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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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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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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 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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2024 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids

2024 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids Updated

🕔11:18, 4.Nov 2023

This publication lists those corn hybrids which have demonstrated superior performance in the Mississippi Corn for Grain Hybrid Trials. No other source tests as many hybrids representing today’s choices in the market. Thus, this is a great starting point and barometer for you to judge performance and select the best corn hybrids for your farm.

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2023 Yield Summaries from the MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program

2023 Yield Summaries from the MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Updated

🕔11:39, 14.Oct 2023

Mississippi State goes to great lengths to evaluate corn hybrid performance. These Corn Hybrid Demonstration trials are grown in numerous on-farm locations throughout the state where you can better analyze hybrid performance of our region’s most elite hybrids. Preliminary grain yield results from this year’s trials are published here.

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How to Plant and Grow Wheat for High Yields

How to Plant and Grow Wheat for High Yields Updated

🕔09:07, 9.Oct 2023

Wheat can be a relatively consistent and productive crop which offers some benefits and diversity for your cropping system. This article addresses planting practices and other fall management practices needed to optimize wheat productivity.

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Cover Crop Species Selection

Cover Crop Species Selection Updated

🕔12:08, 23.Sep 2023

Cover crop seed selection can be confusing due to the numerous choices available. However, if you consider the benefits produced by the three primary groups of cover crops and realize the benefits and limitations associated with various species, it will greatly improve your decisions and outcome of the cover cropping system.

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2023 MSU Short List of Suggested Wheat Varieties

2023 MSU Short List of Suggested Wheat Varieties Updated

🕔14:13, 14.Sep 2023

This publication lists those wheat varieties which have demonstrated superior grain production 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 producing grain in different growing regions in Mississippi.

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MSU Corn and Soybean Field Days

MSU Corn and Soybean Field Days Updated

🕔18:28, 3.Aug 2023

Please mark your calendar and share the word about the upcoming MSU Corn and Soybean Field Days scheduled in the coming weeks. These field days will feature MSU Corn Hybrid and Soybean Variety Demonstration Plots which contain premier genetics from seed companies serving the Midsouth region. Seed company representatives and MSU Extension Specialists will discuss varieties, expectations and address questions.

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Why did the Kernels near the Ear Tip not Fill?

Why did the Kernels near the Ear Tip not Fill? Updated

🕔16:45, 27.Jul 2023

Corn kernel set near the ear tip may vary considerably depending on a number of cultural and environmental factors. These kernels have issues when the plant can’t supply enough energy to support all of them. Therefore, if we want to improve our yields, we need to recognize why kernel set is less than desired, so we can improve management in the future.

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Tips to Prepare for a Successful Corn Harvest

Tips to Prepare for a Successful Corn Harvest Updated

🕔18:43, 24.Jul 2023

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 potential aflatoxin issues can greatly help improve your harvest efficiency and success.

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How to Estimate Corn Yield Prior to Harvest

How to Estimate Corn Yield Prior to Harvest Updated

🕔10:07, 22.Jul 2023

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 crop.

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MS Ag Industry Council – 2023 Row Crop Update

MS Ag Industry Council – 2023 Row Crop Update Updated

🕔21:41, 21.Jul 2023

We welcome you to attend the Row Crop Update at the 2023 Mississippi Agricultural Industry Council Annual Convention. This event is hosted at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama on Wednesday, July 26 starting at 8:00am.

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When to Terminate Irrigation in Corn

When to Terminate Irrigation in Corn Updated

🕔11:01, 1.Jul 2023

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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Corn Hail Damage and other Storm Issues

Corn Hail Damage and other Storm Issues Updated

🕔11:48, 17.Jun 2023

Fields in numerous areas around the state have taken a beating from hail and wind associated with recent storms. Several different types of damage may have occurred depending upon the type of storm, including hail damage, lodging and green snap. This article will describe what to expect.

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Identifying Corn Reproductive Stages and Management Implications

Identifying Corn Reproductive Stages and Management Implications Updated

🕔11:47, 10.Jun 2023

Corn progresses through six stages as ears develop through reproductive growth stages. Identification of these stages can help time development, make prudent decisions and anticipate crop response to management practices and environmental conditions.

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