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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts: June 25, 2016

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts: June 25, 2016

🕔20:08, 24.Jun 2016

Southwestern corn borer numbers increased significantly in some areas this week. The highest numbers were 377 caught in Leflore County and 450 caught in Coahoma County.  The current threshold in the 2016 Insect Control Guide suggests spraying when 50 moths are caught

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Caterpillars Infesting Field Corn

Caterpillars Infesting Field Corn

🕔15:57, 24.Jun 2016

Much of the corn has reached the reproductive stages, while some is still in the vegetative stages. Several caterpillars, including fall armyworm and corn earworm, can infest corn, especially non-Bt corn, during both stages of development.

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2015 Frogeye Leaf Spot Fungicide Evaluations

2015 Frogeye Leaf Spot Fungicide Evaluations

🕔16:28, 19.Jun 2016

Numerous fungicide trials were conducted during 2015 to determine the efficacy of fungicides on frogeye leaf spot. Included in this post are the majority of the soybean fungicide trials conducted at R2, R3, and R5 in Stoneville, MS on a FLS-susceptible soybean variety. A total 39 different product or product combinations were evaluated. A summary table is included to highlight a specific product and the trials that particular product was included in.

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2015 Root-knot Nematode Soybean OVT Gall Ratings and Yield

2015 Root-knot Nematode Soybean OVT Gall Ratings and Yield

🕔17:34, 18.Jun 2016

The entries contained in the MSU soybean OVT were screened for their sensitivity to the root-knot nematode during 2015. Contained within this blog post are the root galling responses of 133 entries as well as the yield from the RKN infested location.

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Soybean Disease Update: June 18, 2016

Soybean Disease Update: June 18, 2016

🕔16:39, 18.Jun 2016

Soybean diseases continue to be observed throughout the MS soybean production system. Over the past several weeks calls have centered on Septoria brown spot, Southern blight, and some limited questions regarding soybean rust.

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Soybean R3/R4 Fungicide Selection

Soybean R3/R4 Fungicide Selection

🕔11:00, 18.Jun 2016

Numerous questions over the past few weeks regarding fungicide product selection for the R3/R4 soybean application timing. Specific comments regarding the efficacy of products on frogeye leaf spot will be presented in an additional blog post. In this post, comments regarding application volume, fungicide application rates and decision on specific products.

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Corn Disease Update: June 18, 2016

Corn Disease Update: June 18, 2016

🕔07:00, 18.Jun 2016

To date, disease issues in the MS corn crop have remained somewhat quiet. Common rust has been the most prevalent disease as a result of wetter and cooler temperatures until the past 7 to 10 days. As of this morning (6/18/2016), southern rust has not been detected in MS.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts: June 18, 2016

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts: June 18, 2016

🕔22:40, 17.Jun 2016

Overall, southwestern corn borer traps remained low throughout the state. However, one trap in Leflore county captured 178 moths over a 7 day period. Although they do not appear to be widespread, this indicates that there may be pockets with

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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts: June 11, 2016

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts: June 11, 2016

🕔18:29, 10.Jun 2016

All southwestern corn borer trapping locations did not report this week, but numbers were very low across the state. The highest numbers were in the south Delta, but still well below threshold with the highest number being 22 in one trap

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Spider Mites Showing up in Small Cotton in MS

Spider Mites Showing up in Small Cotton in MS

🕔08:10, 3.Jun 2016

Spider mites have been becoming more widespread over the last two weeks.  Currently we have quite a few acres requiring treatment for spider mites and several that have already received an application.  The hot dry weather we have been dealing with

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