27th Annual Greenhouse Tomato Short Course
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Presentations from the 2017 Short Course are listed below. These are password protected. The password was made available to all registered participants.
- BARNES - 7 Reason Your Agribusiness Should Master Social Media Ads
- CANALES - Cost Analysis for Greenhouse Tomatoes
- FROEHLICH - Design Your Greenhouse For Success
- FROEHLICH - Why are my plants unhappy
- HARKESS - Life Cycle for Your Greenhouse Crop 2017
- HENDRICKS - Understanding Grafting
- KEMBLE - When Bad Things Happen to Good Part 1 - Nutrition
- KEMBLE - When Bad Things Happen to Good Part 2 - Abiotic
- LAYTON - Insect Pests of Greenhouse Tomatoes
- MELANSON - Disease Management - Are YOU Prepared
- MERKL - Complying With New Worker Protection Standards
- REYNOLDS - Grower’s Perspective
- SNYDER - Greenhouse Tomatoes - Listen Up!
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Although 2016 brought unusually heavy infestations of and damage from fall armyworms, vigilance and prompt treatment can limit damage this year.
Blake Layton, entomologist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said fall armyworms were a problem in commercial hayfields, home lawns, sports fields, golf courses and commercial landscapes last year.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Tropical Storm Cindy did not help the state's cotton crop that struggled with cool and wet weather all spring.
Darrin Dodds, cotton specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said in mid-June, cotton received about a week of the heat and sun it needs to thrive. Weather before that was not ideal, and rain remains in the forecast.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Insect pressure and a stagnant market are pushing Mississippi growers away from planting grain sorghum.
Compared with 2015, when the state had 120,000 acres of sorghum, producers harvested only about 11,000 acres of the crop in 2016. The U.S. Department of Agriculture forecasted they would plant only 10,000 acres this year. If that prediction holds, 2017 will mark an 88-year low for sorghum production.
STONEVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi growers have flooded many of their rice fields now, but not before rains caused crop management challenges.
Bobby Golden, a rice and soil fertility agronomist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said that even though rice is flooded for the majority of the growing season, excess rains and wet weather can complicate crop establishment and management.
RAYMOND, Miss. -- Although favorable spring weather helped many producers plant their corn, cotton and soybean crops early, most growers now need fields to dry out.
Well-timed early spring rains helped corn producers avoid irrigating their crops, but flooding from recent excess rain will force some to think about replanting with soybeans.