Heliothine Trap Counts, August 31, 2018

Heliothine Trap Counts, August 31, 2018

🕔10:57, 31.Aug 2018

Bollworm moth trap counts rose slightly this week in most locations, with trap counts being comparable to long-term averages. Tobacco budworm trap counts remained low as they have been all year.  As most agronomic crops are nearly past the stage

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6th Annual Sweetpotato Field Day- August 30th (Pontotoc, MS)

🕔12:38, 27.Aug 2018

PONTOTOC, Miss. — Sweetpotato producers, crop consultants, agricultural industry representatives and the general public will learn about ongoing Mississippi State University sweetpotato research and outreach efforts at a field day Aug. 30. The MSU Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and

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2018 Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide

2018 Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide

🕔07:30, 25.Aug 2018

The 2018 Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide can be accessed using the link below.  The Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide was compiled by Extension Specialists from throughout the Mid-South and is updated yearly. Cotton defoliation applications started this past week and will likely

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Cotton Defoliation Training:  Crawford, MS – August 27 @ 10 am

Cotton Defoliation Training: Crawford, MS – August 27 @ 10 am

🕔07:18, 25.Aug 2018

The second of three cotton defoliation trainings will be held on Monday, August 27th at the farm headquarters of Glen and Rodney Mast.  Mast Farms headquarters is located at 2594 Carson Road, Crawford, MS.  The defoliation training will begin at

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Heliothine Trap Counts, August 24, 2018

Heliothine Trap Counts, August 24, 2018

🕔17:49, 24.Aug 2018

Bollworm pheromone trap catches were similar to lower than last week and tobacco budworm catches were few. For most crops, the threat of an economic bollworm infestation is likely past unless the field was planted very late.

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Heliothine Trap Counts, August 17, 2018

Heliothine Trap Counts, August 17, 2018

🕔09:37, 17.Aug 2018

Bollworm trap catches were stable to slightly higher across Mississippi this week compared to the previous week. Delta bollworm trap catches were lower this week than during the same week in 2017. Tobacco budworm trap catches remained low as they

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Cotton Defoliation Training Sessions

Cotton Defoliation Training Sessions

🕔13:45, 16.Aug 2018

A series of cotton defoliation training sessions will be held in Mississippi over the next couple of weeks.  Given that a portion of this crop will defoliated somewhat earlier than in the past few years as well as the fickle

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Cotton Irrigation Termination

Cotton Irrigation Termination

🕔11:51, 11.Aug 2018

We have reached the time of year when irrigation is typically terminated in many areas of the state.  Our recommendation for irrigation termination is as follows.  For furrow irrigated fields, irrigation should be terminated at first cracked boll.  In many

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Heliothine Trap Catches, August 10, 2018

Heliothine Trap Catches, August 10, 2018 Updated

🕔08:22, 10.Aug 2018

Bollworm moth trap catches were down sharply this week, so hopefully that will translate to a break in bollworm larval pressure soon. Tobacco budworm trap catches remain at very low levels.

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Last Effective Bloom Date in Cotton

Last Effective Bloom Date in Cotton

🕔07:40, 4.Aug 2018

Given the time of year, here is a re-post of an article from a few years ago: The last effective bloom date is the last date that a white flower will accumulate enough heat units to mature into a harvestable

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Parrot-Beaked Cotton Bolls

Parrot-Beaked Cotton Bolls

🕔07:34, 4.Aug 2018

Several calls and pictures have came in this week regarding “parrot-beaked” cotton bolls.  There are a number of things that can result in parrot beaked bolls including insect damage, heat stress, and water stress as well as others.  The root

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Heliothine Trap Catches, August 3, 2018

Heliothine Trap Catches, August 3, 2018 Updated

🕔08:39, 3.Aug 2018

Bollworm pheromone trap catches were somewhat higher in Mississippi this week, especially in Coahoma county. Therefore expect bollworm egg and larval pressure to continue at similar levels for another week in susceptible crops. Tobacco budworm trap catches remain at very

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