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How much Nitrogen have I Lost from Saturated Soils?

How much Nitrogen have I Lost from Saturated Soils?

🕔09:41, 5.Jun 2015

Abundant rainfall has soaked corn fields for extended time during April and late May, exposing nitrogen fertilizer to potential loss. This article gives guidelines for estimating potential N loss.

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Tire Traffic Soil Compaction Effects on Corn

Tire Traffic Soil Compaction Effects on Corn

🕔13:25, 28.May 2015

As a lot of our corn approaches tassel, issues associated with tire traffic soil compaction are becoming more evident. This article discusses the consequences.

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When Should I Start Irrigating My Corn?

When Should I Start Irrigating My Corn?

🕔10:05, 15.May 2015

The recent stretch of dry weather has prompted much conversation about the proper time to initiate irrigation for corn. This scenario usually generates a lot more anxiety than necessary because early season wilting is certainly not something we are very accustomed to.

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Use a Sound Corn Nitrogen Strategy to Combat Rainy Weather

Use a Sound Corn Nitrogen Strategy to Combat Rainy Weather

🕔17:31, 24.Apr 2015

Abundant spring rainfall can create havoc with corn nitrogen management by delaying fertilizer application and also promote massive nitrogen loss. These strategies should help enhance crop response during challenging conditions.

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Wheat Disease Update: April 24, 2015

Wheat Disease Update: April 24, 2015

🕔10:35, 24.Apr 2015

For the most part the Mississippi wheat crop is clean with regards to foliar diseases. However, some important issues are occurring that need to be addressed with regards to Fusarium head blight, stem maggot feeding, and general herbicide injury as these three issues can easily be confused with one another at the field level.

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Grain Sorghum Planting and Seeding Recommendations

Grain Sorghum Planting and Seeding Recommendations

🕔16:16, 10.Apr 2015

Strong markets are driving Mississippi growers to plant a lot more grain sorghum than what could have been, considering the recent development of Sugarcane aphids as a threat to sorghum production. This article gives guidelines for getting your sorghum crop off to a good start.

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Are We Going to Get this Corn Crop Planted?

Are We Going to Get this Corn Crop Planted?

🕔17:53, 7.Apr 2015

Much like the last 2-years, as rains delay corn planting progress, more concerns arise regarding whether you will have ample opportunity to plant your corn crop in a suitable time window. This article states new guidelines for late corn plantings based upon recent MSU research.

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2015 MSU Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions

2015 MSU Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions

🕔16:40, 18.Feb 2015

This effort lists those grain sorghum hybrids which have demonstrated superior productivity in the MSU MAFES Grain Sorghum Hybrid Trials and neighboring University trials. This information should help you pick well-suited sorghum hybrids for Mississippi.

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Identifying Wheat Growth Stages using the Feekes Scale

Identifying Wheat Growth Stages using the Feekes Scale

🕔14:44, 12.Feb 2015

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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2015 Spring Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations for Wheat

2015 Spring Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations for Wheat

🕔14:23, 12.Feb 2015

Environmental factors play a substantial role in nitrogen fertilization for wheat producers in the Mid-south. This article gives guidelines for getting optimal wheat response to your nitrogen fertilizer.

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2015 Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Meeting Program

2015 Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Meeting Program

🕔06:54, 27.Jan 2015

On February 5th 2015, Mississippi State University will host the third annual Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition.  The competition will be open to M.S. and Ph.D. students working in production agriculture.  Over the last several years, there has been a

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2015 Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 21 and 22, 2015

2015 Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 21 and 22, 2015

🕔11:27, 16.Jan 2015

Find attached the agenda for the 42nd Annual Delta Ag Expo to be held in Cleveland, MS on Wednesday, January 21 and Thursday, January 22, 2015. We hope to see you in attendance at the Bolivar County Ag Expo Center.

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2014 Wheat Variety Evaluations for Tolerance to Metribuzin Herbicide

2014 Wheat Variety Evaluations for Tolerance to Metribuzin Herbicide

🕔16:22, 12.Dec 2014

Metribuzin is an important herbicide for controlling numerous weed species in wheat. However, wheat varieties may differ in tolerance to metribuzin. These are the results from our evaluation of wheat varieties included in the MSU Wheat Variety Trials. This should help you better assess potential for wheat crop injury.

