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Pipe Planner Trainings for April 2020

Pipe Planner Trainings for April 2020

🕔13:20, 31.Mar 2020

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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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Maintainance time for Watermark Sensors

Maintainance time for Watermark Sensors

🕔09:36, 20.Mar 2020

Here it is almost late March and wet again.  Noticed some field work and corn planting south of highway 82 yesterday.  I’m sure irrigation is the last thing on most folks minds but here are some watermark things to consider

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Furrow Irrigated Rice Final Report

Furrow Irrigated Rice Final Report

🕔07:03, 13.Mar 2020

Over the last four years, MSU has conducted forty-nine “on-farm” furrow irrigated rice trials.  Yield data was reported from all forty-nine locations, while water use data was collected on twenty-eight locations from 2017-2019. Producers were required to have two adjacent

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Pipe Planner Webinars 2020

Pipe Planner Webinars 2020

🕔12:15, 9.Mar 2020

Pipe Planner training webinars will be starting in March for the 2020 season next week! Please see the dates below. Feel free to attend as many as you desire. Results have shown that those that use Pipe Planner can save

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MSU Extension offers “Come and Go” Pipe Planner help

MSU Extension offers “Come and Go” Pipe Planner help

🕔08:36, 28.Feb 2020

MSU Extension offers irrigation training in Delta   The Mississippi State University Extension Service will offer multiple opportunities March 3-5 for Delta row-crop producers to get help with an important irrigation planning tool. Extension professionals will be at county Extension

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Irrigation Training

Irrigation Training

🕔08:54, 19.Feb 2020

Mississippi State University and Delta Plastics invite you to a gathering to discuss irrigation in the mid-south. – Introducing Drew Gholson, MSU irrigation specialist – Pipe Planner training and planning for the 2020 season Friday, February 21, 2020 11:00 am at

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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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UPDATE: Soybean Variety Demonstration Program Summary

UPDATE: Soybean Variety Demonstration Program Summary

🕔16:30, 19.Nov 2019

When previously posted, three locations from this year’s program had yet to be harvested. Since that time, two of these three locations have been harvested and the link below has been updated to reflect the addition of these data. As

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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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