Planting Delays and Pigweed Control

🕔16:32, 29.Apr 2011

It almost goes without saying that weather conditions over the past few weeks have delayed cotton planting.  Some growers in the south Delta will likely begin planting operations where field conditions permit over the weekend.  However, a 50% chance of

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Twitter Capabilities with the Mississippi Crop Situation Blog

🕔13:48, 29.Apr 2011

In addition to our weekly email suscriber list, you can also get the updates on your computer or smartphone as soon as they are posted. Everything that is posted on this blog gets sent to Twitter @mscrops. You can download the application to your smartphone, set up a Twitter account, and then be a follower of mscrops on Twitter.

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Wheat fungicide pre-harvest intervals

Wheat fungicide pre-harvest intervals

🕔13:03, 29.Apr 2011

Over the past week I have continued to receive calls regarding the fungicide application restrictions in wheat.  The specific wheat pre-harvest intervals are set to reduce the likelihood of a residue issue at the elevator.  I do realize there has

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Implications from Hail Damage on Young Corn

Implications from Hail Damage on Young Corn

🕔11:44, 29.Apr 2011

Fortunately, young corn can sustain severe physical injury without suffering yield loss, because the growing point is below the soil surface. However, you need to wait 5 days or more to fully evaluate recovery or potential stand loss.

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Are my residual herbicides gone after all this rain??

Are my residual herbicides gone after all this rain??

🕔11:36, 29.Apr 2011

There have been a lot of people questioning “how much of my residual herbicide is left after all this rain?” How much residual value is left may depend on what kind of herbicide was used.

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Rice Update – April 29, 2011

🕔11:01, 29.Apr 2011

Rice Update April 21, 2011.  This update consist of information on planting progress, weather and weed control options.   You can download or click play now to view.

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Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions

Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions

🕔15:34, 25.Apr 2011

Following are a few hybrid suggestions for dryland Grain Sorghum or milo production in Mississippi.

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Rice Update April 21, 2011

🕔14:26, 21.Apr 2011

Rice Update April 21, 2011. This update consist of information on planting progress and weed control options for producers who have gotten behind due to the windy and wet conditions. You can download or click play now to view.

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How to deal with Glyphosate Resistance and Weed Issues in Corn

How to deal with Glyphosate Resistance and Weed Issues in Corn

🕔12:45, 21.Apr 2011

Increasing populations of glyphosate-resistant and other herbicide-resistant weed species demand we adapt our corn weed control systems to address specific issues and prevent new ones. This may require you to implement strategies for a specific weed, plan on multiple herbicide applications, and improve your application timing.

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Will Corn Sustain Injury from Sand-Blasting?

Will Corn Sustain Injury from Sand-Blasting?

🕔16:16, 15.Apr 2011

Strong winds sand-blasted young, emerged corn plants in many fields this week. Fortunately, corn can sustain considerable vegetative damage during early growth stages without limiting development or yield.

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Mississippi Wheat Disease Update

Mississippi Wheat Disease Update

🕔14:14, 15.Apr 2011

Currently, the wheat crop continues to be mostly disease free. The majority of the wheat crop is heading to flowering depending on the geographic location within Mississippi. At present, the two most prevalent diseases are leaf and stripe rust.

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Cotton Planting Considerations

Cotton Planting Considerations

🕔14:04, 15.Apr 2011

Cotton planting in Mississippi will begin next week as weather conditions allow.  Some small acreage has been planted as growers set planters; however, weather conditions up to this point have not been ideal for planting cotton.  In the table below,

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High Numbers of Stink Bugs Showing Up in Some Mississippi Wheat Fields

High Numbers of Stink Bugs Showing Up in Some Mississippi Wheat Fields

🕔07:46, 13.Apr 2011

We are beginning to see stink bugs show up in some wheat fields in the delta. It is not uncommon to find stink bugs in wheat after head emergence. However, it takes extremely high numbers to cause economic damage to heading wheat.

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Mississippi Crop Progress Report:  April 11, 2011

Mississippi Crop Progress Report: April 11, 2011

🕔07:22, 13.Apr 2011

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, there were 4.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, April 10, 2011. Fieldwork was slowed down last week by rain showers, but the outlook for farmers is generally

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O.A. Cleveland Weekly Cotton Report: April 8, 2011

O.A. Cleveland Weekly Cotton Report: April 8, 2011

🕔10:42, 12.Apr 2011

Cotton prices found mostly clear sailing this week on the heels of last weeks planting intentions report. As it did in last Friday’s trading the new crop December contract led the market all the way to 145.00 cents before falling back to 136.00 cent level. Too, the nearby old crop May contract jumped above two dollars again, working the 207‑212 range at week’s end.

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Control Emerged Pigweed Prior to Planting Soybean

Control Emerged Pigweed Prior to Planting Soybean

🕔10:59, 8.Apr 2011

Soybean planting is underway in many parts of the Delta and I have already received a number of calls about pigweed already being emerged in some fields. It is absolutely imperative that these emerged pigweeds are controlled prior to planting. Early weed competition can significantly impact soybean yields not to mention we don’t have many options to control emerged pigweed in soybean.

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World Agricultural Supply and Demand Report Recap

🕔10:35, 8.Apr 2011

USDA released its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report earlier this morning (Friday, April 8).  The report revealed few changes for grains as soybeans and corn had no wholesale changes to their balance sheets.  Rice and wheat

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Aphid Numbers Crashing in Mississippi Wheat Fields

Aphid Numbers Crashing in Mississippi Wheat Fields

🕔09:49, 7.Apr 2011

Over the last 5-7 days aphid numbers have started crashing in wheat fields around the state. Our wheat test in Starkville went from several hundred per row foot on April 1st to less than 10 on April 4. Many consultants and dealers have told me they are seeing the same thing. A lot of this can be attributed to parasitized aphids from Lysiphlebus testaceipes (small parasitic wasp) but other cases may be contributed to various diseases that will take out aphid populations.

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Mississippi Crop Progress Report April 3, 2011

Mississippi Crop Progress Report April 3, 2011

🕔11:16, 6.Apr 2011

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, there were 4.2 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, April 3, 2011. A week of wet weather persisted with thunderstorms and scattered showers sweeping through Mississippi. The rain

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Rice Update April 5, 2011

🕔14:17, 5.Apr 2011

This update contains information on planting considerations, herbicide considerations, March 31, 2011 planting intentions and rice stocks. Press play now, play in a pop up to view or you can download it.

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O.A. Cleveland Weekly Cotton Report: April 1, 2011

O.A. Cleveland Weekly Cotton Report: April 1, 2011

🕔15:07, 4.Apr 2011

The USDA March 31 planting intentions report was the driving force behind this week’s higher prices. The good news for growers—bad news for mills—was that the price advance was led by the new crop December contract. The report was another bright headlight shining directly on the world’s concern of low global stocks.

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Prospective Plantings and Grain Stocks Recap

🕔09:15, 1.Apr 2011

USDA released their annual Prospective Plantings report and their quarterly Grain Stocks report yesterday morning. Both reports are key information pieces for grain, oilseed and cotton prices at this point in the year. The Prospective Plantings report provided few tangible surprises as most acreage numbers reported were in-line with pre-report expectations.

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Tillage Issues With Changing Crops

🕔08:51, 1.Apr 2011

Tillage decisions for crop changes There are about two-thirds the acres planted in annual crop production in Mississippi than in the circa 1980 era. Annual Row Crop Harvested Acres The eighteen Delta or partial Delta counties account for 80% of

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