This effort lists those corn hybrids which have demonstrated superior productivity in the MSU Corn for Grain Hybrid Trials. Approximately 80 corn hybrids representing the vast majority of seed companies in the Mid-south participate in the MSU hybrid trials. This information should help you better assess relative corn hybrid productivity and profitability in future seasons for either irrigated or dryland culture.
. . . → Read More: 2014 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids
The 2013 Row Crop Short Course will be held at the Bost Extension Center on the campus of Mississippi State University from December 2 – 4, 2013. The 2013 Row Crop Short Course will begin with an irrigation symposium hosted by Dr. Jason Krutz along with several other crop specialists and other irrigation experts from Mississippi . . . → Read More: 2013 Row Crop Short Course
Virus-infected soybean material has been observed almost statewide this season. The high numbers of bean leaf beetles can be blamed for some of the observed viruses; however, bean leaf beetles are not the only insects that can vector soybean viruses between plants. This specific blog update presents information on the three most commonly encountered soybean viruses in the MS soybean production system. . . . → Read More: Soybean Viruses Cause Important Diseases too
Soybean disease questions still consider to be raised throughout MS. Even though soybean rust has been detected in 45 counties to date it appears we will have another season where yield losses as a result of soybean rust will be extremely limited and may only have occurred in a handful of fields. When making plans for next year consider sampling for nematodes in light textured soil classes. In addition, planting a frogeye susceptible variety in several years in a continuous soybean system may increase the likelihood of frogeye causing substantial yield loss. . . . → Read More: Soybean Disease Update: September 21, 2013
It has often been said that cotton defoliation is more art than science. This thought is further nurtured when harvest aids perform differently under seemingly similar conditions. As with any pesticide application, many factors come into play when determining harvest aid performance. The first decision that needs to be made is when to defoliate the crop . . . → Read More: Determining When to Defoliate the 2013 Cotton Crop
Foliar diseases of soybean continue to be observed throughout the MS soybean production system. Over the past week additional counties containing soybean rust have been observed throughout the state. Stay tuned to information on the Crop Situation Blog regarding additional counties with soybean rust infected plant material should management suggestions change. . . . → Read More: Foliar Soybean Disease Update: August 31, 2013
Soybean looper has started to show up in soybean and a few applications have started in some fields. We have several good options to manage soybean looper and all of them should be considered. Belt has become the go to insecticide for looper control in a lot of situations over the last couple of years. . . . → Read More: Soybean Looper Control in Late Soybeans
Now that early planted beans are drying down quickly and insect pressure is increasing on late planted soybeans in some areas, many are asking when it is safe to quit spraying insect pest in soybeans. For most pest in soybean the general rule is R7 growth stage for insecticide termination. R7 is one brown pod anywhere . . . → Read More: Yield Loss from Defoliators in Soybean and Insecticide Termination
Numerous questions over the past few weeks regarding how well certain fungicide chemistries are managing frogeye leaf spot. Attached please find preliminary rating data from Starkville and Stoneville on how well particular products are managing observable symptoms of frogeye leaf spot. Additional data to follow as we continue to rate plots. . . . → Read More: Frogeye Leaf Spot Fungicide Preliminary Data (Updated 8/30/2013)
Two upcoming peanut field days offer the latest research recommendations and a chance to see some research/demonstration plots. The first field day will be held in south Mississippi, at Lucedale, the other in north Mississippi, at Clarksdale.
The Lucedale field day will be held on Thursday, August 29. Registration starts at 8:30 am at the George County . . . → Read More: Two Upcoming Peanut Field Days