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.
From the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville, Tom and Jason have a one-on-one conversation about fungicide applications on soybean during reproductive growth stages. Topics include the history of the R3/R4 automatic fungicide application, effects of fungicide treatments in the absence of disease, and crop injury following fungicide application.
Trent and Drew visit the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to talk about soybean irrigation. Tom, Jason, Trent, and Drew discuss critical growth stages for soybean to avoid moisture stress, signs of drought stress, the use of moisture sensors to inform irrigation decisions, and the economic value of using moisture sensors.
In this installment, Dr. Erick Larson and Mr. Nolan Stapleton take a realistic look at the impacts the unseasonably high temperatures will have on this year's corn crop, especially as it hits during the early reproductive stage. Items discussed include yield drag, seed weight, and irrigation recommendations.
Corey Bryant and Hunter Bowman visit the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to discuss their first year managing research/Extension programs at the Delta Research and Extension Center. Jason, Tom, Corey, and Hunter discuss projects that have been started this year, the challenges of starting a new job, and plans for the future. Hunter also offers tips for making water run uphill.
Jay Mahaffey, manager of The Learning Center with Bayer in Scott, MS, visits the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville for a deep dive into cotton management. Jay, Don, Tom, and Jason start with the thrips problem in 2022 and then discuss Jay’s evolving philosophy of setting a cotton crop up for success by utilizing early-season applications of growth regulators.