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2021 Irrigation Season Approaching

2021 Irrigation Season Approaching

🕔01:11, 7.May 2021

The Row-Crop Irrigation Science and Extension Research (RISER) was developed as a science based approach to evaluating irrigation Best Management Practices (BMPs) here in the Delta. The RISER program is designed to assist producers in reducing water use while maintaining

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How to Determine Where to Install Soil Moisture Sensors

How to Determine Where to Install Soil Moisture Sensors

🕔09:32, 6.May 2021

Irrometer Watermark Series: Location Selection Link to publication: http://extension.msstate.edu/publications/irrometer-watermark-series-location-selection Publication Number: P3539 View as PDF: P3539.pdf This publication series provides information and recommendations pertaining to the Irrometer Watermark 200SS, a granular matrix sensor commonly used in Mississippi for scheduling irrigation. Future publications

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Irrigation Survey

Irrigation Survey

🕔14:50, 3.May 2021

Help us by participating in an irrigation survey. The questions in this survey are only about furrow or flood irrigated croplands. Flood irrigated croplands still play an important role in supplying food, feed, and fiber demands in the US, but

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Mississippi Cotton Early Season Management Considerations 2021

Mississippi Cotton Early Season Management Considerations 2021

🕔14:46, 29.Apr 2021

Mississippi Cotton Early Season Management Considerations

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Soon it will be time to install Watermark Sensors

Soon it will be time to install Watermark Sensors

🕔09:36, 29.Apr 2021

I’m sure irrigation is the last thing on most folks minds but here are some things to consider to prepare for irrigation season this summer. Watermark soil moisture sensors are probably the most widely used sensor here in the Delta.

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Delta Plastics Launches New version of Pipe Planner

Delta Plastics Launches New version of Pipe Planner

🕔13:39, 15.Apr 2021

Delta Plastics Launches New version of Pipe Planner Delta Plastics has a new version of their well-known Pipe Planner software. Pipe Planner’s latest release marks the fourth iteration of the software. The new version, funded in part through a partnership with the Natural

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2021 MSU Row Crop Educational Programs – Irrigation Update

2021 MSU Row Crop Educational Programs – Irrigation Update

🕔08:47, 2.Apr 2021

Due to restrictions limiting public gatherings related to the pandemic, the MSU Row Crops Team are releasing some virtual educational programs to help prepare for the upcoming growing season. These programs offer Continuing Education Units for Certified Crop Advisors who

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2021 MSU Row Crop Educational Programs – Cotton Production

2021 MSU Row Crop Educational Programs – Cotton Production

🕔09:31, 5.Mar 2021

Due to restrictions limiting public gatherings related to the pandemic, the MSU Row Crops Team are releasing some virtual educational programs to help prepare for the upcoming growing season. These programs offer Continuing Education Units for Certified Crop Advisors who

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2021 MSU Row Crop Educational Programs – Corn Episodes

2021 MSU Row Crop Educational Programs – Corn Episodes

🕔09:12, 26.Feb 2021

Due to restrictions limiting public gatherings related to the pandemic, the MSU Row Crop Team are releasing virtual educational programs to help prepare for the upcoming growing season. These corn episodes include two programs discussing planting practices and stand establishment, as well as soil, water and nutrient management.

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2021 Delta Ag Expo

2021 Delta Ag Expo

🕔08:48, 9.Feb 2021

The 2021 Delta Ag Expo will be held on February 17th, beginning at 8:30 am.  Due to ongoing renovations to the Ag Expo building in Cleveland, this year’s event will be held at the Capps Auditorium at the Delta Research

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2020 Mississippi Cotton Official Small Plot Variety Trials

2020 Mississippi Cotton Official Small Plot Variety Trials

🕔07:56, 18.Dec 2020

2020 Mississippi Cotton Official Small Plot Variety Trials

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2020 Mississippi On-Farm Cotton Variety Trials

2020 Mississippi On-Farm Cotton Variety Trials

🕔17:06, 16.Dec 2020

2020 Mississippi On-Farm Cotton Variety Trials

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Polypipe Pickup by Request Only

Polypipe Pickup by Request Only

🕔04:37, 12.Dec 2020

As a reminder, please inform all growers this season Delta Plastics will only be collecting used Delta polytube upon customer request. To schedule a pick-up, contact your local Delta sales rep, or call us at (800)277-9172. We appreciate your business

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How to Determine Soybean Irrigation Termination Timing

How to Determine Soybean Irrigation Termination Timing

🕔17:12, 4.Sep 2020

While some acres have finished and combines have started moving across fields, other acres that were planted later are still progressing through late reproductive growth stages. With that said, a lot of our state’s acres have just reached or are

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Identifying Late Season Soybean Growth Stages

Identifying Late Season Soybean Growth Stages

🕔14:00, 21.Aug 2020

As we move closer to maturity, there are many decisions to be made on termination timing of various management practices. At this time of the season, we can use late season soybean growth stages as a guide to decide when

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Drainage Tile Webinar Wednesday and Thursday

Drainage Tile Webinar Wednesday and Thursday

🕔09:33, 10.Aug 2020

Join the MSU Team for what you thought may never be possible – drainage tile in the Mississippi Delta and the benefits it can provide. Mississippi State is teaming up with Advanced Drainage Systems and Soil-Max on a quick, 2-part

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Irrigation Thresholds, Triggers, and Automation- Podcast

Irrigation Thresholds, Triggers, and Automation- Podcast

🕔06:42, 28.Jul 2020

Drew sits down with Jason and Bobby to discuss the difference between irrigation thresholds and triggers, as well as an update on well automation during the busy irrigation season.

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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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When to Terminate Irrigation in Corn

When to Terminate Irrigation in Corn

🕔11:41, 18.Jul 2020

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. This article outlines the steps needed to help make these decisions accurately and reliable.

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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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Rice Flood, It’s Okay to Let it Down

Rice Flood, It’s Okay to Let it Down

🕔18:24, 25.Jun 2020

AWD is a water-saving technology that farmers can use to reduce the amount of irrigation water used in rice fields without any yield penalty. In AWD, farmers allow the flood water to recede to a “muddy” state before re-flooding the

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Sealing Soils Confusion

Sealing Soils Confusion

🕔18:23, 25.Jun 2020

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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Soil Moisture Monitoring Showcase

Soil Moisture Monitoring Showcase

🕔14:19, 22.Jun 2020

We are excited to announce our 2020 Soil Moisture Monitoring Showcase. Please visit the Showcase page for full access and information on the program. https://www.ncaar.msstate.edu/outreach/index.php#showcase  This soil moisture monitoring showcase provides an opportunity for the Mississippi agricultural community to learn

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Surge Valves Update

Surge Valves Update

🕔06:03, 19.Jun 2020

Surge Valves are being investigated by the MSU Irrigation Team to increase irrigation application efficiency. When using a surge valve, water is applied in a series of on-off cycles alternating between two irrigation sets. By utilizing surge valves Producers can

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