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Mississippi: Soil Health Is More Than Maximizing Crop Yields

Mississippi: Soil Health Is More Than Maximizing Crop Yields

👤By Bonnie Coblentz, MSU Ag Communications 🕔May 22, 2015

Mississippi farmers should not take the state’s rich soil for granted, but the question of the best way to treat this valuable resource sparks debate. “Soil can be thought of as a living organism that must be kept healthy to

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Mississippi Farmland: Guess Where Values, Rents Are Highest?

Mississippi Farmland: Guess Where Values, Rents Are Highest?

👤By Dr. Bryon Parman and Andrew Lewis, Mississippi State University 🕔May 20, 2015

Editor’s Note: This information is excerpted from a Mississippi Agricultural Land Values, Cash Rents, and Lending Conditions: Spring 2015, a  report based on a survey conducted by the Department of Agricultural Economics for the Mississippi State University Extension Service. The survey

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Mississippi Irrigation: Identification of Sealing Soils

Mississippi Irrigation: Identification of Sealing Soils

🕔May 20, 2015

Surface sealing, from an irrigation management standpoint, is problematic because it can drastically reduce rainfall or irrigation infiltration rates.

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Mississippi: Good Planting Ahead of Weekend Rains – USDA

Mississippi: Good Planting Ahead of Weekend Rains – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔May 18, 2015

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 17, 2015. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Don Respess, Coahoma & Quitman Counties “Rain on Friday stopped all fieldwork. Another good week for growers. Almost all cotton planted. Good

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Flint on Crops: What Is the Right Seeding Rate for My Crops?

Flint on Crops: What Is the Right Seeding Rate for My Crops?

👤By Ernie Flint, MSU Extension Specialist 🕔May 18, 2015

One of the most common questions we get from growers this time of year is what seeding rate should be used in their crops. The amount of seed used to plant an acre is more important than in the past

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Mississippi Cotton: New Yield Record

Mississippi Cotton: New Yield Record

🕔May 15, 2015

Mississippi cotton growers produced a tremendous crop in 2014.  The USDA recently revised production statistics for Mississippi and Mississippi growers once again set a new yield record.  Averaged over the entire state, Mississippi produced 1232 pounds of lint per acre

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Mississippi Cotton: Planting Progress So Far

Mississippi Cotton: Planting Progress So Far

🕔May 15, 2015

Well over half of the 2015 cotton crop has been planted and a large proportion of that amount is up to a good stand.  Areas in the north Delta received rainfall over the past weekend and some earlier this week. 

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Mississippi Corn: When Should I Start Irrigating?

Mississippi Corn: When Should I Start Irrigating?

🕔May 15, 2015

The first week or two we go without rain and temperatures climb well into the 80’s, we are likely to see corn leaves start rolling. This scenario usually generates a lot more anxiety than necessary because wilting is usually associated

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Mississippi Irrigation: Pre-conditioning of Watermark Sensors, A Must Do!

Mississippi Irrigation: Pre-conditioning of Watermark Sensors, A Must Do!

🕔May 12, 2015

Installation of moisture sensors to aid in irrigation timing should be installed prior to laying of the poly-pipe, and sensors must be pre-conditioned prior to installation.

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Mississippi: Planting Takes Off with Dry Weather – USDA

Mississippi: Planting Takes Off with Dry Weather – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔May 11, 2015

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 10, 2015. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Don Respess, Coahoma & Quitman Counties “Great week of all field activity. Lots of fields of cotton, soybeans, grain sorghum, and rice

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