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Expected PLC Payment Rates for 2019 and 2020

Expected PLC Payment Rates for 2019 and 2020

🕔13:49, 11.Sep 2020

With the latest release of marketing year average (MYA) price projections from the USDA for September 2020, we are able to get a clear picture on expected PLC payments for 2019 and begin forming projections for 2020. 2019 PLC Payments

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Time of Day Sampling and Stink Bugs

Time of Day Sampling and Stink Bugs

🕔09:33, 4.Sep 2020

This is some old data from 2007 but it is still relevant today. How does time of day effect stink bug populations? When this small test was conducted we did not have redbanded stink bugs in our system but I

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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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UT Weed Guy (@UT_weed) and Recent Troublesome Pigweed Escapes – Podcast

UT Weed Guy (@UT_weed) and Recent Troublesome Pigweed Escapes – Podcast

🕔07:09, 7.Aug 2020

Larry Steckel from the University of Tennessee joins Bobby and Jason on the Call in line to discuss his recent reports of Pigweed Escapes after Auxin application, what this means to Mid-South Agriculture and how growers can move forward.

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Soybean Insect Buffet- Podcast

Soybean Insect Buffet- Podcast

🕔12:18, 31.Jul 2020

Bobby hands the podcast over to Whitney as she attempts to rein in the Entomology team on everything related to Soybean insects. Topics range from Stink bugs to Loopers and all insects in between, as well as optimal control strategies

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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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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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Flood Irrigated Soybean Yield Considerations

Flood Irrigated Soybean Yield Considerations

🕔06:03, 19.Jun 2020

Traditionally, many rice farmers chose to flood irrigate their soybeans. Rice farmers were accustomed to pulling levees in rice fields, so it was a natural fit to irrigate soybeans in the same fashion. With the decreasing water levels in the

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Early Season Plant Bug Management Utilizing Square Retention

Early Season Plant Bug Management Utilizing Square Retention

🕔15:27, 12.Jun 2020

With the season progressing and the onset of pinhead square, square retention will be an important factor in early season plant bug management.  Prior to bloom, monitoring square retention is highly recommended as an additional tool to compliment sweep net

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Producers Benefit from Multiple Side Inlet in Rice Production.

Producers Benefit from Multiple Side Inlet in Rice Production.

🕔13:36, 8.Jun 2020

Most of the area rice is close to the permanent flood timing or will be after this tropical depression. With water being one of the most expensive inputs of the rice producer, utilizing methods to limit the amount of water

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MDAC Press Release

MDAC Press Release

🕔12:34, 8.Jun 2020

STATE OF MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND COMMERCE ANDY GIPSON COMMISSIONER PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2020 Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce Contact: Paige Manning, Director of Marketing and Public Relations 601-359-1163 paige@mdac.ms.gov MDAC Continues to Enforce

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Irrigation Season Approaching

Irrigation Season Approaching

🕔09:11, 28.May 2020

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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2019 Soybean OVT Foliar Disease Evaluations: Maturity Group IV

2019 Soybean OVT Foliar Disease Evaluations: Maturity Group IV

🕔15:07, 26.May 2020

The MSU OVT soybean locations were evaluated for disease during the 2019 season. Multiple diseases were evaluated at multiple locations and are provided in this post. Cercospora blight, frogeye leaf spot (when present), Septoria brown spot, southern blight, and target spot were the most commonly encountered diseases during the season.

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Planning Budget Update due to COVID-19

Planning Budget Update due to COVID-19

🕔09:04, 11.May 2020

By: Evan Gregory, Department of Agricultural Economics Introduction COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on the U.S economy and agriculture has not been immune from the downturn. Given the current economic environment, the 2020 Row Crop Planning Budgets produced by

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Calibration of In-Furrow Sprays

Calibration of In-Furrow Sprays

🕔09:31, 2.May 2020

As we finally move into drier conditions and cotton planting is starting full swing, more and more folks are adopting in-furrow sprays for thrips control. We have had several questions regarding calibration of in-furrow sprays. Below are are few tips

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Redbanded Stink Bug Survey: Week of 4/27/20

Redbanded Stink Bug Survey: Week of 4/27/20

🕔14:49, 1.May 2020

We have sampled enough areas at this point to feel reasonably certain that some areas will experience issues with RBSB this season. To what extent is yet to be determined. We will likely not continue the weekly surveys in weeks

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Farm Labor Program Announced

Farm Labor Program Announced

🕔12:56, 27.Apr 2020

The Mississippi Congressional delegation, Mississippi Farm Bureau, Mississippi National Guard and Reserves, Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, Mississippi State University Extension Service, and other agriculture-focused groups have facilitated the pairing of furloughed or unemployed members of the Guard, Reserve,

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2020 Cotton, Corn, and Soybean Outlook

🕔14:52, 21.Feb 2020

The USDA recently presented their first projections for 2020/21 marketing year at the annual Agricultural Outlook Forum in Washington D.C. This post will summarize the U.S. highlights of the reports for cotton, corn, and soybeans. The projections assume normal weather

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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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Last Chance for Free Registration: 2019 Row Crop Short Course

Last Chance for Free Registration: 2019 Row Crop Short Course Updated

🕔08:10, 23.Nov 2019

Over 800 people have already pre-registered for the 2019 Row Crop Short Course. The program (complete with CCA credits) for the 2019 Row Crop Short Course is complete and can be viewed by clicking the link below.  The 2019 Row

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Delta Area Rice Meeting November 21st.

Delta Area Rice Meeting November 21st.

🕔07:34, 7.Nov 2019

The 2019 Delta Area Rice Meeting will be held at the Bolivar Co. Extension office on November 21st, 2019.  Mississippi rice producers, industry professionals, and other interested parties are invited to listen to presentations from MSU research and Extension faculty

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2019 Row Crop Short Course

2019 Row Crop Short Course

🕔08:36, 12.Oct 2019

The preliminary program for the 2019 Row Crop Short Course is complete and can be viewed by clicking the link below.  The 2019 Row Crop Short Course will be held at the Cotton Mill Conference Center in Starkville, MS from

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Use the CCA App to Get Your CEUs

Use the CCA App to Get Your CEUs

🕔11:06, 3.Oct 2019

Although it has been a little warm, winter meeting season is approaching. Certified Crop Advisers can be prepared to get the proper credit for their CEU’s. Do this before the meetings. #mscrops

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2019 Mississippi Rice Field Day – Thursday August 8

2019 Mississippi Rice Field Day – Thursday August 8

🕔13:30, 6.Aug 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

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