2022 Research News

Continuation Proposals

Corn Hybrid Yield Trials

Brad Burgess
Standardization of Mississippi Corn Hybrid Trials

Cover Crops and Soil Health

Erick Larson, Jason Krutz, Jason Bond, Justin McCoy, Rocky Lemus, and Will Maples
Incorporating Cover Crops into Successful Corn Production Systems

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

Crop Protection (Diseases)

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

Crop Protection (Entomology)

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

Don Cook, Jeff Gore
Management of Stored Grain Insect Pests of Field Corn

Jeffrey Gore, 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

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

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

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

Nutrient Management

Corey Bryant, Brian Mills
Determining Optimum Sulfur Fertility Rates, Timings, and Sources for Corn

Precision Ag Technology

Jagmandeep Dhillon, Corey Bryant, Raju Bheemanahalli
Corn Nitrogen Use Efficiency Across Mississippi

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

New Proposals

Cover Crops and Soil Health

Erick Larson, Jason Krutz, Jason Bond, and Will Maples
Enhancing Compatibility of Cover Crops with Corn Production Systems

Hunter Bowman, Jason Bond, Corey Bryant, Erick Larson
Evaluation of Potential Cover Crops in Conjunction with Current Weed Control Programs

Brett Rushing, Tyler Soignier, Thiago Martins, Josh Maples
Integrated Crop-Livestock Systems in Mississippi

Brett Rushing
Long-term impacts of cover crop, tillage, and grazing on continuous corn production

Crop Protection

Taghi Bararpour
Effect of Soil Applied Adjuvant (Grounded W) on Residual Activity of Main Preemergence Corn Herbicides on Weed Management Programs (Including Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth)

Volkan Senyurek, Ali Gurbuz
UAV-based autonomous unsupervised weed detection for corn fields

Taghi Bararpour, Jason Bond
Weed Management Programs in Mississippi Corn:  Companies Herbicide Programs as Compared to The Standard Program

Nutrient Management

Bill Burdine
Comparing Corn Yield and Profit following Fertility Recommendations from Competing Soil Labs

Bill Burdine
Economic Analysis of Sampling Error that Over-Estimates Soil P

Corey Bryant, Drew Gholson, Vaughn Reed, Brian Mills, Erick Larson, Dave Spencer, Hunter Bowman
Nitrogen Management Strategies in Furrow-Irrigated Corn Production Systems

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?

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

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