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Registration Reminder: 2023 MSU Row Crop Short Course

Registration Reminder: 2023 MSU Row Crop Short Course

🕔14:19, 10.Nov 2023

2023 MSU Row Crop Short Course December 4-6 Cotton Mill Conference Center Starkville, MS   Meeting Registration: Preregistration ends on November 21. Registration after November 21, including at the door during the event, will be $40 per person. The following

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2023 MSU Extension Soybean Variety Demonstration Program Summary

2023 MSU Extension Soybean Variety Demonstration Program Summary

🕔17:06, 3.Nov 2023

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 2023 represented

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2023 Yield Summaries from the MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program

2023 Yield Summaries from the MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program

🕔11:39, 14.Oct 2023

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

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How to Plant and Grow Wheat for High Yields

How to Plant and Grow Wheat for High Yields

🕔09:07, 9.Oct 2023

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 fall management practices needed to optimize wheat productivity.

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2023 MSU Row Crop Short Course Registration and Hotel Information

2023 MSU Row Crop Short Course Registration and Hotel Information

🕔18:20, 6.Oct 2023

2023 MSU Row Crop Short Course December 4-6 Cotton Mill Conference Center Starkville, MS   Meeting Registration: Preregistration ends on November 21. Registration after November 21, including at the door during the event, will be $40 per person. The following

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Cover Crop Planting Methods and Seeding Rates

Cover Crop Planting Methods and Seeding Rates

🕔11:44, 30.Sep 2023

Cover crops can be successfully established using a variety of seeding methods depending upon your cropping and tillage system, cover crop species, and perhaps other factors. This publication offers guidelines to help ensure favorable results.

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Cover Crop Species Selection

Cover Crop Species Selection

🕔12:08, 23.Sep 2023

Cover crop seed selection can be confusing due to the numerous choices available. However, if you consider the benefits produced by the three primary groups of cover crops and realize the benefits and limitations associated with various species, it will greatly improve your decisions and outcome of the cover cropping system.

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Soybean Variety Tolerance to Iron Chlorosis Field Day

Soybean Variety Tolerance to Iron Chlorosis Field Day

🕔10:10, 18.Aug 2023

Mississippi State University will be hosting a field day on August 24 in Monroe County to tour soybean varieties that are currently being evaluated for tolerance to iron deficiency chlorosis. Light refreshments will be available at 7:30 a.m. with the

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MSU Corn and Soybean Field Days

MSU Corn and Soybean Field Days

🕔18:28, 3.Aug 2023

Please mark your calendar and share the word about the upcoming MSU Corn and Soybean Field Days scheduled in the coming weeks. These field days will feature MSU Corn Hybrid and Soybean Variety Demonstration Plots which contain premier genetics from seed companies serving the Midsouth region. Seed company representatives and MSU Extension Specialists will discuss varieties, expectations and address questions.

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Why did the Kernels near the Ear Tip not Fill?

Why did the Kernels near the Ear Tip not Fill?

🕔16:45, 27.Jul 2023

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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Grain Sorghum Planting and Early Management Recommendations

Grain Sorghum Planting and Early Management Recommendations

🕔16:26, 6.May 2023

Grain sorghum has some unique characteristics differing from our major row crops. This article discusses key planting and management practices needed to successfully plant sorghum and get it off to a strong start this spring.

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2023 Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions

🕔16:25, 6.May 2023

This article lists those sorghum hybrids which have demonstrated superior yields in the Mississippi Grain Sorghum Hybrid Trials. Thus, this is a great barometer to select the best adapted sorghum hybrids for your farm.

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When is the Cut-Off Date for Planting Corn?

🕔20:55, 28.Apr 2023

If rain or other issues have restricted planting opportunities, 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 at Mississippi State University.

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How to Assess Uneven Stands and Corn Replanting Methods

How to Assess Uneven Stands and Corn Replanting Methods

🕔22:18, 14.Apr 2023

Assessing corn stands to make replant decisions should likely involve more than simply taking stand counts. This article discusses how emergence disparity affects corn yield potential, and methods to replant your crop, when needed.

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Corn Planting Suggestions for a Potentially Early Season

Corn Planting Suggestions for a Potentially Early Season

🕔11:00, 11.Mar 2023

Corn is very dependent on the stand achieved to optimize productivity. So far this spring temperatures have been much warmer than normal, which definitely benefit corn planting opportunities and outcome. However, next week may bring other challenges. This article discusses how to assess corn planting suitability, strategies to improve your stand, and factors that affect what seeding rate you should plant.

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Upcoming Row Crop Extension Meetings

Upcoming Row Crop Extension Meetings

🕔16:22, 10.Feb 2023

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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When should Cover Crops be Terminated for Corn?

When should Cover Crops be Terminated for Corn?

🕔11:25, 28.Jan 2023

Cover crops can improve soil health and water quality and are being grown on more acres. However, their growth may extend into the spring and present challenges for primary crops. We are investigating these dynamics so that we may implement strategies to realize advantages while minimizing risk. Corn production presents issues that we will address.

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2023 Soybean Variety Suggestions

2023 Soybean Variety Suggestions

🕔11:22, 12.Dec 2022

Variety selection is one of the most important soybean management decisions that can be made. With many excellent soybean varieties to choose from, this decision can sometimes be time consuming. Remember, factors such as soil texture, planting date, row spacing,

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Iron Deficiency Chlorosis – 2022 Soybean Variety Tolerance Scores

Iron Deficiency Chlorosis – 2022 Soybean Variety Tolerance Scores

🕔11:19, 12.Dec 2022

Iron Deficiency Chlorosis (IDC) is an annual challenge for soybean producers in certain areas of our state. This issue is most common for soybean grown in our high pH soils. While there are some alternative management practices that may help

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2022 MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Results

2022 MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Results

🕔17:41, 1.Dec 2022

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. Full results, including yields and plant characteristics from this year’s trials are published here.

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2022 MSU Extension Soybean Variety Demonstration Program Summary

2022 MSU Extension Soybean Variety Demonstration Program Summary

🕔15:44, 31.Oct 2022

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 2022 represented

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Early Corn Planting and Issues with Cold Temperatures

Early Corn Planting and Issues with Cold Temperatures

🕔11:46, 12.Mar 2022

Cold and freezing temperatures are making a rare impact on early corn planting this year. Thus, we discuss how corn previously planted may be affected, as well as how you can assess planting conditions before proceeding with future planting in this edition of the Crop Doctor’s Podcast.

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2022 Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions

🕔17:18, 28.Feb 2022

This article lists those sorghum hybrids which have demonstrated superior yields in the Mississippi Grain Sorghum Hybrid Trials. No other source tests as many choices representing today’s market. Thus, this is a great barometer to assess performance and select the best sorghum hybrids for your farm.

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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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UPDATE: 2021 Soybean Variety Demonstration Program Summary

UPDATE: 2021 Soybean Variety Demonstration Program Summary

🕔09:57, 11.Dec 2021

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

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