New tools for weed control have been needed for several years to combat herbicide-resistant weeds. Additional options are available for 2017 in the form of the Enlist Weed Control System from Dow Agrosciences and the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System
Watermark sensors have a useful life of approximately five years per Irrometer’s web page. Considering the time and effort it takes to replace a bad sensor after installation, dated sensors should be discarded and replaced with new sensors.
This is the time of year when we go to meetings where people talk about weeds and herbicides, insects and insecticides, diseases and their remedies and more. Most of the discussion deals with crop varieties and the products that are
Growing rice on fields that are alternating wet and dry is gaining popularity across Mississippi as producers learn they can effectively control weeds under this nontraditional system. Alternating wet and dry rice management is a way to grow rice that
The first two months of each year for those who work with the land and crops bring a seeming endless series of meetings with groups of real as well as hopeful experts discussing subjects that vary in importance from the
With spring around the corner, gardeners and farmers are beginning to plan for the upcoming planting and growing seasons. One important way to ensure success during the Mississippi growing season is to have a plan for irrigation. Water keeps plants
Controlling glyphosate-resistant Italian ryegrass is expensive. The most successful management programs require multiple passes across the field and cost approximately $40 to $44 per acre according to the Mississippi State University crop planning budgets.
In addition to the large scale on farm rice studies, MSU research has utilized controlled small plot research to verify the use of AWD in rice.
Mississippi fruit growers need look no further than their smartphones or laptops when searching for a second opinion on chill hour accumulation. The Mississippi State University Extension Service has launched Chill Hours, an app that helps growers assess growing conditions
Producing rice in a similar “rowed-up” manner as other row crops such as corn, soybean, and cotton was a foreign concept just a couple of years ago. Today, there is tremendous interest in growing rice on rows vs. growing it
Brad Rippy, USDA meteorologist talks about U.S. spring weather and the forecast for farmers in this short podcast with USDA reporter Rod Bain. http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_376088E82D284B2583BC7C21B770ECD1.MP3