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When should we initiate Irrigation to Enhance Corn Yield?

When should we initiate Irrigation to Enhance Corn Yield? Updated

🕔11:15, 25.May 2024

At the first hint of summer weather, there is often a rush to replenish moisture in corn fields with irrigation. However, inadequate soil moisture is not nearly as limiting as usually perceived. This article will discuss when to initiate irrigation based upon what is best for the corn crop.

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Optimum Timing and Management for Tassel Applications on Corn

Optimum Timing and Management for Tassel Applications on Corn Updated

🕔14:01, 24.May 2024

As the Mississippi corn crop approaches tassel, crop health and weather may greatly affect crop response to various management inputs, including nitrogen fertilizer or other products. This article will discuss factors that may affect your strategy and improve your response.

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Heliothine Trap Counts, May 22, 2024

Heliothine Trap Counts, May 22, 2024 Updated

🕔15:50, 22.May 2024

Below are the trap catches in pheromone traps for corn earworm (bollworm) and tobacco budworm. The numbers reported are the average trap catch in the county for the week. There are 3-4 traps for each species placed in each reported

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Video – How to Identify Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

Video – How to Identify Corn Vegetative Growth Stages Updated

🕔12:15, 17.May 2024

This video shows how to identify vegetative growth stages of corn or sorghum in the field. In this case we inspect two different examples of corn that have progressed into rapid growth stages.

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How to Determine Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

How to Determine Corn Vegetative Growth Stages Updated

🕔11:55, 17.May 2024

Vegetative growth stages of corn are determined by counting the number of fully emerged leaves with leaf collars present. It is important to appreciate this methodology since it is a basis for timing many management practices, including herbicide application, sidedress fertilizer, and others.

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Grain Sorghum Planting and Early Management Recommendations

Grain Sorghum Planting and Early Management Recommendations Updated

🕔10:26, 17.May 2024

Grain sorghum has some unique characteristics differing from our major row crops. This article discusses key planting and management practices needed to successfully plant sorghum and get it off to a strong start this spring.

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2024 Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions

2024 Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions Updated

🕔15:56, 5.May 2024

This article lists those sorghum hybrids which have demonstrated superior yields in the Mississippi Grain Sorghum Hybrid Trials. Thus, this is a great barometer to select the best adapted sorghum hybrids for your farm.

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How to Assess Uneven Stands and Corn Replanting Methods

How to Assess Uneven Stands and Corn Replanting Methods Updated

🕔14:55, 5.May 2024

Assessing corn stands to make replant decisions should likely involve more than simply taking stand counts. This article discusses how emergence disparity affects corn yield potential, and methods to replant your crop, when needed.

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2023 Verona, MS Soybean Variety Trial Frogeye Leaf Spot Evaluation Ratings

2023 Verona, MS Soybean Variety Trial Frogeye Leaf Spot Evaluation Ratings Updated

🕔15:18, 13.Apr 2024

During 2023 multiple soybean OVT locations were observed for the presence of disease. The Verona, MS location was observed to have the most consistent frogeye leaf spot data across all of the varieties planted. Observations were made and those are reported in the corresponding data tables.

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Wheat Disease Update: April 13, 2024

Wheat Disease Update: April 13, 2024 Updated

🕔14:27, 13.Apr 2024

At present the Mississippi wheat crop looks pretty good. Keep in mind that there are some common disease issues that can occur throughout the wheat acres in the state. Proper identification of those diseases is an important first step before deciding on a specific management alternative.

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When is the Cut-Off Date for Planting Corn?

When is the Cut-Off Date for Planting Corn? Updated

🕔11:01, 13.Apr 2024

When rain or other issues restrict planting opportunities, you may be wondering how to proceed with crop planting intentions. This newsletter helps address that question by explaining how corn responds to late planting when grown in different production systems based upon research conducted at Mississippi State University.

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2023 Soybean Stem Canker Inoculated Variety Trial Evaluations

2023 Soybean Stem Canker Inoculated Variety Trial Evaluations Updated

🕔09:12, 13.Apr 2024

The cultivars contained in the 2023 Mississippi State University Official Variety Trial (OVT), as well as several additional cultivars, were field-evaluated for their susceptibility/resistance to stem canker. Trials were conducted in Stoneville with toothpick-inoculated plants. Tables contain the average of the field observations (on a 0-9 scale) as well as an assessment of resistance to stem canker (R, MR, MS, S) based on the evaluations conducted.

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Managing Weeds in Mississippi without Dicamba

Managing Weeds in Mississippi without Dicamba Updated

🕔09:34, 8.Mar 2024

On February 6, 2024, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona vacated the 2020 registrations of Xtendimax, Engenia, and Tavium herbicides (all products containing dicamba) for applications to Xtend and XtendFlex soybean and cotton varieties. This ruling applies to

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Keys to Success for Early Corn Planting

Keys to Success for Early Corn Planting Updated

🕔10:48, 2.Mar 2024

Corn is very dependent on stand quality and uniformity to optimize productivity. Although things look promising for early planting this spring, there is typically considerably more risk associated with adverse weather for early plantings, compared to later in the spring. This article discusses how to assess corn planting suitability, strategies to improve your stand, and factors that affect what seeding rate you should plant.

