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2019 Soybean Variety Demonstration Program Summary

2019 Soybean Variety Demonstration Program Summary

🕔16:56, 13.Nov 2019

The annual MSU Extension Soybean Variety Demonstration Program is conducted using a set of varieties with proven performance. These varieties are grown in a production setting on various soils and management systems around the state. The sets for 2019 represented

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Soybean Irrigation Termination

Soybean Irrigation Termination

🕔13:23, 23.Aug 2019

This growing season seems to be one where the decision for terminating irrigation in soybean may require consideration of factors that aren’t necessarily typical. Reasons for these additional considerations include the range in planting dates this season along with the

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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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How to Safely Terminate Irrigation in Corn

How to Safely Terminate Irrigation in Corn

🕔10:55, 13.Jul 2019

As the corn crop nears maturity, knowing when you can safely terminate irrigation, without sacrificing yield, or wasting money and labor through unnecessary irrigation is likely the most important decision that will affect your bottom line. In order to make this call, you need to estimate when the crop will reach maturity and how much moisture is present in your soil. This article outlines the steps needed to help make this process accurate and reliable.

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Corn Reproductive Stages and Their Management Implications

Corn Reproductive Stages and Their Management Implications

🕔15:47, 11.Jul 2019

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

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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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Moisture Sensors not Responding to Irrigation

Moisture Sensors not Responding to Irrigation

🕔07:23, 21.Jun 2019

The importance of soil moisture sensors is becoming more evident as we continue forward this growing season.  This week we received a call regarding sensor readings that were assessed early this morning. The following are the data discussed in this

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Sealing Soils Complicates Irrigation

Sealing Soils Complicates Irrigation

🕔07:08, 21.Jun 2019

Surface sealing in the Mississippi Delta typically occurs in soils that have a low clay and organic matter content but have a high silt fraction, i.e., most of our silt loam soils. Surface sealing, from an irrigation management standpoint, is

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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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When Should I Start Irrigating my Corn?

When Should I Start Irrigating my Corn?

🕔12:13, 25.May 2019

The first week of dry, hot weather has folks scrambling to get ready to irrigate and often creates more anxiety than necessary. Deciding when to start irrigating corn can be confusing, but this article focuses on those factors which will help you make that decision and make more corn.

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May 2019 Pipe Planner Trainings

May 2019 Pipe Planner Trainings

🕔09:47, 29.Apr 2019

Pipe Planner trainings will continue this week and will continue for the month of May! Whether you are a seasoned Pipe Planner professional needing a re-fresher or a first-time user, these sessions will equip you with all of the knowledge

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Row Rice fields ready to plant.

Row Rice fields ready to plant.

🕔09:02, 25.Apr 2019

One of our MSU row rice cooperators this year sent me the following pictures of his row rice and conventional levee fields.  He has burned the row rice field and it is ready to plant.  The conventional levee field had

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Rice Water Weevils densities in Furrow Irrigated Rice

Rice Water Weevils densities in Furrow Irrigated Rice

🕔16:29, 18.Apr 2019

Read Kelly, graduate student under the direction of Dr. Jeff Gore, has been investigating the relationship and densities of rice water weevils in furrow irrigated or row rice.  During 2017 and 2018, Read conducted rice water weevil studies on eleven

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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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How Late Can We Plant Corn?

How Late Can We Plant Corn?

🕔21:58, 9.Apr 2019

As rains delay planting progress across much of the state, you may be wondering when to abandon corn planting intentions, and proceed with other crops. This newsletter helps address that question by explaining how corn responds to late planting when grown in different production systems based upon research conducted by Mississippi State University.

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Be sure to check those Watermark sensors.

Be sure to check those Watermark sensors.

🕔16:47, 5.Apr 2019

After a long wet winter,  irrigation is the last thing on most folks minds.  Now that we have a little field work completed and some planting done, here are some things to consider to prepare for irrigation season this summer. 

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Pipe Planner Trainings for April

Pipe Planner Trainings for April

🕔09:44, 1.Apr 2019

Listed are the Pipe Planner webinars for April 2019. The Pipe Planner webinars are free to everyone and takes very little time.  All you need is a secure internet connection to participate.  Below is the link to access all of

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Furrow Irrigation Rice Yield Variations

Furrow Irrigation Rice Yield Variations

🕔17:45, 29.Mar 2019

If you ask experienced furrow irrigated rice producers one thing is clear, they recognize only a small, if any, yield reduction.  MSU Researchers, recognizing the significant yield reduction observed in small plot data compared to producer experience, began looking deeper

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Agricultural Water Research Center Opens, Grower Participation Needed

Agricultural Water Research Center Opens, Grower Participation Needed

🕔09:52, 21.Feb 2019

A new research center in the Mississippi Delta is tasked with studying agricultural water management to protect this critical natural resource.  The center primarily focus will be on water management in Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and Missouri region. Plans for establishing

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The Cost of Flood Irrigation Soybeans, Year Three Summary

The Cost of Flood Irrigation Soybeans, Year Three Summary

🕔15:34, 8.Feb 2019

The Irrigation Team at MSU was requested in 2016 to investigate the effects of flood and furrow irrigation by interested farmers.  Traditionally, many rice farmers chose to flood irrigate their soybeans.  Rice farmers were accustom to pulling levees in rice

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Pipe Planner Webinars for February

Pipe Planner Webinars for February

🕔08:51, 4.Feb 2019

February round of Pipe Planner webinars! All you need is a secure internet connection to take part in a free training session.  Along with introductory lessons as to how to run Pipe Planner, attendees will be able to ask questions

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The Versatility of Furrow Irrigated Rice

The Versatility of Furrow Irrigated Rice

🕔06:23, 1.Feb 2019

Bill O’Neal of Allendale Planting Company in Shelby is well versed in adaptation to get the job done.  Allendale is one of the farms on the riverside that for “Delta standards” most would call rolling or hilly.  Two years ago, O’Neal

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Furrow Irrigated Rice On Farm Studies

Furrow Irrigated Rice On Farm Studies

🕔19:53, 24.Jan 2019

Last week we started our conversation concerning Furrow Irrigated rice (row rice), this week we look at the on farm studies. “On farm” research trials attempt to look at the real world.  “On farm” trials evaluate real world data, uncontrollable

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Researching Row Rice

Researching Row Rice

🕔10:28, 18.Jan 2019

Producing rice in a “rowed-up” manner as other row crops such as corn, soybean, and cotton was a foreign concept just a couple of years ago. Row rice or furrow irrigated rice was initially investigated by MSU  Researchers as an

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January Pipe Planner Trainings

January Pipe Planner Trainings

🕔13:24, 2.Jan 2019

Pipe Planner trainings will be in full swing come January 2019! All you need is a secure internet connection to take part in a free training session.  Along with introductory lessons as to how to run Pipe Planner, attendees will

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