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Posts From Angus Catchot, Extension Entomologist

Reminder: 2018 Agronomic Scout School Dates

Reminder: 2018 Agronomic Scout School Dates Updated

🕔12:00, 18.May 2018

Mississippi State University will be hosting 2 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, and herbicide symptomology.

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Redbanded Stink Bug Ditchbank Survey 5/10/2018

Redbanded Stink Bug Ditchbank Survey 5/10/2018

🕔07:50, 12.May 2018

In 2017, we were able to accurately predict the threat of RBSB based on sampling ditch banks in the spring. Every year we sample ditch banks across the state to make collections of various insect pests. With most pests, such

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2018 MSU Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions

2018 MSU Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions

🕔08:27, 10.May 2018

This article lists grain sorghum hybrids which have produced superior yields in the Mississippi Grain Sorghum Hybrid Trials and neighboring University trials. This information should improve your ability to select well-adapted sorghum hybrids for Mississippi based on independent performance testing.

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Controlling Thrips in Cotton: Recommendations for 2018

Controlling Thrips in Cotton: Recommendations for 2018

🕔08:54, 24.Apr 2018

Over the years many have questioned whether the use of a seed treatment is considered IPM because they are used prior to the onset of a problem. In our area, and across most of the cotton belt, thrips are considered

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Bollworm Management in Bt Cotton: Things to Consider at Planting Time

Bollworm Management in Bt Cotton: Things to Consider at Planting Time

🕔08:23, 24.Apr 2018

As the 2018 cotton season approaches, it is a good time to look back at 2017. From an insect management standpoint, the number one thing that stands out about last year is the amount of foliar sprays that were made

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Redbanded Stink Bug Ditch Bank Survey 4/15/2018

Redbanded Stink Bug Ditch Bank Survey 4/15/2018

🕔08:42, 18.Apr 2018

In 2017, we were able to accurately predict the threat of RBSB based on sampling ditch banks in the spring. Every year we sample ditch banks across the state to make collections of various insect pests. With most pests, such

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Cool, Wet Weather, and Residue Brings Slugs

Cool, Wet Weather, and Residue Brings Slugs

🕔09:20, 10.Apr 2018

I have recently received a few call about slugs in corn. I suspect this will increase in more crops as planting continues and they begin to emerge. Slug problems usually start on corn first, then move to soybeans, then cotton in our area.

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What Will Cold Temperatures Mean for Redbanded Stink Bug This Year?

What Will Cold Temperatures Mean for Redbanded Stink Bug This Year?

🕔09:20, 20.Jan 2018

Entomologist across the Mid-South have had numerous questions about how below average temperatures we have encountered this month will impact RBSB populations this year. What we know is RBSB’s are tropical insects that do not survive well in cold temperatures. We have

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2018 County Extension Meeting Schedule

2018 County Extension Meeting Schedule

🕔08:55, 21.Dec 2017

The Mississippi State University Extension Service will be hosting a number of county row crop extension meetings in the spring of 2018. Each meeting will cover issues specific to the area and will provide information on weeds, insects, disease, economics,

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Mixing Soybean Desiccants with Insecticides

Mixing Soybean Desiccants with Insecticides

🕔21:55, 22.Aug 2017

Over the last few weeks there have been many questions about the legality of mixing insecticides with desiccants applied to soybean. There are several desiccants approved for soybean including Gramoxone, sodium chlorate, Aim 2EC, and Sharpen. There are no issues

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Soybean Harvest Aids and other Late Season Management Considerations

Soybean Harvest Aids and other Late Season Management Considerations

🕔11:02, 19.Aug 2017

Information included in this blog post should aid with making harvest aid decisions.

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Protecting Soybean Seed Quality

Protecting Soybean Seed Quality

🕔11:01, 19.Aug 2017

Information contained in this blog post to aid in the numerous questions regarding seed quality. Seed quality is a moving target and one that is primarily dictated by environment.

