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Mixed Bag of Early Season Caterpillar Defoliators in Soybean

Over the last couple of weeks I have had numerous calls about caterpillar pest in young soybeans. Most of these have been concerning beans that are still in the vegetative stages (V2-V5). The species that are being found are bollworm, yellowstriped armyworm, green cloverworm, granulated cutworm, alfalfa caterpillar, cabbage looper, garden webworm, and yellowstriped armyworm. . . . → Read More: Mixed Bag of Early Season Caterpillar Defoliators in Soybean

Soybean Planting Progress

Although the 2015 planting season started out slow, tremendous progress has been made to get this year’s crop growing. According to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, 79% of the soybean acreage is planted as of the week ending May 17, 2015. At this time, 60% of the crop is emerged. This puts us . . . → Read More: Soybean Planting Progress

When Should I Start Irrigating My Corn?

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The recent stretch of dry weather has prompted much conversation about the proper time to initiate irrigation for corn. This scenario usually generates a lot more anxiety than necessary because early season wilting is certainly not something we are very accustomed to. . . . → Read More: When Should I Start Irrigating My Corn?

Use a Sound Corn Nitrogen Strategy to Combat Rainy Weather

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Abundant spring rainfall can create havoc with corn nitrogen management by delaying fertilizer application and also promote massive nitrogen loss. These strategies should help enhance crop response during challenging conditions. . . . → Read More: Use a Sound Corn Nitrogen Strategy to Combat Rainy Weather

Seed Treatments, In-Furrow Sprays, and Granular Insecticides: What to do in Mississippi Field Corn

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Although every major field crop we grow in Mississippi is responsive to at planting insect protection; field corn is perhaps the most consistent. Why is this? . . . → Read More: Seed Treatments, In-Furrow Sprays, and Granular Insecticides: What to do in Mississippi Field Corn

Best Management Practices for Tarnished Plant Bug

The tarnished plant bug is the most important insect pest of cotton in the Mississippi Delta. Management with insecticides has become difficult in recent years and more tools are needed to economically manage this pest. Although it is early March and we are getting pair of unusual winter storms in the Delta, it is not too early to start making a plan for managing tarnished plant bugs in cotton. We have done a lot of research over the last several years with the goal of making tarnished plant bug management more economical for producers without sacrificing yield. See the attached document for more details on the best management practices listed below. . . . → Read More: Best Management Practices for Tarnished Plant Bug

What is Going On With Generic Azoxystrobin: the active ingredient in Abound, Quadris…

Updated Tuesday March 10, 2015. Added several  new fungicides to the pdf file;Mar.16.update2.azoxystrobin

Strobe 2L which has a comprehensive label for field crops, vegetables, turf, and ornamentals.

Trevo, (22.9% Azoxystrobin, for use on corn, cotton, rice, and soybeans).

Updated Tuesday  March 3, 2015. Please see the table at the end of this article for known Mississippi vendors.

Azoxystrobin is the active . . . → Read More: What is Going On With Generic Azoxystrobin: the active ingredient in Abound, Quadris…

Soybean Management Symposium Series: February 25 and 26, 2015 Dates CANCELED

The previously scheduled Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board seminar dates in Tunica, Verona, and Macon for Wednesday (2/25) and Thursday (2/26) have been CANCELED due to the potential for inclement weather over the next 36 hours. Future dates will be listed on the Mississippi Crop Situation Blog and locations will likely not change. Please stay tuned for further announcements. . . . → Read More: Soybean Management Symposium Series: February 25 and 26, 2015 Dates CANCELED

Soybean Management Symposium Series: Future Dates (2/25 Tunica, MS; 2/26 Verona (morning); 2/26 Macon, MS (afternoon))

Three more opportunities exist for ag-related personnel to attend the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board sponsored seminar series on nutrition management, nematode sampling and management, and irrigation practices. Meetings are scheduled next week in Tunica (2/25; 9 am), Verona (2/26; 9 am), and Macon (2/26; 2:30 pm). . . . → Read More: Soybean Management Symposium Series: Future Dates (2/25 Tunica, MS; 2/26 Verona (morning); 2/26 Macon, MS (afternoon))

Soybean Symposium Today, Feb. 10th at Capps Center

Farmers can hear from Mississippi State University (MSU) experts today in a series of soybean seminars sponsored by the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board (MSPB) and Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF).

The goal of the seminars, titled “Digging Deeper: Managing Unseen Yield Robbers,” is to heighten awareness on soybean-management issues that often go unseen but could severely impact . . . → Read More: Soybean Symposium Today, Feb. 10th at Capps Center