Mississippi Crop Situation Audio From 2021
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/
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.
This mini episode provides a correction to information in the harvest aid portion of the episode on August 24.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
MSU Provost Dr. David Shaw and Vice President for the MSU Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine Dr. Keith Coble take time from a recent visit to the Delta Research and Extension Center to sit down in the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio to discuss maintaining MSU’s momentum as a relevant force for agriculture in the southern U.S. and across the country.
From the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville, Jason, Tom, Don, and Jeff discuss insect and disease management in ultra-late planted soybean. They talk about the acres replanted following the June flood, disease possibilities, insect targets, and timings for insecticides and fungicides to manage those pests.
Dr. Angus Catchot and Dr. Bronson Strickland visit the Mossy Oak GameKeepers Podcast team to discuss management of armyworms in wildlife food plots and duck holes.
Special thanks to Bobby Cole, Lannie Wallace, Dudley Phelps, and Toxey Haas for sharing this episode of GameKeepers and helping us get the word out.
Find this episode and others at the Mossy Oak GameKeepers Podcast page.
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Tyler Muzzi and his mother, Doreen, visit the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville as guests for the Why Ag? series. Tyler tells the story of how he ultimately chose to return to his family’s farm as a career.
From the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville, Jason and Tom introduce a series that Tom has developed featuring stories on how people became involved in agriculture as a profession. Entitled Why Ag?, the series will kick off with Tom describing the route he took to land at Stoneville, MS, as a plant pathologist for row crops.
Trey Price again visits the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to talk about Cercospora Blight in soybean. Tom and Trey discuss current research on the disease, symptom identification, fungicide treatments and timings, as well as cultural management tactics.
In this installment, Dr. Erick Larson and Corn Verification Program assistant Mr. Nolan Stapleton discuss corn pollination issues, identifying dent stage, reproductive stages, late season irrigation, and field scouting