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Soybean Irrigation Termination

Soybean Irrigation Termination

🕔10:47, 13.Aug 2022

There is no question that this growing season has had challenges. From acres that were planted late because it remained too wet to acres that didn’t receive rainfall in weeks. Irrigation has been as important as ever this year. There

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When to Terminate Irrigation in Corn

When to Terminate Irrigation in Corn

🕔22:01, 15.Jul 2022

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?

🕔21:45, 15.Jul 2022

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

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MS Ag Industry Council – 2022 Row Crop Update

MS Ag Industry Council – 2022 Row Crop Update

🕔21:44, 15.Jul 2022

We welcome you to attend the Row Crop Update at the 2022 Mississippi Agricultural Industry Council Annual Convention. This event is hosted at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama on Wednesday, July 20 starting at 8:00am.

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Identifying Corn Reproductive Stages and Management Implications

Identifying Corn Reproductive Stages and Management Implications

🕔17:35, 14.Jul 2022

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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Soybean Irrigation Initiation

Soybean Irrigation Initiation

🕔10:12, 18.Jun 2022

Regardless of the amount of rainfall that we have been blessed to receive thus far this growing season, we have reached the point where extreme temperatures and little to no rain in the forecast have led to irrigation being on

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How do I install Watermark moisture sensors?

How do I install Watermark moisture sensors?

🕔08:31, 28.May 2022

Irrometer Watermark Series: Installation Procedures Publication Number: P3540 View as PDF: P3540.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 will discuss other types

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Where do I install my soil moisture sensor?

Where do I install my soil moisture sensor?

🕔08:25, 28.May 2022

Irrometer Watermark Series: Location Selection 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 will discuss other types of soil moisture sensors. Users

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When should we Start Irrigating Corn to Enhance Yield Potential?

When should we Start Irrigating Corn to Enhance Yield Potential?

🕔11:59, 14.May 2022

At the first hint of summer weather patterns, Midsouth corn growers often get nervous about moisture stress. However, inadequate soil moisture is not nearly as limiting as usually perceived – considering we always have abundant moisture virtually all spring. In fact, excessive moisture can stress corn development and hamper yields, if we trigger irrigation too early.

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Improving Corn Response to Nitrogen Fertilizer

Improving Corn Response to Nitrogen Fertilizer

🕔10:35, 30.Apr 2022

Nitrogen is a hot topic for corn growers due to extraordinary fertilizer prices. Fortunately, there are methods we can employ to improve nitrogen efficiency. This article gives recommendations to improve corn response to nitrogen fertilizer and reduce risk in our Midsouth environment.

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County Meeting Schedule – January 2022

County Meeting Schedule – January 2022

🕔11:11, 6.Jan 2022

Mississippi State University Extension will be hosting several county row crop meetings this month. Each meeting will cover issues specific to the region including management topics on agronomics, insects, weeds, diseases, and economics. A meal will be provided at each

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Polytube pickup

Polytube pickup

🕔17:46, 29.Oct 2021

Delta Plastics will only collect used polytube from those who request a pick-up. For pick up requests, you can call 800-277-9172 or Download the new Push for Pick Up mobile app for guaranteed 7-day pick up at: https://hubs.ly/H0V9WhS0

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2021 Delta Area Rice Meeting Scheduled for November 17, 2021

2021 Delta Area Rice Meeting Scheduled for November 17, 2021

🕔18:17, 21.Oct 2021

The 2021 Delta Area Rice Meeting will be held at the Bolivar Co. Extension office on Wednesday, November 17th, 2021.

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Irrigation Termination (Podcast)

Irrigation Termination (Podcast)

🕔15:29, 17.Aug 2021

From the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville, Drew talks with Jason and Tom about the art and science of irrigation termination.  They also discuss Drew’s on-farm research and demonstration program with sites across the Delta.

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2021 Row Crop Short Course

2021 Row Crop Short Course

🕔13:30, 13.Aug 2021

Plans are currently being made to hold the 2021 Row Crop Short Course face to face at The Mill Conference Center in Starkville, MS.  We are closely monitoring the pandemic  as well as local health and safety guidelines and are

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MS Ag Industry Council – 2021 Row Crop Update

MS Ag Industry Council – 2021 Row Crop Update

🕔18:10, 14.Jul 2021

We welcome you to attend the Row Crop Update at the 2021 Mississippi Agricultural Industry Council Annual Convention. This event is hosted at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama on Wednesday, July 21 starting at 8:00am.

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How to Schedule Irrigation with Watermark Sensors

How to Schedule Irrigation with Watermark Sensors

🕔19:51, 25.Jun 2021

Irrometer Watermark Series: Irrigation Triggers http://extension.msstate.edu/publications/irrometer-watermark-series-irrigation-triggers  Introduction An irrigation trigger is the point at which an irrigation cycle starts. Starting too wet wastes water and energy, while starting too dry reduces yield. In this publication, we give guidance on how

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How to Enhance Your Strategy Regarding Tassel Applications

How to Enhance Your Strategy Regarding Tassel Applications

🕔11:28, 29.May 2021

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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Improving Corn Yields by Better Timing your First Irrigation

Improving Corn Yields by Better Timing your First Irrigation

🕔10:22, 29.May 2021

Moisture sensors have shown we can generally do much better timing irrigation needs. The initial irrigation of corn offers considerable opportunity to improve efficiency which can also enhance yields. Regardless of whether you use sensors, we explain methods to help you make irrigation decisions and make more corn.

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How to Install Watermark Sensors

🕔16:25, 14.May 2021

Irrometer Watermark Series: Installation Procedures http://extension.msstate.edu/publications/irrometer-watermark-series-installation-procedures Publication Number: P3540 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 will discuss other types of soil

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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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