Weed of the Week:  Downy Brome

Weed of the Week: Downy Brome

🕔10:19, 26.Sep 2012

Downy brome can be problematic in some areas in winter wheat, pastures, and also in alfalfa.

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Weed of the Week: Cheat

Weed of the Week: Cheat

🕔16:57, 19.Sep 2012

Cheat is a tufted, erect, winter annual grass species that is native to Europe. Cheat prefers open areas with full sunlight, such as cultivated fields, roadsides, and pastures.

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Plant Back Restriction on Transform (Sulfoxaflor) Now 60 Days

🕔17:12, 14.Sep 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency has now amended the Section 18 plant back restriction for Transform insecticide by Dow to 60 days instead of 360 days. Previously under the existing Section 18, producers that used Transform during the 2012 season were required to plant

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September 2012 Supply and Demand Report Recap

🕔16:44, 12.Sep 2012

I quickly want to introduce Dr. Brian Williams. Brian recently joined the Mississippi State Extension Service as a commodity marketing specialist. He will be taking over the corn, soybean and wheat duties and contributed to this post. Brian can be

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Weed of the Week:  Italian Ryegrass

Weed of the Week: Italian Ryegrass

🕔10:39, 10.Sep 2012

Italian ryegrass plants germinate from fall through early spring, are highly competitive, and grow rapidly in the winter and early spring months.

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Weed of the Week:  Texas Millet

Weed of the Week: Texas Millet

🕔08:21, 6.Sep 2012

Texas millet is native to the southern United States and can be found in crop fields, pastures, roadsides, and untended areas in Mississippi.

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Early leaf spot found in the greater Aberdeen area

Early leaf spot found in the greater Aberdeen area

🕔10:49, 5.Sep 2012

Description and symptoms.  Yesterday I looked at some defoliating fields in the greater Aberdeen vicinity. The vines looked like someone had used a set of hedge shears to remove the foliage from between the rows and thin it in the

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Soilborne Diseases and Disorders of Soybean: Is it Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) or is Something Else Responsible?

Soilborne Diseases and Disorders of Soybean: Is it Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) or is Something Else Responsible?

🕔17:19, 3.Sep 2012

Many diseases of soybean can produce a symptom of interveinal chlorosis. Stem canker, sudden death syndrome, Phytophthora root rot, southern blight, and several other less common diseases in the MS production system can all produce symptoms on the uppermost leaves that appear similar to SDS. However, disorders can also produce the same symptom and are oftentimes readily misdiagnosed at the field level.

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