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Considering an R3/R4 Automatic Fungicide Application in Soybean?

Considering an R3/R4 Automatic Fungicide Application in Soybean?

🕔09:33, 19.Jun 2018

Numerous questions over the past several weeks regarding automatic foliar fungicides applications in soybean have been made. The current blog post should help guide decision-making regarding the R3/R4 automatic fungicide timing.

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Plant Growth Regulator Use in Cotton

Plant Growth Regulator Use in Cotton

🕔11:52, 16.Jun 2018

Numerous questions have came in over the past 7-10 days regarding managing cotton growth with plant growth regulators.  While every situation can be unique with respect to cotton growth and development and subsequent plant growth regulator use, the slides given

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 15, 2018

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 15, 2018

🕔08:21, 16.Jun 2018

We have been trapping southwestern corn borer for the last few weeks, but most traps have not caught any moths until this week. Overall, numbers are still low, but are starting to increase which may signal the beginning of the

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Common Questions, Myths, and Facts About Soybean Insect Control in MS

Common Questions, Myths, and Facts About Soybean Insect Control in MS

🕔09:43, 15.Jun 2018

This is a recycled article from 2012 and slightly updated but it fits well with recent calls. Sentences in italics have been added or updated since original posting. We have some of the earliest beans that are R3/R4 getting fungicide applications

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Heliothine Trap Counts, June 15, 2018

Heliothine Trap Counts, June 15, 2018 Updated

🕔09:34, 15.Jun 2018

Bollworm trap catches are up sharply this week for the second consecutive week, especially in the Mississippi Delta region. Most of these moths will likely oviposit in silking corn where they cause minimal damage, but early cotton and soybeans should

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Heliothine Trap Counts, June 8, 2018

Heliothine Trap Counts, June 8, 2018

🕔09:09, 11.Jun 2018

Bollworm trap catches rose sharply this week, especially in the Delta, signalling the beginning of another generation. Moth emergence is aligning with corn silking this year which is bad news. While economic damage to corn is minimal, larvae develop very

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Heliothine Trap Catches, June 1, 2018

Heliothine Trap Catches, June 1, 2018

🕔09:26, 4.Jun 2018

Pheromone trap catches for the week ending June 1 were similar to the previous week, which is similar to or slightly lower than historical averages. Tobacco budworm counts continue to be low, so most heliothine larvae observed should be bollworms

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Could Weather Limit Effectiveness of your “Tassel Shot” Application?

Could Weather Limit Effectiveness of your “Tassel Shot” Application?

🕔14:36, 25.May 2018

As the Mississippi corn crop approaches tassel stage, weather has fluctuated from dry to rainy conditions during recent weeks. Thus, how may this affect how the corn will respond to mid-season application of various management inputs, including nitrogen fertilizer or other products? This article will discuss factors that could dramatically affect corn response.

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Heliothine Trap Counts, May 25, 2018

Heliothine Trap Counts, May 25, 2018

🕔09:41, 25.May 2018

We will be posting pheromone trap catch data again this year from several counties in Mississippi to give you an idea when pressure is greatest and whether your population is likely mostly bollworm (corn earworm) or tobacco budworm. We have

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2018 Furrow Irrigation Rice Trials

2018 Furrow Irrigation Rice Trials

🕔07:58, 24.May 2018

Here is a look at the Furrow Irrigation Rice trials from across the Delta.  Different methods are being used by growers to install furrows in these fields.  Some of these field were rowed up in the fall,  some pulled furrows

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Considering an R3/R4 Automatic Fungicide Application in Soybean?

Considering an R3/R4 Automatic Fungicide Application in Soybean?

🕔09:33, 19.Jun 2018

Numerous questions over the past several weeks regarding automatic foliar fungicides applications in soybean have been made. The current blog post should help guide decision-making regarding the R3/R4 automatic fungicide timing.

Read Full Article
Plant Growth Regulator Use in Cotton

Plant Growth Regulator Use in Cotton

🕔11:52, 16.Jun 2018

Numerous questions have came in over the past 7-10 days regarding managing cotton growth with plant growth regulators.  While every situation can be unique with respect to cotton growth and development and subsequent plant growth regulator use, the slides given

Read Full Article
Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 15, 2018

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 15, 2018

🕔08:21, 16.Jun 2018

We have been trapping southwestern corn borer for the last few weeks, but most traps have not caught any moths until this week. Overall, numbers are still low, but are starting to increase which may signal the beginning of the

Read Full Article
Common Questions, Myths, and Facts About Soybean Insect Control in MS

Common Questions, Myths, and Facts About Soybean Insect Control in MS

🕔09:43, 15.Jun 2018

This is a recycled article from 2012 and slightly updated but it fits well with recent calls. Sentences in italics have been added or updated since original posting. We have some of the earliest beans that are R3/R4 getting fungicide applications

Read Full Article
Heliothine Trap Counts, June 15, 2018

Heliothine Trap Counts, June 15, 2018 Updated

🕔09:34, 15.Jun 2018

Bollworm trap catches are up sharply this week for the second consecutive week, especially in the Mississippi Delta region. Most of these moths will likely oviposit in silking corn where they cause minimal damage, but early cotton and soybeans should

Read Full Article
Heliothine Trap Counts, June 8, 2018

Heliothine Trap Counts, June 8, 2018

🕔09:09, 11.Jun 2018

Bollworm trap catches rose sharply this week, especially in the Delta, signalling the beginning of another generation. Moth emergence is aligning with corn silking this year which is bad news. While economic damage to corn is minimal, larvae develop very

Read Full Article
Heliothine Trap Catches, June 1, 2018

Heliothine Trap Catches, June 1, 2018

🕔09:26, 4.Jun 2018

Pheromone trap catches for the week ending June 1 were similar to the previous week, which is similar to or slightly lower than historical averages. Tobacco budworm counts continue to be low, so most heliothine larvae observed should be bollworms

Read Full Article
Could Weather Limit Effectiveness of your “Tassel Shot” Application?

Could Weather Limit Effectiveness of your “Tassel Shot” Application?

🕔14:36, 25.May 2018

As the Mississippi corn crop approaches tassel stage, weather has fluctuated from dry to rainy conditions during recent weeks. Thus, how may this affect how the corn will respond to mid-season application of various management inputs, including nitrogen fertilizer or other products? This article will discuss factors that could dramatically affect corn response.

Read Full Article
Heliothine Trap Counts, May 25, 2018

Heliothine Trap Counts, May 25, 2018

🕔09:41, 25.May 2018

We will be posting pheromone trap catch data again this year from several counties in Mississippi to give you an idea when pressure is greatest and whether your population is likely mostly bollworm (corn earworm) or tobacco budworm. We have

Read Full Article
2018 Furrow Irrigation Rice Trials

2018 Furrow Irrigation Rice Trials

🕔07:58, 24.May 2018

Here is a look at the Furrow Irrigation Rice trials from across the Delta.  Different methods are being used by growers to install furrows in these fields.  Some of these field were rowed up in the fall,  some pulled furrows

Read Full Article