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Reassess your strategy regarding tassel applications

corn tassel

• By Erick Larson • Mississippi’s corn crop is spread out this year across a considerable range of planting dates, with a few early fields already tasseling, and the bulk will be soon. Tassels clearly distinguish the transition from vegetative to reproductive growth stages in corn. The early corn reproductive stages are the most sensitive stages to environmental stress and ... Read More »

Tips for managing nitrogen fertilizer during wet weather

msu corn

• By Erick Larson, Larry Oldham and Bobby Golden • Mississippi’s warm, wet climate can pose considerable issues with nitrogen fertilization for corn, which is quite responsive and demands high amounts for optimal productivity. But the climate also greatly increases potential nitrogen loss through volatilization, denitrification and leaching compared to drier and colder climates. Of course, the corn-growing season is ... Read More »

The Importance Of Tassel Stage And Management Timing

corn tassels

• By Erick Larson • Our early planted Mississippi corn crop is quickly approaching tassel, which signifies the beginning of the important reproductive stages. Additionally, the weather has been fluctuating from one extreme to the other over the past several weeks, presenting challenges to producers attempting to complete management practices. Therefore, how may these factors affect mid-season application of various ... Read More »

These Practices Can Increase Nitrogen-Use Efficiency For Mid-South Corn

• By Erick Larson, Bobby Golden and Larry Oldham • Mississippi’s warm, wet climate can pose considerable issues with nitrogen fertilization for corn, which is quite responsive and demands high amounts for optimal productivity. The South’s warm, high rainfall climate greatly increases potential nitrogen loss through volatilization, denitrification and leaching, compared to drier and colder climates. Of course, the corn growing ... Read More »