The annual Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide has been updated and can be accessed online.
Whether you want to provide additional nutrition during stressful times for wildlife or to increase hunting success, food plots are valuable tools. Food plots can provide wildlife with quality forage throughout most of the year and help landowners reach management
After two challenging years in Mississippi sweet potato fields, farmers are hoping for a problem-free harvest over the next few weeks. Stephen Meyers, Extension sweet potato specialist based at the Mississippi State University Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station, said growers
People in my line of work are thankful for those farmers who do some of the things we suggest for no other reason than they have faith in us to advise them correctly. This kind of loyalty is nice but
Every year the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station conduct Wheat and Oat Variety Trials of public and private varieties. These variety trials are grown at up to nine locations in cropping regions representing all geographic areas of the state.
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 18, 2016. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Christian Stephenson, Hancock County “Frequent and at times heavy rainfall over the past week. High levels of moisture have led to plant
The harvest is always a busy time for farmers. They must stay focused on keeping all the “plates spinning” so to speak. Decisions about harvest prep, equipment maintenance, logistics, marketing, and a dozen other issues keep them on the run
Grain sorghum acres are very low in the state, a response to prices returning to their usual range and sugarcane aphids continuing to be a scourge to the crop. Officials estimate Mississippi has just 20,000 acres of grain sorghum. In
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 11, 2016. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Stephen “Steve” R. Winters, Grenada County “Corn harvest is going fast. Several farmers are through. Cotton defoliation went out on a little
Crop residue generated in crop rotation systems can produce substantial long-term benefits which are likely to far outweigh any short-term savings accomplished by destroying residue, particularly since our Mississippi soils are naturally low in organic matter.
Harvest aids are tools to help us harvest rice faster and more efficiently. Any tool can be misused. My favorite example is a hammer: it’s great when it hits the