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Mississippi Field Reports: Cotton Harvest in Full Swing

Mississippi Field Reports: Cotton Harvest in Full Swing

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 17, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 15, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Stephen “Steve” R. Winters, Grenada County “Cotton harvest is in full swing. Early reports are that the cotton crop might be a

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Flint on Crops: Prepare for Uncertainty – Commentary

Flint on Crops: Prepare for Uncertainty – Commentary

👤By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University Agronomist 🕔Oct 16, 2017

This week I want to depart from my usual subject matter and pick up a subject that I feel may be important to many people, not only those of us directly involved with field crops agriculture but the general public

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Mississippi: Row Crop Short Course, Starkville, Dec. 4-6

Mississippi: Row Crop Short Course, Starkville, Dec. 4-6

👤By Darrin Dodds, Mississippi State University Cotton Specialist 🕔Oct 13, 2017

The 2017 Row Crop Short Course hosted by Mississippi State University will be held Dec. 4-6, 2017 at The Mill Conference Center in Starkville, MS.

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Mississippi Rice: 2017 Variety Trial Data – Preliminary Results

Mississippi Rice: 2017 Variety Trial Data – Preliminary Results

👤By Bobby Golden, Mississippi State University Extension Agronomist 🕔Oct 13, 2017

During 2017, small plot rice variety trials were conducted near the following locations; Choctaw, Clarksdale, Drew, Hollandale, Ruleville, Stoneville, and Tunica. Variety trial data is presented segmented by technology, conventional or Clearfield.

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Wild Hogs – Transporting Them? Don’t Even Think about It in Mississippi.

Wild Hogs – Transporting Them? Don’t Even Think about It in Mississippi.

👤By Nathan Gregory MSU Extension Service 🕔Oct 13, 2017

The first rule of transporting wild hogs is to not transport wild hogs. Bronson Strickland is the Mississippi State University Extension Service wildlife biologist and management specialist. He said the best way residents can help eradicate wild hogs is to

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Moving Grain: Barge Rates Fall as Navigation Conditions Improve

Moving Grain: Barge Rates Fall as Navigation Conditions Improve

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 13, 2017

Barge Rates Fall as Navigation Conditions Improve As of October 10, spot barge rates for export grain from major originating locations decreased 41 to 65 percent compared to the previous week. After surging to 3-year highs by October 3, rates

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Mississippi Field Reports: Conditions Mostly Dry, Harvest Moves Along Rapidly

Mississippi Field Reports: Conditions Mostly Dry, Harvest Moves Along Rapidly

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 10, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 8, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Bill Burdine, Union County “Dry weather allowed grain harvest to move rapidly. Armyworms hit bermuda fields, a few acres of wheat, and

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Flint on Crops: The Year of the Five Lock Boll? – Commentary

Flint on Crops: The Year of the Five Lock Boll? – Commentary

👤By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University Agronomist 🕔Oct 9, 2017

This time of year in the South people who don’t commonly pay much attention to fields as they pass by begin to notice the ones that have been planted to cotton. These fields transform within a few days from the

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Mississippi Sweet Potatoes: Domestic Demand Stabilizes

Mississippi Sweet Potatoes: Domestic Demand Stabilizes

👤By Nathan Gregory, MSU Extension Service 🕔Oct 6, 2017

Mississippi producers are growing 28,100 acres of sweet potatoes this year, but not one of those is below the northern third of the state. What keeps growers in south Mississippi from planting the increasingly popular crop? Weevils are mostly to

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Wild Hogs: Destructive Eating Machines Rolling Through Fields All Season Long

Wild Hogs: Destructive Eating Machines Rolling Through Fields All Season Long

👤By Bonnie Coblentz, MSU Extension Service 🕔Oct 6, 2017

Rooting and wallowing by wild hogs cause extensive land and crop damage, which can be stopped only by getting rid of the invasive animals. Bill Hamrick, a wildlife associate with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said wild hogs use

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