The agronomy and soil fertility research group are focused on addressing the needs of Mississippi producers on soils and soil fertility issues in the Mississippi Delta. Even though the Delta is a rich and fertile region of the state, producers are often faced with lime and fertilizer decisions that directly affect the bottom line of their economic enterprise. Much of the research effort over the years has been centered on nutrient management for the row crops including cotton, corn, soybean, rice, grain sorghum, and a few others. While mono-crop culture has been practiced for some years, crop rotations have been re-established as the method of choice for most producers. Rotating crops allow for significant impact on pest management and other factors and can result in yield increases with the same biological inputs. Cotton lint yields have been shown to be increased by 10-16% or more when rotating with corn compared to continuous cotton. In the last decade, the Delta has witnessed a shift from a cotton- based economy to one dominated by grain crops. The overall goal is to increase or maintain yields while significantly decreasing the unit cost of production.
Contact: Wayne Ebelhar at 662-686-3247.
- Broadcast Seeding Rate Revisited
- Cotton Yields and Changes in Soil Test Phosphorus from Phosphorus Fertilizers With and Without Uptake Enhancers on Rain-Fed Cotton
- Development of Intermittent Flood Management System in the Mississippi Delta
- Identifying the Advantages of the Corn-Soybean Rotation in Mississippi
- Interaction of Nitrogen Rates and Cultivars for Corn Production - Comparing Single-Row to Twin-Row Systems
- Nitrogen Fertilizer Programs Following Rice Exposure to Gramoxone SL
- On-Farm Verification of Intermittent Flood Techniques in the Mississippi Delta
- Soybean/Corn Rotation with Twin-Row Production Systems and Increased Nutrient Management on Different Soils
- Soybean Nodule Inhibition and Root Growth as Influenced by Nitrogen Source and Nitrogen Rate
- Soybean Yield and Biomass Response to Supplemental Nitrogen Fertilization
- Utilizing Commercially Available Soil Moisture Systems in Furrow Irrigated Cotton Fields
- Agronomic Evaluations of Soybean/Corn Rota¬tion with Twin-row Production and Increased Nutrient Management
- Evaluation of Surge Irrigation as a Fungicide Delivery System in Furrow Irrigated Peanut
- Growth Regulation with Lactofen Does Not Affect Yield of Irrigated Soybeans in Mississippi
- Interaction of Nitrogen Rates and Cultivars for Corn Production- Comparing Single-row to Twin-row Systems
- Managing Corn Production with Pre-tassel Nitrogen Applications- Necessity or Another Tool in the Production Tool Box?
- Mississippi’s Centennial Rotation- Twelve Year Cycle Complete
- Nitrogen Fertilizer Response Profiles for New and Emerging Rice Varieties
- Response of Cotton Varieties to Irrigation Evapotranspiration Replacement
- Review of Rice Phosphorus Research In Mississippi
- Zinc Source and Rate Affect Injury and Tissue Concentration, but Not Yield, in Mississippi Corn