Choose Fungicide Product for Soybean Fields Based on Variety Planted

Choose Fungicide Product for Soybean Fields Based on Variety Planted

🕔15:13, 31.May 2015

Choosing a foliar fungicide product for either a common fungicide application at a specific growth stage in the absence of foliar disease or in the presence of disease should be based on the soybean variety planted. Widespread fungicide resistance to the strobilurin fungicides in the MS soybean production system within the frogeye leaf spot fungal population may ultimately change how we use fungicides. Choose a fungicide product based on whether or not frogeye will occur in a susceptible variety rather than choosing a fungicide based on price.

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What is Appropriate Timing for the “Tassel Shot” on Corn?

What is Appropriate Timing for the “Tassel Shot” on Corn?

🕔15:58, 29.May 2015

More growers are implementing different “tassel shot” inputs as part of their corn management program. Wet weather and other issues may further complicate application timing of such inputs. This article discusses whether specific timing makes a big difference or not?

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Soybean “Mystery Disease” Update

Soybean “Mystery Disease” Update

🕔13:44, 29.May 2015

Over the past several years a root disease of soybean has been observed throughout MS as well as adjacent states. Presently, research is being conducted to determine the causal organism(s) involved in the disease. On Wednesday (May 27), plants in several fields were observed throughout the Inverness as well as Leflore County (Quito) area. The fields have historically had an issue with this particular root disease. Some of the general symptoms and signs of the disease and a general update regarding research project are included in this particular post.

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Sweetpotato Herbicides- FAQs

Sweetpotato Herbicides- FAQs

🕔13:28, 29.May 2015

Due to a lack of post-emergence herbicides for use in sweetpotato, sweetpotato weed management is front-loaded with pre-emergence herbicides early in the growing season. For the last several years the following herbicide program has provided the most consistent control of

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Cotton Injury From Early Season Herbicide Applications

Cotton Injury From Early Season Herbicide Applications

🕔10:01, 29.May 2015

Several calls have come in regarding early season herbicide injury in cotton to both myself and Jason Bond.  It is not uncommon to see cotton injury from applications of Sequence or metolachlor products mixed with glyphosate and/or Liberty.  Undoubtedly, the

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How Late Is Too Late To Plant Cotton?

🕔08:49, 29.May 2015

Given the excessive rainfall this spring many have inquired about how late is too late to plant cotton?  The answer will likely vary depending on who you talk to; however, I would offer the following things to consider when making

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Tire Traffic Soil Compaction Effects on Corn

Tire Traffic Soil Compaction Effects on Corn

🕔13:25, 28.May 2015

As a lot of our corn approaches tassel, issues associated with tire traffic soil compaction are becoming more evident. This article discusses the consequences.

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MSU-DREC Rice Field Day – July 30, 2015

MSU-DREC Rice Field Day – July 30, 2015

🕔15:36, 27.May 2015

The MSU-DREC Rice Producer Field Day will be held in conjunction with the annual Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Summer Rice Grower Meeting this year on the afternoon of July 30 at the Capps Center in Stoneville..  The Farm Bureau meeting

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Reminder: Scout Schools Start Next Week

🕔07:32, 23.May 2015

Mississippi State University will be hosting 5 scout schools this year. We have transitioned over the years to make these trainings much more diverse than insect pest alone. This year we will be including insects, disease, fertility, weed identification, and

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Mixed Bag of Early Season Caterpillar Defoliators in Soybean

🕔07:23, 23.May 2015

Over the last couple of weeks I have had numerous calls about caterpillar pest in young soybeans. Most of these have been concerning beans that are still in the vegetative stages (V2-V5). The species that are being found are bollworm, yellowstriped armyworm, green cloverworm, granulated cutworm, alfalfa caterpillar, cabbage looper, garden webworm, and yellowstriped armyworm.

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Soybean Planting Progress

🕔16:52, 22.May 2015

Although the 2015 planting season started out slow, tremendous progress has been made to get this year’s crop growing. According to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, 79% of the soybean acreage is planted as of the week

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Identification of Sealing Soils

🕔10:11, 20.May 2015

Surface sealing in the Mississippi Delta typically occurs in soils that have a low clay and organic matter content but have a high silt fraction, i.e., most of our silt loam soils. Surface sealing, from an irrigation management standpoint, is

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Moisture Sensor’s Role in Irrigation Initiation.

Moisture Sensor’s Role in Irrigation Initiation.

🕔14:54, 19.May 2015

Last week Dr. Eric Larson wrote an excellent article dealing with corn irrigation initiation.  At that time, a few growers had already begun to irrigate.  Dr. Larson stressed the importance of accurately assessing soil moisture verses leaf wilting when determining

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Row Crop Technology Showcases – June 16, 17, 24, and July 16

🕔14:54, 15.May 2015

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, MS – Douglas and Chris

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Cotton Planting Progress

🕔14:46, 15.May 2015

Well over half of the 2015 cotton crop has been planted and a large proportion of that amount is up to a good stand.  Areas in the north Delta received rainfall over the past weekend and some earlier this week. 

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Mississippi Cotton – New Yield Record in 2014

🕔14:25, 15.May 2015

Mississippi cotton growers produced a tremendous crop in 2014.  The USDA recently revised production statistics for Mississippi and Mississippi growers once again set a new yield record.  Averaged over the entire state, Mississippi produced 1232 pounds of lint per acre

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When Should I Start Irrigating My Corn?

When Should I Start Irrigating My Corn?

🕔10:05, 15.May 2015

The recent stretch of dry weather has prompted much conversation about the proper time to initiate irrigation for corn. This scenario usually generates a lot more anxiety than necessary because early season wilting is certainly not something we are very accustomed to.

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Soil Moisture Sensor Field Days

🕔10:49, 11.May 2015

Mississippi State University Extension is in the process of planning two soil moisture sensor field days for Summer 2015.  Attendee will view demonstrations and presentations of the agronomic advantages of utilizing soil moisture sensors to trigger row crop irrigation presented

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Cotton Plant Populations and Re-Plant Decision Making

🕔07:07, 9.May 2015

The 2015 crop has been planted and is emerging very quickly thus far and environmental conditions have been very favorable for the past week.  If environmental conditions continue, the likelihood of re-plants is minimal.  However, keep the following in mind

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Rapidly Emerging Cotton and Herbicide Use

🕔06:56, 9.May 2015

Several calls have came in this week regarding cotton emerging quicker than anticipated and not having a residual, PRE herbicide applied yet.  Growers are racing to get this crop in the ground and some are finding it difficult to get

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Cotton Planting Progress

🕔06:44, 9.May 2015

Cotton planting began during the last few days in April in most areas of the state and really kicked into high gear beginning May 4.  Growers have covered as much or more ground in one week this year than in

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Managing Stink Bugs in Seedling Corn

Managing Stink Bugs in Seedling Corn

🕔11:01, 8.May 2015

Over the last few weeks we have received numerous calls about brown stink bugs in seedling corn in the Delta region of the state. Stink bugs attack corn by feeding through the stem or even down in the whorl of small corn plants. Typically the area where they feed becomes chlorotic due to enzymes in their saliva.

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