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Mississippi: Alliance of Sustainable Farms Field Day, Lucedale, Aug. 18

Mississippi: Alliance of Sustainable Farms Field Day, Lucedale, Aug. 18

👤By Susan Collins-Smith, MSU Extension Service 🕔Aug 7, 2017

Farmers can learn about free-range livestock rearing and pecan orchard practices during the Aug. 18 Alliance of Sustainable Farms field day. Sweet Grass Pastures in Lucedale will host the event. Topics include raising pastured poultry, beef and pork using rotational grazing. Attendees

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Mississippi Catfish: MSU Research, Outreach Boosts Industry

Mississippi Catfish: MSU Research, Outreach Boosts Industry

👤By Nathan Gregory, Mississippi State University Extension Service 🕔Aug 7, 2017

This year marks Mississippi’s 200th anniversary as a state, but one of its most successful industries — catfish farming — is only about 60 years old.  The Mississippi State University Extension Service has played a significant role in the state’s

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Mississippi Cotton: Late Season Nutrient Deficiency/Fertilizer Applications

Mississippi Cotton: Late Season Nutrient Deficiency/Fertilizer Applications

👤By Darrin Dodds, Mississippi State University Extension Cotton Specialist 🕔Aug 7, 2017

Generally speaking as we approach this time of year, the discussion in cotton turns to irrigation termination.  However, given that we are about 10-14 days later than “normal” numerous questions are still be posed regarding late season fertilizer applications.

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Mississippi Soybeans: When Can I Quit Treating Redbanded Stink Bug?

Mississippi Soybeans: When Can I Quit Treating Redbanded Stink Bug?

👤By Angus Catchot, Don Cook, and Jeff Gore, Mississippi State University Entomologists 🕔Aug 7, 2017

As we suspected, now that the earliest planted soybeans are winding down on substantial acres and desiccants are being applied, we are seeing Redbanded Stink Bug make a move into later planted soybeans on wider scale. The number one question

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Flint on Crops: Get Ready for the Grain Harvest – Commentary

Flint on Crops: Get Ready for the Grain Harvest – Commentary

👤By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University Agronomist 🕔Aug 7, 2017

The summer has slipped away and we are now in what some people refer to as the “Dog Days”. That term has come to mean the hot and sultry days of late summer and the beginnings of Autumn even though

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Mississippi: Soybean Rust Management Considerations

Mississippi: Soybean Rust Management Considerations

👤By Tom Allen and Trent Irby, Mississippi State University Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 7, 2017

Managing soybean rust can be accomplished with a carefully timed fungicide application based on the amount of disease in the field and not the particular growth stage of the plants; however, that remains a confusing topic.

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Mississippi Field Reports: Corn Harvest Begins, Heavy Insect Pressure in Some Soybeans, Cotton

Mississippi Field Reports: Corn Harvest Begins, Heavy Insect Pressure in Some Soybeans, Cotton

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 1, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 30, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Dr. Bill Burdine, Union County “Southern Rust and Leaf Blight are showing up in corn, but this shouldn’t cause much damage as

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Mississippi Cotton, Soybeans: Heavy Bollworm Numbers; Sprays Issues Likely NOT from Resistance

Mississippi Cotton, Soybeans: Heavy Bollworm Numbers; Sprays Issues Likely NOT from Resistance

👤By Angus Catchot, Jeff Gore, and Don Cook, Mississippi State University Entomologists 🕔Jul 31, 2017

Bollworms have certainly been the hot topic in cotton and later planted soybeans this year. This flight started in some areas the week of July 4th and peaked in the Southern Delta around July 10-15. Since that time it has

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Flint on Crops: Don’t Give Up on Cotton – Commentary

Flint on Crops: Don’t Give Up on Cotton – Commentary

👤By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University Agronomist 🕔Jul 31, 2017

There is a good reason why cotton became king in this part of the world many years ago. That reason was (and still is) that if you keep giving it at least a minimum of care it will do its

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Mississippi Soybeans: Early Planting Helps State’s Crop

Mississippi Soybeans: Early Planting Helps State’s Crop

👤By Bonnie Coblentz, MSU Extension Service 🕔Jul 28, 2017

Most of the state’s soybean crop has a very good yield potential despite some challenges coming late in the season. Trent Irby, soybean specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said growers planted more than 60 percent of the

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