Occasionally nitrogen deficiency may be confused with sulphur deficiency. Sulphur deficiency symptoms will be very similar to nitrogen deficiency symptoms in appearance except they occur on the plant. Sulphur is a somewhat immobile nutrient in the plant and thus the deficiency symptoms develop in the young leaves and organs first, generally in or near the top of the plant. Remember, nitrogen deficiency shows up on older tissue first, then moves up the plant. Sulphur deficiency is similar in appearance but shows up on the younger tissue first. Sulphur deficiency should be suspected when nitrogen deficiency symptoms develop in or near the top of plants growing in low organic matter soils or in areas recently land-formed. Soil testing and sound soil fertility is the proper sulfur management routine.
The 2018 Mississippi State University Row Crop Short Course will feature speakers from seven states covering topics ranging from nematode management in cotton and soybeans to the potential effects of new tariffs on the state's agricultural industry.
Most of Mississippi’s corn and rice crops had been harvested when prolonged, late-September rains soaked much of the state, but the wet weather could not have come at a worse time for soybeans and cotton.
As most cotton across Mississippi is setting bolls ahead of schedule this year, some fields look fantastic and others are struggling, depending on the weather and irrigation.
Lonnie Fortner has been named the Mississippi winner of the 2018 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Growers may be on their way to planting more cotton in Mississippi soil than they have in 11 years, despite a late start.
Darrin Dodds, cotton specialist for the Mississippi State University Extension Service, estimated that growers will plant 700,000 acres of cotton this year. If that much gets harvested, it will be the best total since 2006, when the state produced 1.2 million acres of cotton. Last year, Mississippi cotton producers harvested 625,000 acres.