Producers of Mississippi’s four major row crops have managed heavy spring rains followed by extended windows of muggy but mostly dry June conditions with mixed results. These weather extremes have had different effects on corn, cotton, soybean and rice crops
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Southern blight is a plant disease that attacks the crown and below ground parts of peanuts. It causes the plant to wilt and die or reduces nut quality. The best management tool is a rotation with 3 years of a
Research from the International Rice Research Institute reports that allowing the water level to drop to “Safe AWD” levels can translate to a 15-20% water savings without yield loss.
Row crop producers who irrigate their crops can learn the benefits of soil moisture sensors during two separate field days planned for July and August. Jason Krutz, an irrigation specialist with Mississippi State University, said farmers can learn about the
Many soybean plants will soon be at the critical reproductive stage, when a crop can use a quarter-inch of water per day. According to Mississippi State University Irrigation Specialist Jason Krutz, irrigation should begin at a pre-determined soil-moisture threshold, regardless
Seed treatments have minimized thrips damage for the last decade, but farmers and entomologists fear some pesticides may be losing their punch in protecting cotton. Scientists at Mississippi State University and other universities across the Midsouth have been aggressively exploring
According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, there were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, June 28, 2015. Topsoil moisture supplies were 4 percent very short, 31 percent short, 53 percent adequate, and 12
Farmers and producers can learn about the relationship between risk management and insurance during a July 17 field day at the Alliance for Sustainable Agricultural Production Farm near Goodman. Participants also will receive training in legal and contractual issues. The
One of the main things we have learned about growing soybeans through the years is that they respond well to midseason fungicide applications. This response varies with several factors including weather, variety, maturity group, current disease information, and field history.
Friday, July 3: USDA confirmed the market’s weather rumbling and on the heels of its June plantings report prices shot higher, taking the market across the 68 cent mark and