Local Grower Meeting -Feb 14

A producer meeting will be held at Wilson Lake Country Club in Marks on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 9 AM. The meeting will include the following topics and speakers: Dr. Jason Bond—MSU Weed Science Specialist Auxin Crop technology Dr. Bobby Golden—MSU Rice and Soil Specialist Soil Fertility Rice Lee Atwell & Dan Roach—MSU Irrigation… Continue reading Local Grower Meeting -Feb 14

Mississippi State Extension Grower Meeting

A Row Crop Production Meeting will be held in Clarksdale, MS on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 9:00 AM till Noon (lunch is provided), at the following address: Civic Auditorium 506 East 2nd Street Clarksdale, MS 38614 *Across the street from the Coahoma County Extension Office. This program is being put on by  MSU Extension… Continue reading Mississippi State Extension Grower Meeting

How do we increase yield potential in 2016? Part 2: pH and Nutrient Imbalances

With the downward trend in commodity prices, our on-farm yield levels must be raised in order to be profitable. The best way to do this is by eliminating yield limiting factors, because once we start letting our yield slip backwards there is no method to recover what has been lost. The best way to think… Continue reading How do we increase yield potential in 2016? Part 2: pH and Nutrient Imbalances

Mississippi State Recommended Varieties

Variety selection is one of the most critical management decisions associated with all row-crop production. Factors such as soil type, planting date, irrigation capabilities, row spacing, harvest capacity, disease tolerance, and others may influence the decision of selecting an appropriate variety for profitable crop production. There are a number of excellent varieties available to choose… Continue reading Mississippi State Recommended Varieties

EPA Cancels Transform Registration

Transform, a insecticide product by Dow, that we in the county rely on pretty heavily, has had its registration canceled by the EPA. This cancellation was the result of a lawsuit by the Pollinator Stewardship Council and other bee advocacy groups. While this has been provoked by bee keepers and the like, that is not… Continue reading EPA Cancels Transform Registration