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Burning Stalks – What does it Really Cost?

Burning Stalks – What does it Really Cost?

🕔08:57, 13.Sep 2021

Despite all the focus on improving soil health, it may be easy to overlook the impact that crop residue management has on soils and future productivity. The residue generated in crop production systems can produce substantial benefits. This article discusses issues associated with burning crop residue.

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When to Terminate Irrigation in Corn

When to Terminate Irrigation in Corn

🕔16:41, 21.Jul 2021

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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Why did the Kernels near the Ear Tip not Fill?

Why did the Kernels near the Ear Tip not Fill?

🕔17:37, 14.Jul 2021

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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Identifying Corn Reproductive Stages and Management Implications

Identifying Corn Reproductive Stages and Management Implications

🕔17:35, 14.Jul 2021

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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Estimating Nitrogen Loss in Corn from the June Flood

Estimating Nitrogen Loss in Corn from the June Flood

🕔11:35, 19.Jun 2021

The recent extraordinary rainfall and flooding has generated substantial concern about nitrogen (N) loss in corn. This year’s event is very unique because it occurred much later in the season than we normally experience. Therefore, we will discuss how this timing affects estimating losses and associated nutrient management.

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How to Enhance Your Strategy Regarding Tassel Applications

How to Enhance Your Strategy Regarding Tassel Applications

🕔11:28, 29.May 2021

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

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Optimizing Corn Response to Nitrogen Fertilizer

Optimizing Corn Response to Nitrogen Fertilizer

🕔11:52, 8.May 2021

Corn is very responsive to nitrogen fertilizer, but this is a dynamic situation that can become extremely challenging in our rainy environment, when wet soil restricts field operations and saturates soils. This article gives recommendations to improve corn response to nitrogen fertilizer and reduce risk in our Midsouth environment.

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Video – How to Identify Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

Video – How to Identify Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

🕔09:25, 1.May 2021

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

🕔09:15, 1.May 2021

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 because it is used determine appropriate timing of many management practices, including herbicide application, sidedress fertilizer, etc….

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2021 MSU Row Crop Educational Programs – Corn Episodes

2021 MSU Row Crop Educational Programs – Corn Episodes

🕔09:12, 26.Feb 2021

Due to restrictions limiting public gatherings related to the pandemic, the MSU Row Crop Team are releasing virtual educational programs to help prepare for the upcoming growing season. These corn episodes include two programs discussing planting practices and stand establishment, as well as soil, water and nutrient management.

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2020 MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Results

2020 MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Results

🕔13:05, 1.Dec 2020

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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UPDATE: 2020 Soybean Variety Demonstration Program Summary

UPDATE: 2020 Soybean Variety Demonstration Program Summary

🕔11:06, 23.Nov 2020

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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2020 Soybean Variety Demonstration Program Summary

2020 Soybean Variety Demonstration Program Summary

🕔14:58, 10.Nov 2020

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 2020 represented

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2021 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids

2021 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids

🕔11:47, 31.Oct 2020

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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2020 Yield Summaries from the Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program

2020 Yield Summaries from the Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program

🕔12:59, 16.Oct 2020

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. Preliminary grain yield results from this year’s trials are published here.

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Mississippi Crop Situation Podcast – Corn Episodes

Mississippi Crop Situation Podcast – Corn Episodes

🕔14:12, 18.Jul 2020

The corn agronomy guys are also recording Mississippi Crop Situation Podcasts. We are using this format to share our latest recommendations and issues we are finding in the Corn Verification Program and grower fields throughout the state.

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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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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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