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2014 Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Results

2014 Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Results

🕔13:10, 26.Nov 2014

The MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program evaluates superior corn hybrids from numerous seed companies who market corn in Mississippi. Our objective is to provide you more opportunity to evaluate premier corn hybrids and substantially supplement the independent and unbiased information gathered in the University Hybrid Trials.

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2015 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids

2015 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids

🕔16:55, 30.Oct 2014

This effort lists those corn hybrids which have demonstrated superior productivity in the MSU Corn for Grain Hybrid Trials. Approximately 80 corn hybrids representing the vast majority of seed companies in the Mid-South participate in the MSU hybrid trials. This information should help you better assess corn hybrid productivity and improve your success in future seasons for either irrigated or dryland culture.

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2014 MSU Short List of Suggested Wheat Varieties

2014 MSU Short List of Suggested Wheat Varieties

🕔17:52, 23.Sep 2014

This publication lists those wheat varieties which have demonstrated superior productivity in the MSU Wheat and Oat Variety Trials and summarizes their characteristics. This impartial information should help you better assess wheat varieties which are best suited for your farm.

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When is it safe to Apply a Grain Sorghum Harvest Aid and what to Expect?

When is it safe to Apply a Grain Sorghum Harvest Aid and what to Expect?

🕔08:45, 14.Aug 2014

Many growers in the Mid-South apply a herbicide shortly prior to sorghum harvest to facilitate combine efficiency and suitable grain moisture. This season, this issue is even more critically important because of severe harvest problems potentially created by White Sugarcane aphid infestation. This article will discuss appropriate timing and potential outcome of such harvest aid applications.

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What Should You do about Late Southern Corn Rust?

What Should You do about Late Southern Corn Rust?

🕔09:54, 1.Aug 2014

Southern corn rust continues to be observed throughout MS. We continue to receive calls regarding late fungicide applications (> R4/R5) to reduce yield losses attributed to southern rust. Numerous myths regarding the disease have been widely spread throughout the MS corn production area including death of a corn plant in as fast as 7 days following southern rust infection and lodging as a result of heavy southern rust infection.

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North Mississippi Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Row Crops Field Day on Thursday, August 7

🕔08:39, 25.Jul 2014

The North Mississippi Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Row Crops Field Day on Thursday, August 7 will present the latest research to the area’s row-crop farmers and consultants. The field day will be from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Lee County Agri-Center Magnolia Conference Center on Highway 145 South in Verona.

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“It ain’t over till it’s over!” / Turnrow Talks

🕔10:18, 21.Jul 2014

“It ain’t over till it’s over!” Amazing as it seems, several producers have not laid poly pipe. After the five plus inches of rainfall we received last week, some producers are questioning the need to lay pipe this late in

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Will We Need to Irrigate Our Corn Again?

Will We Need to Irrigate Our Corn Again?

🕔23:45, 3.Jul 2014

Considering the abundant rainfall during June and the corn crop progressing closer toward maturity, many are wondering whether additional irrigation may even be needed. This article discusses how to make that and other late-season irrigation decisions.

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Corn Disease Update: June 28, 2014

Corn Disease Update: June 28, 2014

🕔09:27, 28.Jun 2014

Foliar corn diseases continue to be observed throughout the MS corn crop. Common rust, gray leaf spot, northern corn leaf blight, and southern corn leaf blight are all present at low levels throughout the Delta. As of Wednesday (June 25, 2014), southern corn rust had only been observed in southeastern MS (Forrest, George, Greene, Jackson, Perry, and Stone counties).

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Is My Soil Moisture Sensor Broke?

Is My Soil Moisture Sensor Broke?

🕔07:43, 26.Jun 2014

The importance of soil moisture sensors is becoming more evident as we continue forward this growing season. Today (Monday, June 16th), we received a call regarding sensor readings that were assessed early this morning. The following are the data discussed in this scenario.

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The Tassel Shot: When is the Best Time?

The Tassel Shot: When is the Best Time?

🕔10:49, 6.Jun 2014

More and more corn growers are applying various management inputs around tassel stage in order to improve efficiency and corn productivity. This article discusses how crop physiology affects the appropriate timing and crop response.

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Delta Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Crops Field Day, June 17, 2014

🕔13:30, 30.May 2014

A corn, cotton, peanut, and soybean field day is scheduled for June 17th at the Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville, MS. The general theme of the field day will include pertinent information for mid-season row crop issues.

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