Seeding Rates and other Grain Sorghum Planting Tips

Seeding Rates and other Grain Sorghum Planting Tips

🕔17:00, 29.Apr 2014

Mississippi growers will likely plant far more acres to grain sorghum than previous years. This article outlines suggested seeding rates and other key planting tips for successful sorghum production.

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Start Planning Plant Bug Management Now

🕔21:18, 27.Apr 2014

Although very little, if any, cotton has been planted in the Delta, it is not too early to start thinking about managing tarnished plant bugs.

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Should You Make a Wheat Foliar Fungicide Application?

Should You Make a Wheat Foliar Fungicide Application?

🕔15:35, 26.Apr 2014

Decisions to apply a fungicide to wheat should be based on the specific variety planted, response of the particular variety to foliar diseases that could impact yield, growth stage at time of decision, and whether or not the environment has been conducive for disease development. At present, foliar disease that could reduce yield have not been observed in commercial wheat fields.

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Rice Planting Date – Are We Too Late

Rice Planting Date – Are We Too Late

🕔16:06, 25.Apr 2014

Many people ask why continue mundane planting date research don’t we have enough. Truth is, when talking about items such as planting date, and soil testing data that will be modeled, there is never enough data. The more data you

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Altered Corn Emergence – Compaction/Crusting Issues

Altered Corn Emergence – Compaction/Crusting Issues

🕔14:29, 25.Apr 2014

I don’t have to tell any of you the amount of rainfall we have had over the last several weeks. Most of the rainfall we have receiving has been high intensity rainfall (i.e. all coming down at once). High intensity

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Bobby Golden Assigned Extension Responsibility for Mississippi Rice

Bobby Golden Assigned Extension Responsibility for Mississippi Rice

🕔16:03, 24.Apr 2014

Dr. Jeff Johnson, Head of the Delta Research and Extension Center, has assigned responsibility for Extension in rice to Dr. Bobby Golden.  Dr. Golden will serve in this capacity until a suitable candidate is identified for the Rice Agronomist/Extension Specialist

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Southern Blight and Sweetpotato Plant Beds

Southern Blight and Sweetpotato Plant Beds

🕔11:47, 23.Apr 2014

Warm April weather in North Mississippi provides great growing conditions for sweetpotato plant beds. A few days near the 80s will have sweetpotato shoots pushing up the black plastic mulch that has been covering them since March. However, warm and

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Wheat Disease Update: April 21, 2014

Wheat Disease Update: April 21, 2014

🕔12:08, 22.Apr 2014

Wheat diseases remain extremely scarce throughout the MS wheat production system to date. No leaf rust, stripe rust, or Septoria have been observed to my knowledge. However, bacterial leaf streak has become a regular observation in most wheat fields.

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What is the Cut-Off Date for Planting Corn?

What is the Cut-Off Date for Planting Corn?

🕔23:42, 11.Apr 2014

Much like last year, as rains delay corn planting progress, more concerns arise regarding the appropriate “cut-off” date for planting corn. This article states new guidelines for late corn plantings based upon recent MSU research.

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Wheat Foliar Disease Update: April 11, 2014

🕔16:52, 11.Apr 2014

Wheat diseases have been essentially non-existent this winter. No rust to report and very little of much any other foliar diseases is great news for our wheat farmers.

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Management Practices to Reduce the Development of Fungicide Resistance in Soybean: Part III, Strobilurin-Resistant Frogeye Leaf Spot in Mississippi

Management Practices to Reduce the Development of Fungicide Resistance in Soybean: Part III, Strobilurin-Resistant Frogeye Leaf Spot in Mississippi

🕔15:16, 11.Apr 2014

Strobilurin-resistant frogeye leaf spot continues to be a topic of conversation. During 2012 two MS counties were confirmed to have strobilurin resistant frogeye leaf spot. Since that time a large survey has been conducted in MS to determine how widespread the resistance is within the fungal population in MS.

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In-Season Use of Sharpen in Rice

In-Season Use of Sharpen in Rice

🕔07:21, 4.Apr 2014

Supplemental labeling will allow in-season applications of Sharpen to rice in 2014.

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Management Practices to Reduce the Development of Fungicide Resistance in Soybean: Part II, Choosing Fungicide Products and Rates

🕔23:05, 1.Apr 2014

Fungicides have become an important management alternative for diseases such as frogeye leaf spot. However, with the addition of the strobilurin-resistant fungus responsible for frogeye leaf spot, caution must be taken when applying fungicides to not increase the likelihood of fungicide resistance from developing. The specific characteristics of the main fungicide classes labeled for application in soybean systems are outlined. In addition, a table that includes the specific components of the pre-mix products when the labeled rates are applied is included.

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