Midsouth Soybeans: Time to Update Soil Testing Forms for Yield Level

🕔Feb 6, 2018It is common knowledge that changing Midsouth soybean cropping systems have resulted in an upward trend in soybean yields in recent years (click here and here for documentation). It follows, then, that these increased […]

Mississippi Soybeans: When Is it Time to Start Irrigating?

🕔Jun 30, 2015Many 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 […]

Mississippi Soybeans: Managing Transgenic Crops as Weeds

🕔Mar 9, 2015Increased plantings of transgenic crops, especially those that are glyphosate-resistant and rotated with each other (soybean, corn, and cotton) in the Midsouth, present two unique problems for soybean producers. In […]

Mississippi Soybeans: Farmers Set Record-High Yields for 2015

🕔Jan 9, 2015Mississippi soybean farmers set a new record with a state yield average of 52 bushels per acre in 2014, a big increase over the 45 bushels per acre seen in […]

Mississippi Soybeans: Does Grain Sorghum Fit in a Rotation Scheme?

🕔Dec 1, 2014Interest in grain sorghum in the Midsouth is based mainly on its ability to withstand drought better than corn. Thus, it would appear to be a suitable rotation crop for […]

Mississippi Soybeans: Combine Maintenance Aids in Weed Control

🕔Oct 22, 2014Weed control isn’t normally a priority during harvest, but combines are the ideal vehicle to spread weed seeds across a field or carry them to the next. Trip Downing, a […]

Mississippi Soybeans: Poised to Shatter Record for Average Yield

🕔Oct 16, 2014According to the Oct. 10, 2014, report from the Mississippi USDA-NASS office, the projected state average soybean yield is an eye-opening 51 bushels per acre. If this yield forecast becomes […]

Mississippi Soybeans: Use Seed Treatments as Hedge Against Poor Stands

🕔Oct 13, 2014Diseases that adversely affect soybean seed and seedlings are prevalent in Midsouth production environs and can often lead to poor emergence and/or failed stands. Injury from species within the Pythium […]

Mississippi Soybeans: Definition and Components of High Yields

🕔Sep 9, 2014The 2014 soybean harvest is about 20% complete, and will soon be reaching its halfway point. Even though harvest is just now in full swing, it is not too early […]

Mississippi Soybeans: Time to Sample for Fertility, Nematodes

🕔Aug 25, 2014High-yielding soybeans require large amounts of plant nutrients that are supplied by the soil. A significant portion of the soil’s nutrients are removed in the harvested seed, while some amount […]

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