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When should we initiate Irrigation to Enhance Corn Yield?

When should we initiate Irrigation to Enhance Corn Yield? Updated

🕔11:15, 25.May 2024

At the first hint of summer weather, there is often a rush to replenish moisture in corn fields with irrigation. However, inadequate soil moisture is not nearly as limiting as usually perceived. This article will discuss when to initiate irrigation based upon what is best for the corn crop.

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Optimum Timing and Management for Tassel Applications on Corn

Optimum Timing and Management for Tassel Applications on Corn Updated

🕔14:01, 24.May 2024

As the Mississippi corn crop approaches tassel, crop health and weather may greatly affect crop response to various management inputs, including nitrogen fertilizer or other products. This article will discuss factors that may affect your strategy and improve your response.

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Advanced Planting Technologies Field Day: June 5th

Advanced Planting Technologies Field Day: June 5th Updated

🕔08:54, 23.May 2024

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Heliothine Trap Counts, May 22, 2024

Heliothine Trap Counts, May 22, 2024 Updated

🕔15:50, 22.May 2024

Below are the trap catches in pheromone traps for corn earworm (bollworm) and tobacco budworm. The numbers reported are the average trap catch in the county for the week. There are 3-4 traps for each species placed in each reported

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Video – How to Identify Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

Video – How to Identify Corn Vegetative Growth Stages Updated

🕔12:15, 17.May 2024

This video shows how to identify vegetative growth stages of corn or sorghum in the field. In this case we inspect two different examples of corn that have progressed into rapid growth stages.

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How to Determine Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

How to Determine Corn Vegetative Growth Stages Updated

🕔11:55, 17.May 2024

Vegetative growth stages of corn are determined by counting the number of fully emerged leaves with leaf collars present. It is important to appreciate this methodology since it is a basis for timing many management practices, including herbicide application, sidedress fertilizer, and others.

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Grain Sorghum Planting and Early Management Recommendations

Grain Sorghum Planting and Early Management Recommendations Updated

🕔10:26, 17.May 2024

Grain sorghum has some unique characteristics differing from our major row crops. This article discusses key planting and management practices needed to successfully plant sorghum and get it off to a strong start this spring.

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Where to Install Soil Moisture Sensors for Pivot Irrigation

Where to Install Soil Moisture Sensors for Pivot Irrigation Updated

🕔13:52, 14.May 2024

Small plot and on-farm research in Mississippi have shown that using soil moisture sensors to schedule irrigations can reduce water applied while maintaining or improving yield and profitability relative to other methods. However, placement and installation affect the accuracy of

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Agronomic Scout Schools (June 2024)

Agronomic Scout Schools (June 2024) Updated

🕔09:24, 13.May 2024

The Mississippi State Row Crop Team will be hosting three scout schools in 2024.  The program will cover insects, disease, fertility, and agronomy. These events are free of charge, and all are welcome. Each scout school will serve as an

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Redbanded Stink Bug Survey of 2024

Redbanded Stink Bug Survey of 2024 Updated

🕔09:00, 13.May 2024

Over the last month, we have been conducting the redbanded stink bug ditch bank surveys. To date, we have not found any redbanded stink bugs in the following counties: Attala Choctaw Hinds Holmes Leake Madison Montgomery Oktibbeha Webster Winston Yazoo

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2024 Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions

2024 Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions Updated

🕔15:56, 5.May 2024

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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Improving Corn Response to Nitrogen Fertilizer

Improving Corn Response to Nitrogen Fertilizer Updated

🕔15:01, 5.May 2024

Corn response to nitrogen fertilizer is a dynamic situation that often becomes more challenging when rains abound. This article gives recommendations to improve corn response to nitrogen fertilizer and reduce risks in the Midsouth.

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How to Assess Uneven Stands and Corn Replanting Methods

How to Assess Uneven Stands and Corn Replanting Methods Updated

🕔14:55, 5.May 2024

Assessing corn stands to make replant decisions should likely involve more than simply taking stand counts. This article discusses how emergence disparity affects corn yield potential, and methods to replant your crop, when needed.

