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The Myth of Weed Seed in Poultry Litter

🕔11:42, 10.Apr 2012

I have been told in many places by many people that using poultry litter to fertilize crops spreads weed seeds. However, research by Auburn, the universities of Kentucky and Georgia, and most recently, Virginia Tech found this to be untrue.

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Mississippi State Soil Fertility Manual Now Available

🕔14:13, 8.Mar 2012

MSU Extension Service Publication 2647, Nutrient Management Guidelines for Agronomic Crops Grown in Mississippi, is now available. It includes: ********************************** Introduction to Nutrient Management The Soils of Mississippi Plant Nutrients Introduction to Soil Testing Introduction to Inorganic Fertilizers Lime, Liming

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Poultry Litter as a Cotton Fertilizer in 2012

🕔08:02, 23.Feb 2012

A disease issue and the response in 2011 led to litter supply issues at the beginning of the growing season. No problems are apparent at this time (late February). This report is specifically for cotton, but litter is an excellent

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Certified Crop Adviser Exam Registration

🕔11:43, 15.Nov 2011

The next ICCA and Arkansas-Louisiana-Mississippi CCA exam date is February 3, 2012. Registration is currently available on line until December 9, 2011. To register for the exam go to the Certified Crop Adviser website at  https://www.certifiedcropadviser.org/exams where step by step

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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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Mississippi Poultry Litter Transport Situation, July 8

🕔13:46, 8.Jul 2011

There have been very few changes in the quarantine situation over the past few weeks. Litter can be hauled in Mississippi: with permits only. Within Wayne, Jones, Jasper, Perry, and Forrest counties, it may only be hauled from place to

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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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Some Poultry Litter Can Be Moved in Mississippi

🕔10:03, 3.Jun 2011

Litter can be hauled in Mississippi: with permits only! However in Wayne, Jones, Jasper, Perry, and Forrest counties, it may only be hauled from place to place within the county. Litter may be moved out from other production counties. Permits

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It’s complicated . . . Poultry Litter Quarantine Update, May 27

🕔10:43, 27.May 2011

The quarantine on poultry litter movement in Mississippi continues, however there are new, very specific guidelines for various locations in the poultry production area. Call the Mississippi Board of Animal Health at 601-359-1170 or 888-646-8731 to determine the guidelines for

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Soil Management After the Flood in Mississippi

🕔12:55, 23.May 2011

Significant acreage in Mississippi will flood in the current event offering enormous challenges to families and homes. Much of the cropland in the affected region was already planted for the 2011 cropping season.  As the waters recede, a new landscape

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Tillage Issues With Changing Crops

🕔08:51, 1.Apr 2011

Tillage decisions for crop changes There are about two-thirds the acres planted in annual crop production in Mississippi than in the circa 1980 era. Annual Row Crop Harvested Acres The eighteen Delta or partial Delta counties account for 80% of

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Know What They’re Saying About Nitrogen Fertilizers

🕔17:02, 23.Mar 2011

Our warm and humid Mississippi climate makes nitrogen (N) fertilizer management challenging. Let’s review the basics about N terminology as various product claims fly about with some puzzling promotional material being used. Be sure that you know what is being

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Liming Soils in Mississippi

🕔16:22, 9.Mar 2011

The natural condition of most Mississippi soils is to become more acidic over time which reduces crop yields. From 1989 to 2009, just over half the soil samples analyzed by the MSU Extension Service Soil Testing Laboratory had pH values

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Begin the Nutrient Management Season the Right Way

🕔11:26, 3.Mar 2011

The original Best Management Practice (BMP) for managing nutrients to maximize profitability and minimize potential environmental issues is soil testing. This time of year is always exciting for Mississippi farmers; we’re past the winter (maybe. . .) and tractors are

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Sulfur for Mississippi Crops

🕔12:28, 24.Feb 2011

Sulfur in Mississippi Crop Production Sulfur is required in fairly large quantities by most crops. It is an essential building block in chlorophyll development and protein synthesis. Sulfur is also required by the rhizobia bacteria in legumes for nitrogen fixation.

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Calcium and Magnesium For Mississippi Crops

🕔15:22, 17.Feb 2011

Calcium and Magnesium For Mississippi Crops Calcium (Ca) and (Mg) magnesium are positively charged secondary nutrients. They are generally adequate in most Mississippi soils with favorable pH and organic matter levels. They affect acidity when applied to the soil, and

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Micronutrients for Mississippi Crop Production

🕔09:15, 9.Feb 2011

With the current commodity prices, some suggest that the 2011 crop be ‘insured’ by applying micronutrients. Is this good policy for Mississippi field crops? These essential elements are required by plants in very small amounts: boron, zinc, molybdenum, iron, manganese,

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Spring Nitrogen Fertility Suggestions for Wheat

Spring Nitrogen Fertility Suggestions for Wheat

🕔15:12, 4.Feb 2011

There are several keys to successful wheat nitrogen fertilization in Mississippi. Split application of nitrogen fertilizer is likely more important for wheat than any other crop, including corn. This is because wheat nitrogen fertilization occurs during the wettest months of the year – in a high rainfall, warm regional climate conducive to nitrogen loss.

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Fertilizing Cotton with Poultry Litter

🕔14:44, 28.Jan 2011

Poultry litter has long been used to provide nutrients for pastures, hay, and other crops in the south-central Mississippi broiler production region. Volatile fertilizer prices increased interest among cotton producers in using litter as a nutrient source. Fortunately, there is

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