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When should I start Irrigating Corn?

When should I start Irrigating Corn?

🕔20:59, 4.May 2012

Dry early season conditions have 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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How to Plant Corn for Higher Yields

How to Plant Corn for Higher Yields

🕔14:35, 19.Mar 2012

Corn is quite unique because much of its potential productivity is determined during the planting process. Thus, corn is often much more responsive or dependent on variables implemented during planting than other Southern crops. This article gives planting guidelines for enhancing corn productivity.

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Exemption granted for Corn Seed Bird Repellent

Exemption granted for Corn Seed Bird Repellent

🕔22:36, 13.Mar 2012

We are pleased to announce the EPA has granted the Mississippi Department of Agriculture a Section 18 emergency exemption allowing the use of anthraquinone, which is an unregistered product marketed as Avipel on field or sweet corn seed for the purpose of repelling blackbirds and cowbirds in newly planted corn fields in the state of Mississippi.

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Grain Sorghum Hybrid Recommendations

Grain Sorghum Hybrid Recommendations

🕔17:34, 21.Feb 2012

There is considerably more interest in growing grain sorghum this year. This article gives some suggestions and resources for evaluating hybrids which could be suited for dryland grain sorghum production in Mississippi.

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Spring 2012 Nitrogen Fertilizer Suggestions for Wheat

Spring 2012 Nitrogen Fertilizer Suggestions for Wheat

🕔18:20, 9.Feb 2012

Warm winter weather has promoted wheat to begin growing much earlier than normal this spring. This can make decisions regarding nitrogen application timing quite challenging and different from field to field. This newsletter will give several pointers to help make good decisions.

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Stripe Rust Detected in Mississippi Wheat

Stripe Rust Detected in Mississippi Wheat

🕔08:02, 6.Feb 2012

Stripe rust was detected in a Bolivar County wheat field last Monday morning (January 30, 2012). The report is the first of stripe rust from MS in 2012 and the second report of the disease from wheat east of the Rocky Mountains.

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2011 MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Results

2011 MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Results

🕔15:17, 20.Dec 2011

The MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program evaluates superior corn hybrids from numerous seed companies who participate the the MSU Corn for Grain Hybrid Trials. MSU Extension Service Agents coordinate locations with grower cooperators in their region, and supervise plots during the season. Our objective is to provide you more opportunity to evaluate premier corn hybrids and substantially supplement the information gathered in the university hybrid trials.

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Invitation for Participation – Corn Verification Program

Invitation for Participation – Corn Verification Program

🕔14:59, 8.Nov 2011

Have you been disappointed in your corn yields, don’t have a lot of experience growing corn, or just interested in some assistance with your program? The MSU Extension Service Corn Verification Program is an interactive, hands-on opportunity to improve your profitability and we are looking for willing cooperators for the 2012 growing season.

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2012 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids

2012 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids

🕔17:40, 7.Nov 2011

This effort lists those corn hybrids which have demonstrated superior grain yield performance in the MSU Corn for Grain Hybrid Trials. This information is intended to evaluate corn hybrid genetics in either irrigated or dryland culture, which may help you better assess relative hybrid productivity and profitability in future seasons.

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2011 Row Crop Short Course

🕔09:40, 7.Nov 2011

On behalf of the Mississippi State University Extension Service we would like to cordially invite you to attend the 2011 Row Crop Short Course to be held at the Bost Extension Center on the campus of Mississippi State University from

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How to Plant Wheat for Higher Yields

How to Plant Wheat for Higher Yields

🕔15:59, 3.Oct 2011

Wheat can be established using various methods, but several management practices can certainly enhance your potential for growing a productive crop this season. Those practices include timely planting, appropriate seeding rates and methods, suitable seedbed preparation and fall weed control.

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Post-Harvest Crop Residue Management

Post-Harvest Crop Residue Management

🕔17:34, 26.Sep 2011

After harvest, you face management decisions as you begin preparing fields for next year’s crop. Corn produces far more residue than most crops we are accustomed to, so it can cause considerable benefits or anxiety depending upon how you view it. This article attempts to address the pro’s and con’s of crop residue.

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2011 MSU Short List of Suggested Wheat Varieties

2011 MSU Short List of Suggested Wheat Varieties

🕔18:24, 14.Sep 2011

This effort lists those wheat varieties which have demonstrated superior productivity in the MSU Wheat and Oat Variety Trials and summarizes their characteristics. This information is intended to evaluate variety genetics and traits which may help you better assess relative wheat productivity and profitability in future seasons.

