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Mississippi: Seed Tech Short Course, Starkville, Aug. 1-2

Mississippi: Seed Tech Short Course, Starkville, Aug. 1-2

👤By Nathan Gregory, MSU Extension Service 🕔Jun 8, 2017

Cover crop economics and seed mixture considerations will be two of the many topics covered at this year’s Seed Technology Short Course. The Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station invite seed industry professionals, producers

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Mississippi Soybeans: Automatic Fungicide Applications – Time to Switch to 2 Modes of Action

Mississippi Soybeans: Automatic Fungicide Applications – Time to Switch to 2 Modes of Action

👤By Tom Allen and Trent Irby, Mississippi State University 🕔Jun 6, 2017

For the better part of a decade, soybean farmers have come to rely on fungicide applications as a necessary management practice. Research conducted during the early 2000s by MSU suggested that an automatic application of a stand-alone strobilurin could be

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Mississippi Cotton: Thrips and Herbicide Co-Applications

Mississippi Cotton: Thrips and Herbicide Co-Applications

👤From Mississippi State University Extension 🕔Jun 6, 2017

There is no question that we are seeing increased tolerance to the seed treatments with tobacco thrips in cotton. We made an effort this year to encourage the use of acephate either in-furrow or as an overtreatment to the normal

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Mississippi Soybeans: Irrigation Season is Approaching

Mississippi Soybeans: Irrigation Season is Approaching

👤By Jason Krutz and Dan Roach, Mississippi State University 🕔Jun 6, 2017

With irrigation season ramping up, Mississippi State University Extension Service has lots of expertise and programs available to assist with your needs. One tool that we are using to better assess soil moisture and schedule appropriate irrigation is Watermark sensors.

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Mississippi: Another Row Rice Example – Video

Mississippi: Another Row Rice Example – Video

👤By Jason Krutz and Dan Roach, Mississippi State University 🕔Jun 6, 2017

Here is an example of grower ingenuity. This grower planted a flat field of heavy buckshot clay and was unable to construct levees due to rain. The field was ready to flood so he decided to give row rice a

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Mississippi Corn: Identifying Reproductive Growth Stages, Management Implications

Mississippi Corn: Identifying Reproductive Growth Stages, Management Implications

👤By Erick Larson, Mississippi State University 🕔Jun 6, 2017

Corn reproductive stages generally comprise about 60 days for full-season corn hybrids grown in Mississippi at normal planting dates.  Early maturity hybrids (~110 day RM) will progress through reproductive stages slightly quicker, than our 118-120 day hybrids, but the difference

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Mississippi Soybeans: Redbanded Stink Bugs Showing Up Early

Mississippi Soybeans: Redbanded Stink Bugs Showing Up Early

👤By Angus Catchot, Don Cook, and Jeff Gore, Mississippi State University 🕔Jun 6, 2017

Redbanded stinkbug are more aggressive feeders than our normal stink bug complex and re-infest fields much quicker after treatments. Because of this, the threshold was reduced from 9/25 sweeps to 4/25 sweeps for this species.

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Mississippi Field Reports: Rains Keep Farmers Out of Fields

Mississippi Field Reports: Rains Keep Farmers Out of Fields

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 6, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 4, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Connie Walker, Tippah County “Fields were extremely wet this past week. There were lots of rain with more to come in the

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Flint on Crops: Farmers Have a Sixth Sense – Commentary

Flint on Crops: Farmers Have a Sixth Sense – Commentary

👤By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University 🕔Jun 5, 2017

Farmers are special people with unique skills that provide them with an advantage not known to those who have not been blessed it. The recognition that this is true is shown in the common statement that some people have a

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Mississippi: Wet Weather Challenges Row Crop Producers

Mississippi: Wet Weather Challenges Row Crop Producers

👤By Susan Collins-Smith, Mississippi State University 🕔Jun 2, 2017

Although favorable spring weather helped many producers plant their corn, cotton and soybean crops early, most growers now need fields to dry out. Well-timed early spring rains helped corn producers avoid irrigating their crops, but flooding from recent excess rain

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