Mississippi Crop Situation Audio From 2021

Monday, November 29, 2021 - 11:00pm

Trent calls into the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to talk with Whitney, Tom, and Jason about the Mississippi Row Crop Short Course, which will be held December 6 to 8 at The Mill Conference Center in Starkville. 

Monday, November 22, 2021 - 11:00pm

In an episode recorded last summer, Brian Mills and Will Maples visit the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio to discuss the planning budgets for different crops in Mississippi.  Brian, Will, Tom, and Jason talk about how the budgets are generated, different ways they can be utilized, and what they hope to see for these tools in the future. All the budgets for 2022 can be found at https://www.agecon.msstate.edu/whatwedo/budgets.php . Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 15, 2021 - 11:00pm

Brian Pieralisi calls into the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to talk about cotton variety trials.  Brian, Jason, and Tom discuss the types of variety trials conducted by Mississippi State, the types of data recorded from those trials, how to look at the information to choose a variety, and where to find the information once it is available.

Monday, November 8, 2021 - 11:00pm

Trent Irby calls into the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to talk about things to think about when making soybean variety selection decisions.  Trent, Jason, and Tom discuss the different types of variety trial information (small-plot and on-farm), data to focus on (yield, disease susceptibility) when making variety decisions, how to handle the location information, and where to find information on soybean varieties in Mississippi.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 (All day)

Erick Larson calls into the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to talk about selecting corn hybrids for 2022.  Erick, Tom, and Jason talk about similarities and differences between small- and large-plot hybrid performance trials, important parameters to use to make corn hybrid selections, and where to find hybrid information for 2022.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 (All day)

Brian Mills and Will Maples visit the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio to talk economics for 2022.  As input prices continue to increase, budgeting becomes uncertain.  Will and Brian discuss marketing plans with tight margins and make suggestions over how to navigate into early 2022.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 (All day)

Corey Bryant visits the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to talk about his new position at DREC.  Corey is a Mississippi State graduate and recently started a new job working in agronomy and soil fertility in Stoneville.  Corey talks about his background as well as some of the projects he’d like to work on in the future. 

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 12:20pm

Daniel Stephenson with the LSU AgCenter is back as a call-in guest to the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville. Daniel, Jason, and Tom discuss some of the histories of fall-applied burndown treatments and then tackle the issue of designing burndown treatments and programs in a climate of increasing herbicide prices and product shortages. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 (All day)

Bubba Simmons makes a return visit to the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville, this time representing the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board.  Bubba, Jason, and Tom discuss the mechanisms for the collection and utilization of money collected through the checkoff programs for different commodities grown in Mississippi. 

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 (All day)

Brad Shivers visits the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville for an episode of the Why Ag? series.  Brad describes his path from a career in pharmaceutical sales to the family farm in Bolivar County. 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 8:26am

Justin McCoy calls into the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to share his ideas on fall fertilization. Justin, Jason, and Tom discuss soil sampling, fertilizer sources and application timings, importance of maintaining a good soil pH, and much more.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 (All day)

Brian calls into the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to share his thoughts on the upcoming cotton defoliation season.  Brian visits with Jason and Tom about different defoliation strategies given different weather scenarios.  More information can be found in the Midsouth Cotton Defoliation Guide at https://cottoncultivated.cottoninc.com/2020-mid-south-cotton-defoliation-guide/

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 (All day)

Frank Howell from the Delta Council and Bubba Simmons, a local farmer involved in Delta Council leadership, visit the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to talk with Jason and Tom about the Delta Council and its role in Mississippi.  They discuss the Delta Council’s history, its core goals, success stories, and how they promote commerce in the Delta and across Mississippi.

Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 10:08am

This mini episode provides a correction to information in the harvest aid portion of the episode on August 24. 

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 8:23am

Larry Steckel from the University of Tennessee calls into the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville.  He, Jason, and Tom start out discussing the management of weeds in the window between harvest and first frost to prevent seed production.  They finish up with Larry detailing the discovery and ongoing research with auxin-resistant Palmer amaranth in west Tennessee.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 (All day)

Jason, Tom, Jeff, and Don hit some AC in the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio to talk about insecticide termination for plant bugs in cotton (4:03) and stink bugs and other insects in soybean (14:05).

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 (All day)

Trent calls into the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to discuss the current status of the Mississippi soybean crop, late-season management of the acres replanted after the flooding, and updates to the paraquat label and its effect on harvest aid applications in 2021.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 (All day)

Brian Pieralisi visits Jason and Tom in the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to talk about the current status of the Mississippi cotton crop.  They cover late-season nutrient deficiencies and when these should be addressed.  They wrap up with Tom discussing cotton leaf roll dwarf virus, or CLRDV.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 (All day)

From the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville, Drew talks with Jason and Tom about the art and science of irrigation termination.  They also discuss Drew’s on-farm research and demonstration program with sites across the Delta.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 (All day)

From the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville, Tom and Jason discuss root diseases in soybean.  They compare symptoms and techniques to diagnose taproot decline, sudden death syndrome, and southern blight. 

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