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Mississippi: 2016 Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide Available

Mississippi: 2016 Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide Available

👤By Darrin Dodds, Mississippi State University 🕔Sep 26, 2016

The annual Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide has been updated and can be accessed online.

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Mississippi Wildlife: Avoid Common Oversights When Planting Food Plots

Mississippi Wildlife: Avoid Common Oversights When Planting Food Plots

👤By Jacob Dykes, MSU Extension Service 🕔Sep 26, 2016

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

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Mississippi: Sweet Potato Harvest Yields Mixed Baskets

Mississippi: Sweet Potato Harvest Yields Mixed Baskets

👤By Linda Breazeale, MSU Extension Service 🕔Sep 26, 2016

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

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Flint on Crops: Why Do Cover Crops Work?

Flint on Crops: Why Do Cover Crops Work?

👤By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University 🕔Sep 26, 2016

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

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Mississippi Wheat: 2016 MSU Short List of Suggested Varieties

Mississippi Wheat: 2016 MSU Short List of Suggested Varieties

👤By Erick Larson, Mississippi State University 🕔Sep 21, 2016

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.

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Mississippi Field Reports: Spotty, Scattered Showers Slow Harvest

Mississippi Field Reports: Spotty, Scattered Showers Slow Harvest

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 20, 2016

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

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Flint on Crops: Almost Time to Plant Cover Crops

Flint on Crops: Almost Time to Plant Cover Crops

👤By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University 🕔Sep 19, 2016

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

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Mississippi Sorghum: Harvest Well Underway on Reduced Acres

Mississippi Sorghum: Harvest Well Underway on Reduced Acres

👤By Bonnie Coblentz, MSU Extension Service 🕔Sep 16, 2016

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

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Mississippi Field Reports: Corn Harvest at Full Speed, Cotton Defoliation Begins

Mississippi Field Reports: Corn Harvest at Full Speed, Cotton Defoliation Begins

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 13, 2016

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

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Mississippi Corn: Burning Stalks – What Does It Really Cost?

Mississippi Corn: Burning Stalks – What Does It Really Cost?

👤From Mississippi State University Extension 🕔Sep 12, 2016

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.

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