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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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When should we Start Irrigating Corn to Enhance Yield Potential?

When should we Start Irrigating Corn to Enhance Yield Potential? Updated

🕔10:15, 27.May 2023

At the first sign of summer weather patterns, Midsouth corn growers often get nervous about moisture stress. However, inadequate soil moisture is not nearly as limiting as usually perceived – considering we have abundant moisture virtually all spring. In fact, excessive moisture can stress corn development and hamper yields, if we trigger irrigation too early.

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2023 Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions Updated

🕔16:25, 6.May 2023

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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Corn Planting Suggestions for a Potentially Early Season

Corn Planting Suggestions for a Potentially Early Season Updated

🕔11:00, 11.Mar 2023

Corn is very dependent on the stand achieved to optimize productivity. So far this spring temperatures have been much warmer than normal, which definitely benefit corn planting opportunities and outcome. However, next week may bring other challenges. 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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Upcoming Row Crop Extension Meetings

Upcoming Row Crop Extension Meetings Updated

🕔16:22, 10.Feb 2023

Mississippi State University Extension will be hosting several county row crop meetings this month. Each meeting will cover issues specific to the region including management topics on agronomics, insects, weeds, diseases, and economics. A meal will be provided at each

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Spring Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations for Wheat

Spring Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations for Wheat Updated

🕔09:34, 4.Feb 2023

Our moist climate challenges our ability to fertilize wheat. This article outlines best management practices for nitrogen application timing, fertilizer sources, rates and other important practices which can greatly enhance wheat productivity.

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When should Cover Crops be Terminated for Corn?

When should Cover Crops be Terminated for Corn? Updated

🕔11:25, 28.Jan 2023

Cover crops can improve soil health and water quality and are being grown on more acres. However, their growth may extend into the spring and present challenges for primary crops. We are investigating these dynamics so that we may implement strategies to realize advantages while minimizing risk. Corn production presents issues that we will address.

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2022 MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Results

2022 MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Results Updated

🕔17:41, 1.Dec 2022

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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2023 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids

2023 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids Updated

🕔11:38, 4.Nov 2022

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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2022 Yield Summaries from the MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program

2022 Yield Summaries from the MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Updated

🕔22:43, 19.Oct 2022

Mississippi State goes to great lengths to evaluate, assess and analyze corn hybrid performance. These Corn 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. Preliminary grain yield results from this year’s trials are published here.

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2022 MSU Short List of Suggested Wheat Varieties

2022 MSU Short List of Suggested Wheat Varieties Updated

🕔18:06, 25.Aug 2022

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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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 29, 2022

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 29, 2022 Updated

🕔20:58, 29.Jul 2022

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 22, 2022

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 22, 2022 Updated

🕔20:43, 22.Jul 2022

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 15, 2022

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 15, 2022 Updated

🕔21:46, 15.Jul 2022

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 8, 2022

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 8, 2022 Updated

🕔06:46, 9.Jul 2022

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 1, 2022

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 1, 2022 Updated

🕔14:58, 1.Jul 2022

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Southwestern Corn Borer – June 24, 2022

Southwestern Corn Borer – June 24, 2022 Updated

🕔22:35, 24.Jun 2022

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 17, 2022

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 17, 2022 Updated

🕔13:37, 17.Jun 2022

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 10, 2022

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 10, 2022 Updated

🕔21:44, 10.Jun 2022

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Soil Moisture Status and Irrigation Initiation (Podcast)

Soil Moisture Status and Irrigation Initiation (Podcast) Updated

🕔06:55, 20.May 2022

Drew and Erick visit with Tom and Jason from the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville about initiation of irrigation in corn.  We recorded this on Friday, May 13 when temperatures were high and conditions were mostly dry.  Many areas

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Improving Corn Response to Nitrogen Fertilizer

Improving Corn Response to Nitrogen Fertilizer Updated

🕔10:35, 30.Apr 2022

Nitrogen is a hot topic for corn growers due to extraordinary fertilizer prices. Fortunately, there are methods we can employ to improve nitrogen efficiency. This article gives recommendations to improve corn response to nitrogen fertilizer and reduce risk in our Midsouth environment.

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Early Corn Planting and Issues with Cold Temperatures

Early Corn Planting and Issues with Cold Temperatures Updated

🕔11:46, 12.Mar 2022

Cold and freezing temperatures are making a rare impact on early corn planting this year. Thus, we discuss how corn previously planted may be affected, as well as how you can assess planting conditions before proceeding with future planting in this edition of the Crop Doctor’s Podcast.

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2022 Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions Updated

🕔17:18, 28.Feb 2022

This article lists those sorghum hybrids which have demonstrated superior yields in the Mississippi Grain Sorghum Hybrid Trials. No other source tests as many choices representing today’s market. Thus, this is a great barometer to assess performance and select the best sorghum hybrids for your farm.

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2022 Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations for Wheat

2022 Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations for Wheat Updated

🕔11:42, 29.Jan 2022

Our moist climate challenges our ability to fertilize wheat. This article outlines best management practices for nitrogen application timing, fertilizer sources, rates and other important practices which can greatly enhance wheat productivity.

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