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Mississippi Weeds: Enlist and Xtend – What Can I Spray and on Which Crops Can I Spray It?

Mississippi Weeds: Enlist and Xtend – What Can I Spray and on Which Crops Can I Spray It?

👤By Jason Bond, Mississippi State University 🕔Feb 27, 2017

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

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Mississippi Irrigation: Throw Away Old Watermark Sensors

Mississippi Irrigation: Throw Away Old Watermark Sensors

👤By Jason Krutz and Dan Roach, Mississippi State University 🕔Feb 27, 2017

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.

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Flint on Crops: The Soil Needs Some Consideration Too – Commentary

Flint on Crops: The Soil Needs Some Consideration Too – Commentary

👤By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State Univeristy 🕔Feb 27, 2017

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

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Mississippi Rice: New Growing Plan Uses Same Weed Control

Mississippi Rice: New Growing Plan Uses Same Weed Control

👤By Bonnie Coblentz, MSU Extension Service 🕔Feb 23, 2017

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

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Flint on Crops: Don’t Forget the Art of Farming – Commentary

Flint on Crops: Don’t Forget the Art of Farming – Commentary

👤 By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University 🕔Feb 20, 2017

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

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Mississippi: Choose Irrigation from Best Sources

Mississippi: Choose Irrigation from Best Sources

👤By Austin Omer, MSU Extension Service 🕔Feb 17, 2017

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

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Mississippi Weeds: Spring Tillage Ineffective for Glyphosate-Resistant Italian Ryegrass Control

Mississippi Weeds: Spring Tillage Ineffective for Glyphosate-Resistant Italian Ryegrass Control

👤By Jason Bond, Mississippi State University 🕔Feb 17, 2017

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.

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Mississippi Rice: Researcher Utilizes Small Plots to Verify AWD

Mississippi Rice: Researcher Utilizes Small Plots to Verify AWD

👤By Jason Krutz and Dan Roach, Mississippi State University 🕔Feb 17, 2017

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.

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Mississippi Fruit Crops: Chill Hours App Helps Growers Assess Conditions

Mississippi Fruit Crops: Chill Hours App Helps Growers Assess Conditions

👤By Nathan Gregory, MSU Extension Service 🕔Feb 14, 2017

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

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Mississippi: Row Rice Results from Silent Shade Planting Co.

Mississippi: Row Rice Results from Silent Shade Planting Co.

👤By Jason Krutz and Dan Roach, Mississippi State University 🕔Feb 14, 2017

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

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Farm Weather: LaNina is Dead, Expect Warm Trends to Continue – Podcast

Farm Weather: LaNina is Dead, Expect Warm Trends to Continue – Podcast

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