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Don’t Forget, Monsanto Water Conservation Field Day Tomorrow!

The Monsanto Water Conservation Field Day hosted by Delta F.A.R.M. is tomorrow, Tuesday, July 7th at Simmons Planting Company and Murrell Farms in Washington County, MS. The event will begin at 10:00 a.m. at Simmons Planting Company and conclude at approximately 3:00 p.m.

The field day will begin at 10:00 a.m. on July 7th at Simmons Planting . . . → Read More: Don’t Forget, Monsanto Water Conservation Field Day Tomorrow!

2014 Frogeye Leaf Spot and Cercospora Blight Foliar Fungicide Trials: Trial Data

Numerous fungicide trials were conducted during 2014 to determine the efficacy of specific fungicide products as well as tank mix components at managing Cercospora leaf blight and frogeye leaf spot. Included in this post are ratings as well as yield for eight total trials conducted in Starkville (2) and Stoneville (6) during the 2014 season. . . . → Read More: 2014 Frogeye Leaf Spot and Cercospora Blight Foliar Fungicide Trials: Trial Data

Soybean Disease Update: July 5, 2015

The incidence of soybean diseases in the MS soybean production area has increased over the past 10-14 days. Aerial blight, Cercospora blight, frogeye leaf spot, Septoria brown spot, target spot, and Vein necrosis virus have all recently been observed in commercial soybean fields throughout MS. . . . → Read More: Soybean Disease Update: July 5, 2015

Corn Disease Update: July 4, 2015, Southern Rust Observed in Five Counties (UPDATED @ noon)

Comparison between common rust (left) and southern rust (right). The coloration of the sporulation is a helpful diagnostic feature.

Corn diseases have started to be more commonly observed throughout the MS corn production area. Given the time of year in both calendar date and crop stages (post-tassel) several corn diseases are being observed more often. Northern corn leaf blight, southern corn leaf blight, and Diplodia ear rot have all been observed over the last two weeks. Southern corn rust made an appearance earlier than normal; however, the disease is considered to be at extremely low levels at this time even though five counties (Adams, Claiborne, Coahoma, Forrest, Stone) have been observed to contain infected corn plants. . . . → Read More: Corn Disease Update: July 4, 2015, Southern Rust Observed in Five Counties (UPDATED @ noon)

Sugarcane Aphid Update: 7/3/2015

We are now beginning to get numerous calls from around the state about sugarcane aphid infestations. Populations range from very low to well above threshold with treatments becoming more common this week. At this time aphids are being found in the Hills and Delta region widely at some level in most fields. However, there are the occasional fields with . . . → Read More: Sugarcane Aphid Update: 7/3/2015

Mississippi State University Turn Row Talk – Clarksdale, July 9, 2015

 

 
An agronomic crops turn row talk will be held at Cliff Heaton farms, just east of the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 6 on July 9, 2015.  The field day will be held in the cotton field on the south side of the road.  MSU Extension Specialists will be present to discuss topics in corn, . . . → Read More: Mississippi State University Turn Row Talk – Clarksdale, July 9, 2015

Row Crop Technology Showcase

A series of field days will be held throughout Mississippi in 2015 which will highlight crops with new and developing herbicide and insect trait technologies. Field days will be held at the following locations:

Dundee – Douglas and Chris Hood Farms – July 7
Brooksville – MSU Black Belt Branch Experiment Station – July 15
Starkville – R.R. Foil . . . → Read More: Row Crop Technology Showcase

Plant Growth Regulator Use in Cotton

As blooms are beginning to appear, several calls have come in this week regarding PGR use in cotton.  While some folks have already made some early applications, others are holding off.  Similar to defoliation, albeit with somewhat less pronounced effects if overdone, managing vegetative growth in cotton with PGR’s does involve some art as well as . . . → Read More: Plant Growth Regulator Use in Cotton

Soybean Scouting Report: 6/29-7/3/2015

Stink bugs consisted of Brown, Green, and Southern Green stink bugs, with Green and Southern Green Stink bugs making up 85% of the total stink bugs caught. Some small corn earworm larvae were found in very low numbers in the Delta region. . . . → Read More: Soybean Scouting Report: 6/29-7/3/2015

Pheromone Trap Counts, July 2, 2015

The biggest change for this week is the rise in southwestern corn borer trap counts. High numbers were spotty in the Delta with one Leflore county trap recording 668 moths in a week. Coahoma, Quitman and Sunflower counties were the only other counties to have any traps with more than 50 moths. Southwestern corn borer were . . . → Read More: Pheromone Trap Counts, July 2, 2015