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2021 MSU Short List of Suggested Wheat Varieties

2021 MSU Short List of Suggested Wheat Varieties

🕔16:54, 21.Sep 2021

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

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September Means Fall Fertility

September Means Fall Fertility

🕔09:18, 21.Sep 2021

Justin McCoy calls into the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to share his ideas on fall fertilization. Justin, Jason, and Tom discuss soil sampling, fertilizer sources and application timings, importance of maintaining a good soil pH, and much more.

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All Things Cotton Defoliation (Podcast)

All Things Cotton Defoliation (Podcast)

🕔07:35, 14.Sep 2021

Brian calls into the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to share his thoughts on the upcoming cotton defoliation season.  Brian visits with Jason and Tom about different defoliation strategies given different weather scenarios.  More information can be found in

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Burning Stalks – What does it Really Cost?

Burning Stalks – What does it Really Cost?

🕔08:57, 13.Sep 2021

Despite all the focus on improving soil health, it may be easy to overlook the impact that crop residue management has on soils and future productivity. The residue generated in crop production systems can produce substantial benefits. This article discusses issues associated with burning crop residue.

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Fall is For Soil Carbon Market Preparations

Fall is For Soil Carbon Market Preparations

🕔16:52, 10.Sep 2021

Participating in the soil carbon (C) market requires baseline information about the producer’s inventory to offer potential buyers. This fall is the time for the soil carbon-curious growers to begin establishing their benchmarks. Surveys show the number of farmers participating

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Delta Council; Advocating for the Delta and for Mississippi (Podcast)

Delta Council; Advocating for the Delta and for Mississippi (Podcast)

🕔08:47, 7.Sep 2021

Frank Howell from the Delta Council and Bubba Simmons, a local farmer involved in Delta Council leadership, visit the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to talk with Jason and Tom about the Delta Council and its role in Mississippi. 

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Soil Management After Hurricane Ida

Soil Management After Hurricane Ida

🕔14:42, 2.Sep 2021

Hurricanes harness enormous wind or water energy that uproots or shreds trees, destroys buildings and signs, erodes coastlines, and otherwise creates havoc on the landscape. Safety is the primary consideration following natural disasters. This is a review of what we

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Larry Steckel on Post Harvest Weed Control and Auxin-resistant Pigweeds (Podcast)

Larry Steckel on Post Harvest Weed Control and Auxin-resistant Pigweeds (Podcast)

🕔12:40, 31.Aug 2021

Larry Steckel from the University of Tennessee calls into the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville.  He, Jason, and Tom start out discussing management of weeds in the window between harvest and first frost to prevent seed production.  They finish

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Heliothine Pheromone Trap Catches, August 27, 2021

Heliothine Pheromone Trap Catches, August 27, 2021

🕔11:58, 27.Aug 2021

Bollworm moth catches dropped slightly at all locations this week while tobacco budworm catches remained low. Because many crops are matured past vulnerable stages, those late crops may see concentrations of worms over the next weeks in spite of overall

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Heliothine Trap Catches, August 19, 2021

Heliothine Trap Catches, August 19, 2021

🕔14:45, 19.Aug 2021

Bollworm moth catches in pheromone traps were steady to higher throughout Mississippi compared to last week. Tobacco budworm catches remained low in all areas.

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Irrigation Termination (Podcast)

Irrigation Termination (Podcast)

🕔15:29, 17.Aug 2021

From the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville, Drew talks with Jason and Tom about the art and science of irrigation termination.  They also discuss Drew’s on-farm research and demonstration program with sites across the Delta.

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2021 Row Crop Short Course

2021 Row Crop Short Course

🕔13:30, 13.Aug 2021

Plans are currently being made to hold the 2021 Row Crop Short Course face to face at The Mill Conference Center in Starkville, MS.  We are closely monitoring the pandemic  as well as local health and safety guidelines and are

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Root Diseases in Soybean (Podcast)

Root Diseases in Soybean (Podcast)

🕔06:49, 13.Aug 2021

From the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville, Tom and Jason discuss root diseases in soybean.  They compare symptoms and techniques to diagnose taproot decline, sudden death syndrome, and southern blight.

