Tag Archives: MSU

MSU’s 2020 Row Crop Short Course falls victim to COVID-19

MSU row crop short course

It is with great regret that we have cancelled the 2020 Row Crop Short Course at Mississippi State University. Due to the global pandemic, we see no viable way to conduct this event. Our team did not make this decision lightly and waited as late as possible before doing so. We are still operating under conditions that limit the number ... Read More »

Glyphosate-resistant Italian ryegrass management: Now is the time!

ryegrass

• By Daniel Stephenson and Josh Copes • Glyphosate-resistant Italian ryegrass has been an issue in the mid-South for the past 10 to 15 years. In Louisiana, growers have been battling this pest for five to 10 years, and the problem is spreading each year. Louisiana does not have ryegrass issues like Mississippi, but if control strategies are not implemented, ... Read More »

MSU hosts virtual soil moisture monitor showcase

moisture sensor showcase

Row-crop growers and consultants now have an online resource for objective information on soil moisture monitoring systems. The Mississippi State University Extension Service and the National Center for Alluvial Aquifer Research have jointly launched a virtual showcase of 11 soil moisture monitoring systems currently installed at the Delta Research and Extension Center. This program is a part of the Row-Crop ... Read More »

It’s OK to let the rice flood down

alternate wet dry

• By Drew Gholson and Dan Roach • Alternate wetting and drying is a water-saving technology that farmers can use to reduce the amount of irrigation water used in rice fields without any yield penalty. In AWD, farmers allow the flood water to recede to a “muddy” state before re-flooding the field. The number of days of non-flooded soil between ... Read More »

Mississippi State cancels all ‘live’ events, meetings and trainings through Aug. 1

MSU rice breeder Ed Redoña

The Mississippi State University Extension Service will continue operations as it has through the statewide shelter-in-place order but has canceled all face-to-face events, meetings and trainings through Aug. 1 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes all scheduled Extension in-person conferences as well as 4-H youth programs on and off campus. In addition, Extension offices and units, including the Bost ... Read More »

Get the drift, understand the damage

tameka sanders, MSU

Greenville, Mississippi native and Mississippi State University weed science graduate student Tameka Sanders is working hard to understand the relationship between off-target movement of herbicides and rice development. Sanders’s journey towards studying rice at MSU was a winding one. She earned her undergraduate degree in biology from Delta State University and then began working for the USDA in Stoneville, Mississippi. ... Read More »