substantial benefits. This article discusses issues associated with burning crop residue.

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Fall is For Soil Carbon Market Preparations

Fall is For Soil Carbon Market Preparations

🕔16:52, 10.Sep 2021

Participating in the soil carbon (C) market requires baseline information about the producer’s inventory to offer potential buyers. This fall is the time for the soil carbon-curious growers to begin establishing their benchmarks. Surveys show the number of farmers participating

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Delta Council; Advocating for the Delta and for Mississippi (Podcast)

Delta Council; Advocating for the Delta and for Mississippi (Podcast)

🕔08:47, 7.Sep 2021

Frank Howell from the Delta Council and Bubba Simmons, a local farmer involved in Delta Council leadership, visit the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to talk with Jason and Tom about the Delta Council and its role in Mississippi. 

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Soil Management After Hurricane Ida

Soil Management After Hurricane Ida

🕔14:42, 2.Sep 2021

Hurricanes harness enormous wind or water energy that uproots or shreds trees, destroys buildings and signs, erodes coastlines, and otherwise creates havoc on the landscape. Safety is the primary consideration following natural disasters. This is a review of what we

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Larry Steckel on Post Harvest Weed Control and Auxin-resistant Pigweeds (Podcast)

Larry Steckel on Post Harvest Weed Control and Auxin-resistant Pigweeds (Podcast)

🕔12:40, 31.Aug 2021

Larry Steckel from the University of Tennessee calls into the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville.  He, Jason, and Tom start out discussing management of weeds in the window between harvest and first frost to prevent seed production.  They finish

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Heliothine Pheromone Trap Catches, August 27, 2021

Heliothine Pheromone Trap Catches, August 27, 2021

🕔11:58, 27.Aug 2021

Bollworm moth catches dropped slightly at all locations this week while tobacco budworm catches remained low. Because many crops are matured past vulnerable stages, those late crops may see concentrations of worms over the next weeks in spite of overall

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Insecticide Termination in Cotton and Soybean (Podcast)

Insecticide Termination in Cotton and Soybean (Podcast)

🕔06:34, 26.Aug 2021

Jason, Tom, Jeff, and Don hit some AC in the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio to talk about insecticide termination for plant bugs in cotton (4:03) and stink bugs and other insects in soybean (14:05).

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Soybean Status and Harvest Aid Update (Podcast)

Soybean Status and Harvest Aid Update (Podcast)

🕔07:36, 24.Aug 2021

Trent calls into the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to discuss the current status of the Mississippi soybean crop, late-season management of the acres replanted after the flooding, and updates to the paraquat label and its effect on harvest

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Late- Season Cotton (Podcast)

Late- Season Cotton (Podcast)

🕔15:04, 18.Aug 2021

Brian Pieralisi visits Jason and Tom in the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to talk about the current status of the Mississippi cotton crop.  They cover late-season nutrient deficiencies and when these should be addressed.  They wrap up with

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Irrigation Termination (Podcast)

Irrigation Termination (Podcast)

🕔15:29, 17.Aug 2021

From the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville, Drew talks with Jason and Tom about the art and science of irrigation termination.  They also discuss Drew’s on-farm research and demonstration program with sites across the Delta.

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2021 Row Crop Short Course

2021 Row Crop Short Course

🕔13:30, 13.Aug 2021

Plans are currently being made to hold the 2021 Row Crop Short Course face to face at The Mill Conference Center in Starkville, MS.  We are closely monitoring the pandemic  as well as local health and safety guidelines and are

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Heliothine Trap Catches, August 12, 2021

Heliothine Trap Catches, August 12, 2021

🕔16:27, 12.Aug 2021

This week’s bollworm pheromone moth trap catches were similar to last week and about average for this time of year. Tobacco budworm catches dropped a little and were below average.

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Corn Grain Drydown and Strategies for Successful Harvest

Corn Grain Drydown and Strategies for Successful Harvest

🕔10:51, 7.Aug 2021

Corn harvest should ramp up soon as grain matures and dries down to an agreeable moisture for harvest. Understanding how weather and other factors affect grain drying, potential harvest losses, moisture dockage and storage issues can greatly help improve your harvest efficiency and success.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – August 7, 2021

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – August 7, 2021

🕔08:46, 7.Aug 2021

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Heliothine Pheromone Trap Catches, August 6, 2021

Heliothine Pheromone Trap Catches, August 6, 2021

🕔10:59, 6.Aug 2021

Bollworm pheromone moth trap catches were up slightly in most traps this week compared to last week. Overall, bollworm and tobacco budworm moth catches were about average for this time of year.

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Special Agents (Lime Version)

Special Agents (Lime Version)

🕔10:07, 31.Jul 2021

Acid pH in many Mississippi soils challenges plant growth regardless of scale, from a 400-acre row crop field to the back yard. While alkaline pH soils present some issues in the Blackland Prairies and some salt-impacted areas in the state,

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 31, 2021

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 31, 2021

🕔19:31, 30.Jul 2021

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Heliothine Pheromone Trap Catches, July 30, 2021

Heliothine Pheromone Trap Catches, July 30, 2021

🕔15:31, 30.Jul 2021

Pheromone trap catches were similar to last week for both bollworm and tobacco budworm, which is near or below average for this time of year.

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Intrepid 2F Approved for a Crisis Exemption to Control Fall Armyworm on Rice in Mississippi

Intrepid 2F Approved for a Crisis Exemption to Control Fall Armyworm on Rice in Mississippi

🕔14:57, 28.Jul 2021

A crisis Exemption for Intrepid 2F (methoxyfeonzide) has been approved in Mississippi to control fall armyworms in rice.  We had received numerous reports of unacceptable control of fall armyworms with pyrethroids in late June and early July across the state. 

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 24, 2021

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 24, 2021

🕔04:38, 24.Jul 2021

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Heliothine Trap Catches, July 23, 2021

Heliothine Trap Catches, July 23, 2021

🕔17:39, 23.Jul 2021

Bollworm pheromone trap catches were up sharply in the Delta region this week while the bollworm traps in Northeast MS were down slightly.

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How to Estimate Corn Yield Prior to Harvest

How to Estimate Corn Yield Prior to Harvest

🕔16:07, 23.Jul 2021

Would you like to estimate your corn yield prior to the combine heading to the field? If you are willing to put in a little time, you can make a rough estimate by following these guidelines. While any such method leaves considerable opportunity for error, this process will likely be a good opportunity to learn more about your corn crop.

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When to Terminate Irrigation in Corn

When to Terminate Irrigation in Corn

🕔16:41, 21.Jul 2021

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. This article outlines the steps needed to help make these decisions accurately and reliable.

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