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Heliothine Trap Catches, August 12, 2021

Heliothine Trap Catches, August 12, 2021

🕔16:27, 12.Aug 2021

This week’s bollworm pheromone moth trap catches were similar to last week and about average for this time of year. Tobacco budworm catches dropped a little and were below average.

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The Future of Agriculture at MSU: a Conversation with David Shaw and Keith Coble (Podcast)

The Future of Agriculture at MSU: a Conversation with David Shaw and Keith Coble (Podcast)

🕔12:37, 10.Aug 2021

MSU Provost David Shaw and Vice President for Agriculture Keith Coble take time from a recent visit to the Delta Research and Extension Center to sit down in the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio to discuss maintaining MSU’s momentum as a

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When is it Safe to Apply a Harvest Aid to Sorghum?

When is it Safe to Apply a Harvest Aid to Sorghum?

🕔11:59, 7.Aug 2021

Many Midsouth growers apply a harvest aid to sorghum to facilitate combine efficiency. Although it is possible to harvest sorghum without using a harvest aid, understanding the benefits of usage, along with potential issues, will help you implement a practical plan that will enhance your sorghum harvest.

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Corn Grain Drydown and Strategies for Successful Harvest

Corn Grain Drydown and Strategies for Successful Harvest

🕔10:51, 7.Aug 2021

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 storage issues can greatly help improve your harvest efficiency and success.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – August 7, 2021

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – August 7, 2021

🕔08:46, 7.Aug 2021

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Heliothine Pheromone Trap Catches, August 6, 2021

Heliothine Pheromone Trap Catches, August 6, 2021

🕔10:59, 6.Aug 2021

Bollworm pheromone moth trap catches were up slightly in most traps this week compared to last week. Overall, bollworm and tobacco budworm moth catches were about average for this time of year.

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Insect and Disease in Ultra-Late Soybean (Podcast)

Insect and Disease in Ultra-Late Soybean (Podcast)

🕔15:03, 3.Aug 2021

From the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville, Jason, Tom, Don, and Jeff discuss insect and disease management in ultra-late planted soybean.  They talk about the acres replanted following the June flood, disease possibilities, insect targets, and timings for insecticides

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Mossy Oak GameKeepers Podcast Collaboration- Managing Armyworms in Wildlife Plots (Podcast)

Mossy Oak GameKeepers Podcast Collaboration- Managing Armyworms in Wildlife Plots (Podcast)

🕔15:01, 3.Aug 2021

Dr. Angus Catchot and Dr. Bronson Strickland visit the Mossy Oak GameKeepers Podcast team to discuss management of armyworms in wildlife food plots and duck holes. Special thanks to Bobby Cole, Lannie Wallace, Dudley Phelps, and Toxey Haas for sharing

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Special Agents (Lime Version)

Special Agents (Lime Version)

🕔10:07, 31.Jul 2021

Acid pH in many Mississippi soils challenges plant growth regardless of scale, from a 400-acre row crop field to the back yard. While alkaline pH soils present some issues in the Blackland Prairies and some salt-impacted areas in the state,

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 31, 2021

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 31, 2021

🕔19:31, 30.Jul 2021

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Heliothine Pheromone Trap Catches, July 30, 2021

Heliothine Pheromone Trap Catches, July 30, 2021

🕔15:31, 30.Jul 2021

Pheromone trap catches were similar to last week for both bollworm and tobacco budworm, which is near or below average for this time of year.

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Intrepid 2F Approved for a Crisis Exemption to Control Fall Armyworm on Rice in Mississippi

Intrepid 2F Approved for a Crisis Exemption to Control Fall Armyworm on Rice in Mississippi

🕔14:57, 28.Jul 2021

A crisis Exemption for Intrepid 2F (methoxyfeonzide) has been approved in Mississippi to control fall armyworms in rice.  We had received numerous reports of unacceptable control of fall armyworms with pyrethroids in late June and early July across the state. 

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