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Mississippi: 3 Ag Producer Advisory Meetings Scheduled for Feb.

Mississippi: 3 Ag Producer Advisory Meetings Scheduled for Feb.

👤By Bonnie Coblentz, MSU Extension Service 🕔Feb 2, 2018

The 2018 annual agricultural producer advisory meetings kick off in February as Mississippi State University Extension Service personnel report on current projects and listen to producer needs. Three producer advisory council meetings hosted across the state give the Extension Service

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Mississippi: Cover Crops Present Challenges, Advantages

Mississippi: Cover Crops Present Challenges, Advantages

👤By Bonnie Coblentz, MSU Extension Service 🕔Jan 22, 2018

Producers who plant winter crops with no intention of harvesting them reap the benefits of soil conservation, weed control and nutrient retention. On the flip side, however, the practice of almost constant production in a field creates issues with pest

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Mississippi: Pecan Workshop, Raymond, Jan. 18

Mississippi: Pecan Workshop, Raymond, Jan. 18

👤By Bonnie Coblentz, Mississippi State University 🕔Dec 19, 2017

A daylong Mississippi State University Extension Service workshop Jan. 18 will provide an in-depth look at horticulture and pest management with pecan orchards. The Pecan Education Workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center

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Mississippi: Wild Hog Presence Threatens Wildlife

Mississippi: Wild Hog Presence Threatens Wildlife

👤By Bonnie Coblentz, MSU Extension Service 🕔Sep 29, 2017

The number of wild hogs living in an area determines the severity of their impact on wildlife, as these invasive creatures eat any source of nutrition they can find. Bronson Strickland, Mississippi State University Extension Service wildlife biologist and wildlife

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Mississippi Cotton: Late Crop Needs More Heat and Dry Weather

Mississippi Cotton: Late Crop Needs More Heat and Dry Weather

👤By Bonnie Coblentz, MSU Extension Service 🕔Sep 15, 2017

Rain, cool weather, more rain and some wind have slowed cotton maturation, but since the crop was a little behind schedule, the damage may be less than if harvest were already underway. Darrin Dodds, cotton specialist with the Mississippi State

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Mississippi Corn: Growers Expect Record Harvest for 2017

Mississippi Corn: Growers Expect Record Harvest for 2017

👤By Bonnie Coblentz, MSU Extension Service 🕔Sep 1, 2017

Mississippi producers are optimistic that the remnants of Hurricane Harvey that moved through the state in late August were not enough to stop corn harvests from reaching a new record. As of Aug. 27, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated

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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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Mississippi Corn: Too Wet to Plant for a Fourth of the State

Mississippi Corn: Too Wet to Plant for a Fourth of the State

👤By Bonnie Coblentz, MSU Ag Communications 🕔Apr 24, 2015

Almost three-fourths of the state’s corn crop has been planted,  but many areas — especially farms outside the Delta — still have been too wet to plant. “Rainfall has definitely delayed corn planting this spring and been our major production

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