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Recorded Video From ArkLaMiss Redbanded Stink Bug Forum

Recorded Video From ArkLaMiss Redbanded Stink Bug Forum

🕔18:45, 17.Aug 2017

The ArkLaMiss Redbanded Stink Bug Forum was a huge success. There were numerous attendees present and many more who live streamed. Click the following ling to watch the recorded version. ArkLaMiss RBSB Forum

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ArkLaMiss Emergency Forum on Redbanded Stink Bug (Update with Link and Agenda)

ArkLaMiss Emergency Forum on Redbanded Stink Bug (Update with Link and Agenda)

🕔11:37, 12.Aug 2017

Updated on Tuesday August 15 for the Meeting on August 17 at 2:00pm The link to join the live feed is : www.uaex.edu/live During the live stream: Questions can be sent via text to: (662)394-1919 Tentative Agenda: 1:30-2:00 – Registration 2:00-2:10

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When Can I Quit Treating Redbanded Stink Bug in Soybean?

When Can I Quit Treating Redbanded Stink Bug in Soybean?

🕔08:37, 5.Aug 2017

As we suspected, now that the earliest planted soybeans are winding down on substantial acres and desiccants are being applied, we are seeing Redbanded Stink Bug (RBSB) make a move into later planted soybeans on wider scale. The number one

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Bollworm Update in Cotton and Soybean

Bollworm Update in Cotton and Soybean

🕔11:33, 29.Jul 2017

Bollworms have certainly been the hot topic in cotton and later planted soybeans this year. This flight started in some areas the week of July 4th and peaked in the Southern Delta around July 10-15. Since that time it has

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Redbanded Stink Bug Update 7/21/2017

Redbanded Stink Bug Update 7/21/2017

🕔13:03, 21.Jul 2017

We saw a surge in RBSB numbers a few weeks ago into March planted soybeans that were approaching R6 growth stage but since then populations have moderated. Just in the last few days we are now seeing another big surge moving into

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Controlling Spider Mites in Cotton 2017

Controlling Spider Mites in Cotton 2017

🕔11:15, 21.Jul 2017

Spider mite numbers have been increasing across much of the state over the last several weeks in cotton. There have been a number of fields treated and several fields that have more than one application this year. As conditions remain

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MS Agricultural Industry Council – Row Crop Update

MS Agricultural Industry Council – Row Crop Update

🕔22:41, 19.Jul 2017

You are welcome to attend the Row Crop Update at the Mississippi Agricultural Industry Council Conference. The conference is hosted at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama on Wednesday, July 26.

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Bollworm Treatments Starting In Later Planted MS Soybeans

Bollworm Treatments Starting In Later Planted MS Soybeans

🕔11:07, 15.Jul 2017

The bulk of our soybeans are going to outrun the current bollworm flight. Over the last 5-7 days we are getting reports of above threshold numbers of bollworms in soybeans. This is pretty much restricted to the soybeans that are R2-R4. We

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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – July 14, 2017

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – July 14, 2017

🕔08:34, 15.Jul 2017

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Redbanded Stink Bug Update 7/15/2017

Redbanded Stink Bug Update 7/15/2017

🕔08:19, 15.Jul 2017

We have sprayed several fields in the last 2 weeks for RBSB’s. To date, most fields have been late March planted beans that are R5.5-R6 growth stage. Most of the fields so far have been south of Hwy 82, but

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Bollworm Moths and Eggs Plentiful in Cotton: How Aggressive Should We Be?

Bollworm Moths and Eggs Plentiful in Cotton: How Aggressive Should We Be?

🕔08:17, 15.Jul 2017

For the last 7-10 days we have flushed numerous bollworm moths in cotton around the state and are commonly picking up eggs and small larvae in places. We have had numerous calls from consultants seeing the same thing and several have

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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – July 7, 2017

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – July 7, 2017

🕔19:08, 7.Jul 2017

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Early Season Plant Bug Management with Diamond Updated

🕔08:42, 1.Jul 2017

Most of the cotton across the Delta is squaring now and plant bug applications have started to go out on most fields.  We are catching a lot of plant bugs in flowering soybeans right now and the corn should start

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