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.
MSU Extension Weed Specialist Dr. Jason Bond recently joined Tom Barber from the University of Arkansas and Charlie Cahoon from North Carolina State University for an episode of the Weeds AR Wild Podcast. They covered several topics related to managing Italian ryegrass, including paraquat resistance in North Carolina, emergence patterns in the different states, and timings and product selection for fall residual herbicide treatments.
Drs. Trent Irby and Erick Larson, MSU Extension professors, visited the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to talk about corn and soybean harvest across Mississippi. They cover harvest progress, preliminary yield estimates, and observations from 2023 collected in their on-farm hybrid/variety trials.
Dr. Corey Bryant, MSU Extension Agronomist specializing in soil fertility, sat down in the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to visit with Drs. Jason Bond and Tom Allen about soil sampling. Topics includes sampling depth, timing, strategy, soil moisture, and which nutrients could be applied in the fall.
September is National Rice Month. MSU Extension Rice Specialist Dr. Hunter Bowman visited the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to talk with MSU Extension specialists Drs. Jason Bond and Tom Allen about late-season observations, harvest progress, and outlook for the future for rice in Mississippi. Upcoming rice events include the Rice Festival on September 21 in Merigold (http://deltaricepromotions.org/rice-festival/) and the Delta Rice Meeting on November 15 in Cleveland.
Dr. Wes Lowe is a repeat guest and an assistant professor from the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at MSU. He and first-time guest Dr. Mike Mulvaney, an agronomist in Plant and Soil Sciences, visited the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to talk about their work in advanced planting technologies. This work is looking at ways to increase planting speed in soybean as well as evaluating different equipment modifications to make the increased speed a reality for farmers in Mississippi.