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Video – How to Identify Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

Video – How to Identify Corn Vegetative Growth Stages Updated

🕔12:15, 17.May 2024

This video shows how to identify vegetative growth stages of corn or sorghum in the field. In this case we inspect two different examples of corn that have progressed into rapid growth stages.

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How to Determine Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

How to Determine Corn Vegetative Growth Stages Updated

🕔11:55, 17.May 2024

Vegetative growth stages of corn are determined by counting the number of fully emerged leaves with leaf collars present. It is important to appreciate this methodology since it is a basis for timing many management practices, including herbicide application, sidedress fertilizer, and others.

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Improving Corn Response to Nitrogen Fertilizer

Improving Corn Response to Nitrogen Fertilizer Updated

🕔15:01, 5.May 2024

Corn response to nitrogen fertilizer is a dynamic situation that often becomes more challenging when rains abound. This article gives recommendations to improve corn response to nitrogen fertilizer and reduce risks in the Midsouth.

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How to Assess Uneven Stands and Corn Replanting Methods

How to Assess Uneven Stands and Corn Replanting Methods Updated

🕔14:55, 5.May 2024

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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Keys to Success for Early Corn Planting

Keys to Success for Early Corn Planting Updated

🕔10:48, 2.Mar 2024

Corn is very dependent on stand quality and uniformity to optimize productivity. Although things look promising for early planting this spring, there is typically considerably more risk associated with adverse weather for early plantings, compared to later in the spring. 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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2023 Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Results

2023 Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Results Updated

🕔11:43, 25.Nov 2023

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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2024 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids

2024 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids Updated

🕔11:18, 4.Nov 2023

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 choices in the market. Thus, this is a great starting point and barometer for you to judge performance and select the best corn hybrids for your farm.

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2023 MSU Extension Soybean Variety Demonstration Program Summary

2023 MSU Extension Soybean Variety Demonstration Program Summary Updated

🕔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 Updated

🕔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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Soybean Variety Tolerance to Iron Chlorosis Field Day

Soybean Variety Tolerance to Iron Chlorosis Field Day Updated

🕔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 Updated

🕔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? Updated

🕔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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When to Terminate Irrigation in Corn

When to Terminate Irrigation in Corn Updated

🕔11:01, 1.Jul 2023

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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Identifying Corn Reproductive Stages and Management Implications

Identifying Corn Reproductive Stages and Management Implications Updated

🕔11:47, 10.Jun 2023

Corn progresses through six stages as ears develop through reproductive growth stages. Identification of these stages can help time development, make prudent decisions and anticipate crop response to management practices and environmental conditions.

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Corn Planting Suggestions for a Potentially Early Season

Corn Planting Suggestions for a Potentially Early Season Updated

🕔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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When should Cover Crops be Terminated for Corn?

When should Cover Crops be Terminated for Corn? Updated

🕔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 Updated

🕔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 Updated

🕔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 Updated

🕔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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2023 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids

2023 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids Updated

🕔11:38, 4.Nov 2022

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 choices in the market. Thus, this is a great starting point and barometer for you to judge performance and select the best corn hybrids for your farm.

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UPDATE: 2021 Soybean Variety Demonstration Program Summary

UPDATE: 2021 Soybean Variety Demonstration Program Summary Updated

🕔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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2021 MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Results

2021 MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Results Updated

🕔11:56, 4.Dec 2021

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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Iron Deficiency Chlorosis – 2021 Soybean Variety Tolerance Ratings

Iron Deficiency Chlorosis – 2021 Soybean Variety Tolerance Ratings Updated

🕔11:24, 18.Nov 2021

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

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2022 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids

2022 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids Updated

🕔18:08, 31.Oct 2021

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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2021 Yield Summaries from the MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program

2021 Yield Summaries from the MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Updated

🕔11:41, 16.Oct 2021

Mississippi State goes to great lengths to evaluate, assess and analyze corn hybrid performance. These Corn 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. Preliminary grain yield results from this year’s trials are published here.

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