Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: July 13, 2018

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: July 13, 2018

🕔10:21, 14.Jul 2018

Overall, southwestern corn borer trap counts have been lower than normal all year and we appear to have gotten past the peak of the second generation. Additionally, the bulk of the corn has reached the dent stage and is beyond

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When can I Safely Finish Irrigating my Corn?

When can I Safely Finish Irrigating my Corn?

🕔17:29, 13.Jul 2018

As the corn crop nears maturity, knowing when you can safely terminate irrigation timing, while optimizing yield potential is likely the most important decision you will face. In order to make this call, you need to know when the crop will reach maturity and how much moisture is present in your soil. This article outlines the steps needed to help make this process accurate and reliable.

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Heliothine Trap Catches, July 13, 2018

Heliothine Trap Catches, July 13, 2018 Updated

🕔08:17, 13.Jul 2018

Bollworm pheromone moth trap catches in our trap line surprisingly declined in the Delta region this week again, but increased slightly in Northeastern MS. However, one trap in Quitman county not normally reported here had 645 bollworm moths in it

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2018 Rice Field Day – August 2, 2018

2018 Rice Field Day – August 2, 2018

🕔15:12, 12.Jul 2018

The 2018 MSU-DREC Rice Producer Field Day will be held on August 2, at the Delta Research and Extension Center at 3:30 p.m.  The program will begin at the Capps center with a brief welcome prior to departing for the field

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Bollworm Management in Bt Cotton: Early July Update

Bollworm Management in Bt Cotton: Early July Update

🕔11:08, 12.Jul 2018

We have been getting reports of bollworm moth activity and low levels of eggs for about 10 days now in cotton. This week seems to be the week when the activity has really picked up and there are a lot

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Why did the Kernels near the Ear Tip not Fill?

Why did the Kernels near the Ear Tip not Fill?

🕔15:01, 10.Jul 2018

Corn kernel set near the ear tip may vary considerably depending on a number of cultural and environmental factors. These kernels usually don’t fill because the plant can’t supply enough energy to support all of them. Therefore, if we want to improve our yields, we need to investigate reasons why kernel set is less than desired, so we can do better in the future.

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Cotton Irrigation

Cotton Irrigation

🕔09:38, 7.Jul 2018

Rainfall has minimized the need for cotton irrigation in many areas up to this point.  Some areas between Clarksdale and Tunica and isolated areas in the south Delta are dry and have irrigation water running.  As everyone knows, cotton irrigation

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: July 6, 2018

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: July 6, 2018

🕔09:25, 7.Jul 2018

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Cotton Condition in Mississippi

Cotton Condition in Mississippi

🕔07:41, 7.Jul 2018

The 2018 cotton crop in Mississippi has some degree of difference in terms of crop maturity at this point in the growing season.  Some growers have cotton that has been blooming for nearly three weeks while others have blooms that

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Heliothine Trap Catches, July 6, 2018

Heliothine Trap Catches, July 6, 2018 Updated

🕔08:03, 6.Jul 2018

Bollworm pheromone moth traps were relatively low for the second consecutive week. Tobacco budworm catches remained low as they have been all year. I expect bollworm catches to begin to rise next week as we will be about one month

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Identifying Corn Reproductive Growth Stages and Management Implications

Identifying Corn Reproductive Growth Stages and Management Implications

🕔08:13, 5.Jul 2018

Corn reproductive stages generally comprise nearly 60 days for corn hybrids grown in Mississippi at normal planting dates. Identification of these stages is critical for making prudent management decisions and anticipating crop response to practices and environmental conditions.

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