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Soil Properties and Runoff

Soil Properties and Runoff

🕔14:55, 21.Aug 2020

Soils are the environmental regulators of rain: when it falls, soil properties determine if it goes into the soil (infiltration) or across the surface (runoff). In the runoff water there may be sediment and whatever is attached to it, nutrients

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Mississippi Crop Situation Podcast – Corn Episodes

Mississippi Crop Situation Podcast – Corn Episodes

🕔14:12, 18.Jul 2020

The corn agronomy guys are also recording Mississippi Crop Situation Podcasts. We are using this format to share our latest recommendations and issues we are finding in the Corn Verification Program and grower fields throughout the state.

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Nutrient Use Efficiency: or Dude! Where is My Fertilizer?

🕔10:40, 17.Jul 2020

One of the more difficult messages we must tell farmers: “You know all that money you just spent on fertilizer? Only some of it is going to be used by your crop this year.” With nitrogen (N), up to half

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Why did the Kernels near the Ear Tip not Fill?

Why did the Kernels near the Ear Tip not Fill?

🕔18:01, 10.Jul 2020

Corn kernel set near the ear tip may vary considerably depending on a number of cultural and environmental factors. These kernels usually don’t fill when the plant can’t supply enough energy to support all of them. Therefore, if we want to improve our yields, we need to investigate reasons why kernel set is less than desired, so we can do better in the future.

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Corn Reproductive Stages and Their Management Implications

Corn Reproductive Stages and Their Management Implications

🕔13:01, 27.Jun 2020

Corn progresses through six stages as ears develop through reproductive growth stages. Identification of these stages can be helpful for timing development, making prudent management decisions and anticipating crop response to practices and environmental conditions.

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How to Address your Strategy Regarding Tassel Applications

How to Address your Strategy Regarding Tassel Applications

🕔11:42, 6.Jun 2020

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

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How to Determine Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

How to Determine Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

🕔18:51, 8.May 2020

Vegetative growth stages of corn are determined by counting the number of fully emerged leaves with leaf collars present. This methodology can be used to anticipate growth and determine appropriate timing of many management practices, including herbicide application, sidedress fertilizer, etc….

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How to Manage Nitrogen Fertilizer for Corn During Wet Weather

How to Manage Nitrogen Fertilizer for Corn During Wet Weather

🕔09:52, 25.Apr 2020

Corn response to nitrogen fertilizer is a dynamic situation that becomes extremely challenging when rainy weather restricts field operations and saturates soils even longer than normal. This article gives recommendations to improve corn response to nitrogen fertilizer and reduce risk when adverse weather occurs.

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Grain Sorghum Planting and Management Recommendations

Grain Sorghum Planting and Management Recommendations

🕔17:12, 16.Apr 2020

Grain sorghum can be a consistent crop suited for dryland acreage and marginal fields in the Midsouth. It also produces many benefits when grown in rotation with our primary crops. This article outlines important planting practices and management tips needed to grow a successful sorghum crop.

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Top Five Management Strategies to Improve Corn Profitability

Top Five Management Strategies to Improve Corn Profitability

🕔18:55, 20.Mar 2020

Corn productivity is dependent upon favorable weather and many management practices and inputs you provide, many of which are implemented during planting. Of course, many times we face substantial weather-related challenges that limit productivity. This article addresses those challenges and presents strategies to enhance profitability or minimize associated risk.

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County Meeting Schedule – February 2020

County Meeting Schedule – February 2020

🕔21:55, 30.Jan 2020

Mississippi State University Extension will be hosting several more county row crop meetings during February of 2020. Each meeting will cover issues specific to the region including management topics on agronomics, insects, weeds, diseases, and economics. A meal will be

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Upcoming County Meetings – January 22-23, 2020

Upcoming County Meetings – January 22-23, 2020

🕔10:25, 17.Jan 2020

Mississippi State University Extension will be hosting several county row crop meetings in January and February of 2020. Each meeting will cover issues specific to the region including management topics on agronomics, insects, weeds, diseases, and economics. A meal will

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MACA 47th Annual Conference Feb 4-5, 2020

MACA 47th Annual Conference Feb 4-5, 2020

🕔08:18, 17.Jan 2020

MACA 47th Annual Conference – February 4-5, 2020 – Bost Extension Center on MSU campus The 47th Annual Conference of the Mississippi Agricultural Consultants Association will take place February 4-5, 2019 at the Bost Extension Center, 190 Bost Extension Drive,

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2019 Row Crop Short Course Platinum Sponsor Podcast- YARA

2019 Row Crop Short Course Platinum Sponsor Podcast- YARA

🕔08:02, 17.Jan 2020

Click the icon below to hear from one our 2019 Row Crop Short Course platinum level sponsors, Trey Cutts with YARA.

