Mississippi Crop Situation
The Mississippi Crop Situation podcast is provided by Mississippi State University Extension Service specialists responsible for agricultural row crops.
Our goal is to provide Mississippi agricultural producers, consultants, and industry with up-to-date, timely, science-based information you can use to help maintain profitability.
Dr. Mark McConnell, quail biologist with the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Experiment Station, calls into the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to discuss opportunities with conservation programs in the U.S. Farm Bill. Mark works with precision ag data to increase field revenue by identifying low yielding areas where a Farm Bill conservation payment exceeds revenue from production. He and his group have developed software that helps inform this decision and are currently working to provide technical assistance to farmers across MS.
Erick calls into the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to discuss the early planting for corn that has taken place over the last couple of weeks. Erick, Jason, and Tom discuss 2023 corn acres, temperature and moisture effects on planting and emergence, and management that may need to be adjusted on early acres. They end up with a brief discussion nitrogen fertilizer in wheat.
Craig Hankins from the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation visits with Tom and Jason in the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville as a Platinum sponsor of the 2022 Row Crop Short Course.
From the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville, Jason and Tom have a one-on-one conversation related to controlling Italian ryegrass with postemergence burndown treatments. They discuss the contrasting weather in 2021-22 and 2022-23 and its effects on Italian ryegrass growth stages, the positives and negatives of clethodim- and paraquat-based treatments in the spring, and best treatments for major row crops in Mississippi.
Mississippi State Extension Turfgrass Specialist Jay McCurdy calls into the Crop Doctors’ Podcast Studio in Stoneville to discuss turfgrass management. Jay, Jason, and Tom discuss differences in the common turfgrass species utilized in Mississippi, spring weed control and fertilizer applications, and wrap up the conversation with techniques for soil sampling turfgrass. Follow Jay on Twitter @MSTurfgrass