Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: June 29, 2018

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: June 29, 2018

🕔10:14, 30.Jun 2018

Southwestern corn borer trap counts were up this week in Coahoma county. As a reminder, our threshold for foliar sprays on non-Bt corn is to spray one week after trap counts exceed 100 per trap from tassel to full dent.

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Heliothine Trap Catches, June 29, 2018

Heliothine Trap Catches, June 29, 2018

🕔10:11, 30.Jun 2018

Bollworm moth trap catches were lower this week in Mississippi. Tobacco budworm catches remained at very low levels.

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Cover Crop Field Day: Planting Tips, Experiences & Challenges

Cover Crop Field Day: Planting Tips, Experiences & Challenges

🕔11:12, 28.Jun 2018

Is there really a better time for a field day than July in Mississippi? We know it will be hot out there, but we wanted to create an opportunity to get producers, professionals, and crop consultants together on Tuesday, July

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Potato Leafhoppers in Soybean

Potato Leafhoppers in Soybean

🕔09:13, 28.Jun 2018

Every few years we have a surge of potato leafhopper calls in soybean in MS. This is one of those years. Potato leafhoppers strongly prefer smooth leaf soybean varieties and I suspect that the calls increase on years where popular

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Corn Disease Update: June 26, 2018

Corn Disease Update: June 26, 2018

🕔18:28, 26.Jun 2018

Over the past week the corn disease situation in MS has changed. Several foliar diseases are starting to be observed in our production system. However, the vast majority of the leaf spots present are not yield-limiting issues.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: June 22, 2018

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: June 22, 2018

🕔21:54, 22.Jun 2018

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Heliothine Trap Catches, June 22, 2018

Heliothine Trap Catches, June 22, 2018

🕔15:05, 22.Jun 2018

Bollworm pheromone trap catches for the week remained relatively high in the Delta region, especially in Washington county. Tobacco budworm counts remain low in all counties. As corn matures past silk stage, fewer bollworm eggs will be laid in corn,

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Managing Plant Bugs in Cotton That is Just Starting (or About to Start) Bloom: Diamond or Not?

Managing Plant Bugs in Cotton That is Just Starting (or About to Start) Bloom: Diamond or Not?

🕔11:28, 22.Jun 2018

So far, the 2018 cotton crop is off to a good start. Good growing conditions caused cotton to grow off from thrips pretty quick and plant bugs have been fairly light so far this year. A lot of cotton has

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Rainfastness of Insecticides

Rainfastness of Insecticides

🕔08:59, 22.Jun 2018

This article is dated but applies very well today given the pop up showers across most of the state lately. Every year when afternoon thunderstorms start popping up, the phone starts ringing about rainfastness.  Rainfastness simply means the amount of

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Considering an R3/R4 Automatic Fungicide Application in Soybean?

Considering an R3/R4 Automatic Fungicide Application in Soybean?

🕔09:33, 19.Jun 2018

Numerous questions over the past several weeks regarding automatic foliar fungicides applications in soybean have been made. The current blog post should help guide decision-making regarding the R3/R4 automatic fungicide timing.

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Plant Growth Regulator Use in Cotton

Plant Growth Regulator Use in Cotton

🕔11:52, 16.Jun 2018

Numerous questions have came in over the past 7-10 days regarding managing cotton growth with plant growth regulators.  While every situation can be unique with respect to cotton growth and development and subsequent plant growth regulator use, the slides given

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 15, 2018

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 15, 2018

🕔08:21, 16.Jun 2018

We have been trapping southwestern corn borer for the last few weeks, but most traps have not caught any moths until this week. Overall, numbers are still low, but are starting to increase which may signal the beginning of the

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Common Questions, Myths, and Facts About Soybean Insect Control in MS

Common Questions, Myths, and Facts About Soybean Insect Control in MS

🕔09:43, 15.Jun 2018

This is a recycled article from 2012 and slightly updated but it fits well with recent calls. Sentences in italics have been added or updated since original posting. We have some of the earliest beans that are R3/R4 getting fungicide applications

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Heliothine Trap Counts, June 15, 2018

Heliothine Trap Counts, June 15, 2018 Updated

🕔09:34, 15.Jun 2018

Bollworm trap catches are up sharply this week for the second consecutive week, especially in the Mississippi Delta region. Most of these moths will likely oviposit in silking corn where they cause minimal damage, but early cotton and soybeans should

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Heliothine Trap Counts, June 8, 2018

Heliothine Trap Counts, June 8, 2018

🕔09:09, 11.Jun 2018

Bollworm trap catches rose sharply this week, especially in the Delta, signalling the beginning of another generation. Moth emergence is aligning with corn silking this year which is bad news. While economic damage to corn is minimal, larvae develop very

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Heliothine Trap Catches, June 1, 2018

Heliothine Trap Catches, June 1, 2018

🕔09:26, 4.Jun 2018

Pheromone trap catches for the week ending June 1 were similar to the previous week, which is similar to or slightly lower than historical averages. Tobacco budworm counts continue to be low, so most heliothine larvae observed should be bollworms

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