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Let’s review poultry litter as a row-crop fertilizer

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• By Larry Oldham • It is time to once again review using poultry litter, aka broiler litter, to fertilize row crops. Many growers now have their own experiences, so this should be a reminder. Prior to the last 10 to 15 years, poultry litter was primarily used to fertilize hay and forage crops in fields near the production facilities. ... Read More »

MSU focus group sessions pinpoint farming stressors

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Researchers from the Mississippi State University Extension Service are looking to collect row-crop farmers’ feedback on stress related to farming. The focus group sessions are part of the MSU Extension opioid prevention campaign PReventing Opioid Misuse In the SouthEast, or the PROMISE Initiative. Participation involves answering a series of questions about farming, stress related to farming and the opioid epidemic. ... Read More »

Research Sheds Light On Best Times To Hunt Bucks

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• By Dr. Bronson Strickland, Mississippi State University • “Where are all the bucks?” Several years ago, Larry Castle, formerly of Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, and Steve Demarais of the Mississippi State University Deer Lab met to discuss what could be done to address deer hunter questions and concerns regarding where bucks were going during hunting season. ... Read More »

Mississippi State University releases preliminary 2020 OVT results

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Mississippi State University has released preliminary yield data on its 2020 on-farm varietal trials (OVT) across nine locations. The reports also include fiber characteristics. In addition, the university breaks down the results, with five locations in the Delta and four in the north part of the state. Yield Summary (pdf | excel) Delta Yield Summary (pdf | excel) North MS Yield Summary (pdf | excel) Read More »

Industry News For December 2020

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LSU AgCenter names interim specialist Plant pathologist Paul “Trey” Price, an assistant professor based at the Macon Ridge Research Station in Winnsboro, Louisiana, is serving as the LSU AgCenter’s interim cotton, corn and grain sorghum specialist. Price says he often finds inspiration during his farm visits. “It’s really good fuel for imagination and research ideas if you go on farms ... Read More »

Mississippi State scientist receives international cotton honor

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Mississippi State’s Raja Reddy, a world-renowned crop expert, was recognized with a premier, international award for cotton science. Named Researcher of the Year by the International Cotton Advisory Committee, Reddy’s award spotlights his important work in improvements to the quality of crops that feed, clothe and fuel the world. Specifically, he focuses on climate change impact on cotton and other ... Read More »

Mixing It Up – Crop Rotation In The Mid-South


Across the Cotton Belt, crop rotation is a widely adopted production practice that has the potential to increase producer yields without increasing input costs. Over the years, Cotton Incorporated has funded numerous research projects showing that crop rotation decisions can have myriad benefits beyond yield improvement. These include reduced disease pressure, fewer weeds, less insect damage and improved soil health. ... Read More »