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Corn Verification Crop Progress Update

Corn Verification Crop Progress Update

🕔15:00, 22.Jul 2011

Irrigated Corn Verification Fields are nearly mature, but did require a final irrigation this week to provide ample moisture to sustain the crop to physiological maturity. Some slight root lodging also recently occurred, but otherwise harvest progress should commence soon. Late-planted dryland fields still have a long way to go and are under drought stress.

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2011 MSU Wheat Variety Yield Data

2011 MSU Wheat Variety Yield Data

🕔10:48, 1.Jul 2011

Preliminary yield data from the 2011 MSU Wheat Variety Trials are now available.

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Late Season Corn Irrigation and Termination

Late Season Corn Irrigation and Termination

🕔00:35, 1.Jul 2011

Much of our late March planted irrigated corn is now reaching dent stage and will continue to fill kernels for another 20 days, if we help it do so. Therefore, you do not want to forgo any practices which may mitigate stress or pest issues yet. This article highlights irrigation needs and termination during the final growth stages.

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Drought Stress and its affect on Corn Pollination and Early Grain Fill

Drought Stress and its affect on Corn Pollination and Early Grain Fill

🕔18:04, 23.Jun 2011

Despite Mississippi generally receiving abundant yearly rainfall, we often experience substantial drought stress growing corn. The timing of rainfall and the ability of our soils to store moisture are critical to corn productivity. This article explains how drought stress and irrigation management may influence corn productivity during the early grain filling stages.

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After the Flood: Row Crop Replanting

After the Flood: Row Crop Replanting

🕔01:49, 10.Jun 2011

MSU Extension Service and MAFES researchers have compiled the following suggestions and information regarding replanting and managing row crops after the flood. Also included is post-flood crop insurance information.

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The corn fungicide dilemma: when should a fungicide be applied? Part V of V, preventing yield loss from foliar disease

The corn fungicide dilemma: when should a fungicide be applied? Part V of V, preventing yield loss from foliar disease

🕔16:15, 29.May 2011

Over the past 4 updates I’ve attempted to present data that suggests the best time to apply a fungicide is in response to a foliar disease that could potentially reduce yield.  In many situations particular fungicide products are being touted

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The corn fungicide dilemma: when should a fungicide be applied? Part IV of V, standability/lodging

The corn fungicide dilemma: when should a fungicide be applied? Part IV of V, standability/lodging

🕔11:05, 28.May 2011

Much has been made of the ability of strobilurin fungicides to prevent corn from lodging, typically towards the end of the season.  Since 2007 I have received countless calls that have gone something like “we sprayed a field with fungicide

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The corn fungicide dilemma: when should a fungicide be applied? Part III of V, green leaf material as measured by percent chlorophyll

The corn fungicide dilemma: when should a fungicide be applied? Part III of V, green leaf material as measured by percent chlorophyll

🕔15:09, 27.May 2011

Since 2007, fungicide products containing a strobilurin active ingredient have been suggested to increase plant “greenness” or allow the plants to stay greener longer in the field following a tassel (VT) application.  Increased green plant tissue has been stated to

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The corn fungicide dilemma: when should a fungicide be applied? Part II of V, irrigated versus non-irrigated situations

The corn fungicide dilemma: when should a fungicide be applied? Part II of V, irrigated versus non-irrigated situations

🕔22:45, 26.May 2011

From 2007 through 2009 Mississippi State University extension and research personnel were involved in a large corn fungicide research effort funded by the Mississippi Corn Promotion Board.  Except for situations where corn was planted on experiment stations (Brooksville, Pontotoc, Raymond,

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The corn fungicide dilemma: when should a fungicide be applied? Part I of V, yield in the absence of measureable disease

The corn fungicide dilemma: when should a fungicide be applied? Part I of V, yield in the absence of measureable disease

🕔12:49, 23.May 2011

To keep each of the sections short I’ve separated the entire segment regarding fungicide application in corn into 5 general segments. 2011 marks my 5th season with Mississippi State University.  Since I started this job on May 15 2007, one

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When is Wheat No Longer Vulnerable to Herbicide Injury

When is Wheat No Longer Vulnerable to Herbicide Injury

🕔11:11, 13.May 2011

Many folks have inquired about specific information regarding wheat vulnerability to herbicides. This article specifically describes and contains photos to help identify the critical hard dough stage, when wheat is generally no longer vulnerable.

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What to Expect from Later than Normal Corn Planting

What to Expect from Later than Normal Corn Planting

🕔00:24, 6.May 2011

One of the current corn research initiatives at Mississippi State University is a project evaluating corn productivity to later than normal planting dates, particularly when grown with irrigation. The preliminary results may be pleasantly surprising for some growers stricken with stand loss or delayed by rainfall.

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