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MSU Revises Soybean K Fertility Recommendation

MSU Revises Soybean K Fertility Recommendation

🕔10:15, 16.Jan 2020

The Mississippi State University Extension Soil Testing Laboratory has revised the soil test-based potassium fertility recommendations for soybeans in Mississippi. This announcement by Dr. Keri Jones is the culmination of many years of work supported by the Mississippi Soybean Promotion

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Think about liming this fall

🕔10:46, 20.Aug 2019

Acid soils will benefit from liming to aid crop growth and development. If a current soil test has a lime recommendation, applying in the fall provides more time for the lime to react with the soil, less management stress, and

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MS Ag Industry Council – 2019 Row Crop Update

MS Ag Industry Council – 2019 Row Crop Update

🕔11:23, 13.Jul 2019

We welcome you to attend the Row Crop Update at the 2019 Mississippi Agricultural Industry Council Annual Convention. This event is hosted at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama on Wednesday, July 24 starting at 8:00am.

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2019 Mississippi Rice Field Day – This Thursday August 8

2019 Mississippi Rice Field Day – This Thursday August 8

🕔16:05, 1.Jul 2019

The 2019 MSU-DREC Rice Producer Field Day will be held on August 8, at the Delta Research and Extension Center at 3:30 p.m.  The program will begin at the Capps center with a brief welcome prior to departing for the field

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The Importance of Tassel Stage and Management Timing

The Importance of Tassel Stage and Management Timing

🕔11:45, 1.Jun 2019

As the Mississippi corn crop approaches tassel stage, weather has fluctuated from wet to dry conditions during recent weeks. Thus, this may affect your strategy regarding application of various management inputs, including nitrogen fertilizer or other products. This article will discuss factors that will improve your response.

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How to Determine Growth Stages of Young Corn or Sorghum

How to Determine Growth Stages of Young Corn or Sorghum

🕔11:33, 25.May 2019

Vegetative growth stages of corn or sorghum are determined by counting the number of fully emerged leaves with leaf collars present. This methodology can be used to anticipate growth and determine appropriate timing of many management decisions, including herbicide application, sidedress fertilizer, etc….

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2019 Agronomic Crop Scout Schools

2019 Agronomic Crop Scout Schools

🕔09:46, 9.May 2019

Mississippi State University will be hosting 2 scout schools this year. We have transitioned over the years to make these trainings much more diverse than insect pest alone. This year we will be including insects, disease, fertility, and herbicide symptomology.

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Practices which Can Increase Nitrogen Use Efficiency for Mid-South Corn

Practices which Can Increase Nitrogen Use Efficiency for Mid-South Corn

🕔17:10, 26.Apr 2019

Corn productivity may vary considerably depending on what fertilizer source, timing and application method you use. This article discusses how to improve corn response to nitrogen fertilizer and reduce risk of losses.

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2018 Row Crop Short Course Presentations Available

2018 Row Crop Short Course Presentations Available

🕔09:18, 18.Apr 2019

The 2018 Mississippi State University (MSU) Row Crop Short Course, held in December, showcased presentations by growers, industry experts, and row crop specialists on topics such as nematode management, weed control, off-target movement of herbicides, and the 2019 economic outlook.

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Fertilizing Crops with Poultry Litter

🕔10:48, 12.Mar 2019

Poultry litter has been used to produce Mississippi crops for decades. However, most often it has fertilized hay and forage crops grown near the production facilities. The increased volatility of inorganic fertilizer prices circa 2008 led to more interest and use

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Winter Sweetpotato Production Meeting- Friday March 8 (Pittsboro, MS)

Winter Sweetpotato Production Meeting- Friday March 8 (Pittsboro, MS)

🕔14:56, 28.Feb 2019

The annual Winter Sweetpotato Production Meeting will be held on Friday March 8, 2019 in the Multi-purpose Building at the Calhoun County Extension Office (121 Parker St., Pittsboro, MS). Registration is free and begins at 8:30 A.M.  There is no

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