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Flint on Crops: Keep Planting but Start Scouting Too

Flint on Crops: Keep Planting but Start Scouting Too

👤By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University 🕔May 16, 2016

Farmers around the region have made a tremendous amount of progress in getting fields planted and stands established for this year’s crop. Fields of corn and soybeans are beginning to look a lot more promising than they were about two

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Mississippi Cotton: Transform Section 18 Comment Period Is Open

Mississippi Cotton: Transform Section 18 Comment Period Is Open

👤By Jeff Gore, Angus Catchot, and Don Cook, Mississippi State University 🕔May 16, 2016

In March, several states in the Mid-South submitted Section 18 requests to use Transform for tarnished plant bug control in cotton.

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Mississippi Soybean Growers Race to Plant 2016 Crop

Mississippi Soybean Growers Race to Plant 2016 Crop

👤By Linda Breazeale, MSU Extension Service 🕔May 13, 2016

Spring rains created their typical obstacle course for Mississippi soybean growers trying to get fields planted as soon as possible. “Growers are covering a lot of ground this week (May 8-13) trying to plant before the next rain,” said Trent

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Mississippi Field Reports: Full Steam Ahead as Fields Dry

Mississippi Field Reports: Full Steam Ahead as Fields Dry

👤From USDA 🕔May 9, 2016

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 8, 2016. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Stephen “Steve” R. Winters, Grenada County “Cotton is going in the ground as quick as they can reload the planters. Corn looks

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Flint on Crops: All the Chips Are on the Table

Flint on Crops: All the Chips Are on the Table

👤By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University 🕔May 9, 2016

All of us who were involved with agriculture in the mid 1980’s can well recall the rash of equipment sales, the rapid drop in the number of farmers, and the consolidation of farmland. Here in the Hill sections of the

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Mississippi Corn: Getting the Best Return on your Nitrogen Dollars

Mississippi Corn: Getting the Best Return on your Nitrogen Dollars

👤By Erick Larson, Bobby Golden, and Larry Oldham, Mississippi State University 🕔May 6, 2016

Mississippi’s warm, wet climate can pose considerable issues with nitrogen fertilization, particularly for crops like corn which are very responsive and demand high amounts for optimal productivity.

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Mississippi Soybeans: Planting at 48% as ‘Prime’ Window Closes

Mississippi Soybeans: Planting at 48% as ‘Prime’ Window Closes

👤By John Orlowski, Mississippi State University 🕔May 6, 2016

The most recent NASS survey says that as of May 1, 48% of soybean acres had been planted, which is well ahead of both Louisiana (36%) and Arkansas (24%).

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Mississippi Rice: Seed Treatments and Cool, Wet Soil Conditions

Mississippi Rice: Seed Treatments and Cool, Wet Soil Conditions

👤By Jeff Gore, Bobby Golden, and Don Cook, Mississippi State University 🕔May 5, 2016

Remember that the clock starts ticking on the longevity of the insecticide seed treatment as soon as the seed goes in the ground, not when the plant emerges.

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Mississippi: Family Farms Going Through Age/Owner Transistion

Mississippi: Family Farms Going Through Age/Owner Transistion

👤By Bonnie Coblentz MSU Extension Service 🕔May 5, 2016

The average age of Mississippi farm owners is 60. This age mirrors the national average and has risen steadily in the last few years. “This is not necessarily a problem,” Bryon Parman, Mississippi State University Extension Service agricultural economist said.

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Mississippi: Cutworms Showing Up

Mississippi: Cutworms Showing Up

👤By Jeff Gore, Angus Catchot, and Don Cook, Mississippi State University 🕔May 4, 2016

We have had several calls over the last week about cutworms reducing plant densities in cotton, soybean, and non-Bt corn.

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EPA Proposes Transform Insecticide Label to Protect Bee Pollinators – DTN

EPA Proposes Transform Insecticide Label to Protect Bee Pollinators – DTN

The EPA has issued a preliminary new label for Dow AgroScience’s Transform insecticide with restrictions designed to protect pollinators. The proposed new label, which is available for public comment through