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Updated Past 7 Day Average Maximum and Minimum 2 inch Soil Temperatures for the State of Mississippi

Updated Past 7 Day Average Maximum and Minimum 2 inch Soil Temperatures for the State of Mississippi Updated

🕔09:05, 22.Apr 2024

This map shows the latest Average Maximum and Minimum 2 inch Soil Temperatures for the last 7 days for Regions throughout The State of Mississippi. I have also included the link to the Delta Agricultural Weather Center’s Website. Click on

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Updated Past 7 Day Average Maximum and Minimum 2 inch Soil Temperatures for the State of Mississippi

Updated Past 7 Day Average Maximum and Minimum 2 inch Soil Temperatures for the State of Mississippi Updated

🕔14:21, 15.Apr 2024

This map shows the latest Average Maximum and Minimum 2 inch Soil Temperatures for the last 7 days for Regions throughout The State of Mississippi. I have also included the link to the Delta Agricultural Weather Center’s Website. Click on

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2023 Verona, MS Soybean Variety Trial Frogeye Leaf Spot Evaluation Ratings

2023 Verona, MS Soybean Variety Trial Frogeye Leaf Spot Evaluation Ratings Updated

🕔15:18, 13.Apr 2024

During 2023 multiple soybean OVT locations were observed for the presence of disease. The Verona, MS location was observed to have the most consistent frogeye leaf spot data across all of the varieties planted. Observations were made and those are reported in the corresponding data tables.

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Wheat Disease Update: April 13, 2024

Wheat Disease Update: April 13, 2024 Updated

🕔14:27, 13.Apr 2024

At present the Mississippi wheat crop looks pretty good. Keep in mind that there are some common disease issues that can occur throughout the wheat acres in the state. Proper identification of those diseases is an important first step before deciding on a specific management alternative.

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When is the Cut-Off Date for Planting Corn?

When is the Cut-Off Date for Planting Corn? Updated

🕔11:01, 13.Apr 2024

When rain or other issues restrict planting opportunities, you may be wondering how to proceed with crop planting intentions. This newsletter helps address that question by explaining how corn responds to late planting when grown in different production systems based upon research conducted at Mississippi State University.

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2023 Soybean Stem Canker Inoculated Variety Trial Evaluations

2023 Soybean Stem Canker Inoculated Variety Trial Evaluations Updated

🕔09:12, 13.Apr 2024

The cultivars contained in the 2023 Mississippi State University Official Variety Trial (OVT), as well as several additional cultivars, were field-evaluated for their susceptibility/resistance to stem canker. Trials were conducted in Stoneville with toothpick-inoculated plants. Tables contain the average of the field observations (on a 0-9 scale) as well as an assessment of resistance to stem canker (R, MR, MS, S) based on the evaluations conducted.

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Updated Past 7 Day Average Maximum and Minimum 2 inch Soil Temperatures for the State of Mississippi

Updated Past 7 Day Average Maximum and Minimum 2 inch Soil Temperatures for the State of Mississippi Updated

🕔09:08, 8.Apr 2024

This map shows the latest Average Maximum and Minimum 2 inch Soil Temperatures for the last 7 days for Regions throughout The State of Mississippi. I have also included the link to the Delta Agricultural Weather Center’s Website. Click on

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2024 Agronomic Scout School

2024 Agronomic Scout School Updated

🕔08:34, 4.Apr 2024

The Mississippi State Row Crop Team will be hosting three scout schools in 2024.  The program will cover insects, disease, fertility, and agronomy. These events are free of charge, and all are welcome. Each scout school will serve as an

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Save the Date for the 2024 Row Crop Short Course

Save the Date for the 2024 Row Crop Short Course Updated

🕔18:33, 2.Apr 2024

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Red rice

Red rice Updated

🕔16:45, 1.Apr 2024

Red rice Weed Flora of Mississippi Prepared by Taghi Bararpour and Jason Bond  Family: Poaceae Genus: Oryza       Species: sativa History: Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is an Asian species. China is thought to be its center of origin (Vaughan et al.,

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Updated Past 7 Day Average Maximum and Minimum 2 inch Soil Temperatures for the State of Mississippi

Updated Past 7 Day Average Maximum and Minimum 2 inch Soil Temperatures for the State of Mississippi Updated

🕔09:26, 1.Apr 2024

This map shows the latest Average Maximum and Minimum 2 inch Soil Temperatures for the last 7 days for Regions throughout The State of Mississippi. I have also included the link to the Delta Agricultural Weather Center’s Website. Click on

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Arrowleaf sida

Arrowleaf sida Updated

🕔14:39, 25.Mar 2024

Arrowleaf sida Weed Flora of Mississippi Prepared by Taghi Bararpour and Jason Bond   Family: Malvaceae Genus: Sida       Species: rhombifolia History: The Acadian French name for this species is “Gombo de Ste. Jeanne,” which translates as St. Jeanne’s gumbo. This

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