A variety of caterpillars are showing up in young soybeans, however in most fields defoliation has not exceeded 10% and no action needs to be taken.
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
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
Surface sealing, from an irrigation management standpoint, is problematic because it can drastically reduce rainfall or irrigation infiltration rates.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
We picked up some kudzu bugs earlier, definitely a lot more than we had last year at this point, but they haven’t come on like gangbusters. We’re starting to pick