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Mississippi State University Row Crop Short Course

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December 3 – 5, 2018

The 2018 Row Crop Short Course will be held at the Cotton Mill Conference Center near the campus of Mississippi State University on December 3 – 5, 2018.

Lunch will be provided each day. Additionally, a social mixer and dinner will be held Monday evening at the Cotton Mill Conference Center.  A social event and steak/shrimp dinner will be held at 6 p.m. at the Cotton Mill Conference Center on Tuesday.  All meals are provided free of charge if you preregister prior to November 27th.  Registration after November 27th, including at the door is $40 which includes all meals.

Registration

  • Register online until November 27th.
  • Registration after November 27th, including at the door will be $40 per person.  As in years past, lunch and dinner will be provided free of charge for those that preregister.

We have blocks of rooms available at the following hotels:

  • Courtyard by Marriott
    Room rate is 129.00. Mention the row crop short course for the blocked rooms and rate.
  • Comfort Suites
    Room rate is 129.00 and includes warm continental breakfast. Mention the row crop short course for the blocked rooms and rate.

For more information, contact Kathy Johnson - (662) 325-2701 - Kjohnson@pss.msstate.edu
 

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Publications

Publication Number: IS0524
Publication Number: IS1296
Publication Number: P3296

News

Rows of live green Christmas trees on the left and tree with a pre-printed tag close-up on the right.
Filed Under: Crops, Christmas Trees November 16, 2018

Mississippians looking for locally grown Christmas trees have several varieties to choose from but should be prepared to shop early for the best selection.

John Kushla, a Mississippi State University Extension Service specialist and research professor who specializes in agroforestry and Christmas trees, said there are several ways to test for freshness when choosing the perfect tree at a tree farm.

A man in a jacket and baseball cap kneels down to touch small, grass-like plants that cover a field.
Filed Under: Wheat November 9, 2018

Dry fall weather in recent years delayed wheat planting and reduced acreage significantly, but rains in 2018 are creating a different problem for wheat producers.

Erick Larson, grain crops agronomist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said wet soils have delayed fall harvest in some areas. Harvest of other crops is the foremost priority before effort and acreage are devoted to wheat.

Man leans over a 5-gallon bucket placed under a large mechanical unit inside a building.
Filed Under: Commercial Fruit and Nuts, Nuts, Fruit and Nut Diseases November 2, 2018

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi’s pecan yields will be down from last year, but the future looks promising.

Mississippi Pecan Growers Association President Max Draughn of Raymond explained that pecan yields alternate from year to year.

Filed Under: Crops, Corn, Cotton, Grains, Rice, Soybeans, Farming October 29, 2018

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.

A clump of light-tan peanuts hang on their freshly dug roots just above ground.
Filed Under: Agriculture, Crops, Peanuts October 26, 2018

An application of peanut fungicide costs $15-20 per acre, so growers are relieved when they catch a year like 2018 when disease pressure is low.

While statewide peanut acreage is down significantly from last year -- about 25,000 acres compared with 42,000 in 2017 -- the crop benefited from good growing conditions, with average yields of 2 tons per acre.

Success Stories

Agriculture, Crops, Corn, Community, Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Response
Volume 4 Number 3

When Calhoun County supervisors helped buy a grain bin rescue tube for their fire departments, they hoped no one would ever have to use it

A man wearing a green and white plaid shirt, blue jeans, and a brown baseball cap stands in front of a bright red machine parked inside a metal building.
4-H, 4-H Livestock Program, Youth Livestock, Youth Projects, Agriculture, Crops, Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Livestock, Beef
Volume 4 Number 3

Greg Chambers is one Mississippi producer who’s focused on innovating. Whether he’s growing soybeans and wheat on his Prentiss County property or raising cattle and goats on other acres, Chambers is always looking for a better, more efficient way of doing things.

The sun shines over the horizon stretching above a corn field.
Agriculture, Crops, Corn
Volume 4 Number 3

Approximately 500,000 acres of corn were harvested statewide in 2018, including from these Northeast Mississippi rows in Noxubee County. 

A couple stands among crop rows. The woman, left, has short brown hair, a pink shirt, and khaki pants, and  a taller man wears a white and tan baseball cap, a checkerboard-striped shirt, and blue jeans.
Agriculture, Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Farming, Agricultural Engineering
Volume 4 Number 3

Lonnie Fortner was the first row-crop producer in southwest Mississippi to use many of the same precision ag technologies that are now commonplace.

Fortner believes his willingness to try new production methods, crop varieties, and industrial equipment is why he is still in business. His progressive approach also helped him earn an unexpected recognition: Fortner is the Mississippi 2018 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Ag Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year.

Three men and a dog stand in front of farm equipment.
Soybeans, Farming
Volume 4 Number 1

Just because something happens by chance doesn’t mean it’s a bad idea.

After more than a decade of farming with traditional methods, Donald Gant started no-till farming in 1981 on some rented ground.

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Contacts

Extension/Research Professor
Cotton Agronomics