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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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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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Cutworms Showing Up in Mississippi Crops

Cutworms Showing Up in Mississippi Crops

🕔14:32, 2.May 2016

We have had several calls over the last week about cutworms reducing plant densities in cotton, soybean, and non-Bt corn. Based on the number of calls, it appears that cutworm populations are much higher than they have been the last several

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Updated Corn Disease Calendar

Updated Corn Disease Calendar

🕔07:43, 9.Apr 2016

Included in the current blog post is an updated disease scouting calendar. The timing of observations of some of the diseases included has been changed and some additional diseases that continued to be observed throughout the MS corn production system are included. Be mindful that foliar corn diseases can be observed throughout the entire season. Scouting for disease should begin shortly after emergence especially given that seed and seedling-associated diseases can impact corn stand as well as replant decisions in severe situations.

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When does Corn Yield Potential begin to Suffer from Late Planting?

When does Corn Yield Potential begin to Suffer from Late Planting?

🕔10:44, 1.Apr 2016

Much like the last three years, as rains delay corn planting progress, concerns arise regarding whether you will have ample opportunity to plant your corn crop in a suitable time window. This article states yield expectations and new guidelines for late corn plantings based upon MSU research.

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New Program App Available for the 2015 MS Row Crop Short Course

New Program App Available for the 2015 MS Row Crop Short Course

🕔14:19, 16.Oct 2015

We had an App created that will allow you to review the program and register straight from your Smart Phone for the 2015 Mississippi Row Crop Short Course Nov. 30th – Dec. 2, 2015 at the Cotton Mill District in

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2016 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids

2016 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids

🕔11:24, 13.Oct 2015

This effort lists those corn hybrids which have demonstrated superior productivity in the Mississippi Corn for Grain Hybrid Trials. No other source tests as many hybrids representing today’s market. Thus, there is no better barometer for you to judge hybrid performance and improve your ability to select the best for your farm.

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