2021 Research News

Continuation Proposals

Corn Hybrid Yield Trials

Brad Burgess
Standardization of Mississippi Corn Hybrid Trials

Cover Crops and Soil Health

Gurbir Singh, Gurpreet Kaur, Jagman Dhillon
Potential for Rapeseed (Canola) as a Winter Cover Crop in a Corn/Soybean Rotation System that includes Hairy Vetch

Erick Larson
Incorporating Cover Crops into Successful Corn Production Systems

Crop Protection (Diseases)

Tom Allen
Evaluation of the entries in the Mississippi Corn Official Hybrid Trial for susceptibility to foliar diseases


Don Cook, Whitney Crow, Jeff Gore, Angus Catchot
Identification of Factors Contributing to Early Season Stink Bug Infestations in Field Corn

Don Cook, Jeff Gore, Angus Catchot, Whitney Crow
Management of Stored Grain Insect Pests of Field Corn

Jeffrey Gore, Angus Catchot, Whitney Crow, Don Cook, Fred Musser
Trapping Program to Monitor Southwestern Corn Borer Populations in Mississippi

Extension & Research

Erick Larson, Angus Catchot, Tom Allen, Drew Gholson
Corn Verification Program

Jeff Gore
Delta Agricultural Weather Project

Angus Catchot, Don Cook, Whitney Crow
Evaluation of Insecticidal Seed Treatments in Field Corn

Drew Gholson, Erick Larson, Dave Spencer, Brian Mills, Tsz Him Lo, Gurbir Singh
Row-Crop Irrigation Science Extension and Research (RISER) Program

Nutrient Management

Justin M. McCoy, Corey Bryant
Evaluation of a Rapid Method for Assessing Corn Nitrogen Management In-Season

Gurbir Singh, Gurpreet Kaur, Brian Mills
Interaction of Nitrogen and Zinc Rates for Corn and Cotton Growth in Rotation

Gurbir Singh, Gurpreet Kaur, Jagman Dhillon, Brian Mills, Erick Larson
Stepwise Evaluation of High Tech Production Systems Contrasted to Existing Standard Production Systems

Water Quality Irrigation

Gurbir Singh, Jason Krutz, Taghi Bararpour, Gurpreet Kaur, Drew Gholson, Nicolas Quintana
Strip-tillage and Fertilizer Placement Effects on Irrigated and Dryland Corn Production

Weed Management

Taghi Bararpour, Jason Bond, Corey Bryant
One-Shot Weed Management Programs in Mississippi Corn

New Proposals

Cover Crops

Brett Rushing, Justin McCoy, Kelsey Harvey, Josh Maples
Integrated Crop-Livestock Systems in Mississippi 

Shankar Shanmugam, Joshua White, Brett Rushing
Long-term study on the impact of cover crop on soil microbiome function affecting C and N inputs in Corn production systems

Te-Ming Paul Tseng, Brian Baldwin
Using weed-suppressive corn and cover crops for weed management and increased profitability of corn

Crop Protection

Xin Zhang, Jagmandeep Dhillon, Jonas King
A Real-Time Field Mapping and Scouting System for Stink Bugs and Leaf Damage

Extension & Research

Dave Spencer, Drew Gholson, Zach Reynolds, Brian Mills, Erick Larson
Providing Irrigation Vision, Optimization, and Training (PIVOT)

Nutrient Management

Corey Bryant, Justin McCoy, Erick Larson, Brian Mills
Determining Optimum Sulfur Fertility Rates, Timings, and Sources for Corn

Corey Bryant, Justin McCoy, Erick Larson
Determining Optimum Tissue Nutrient Concentration Levels for Corn Grown in Mississippi

Planting Systems

Xin Zhang, Jagmandeep Dhillon
Ultra-low Altitude UAV Mapping for Inspection of Corn Seed Germination in Early Season

Precision Ag Technology

Jagmandeep Dhillon, Gurbir Singh, Justin McCoy, Corey Bryant
Can Starter fertilizers aid in early prediction of Nitrogen deficiency?

Jagmandeep Dhillon, Raju B. Rangappa
Corn Nitrogen Use Efficiency Across Mississippi

Raja Reddy, Raju B. Rangappa
Developing a simple model for temperature and drought stress for corn yield and grain quality

Jagmandeep Dhillon, Xiaofei Li, Xin Zhang, Michael Cox, William Kingery, Shankar Shanmugam
Developing seeding rate algorithm for maximizing corn grain yield in Mississippi

Jagmandeep Dhillon, Raju B. Rangappa
Effect of nitrogen application on corn hybrids planted at different populations

Raju B. Rangappa, Jagman Dhillon, Raja Reddy
Evaluate differences in grain yield and quality of Mississippi corn varieties grown under various management conditions

Zach Reynolds, Dave Spencer, Brian Mills
Going LIVE (Large-plot Implementation Validation Experiment):  Altering seeding and nitrogen rates as a function of CEC to optimize corn productivity and profitability at the field scale

Water Quality Irrigation

Mary Love Tagert, Tsz Him Lo, Wes Lowe, Drew Gholson
A Statewide Research and Extension Program for Scheduling Irrigation Using Capacitance Probes

Gurpreet Kaur, Drew Gholson, Gurbir Singh, Nicolas Quintana-Ashwell
Cover Crop and Sensor Thresholds for Irrigation Scheduling in Corn Production

Zach Reynolds, Dave Spencer, Brian Mills
LADDER (Large Agricultural Datebase that Drives Extension and Research)

Gurpreet Kaur, Drew Gholson, Gurbir Singh, Nicolas Quintana-Ashwell
Optimizing Furrow Irrigation Spacing for Corn Production on a Sharkey Clay Soil

Weed Management

Taghi Barapour, Gurbir Singh
Evaluation of Preemergence and Postemergence Application of Metribuzin on Weed Management Programs in Mississippi Corn

Taghi Bararpour
Effectiveness of Halex GT (Glyphosate + S-metolachlor + Mesotrione) on Palmer Amaranth Accessions from Mississippi

Taghi Bararpour
Investigation of Palmer Amaranth resistance to S-metolachlor (Group 15) in Mississippi

Taghi Bararpour
Investigation of Ryegrass (Lolium spp.) Populations (from Mississippi) Response (Resistance) to Clethodim (Select)

Taghi Barapour, Gurbir Singh
Johnsongrass (Sorghum halepense) Control in Corn (Zea mays)

Taghi Bararpour, Nicolas E. Quintana
Residual Activity of Atrazine, Dual II Magnum, Metribuzin, Lexar, Callisto, Prowl, Outlook, Zidua, Corvus, Impact, Capreno, Warrant, and Accuron on Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth

Taghi Bararpour
Response of Palmer Amaranth Population from Bolivar, Leflore, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tunica, and Warren Counties to Postemergence Application of Mesotrione (Group 27: HPPD inhibitors) at 3 (1X), 6 (2X), 12 (4X), 24 (8X), and 30 (10X) oz/a

Other Proposals (USDA-ARS)

Amitava Chatterjee, Jason M. Taylor, Matthew T. Moore, Martin Locke
Response of corn production and soil health to controlled offseason flooding