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Spring Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations for Wheat and other Small Grains

Spring Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations for Wheat and other Small Grains Updated

🕔11:23, 29.Feb 2024

Our moist climate challenges our ability to fertilize wheat and other small grains. This article outlines best management practices for nitrogen application timing, fertilizer sources, rates and other important practices which can greatly enhance wheat or oat productivity. Nitrogen recommendations are also included for cereal rye grown for seed or grain production.

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Identifying Wheat Growth Stages using the Feekes Scale

Identifying Wheat Growth Stages using the Feekes Scale Updated

🕔08:16, 29.Feb 2024

The Feekes scale is likely the most commonly used system to describe wheat and other small grain’s growth and development stages. Understanding of wheat plant development is important so that you may better time management inputs to optimize crop response. This article helps you identify specific wheat growth stages.

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2024 Mississippi Extension County Meeting Agendas

2024 Mississippi Extension County Meeting Agendas Updated

🕔10:02, 2.Feb 2024

Agenda_Hinds Co Agro Producers Agenda_Leflore Co Agro Producers Agenda_Monroe Co Agro Producers Mt 26_021324   *start time 9:30 a.m.* Agenda_Union Co Agro Producers Agenda_Tunica Co Agro Producers Agenda_Grenada Co Agro Producers  

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Cover Crop Termination and Preparation for Corn Planting

Cover Crop Termination and Preparation for Corn Planting Updated

🕔11:44, 27.Jan 2024

Cover crops can improve soil health and water quality and are being grown on more acres. However, their growth extends into the spring and may present challenges for primary crops, depending upon when you decide to terminate them with a burndown herbicide. We have been researching these dynamics so that we may implement strategies to realize benefits while minimize risk for corn production.

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2023 MSU Corn Hybrid Trial Disease Evaluations – Non-irrigated Locations

2023 MSU Corn Hybrid Trial Disease Evaluations – Non-irrigated Locations Updated

🕔06:48, 17.Jan 2024

Non-irrigated locations containing the MSU official corn hybrid trials (OHT) were evaluated for foliar diseases during the 2023 season. Curvularia leaf spot was the most prevalent foliar disease observed. A limited amount of southern rust was observed at two locations. Data are presented as the severity of each disease from each irrigated location on a 0-9 scale for each of the hybrids included in the irrigated location evaluations. Presently, the evaluations from the non-irrigated locations (n=5) are included in the current post.

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2023 MSU Corn Hybrid Trial Disease Evaluations – Irrigated Locations

2023 MSU Corn Hybrid Trial Disease Evaluations – Irrigated Locations Updated

🕔05:31, 17.Jan 2024

Irrigated locations containing the MSU official corn hybrid trials (OHT) were evaluated for foliar diseases during the 2023 season. Curvularia leaf spot was the most prevalent foliar disease observed. A limited amount of southern rust was observed at two locations. Data are presented as the severity of each disease from each irrigated location on a 0-9 scale for each of the hybrids included in the irrigated location evaluations. Presently, the evaluations from the irrigated locations (n=5) are included in the current post.

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2024 Soybean Variety Suggestions

2024 Soybean Variety Suggestions Updated

🕔14:00, 18.Dec 2023

Variety selection is one of the most important soybean management decisions that can be made. With many excellent soybean varieties to choose from, this decision can sometimes be time consuming. Soil texture, planting date, row spacing, and harvest capacity can

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2023: Response of Cotton Varieties to Inoculation with Xanthomonas citri pv. malvacearum, the Causal Organism of Bacterial Blight

2023: Response of Cotton Varieties to Inoculation with Xanthomonas citri pv. malvacearum, the Causal Organism of Bacterial Blight Updated

🕔17:51, 1.Dec 2023

Response of the cotton varieties contained within the 2023 Official Variety Trial to bacterial blight following evaluations conducted on inoculated plots from Stoneville, MS are included in this blog post.

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2023 Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Results

2023 Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Results Updated

🕔11:43, 25.Nov 2023

Mississippi State goes to great lengths to evaluate, assess and analyze corn hybrid performance, so you have good information to make decisions which improve the profitability of your farm. These Hybrid Demonstration trials are grown in numerous on-farm locations throughout the state where you can better evaluate hybrid performance of our region’s most elite hybrids. Full results, including yields and plant characteristics from this year’s trials are published here.

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Preliminary 2023 MSU On-Farm Cotton Variety Trials

Preliminary 2023 MSU On-Farm Cotton Variety Trials Updated

🕔09:27, 15.Nov 2023

2023 County Demo Book

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Preliminary 2023 MSU Cotton OVT

Preliminary 2023 MSU Cotton OVT Updated

🕔09:22, 15.Nov 2023

23 COTTON OVT BOOK (1)

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