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How to Plant and Grow Wheat for High Yields

How to Plant and Grow Wheat for High Yields

🕔17:26, 19.Oct 2020

Wheat can be a relatively consistent and productive crop which offers some benefits and diversity for your cropping system. This article addresses planting practices and other management principles needed to optimize wheat productivity.

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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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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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How Planting Delays affect Corn Productivity

How Planting Delays affect Corn Productivity

🕔14:41, 12.Apr 2020

As rains delay corn planting progress across much of the state, you may be wondering how to proceed with crop planting intentions. 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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2020 Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions

2020 Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions

🕔12:01, 9.Apr 2020

This article lists those grain sorghum hybrids which have produced superior yields in the Mississippi Grain Sorghum Hybrid Trials. This information should improve your ability to select well-adapted sorghum hybrids for your farm based on independent performance testing.

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Corn Planting Recommendations for 2020

Corn Planting Recommendations for 2020

🕔10:57, 25.Mar 2020

Corn is very dependent on the stand achieved to optimize productivity. Unfortunately, we often face serious challenges limiting corn planting and stand establishment in the South. This article discusses factors affecting optimal corn plant population, as well as methods to enhance stand establishment and uniformity.

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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- Local Seed

2019 Row Crop Short Course Platinum Sponsor Podcast- Local Seed

🕔12:10, 3.Jan 2020

Click the icon below to hear from one our 2019 Row Crop Short Course platinum level sponsors, Chism Craig with Local Seed.

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2019 Row Crop Short Course Platinum Sponsor Podcast- REV Brand Seed

2019 Row Crop Short Course Platinum Sponsor Podcast- REV Brand Seed

🕔05:34, 28.Dec 2019

Click the icon below to hear from one our 2019 Row Crop Short Course platinum level sponsors, John Burt Strider with REV Brand Seed.

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2019 Row Crop Short Course Platinum Sponsor Podcast- New Day Precision

2019 Row Crop Short Course Platinum Sponsor Podcast- New Day Precision

🕔06:37, 20.Dec 2019

Click the icon below to hear from one our 2019 Row Crop Short Course platinum level sponsors, Vaughn Koehn with New Day Precision.  

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Soybean Variety Suggestions for 2020

Soybean Variety Suggestions for 2020

🕔12:32, 13.Dec 2019

Variety selection can be considered to be one of the most important management decisions for the season. Factors such as soil texture, planting date, irrigation capabilities, row spacing, harvest capacity, among others, will influence the decision of selecting an appropriate

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2019 MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Results

2019 MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Results

🕔12:23, 6.Dec 2019

Mississippi State goes to great lengths to evaluate, assess and analyze corn hybrid performance, so you have good information to make decisions which improve the profitability of your farm. These Hybrid Demonstration trials are grown in numerous on-farm locations throughout the state where you can better evaluate hybrid performance of our region’s most elite hybrids. Complete results, including yields and plant characteristics from this year’s trials are published here.

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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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2020 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids

2020 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids

🕔13:23, 18.Oct 2019

This publication lists those corn hybrids which have demonstrated superior performance in the Mississippi Corn for Grain Hybrid Trials. No other source tests as many hybrids representing today’s market. Thus, this is a great starting point and barometer for you to judge hybrid performance and select the best corn hybrids for your farm.

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2019 Yield Summaries from the Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program

2019 Yield Summaries from the Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program

🕔15:14, 15.Oct 2019

Mississippi State goes to great lengths to evaluate, assess and analyze corn hybrid performance. These Hybrid Demonstration trials are grown in numerous on-farm locations throughout the state where you can better evaluate hybrid performance of our region’s most elite hybrids. Grain yield results from this year’s trials are published here.

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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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Soybean Replant Decisions

Soybean Replant Decisions

🕔10:47, 18.May 2019

To say that this planting season has been full of challenges with respect to weather conditions would be an extreme understatement. According to the USDA NASS, Mississippi soybean planting as of May 12 is only 33% complete. The reality of

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New Methods to Assess Corn Stands and Make Replant Decisions

New Methods to Assess Corn Stands and Make Replant Decisions

🕔22:51, 22.Apr 2019

Assessing corn stands to make replant decisions involves numerous factors which will likely influence the outcome. This article discusses those factors, including new research results, which should help make these difficult decisions easier.

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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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Dicamba Applicator Training Workshops

Dicamba Applicator Training Workshops

🕔16:07, 28.Feb 2019

Dicamba Applicator Training, which is required for anyone planning to apply dicamba herbicide products in Xtend cropping systems, is currently offered online (http://auxintraining.com) and will also be offered through in-person workshops located around Mississippi from March 4-8, 2019. Workshop locations will include Washington, Yazoo, Leflore, Marshall, Calhoun, Hinds, Lee,

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