Posts Tagged ‘Soybean’

Scientists assessing irrigation software designed for farmers

STONEVILLE — Mississippi State University scientists are evaluating a free software tool that can increase irrigation efficiency for the state’s soybean producers. MSU Extension Service irrigation specialist Jason Krutz, MSU Extension and research professor Tom Eubank, systems engineer Lyle Pringle and MSU Plant and Soil Sciences professor Joe Massey are field testing a computer program […] [...]

Recent rains helped, but soybean crop still needs moisture

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Agriculture experts at Mississippi State University say Mississippi’s soybean crop needs more moisture to complete what has at times been a dry season. Mississippi State’s University Extension Service says recent rains, along with irrigation, have helped after a dry spell in June. “We are thankful for the rain that we’ve received this […] [...]

Invasive bug poses threat to crops, lawns, homes

by MBJ Staff Published: July 24,2012

Tags: bean, bug, crop, farm, farmer, farming, grass, home, homeowner, house, invasive species, lawn, legume, pest, pesticide, residence, Soybean

MONTGOMERY COUNTY and WARREN COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) has confirmed the first positive identification of the kudzu bug, Megacopta cribraria, in Mississippi. The insects were discovered in the past week in Montgomery and Warren counties. As its name suggests, the kudzu bug commonly feeds on kudzu, but it can […] [...]

MSU scientists looking to stop leaf blight in soybeans

STONEVILLE — Mississippi State University scientists are trying to identify soybean varieties resistant to a disease that can reduce yields by more than 20 bushels per acre. MSU plant pathologist Gabe Sciumbato and research associate Walter Solomon are checking soybean varieties for purple leaf blight through MSU’s soybean variety trials. Both are Mississippi Agricultural and […] [...]

Ag producers to diversify

by Wally Northway Published: October 26,2009

Tags: agriculture, Soybean

Changing direction not easy Mississippi’s soybean growers were looking at record yields this year — until the rains came. Steady rain this month left soybean farmers with little to show for their efforts, and they cannot get to beans that did manage to stay above the water. This latest disaster again has many asking if […] [...]

Soybean farmers are taking serious hit

by MBJ Staff Published: October 19,2009

Tags: farmers, Mississippi State University, Soybean

Harvest season rains have robbed soybean growers of strong yields and bean quality, reducing profits in an already in an already challenging year, according to researchers at Mississippi State University (MSU). “We were harvesting a beautiful crop with outstanding yields before the rains came the last two weeks of September,” said Trey Koger, soybean specialist […] [...]

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