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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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Corn Reproductive Stages and Their Management Implications

Corn Reproductive Stages and Their Management Implications

🕔13:01, 27.Jun 2020

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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How to Address your Strategy Regarding Tassel Applications

How to Address your Strategy Regarding Tassel Applications

🕔11:42, 6.Jun 2020

As the Mississippi corn crop approaches tassel, crop stage and weather conditions may affect your strategy regarding application of various management inputs, including nitrogen fertilizer or other products. This article will discuss factors that affect your strategy and improve your response.

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How to Improve Corn Yield by Better Timing your First Irrigation

How to Improve Corn Yield by Better Timing your First Irrigation

🕔22:59, 25.May 2020

The first week of hot, dry weather has folks scrambling to get ready to irrigate and often creates more anxiety than necessary. Deciding when to start irrigating corn can not only be confusing, but can have a considerable effect on crop productivity. This article explains methods to help you make that decision and make more corn.

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Video – How to Identify Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

Video – How to Identify Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

🕔08:25, 9.May 2020

This is a video showing the methods used to determine the vegetative growth stages of corn or sorghum in the field. Further information can be found in the accompanying Mississippi Crop Situation blog article.

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How to Determine Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

How to Determine Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

🕔18:51, 8.May 2020

Vegetative growth stages of corn are determined by counting the number of fully emerged leaves with leaf collars present. This methodology can be used to anticipate growth and determine appropriate timing of many management practices, including herbicide application, sidedress fertilizer, etc….

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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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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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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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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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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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Practices which Can Increase Nitrogen Use Efficiency for Mid-South Corn

Practices which Can Increase Nitrogen Use Efficiency for Mid-South Corn

🕔17:10, 26.Apr 2019

Corn productivity may vary considerably depending on what fertilizer source, timing and application method you use. This article discusses how to improve corn response to nitrogen fertilizer and reduce risk of losses.

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2019 Soybean Variety Suggestions

2019 Soybean Variety Suggestions

🕔11:20, 11.Dec 2018

Variety selection is an incredibly important management decision for soybean production. Factors such as soil texture, planting date, irrigation capabilities, row spacing, harvest capacity, among others, may influence the decision of selecting an appropriate variety. There are many excellent varieties to choose from that

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2018 Row Crop Short Course Podcast

2018 Row Crop Short Course Podcast

🕔08:35, 1.Dec 2018

Darrin Dodds and Angus Catchot discuss the Row Crop Short Course and how it got to where it is today.   Click Mississippi Crop Situation Podcast Logo to Play

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2018 MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Results

2018 MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Results

🕔16:57, 28.Nov 2018

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

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2018 Soybean Variety Demonstration Program Summary

2018 Soybean Variety Demonstration Program Summary

🕔16:11, 2.Nov 2018

The 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 2018 represented the Roundup Ready

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2019 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids

2019 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids

🕔20:58, 23.Oct 2018

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 hybrids for your farm.

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2018 Yield Summaries from the Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program

2018 Yield Summaries from the Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program

🕔20:50, 23.Oct 2018

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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