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Target Spot Management: Thoughts from 2016 Observations

Target Spot Management: Thoughts from 2016 Observations

🕔16:29, 21.Mar 2017

Target spot was one of the main diseases that occurred during 2016. Normally a disease of little consequence in soybean as well as cotton, severe target spot outbreaks were observed in both crops. Making decisions regarding the occurrence of target spot during 2016 are difficult since the environment during key plant growth stages was the most important ingredient for the occurrence of target spot last season.

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Seed Treatment Choices For Cotton Will Be More Important In 2017

Seed Treatment Choices For Cotton Will Be More Important In 2017

🕔13:54, 25.Jan 2017

In 2017, the need to maximize thrips control to avoid foliar applications will be more important than ever. With the introduction and anticipation of numerous acres with the new herbicide traits resistant to Dicamba, there will be NO INSECTICIDE tank

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2016 On-Farm Cotton Variety Trial Data

🕔09:40, 12.Dec 2016

On-farm variety trials were conducted at a total of 17 location in 2016.  A total of 8 locations were in the Delta all of which were irrigated.  Nine locations were in the hills one of which was irrigated. With the exception

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2016 Row Crop Short Course – Pre-Registration Ends November 28th

🕔10:14, 26.Nov 2016

On behalf of the Mississippi State University Extension Service, we would like to cordially invite you to attend the 2016 Row Crop Short Course to be held at the Cotton Mill Conference Center near the campus of Mississippi State University

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2016 Row Crop Short Course – Updated Program

🕔09:00, 12.Nov 2016

On behalf of the Mississippi State University Extension Service, we would like to cordially invite you to attend the 2016 Row Crop Short Course to be held at the Cotton Mill Conference Center near the campus of Mississippi State University

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2016 Row Crop Short Course

🕔16:30, 21.Oct 2016

On behalf of the Mississippi State University Extension Service, we would like to cordially invite you to attend the 2016 Row Crop Short Course to be held at the Cotton Mill Conference Center near the campus of Mississippi State University

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Cotton Disease Update: August 19, 2016

Cotton Disease Update: August 19, 2016

🕔21:04, 19.Aug 2016

Due in large part to the continued wet weather, cotton diseases have been on the increase over the past two weeks. Boll rot, bacterial blight and target spot have all been observed throughout the MS cotton production system.

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Numerous Caterpillars Showing Up in Cotton

Numerous Caterpillars Showing Up in Cotton

🕔07:32, 13.Aug 2016

Over the last couple weeks, we have received numerous calls about multiple caterpillar pests in Bt cotton. By far, the most common and widespread species has been bollworm, but populations of fall armyworm are also high and we have even heard

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Tarnished Plant Bugs in 2016

Tarnished Plant Bugs in 2016

🕔08:07, 29.Jul 2016

What has happened with tarnished plant bug this year? That has been the million dollar question this year in cotton. Numerous consultants have told us that tarnished plant bug populations are lower than they have ever seen in their careers

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Pheromone Trap Counts and Assays, July 22, 2016

Pheromone Trap Counts and Assays, July 22, 2016

🕔13:51, 22.Jul 2016

Pheromone trap catches for tobacco budworm this week were at higher levels than normally seen during this time of year in all areas of the state. Bollworms were back down some this week after being quite high in some regions

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North Mississippi Row Crops Field Day: August 11, 2016, Verona, MS

North Mississippi Row Crops Field Day: August 11, 2016, Verona, MS

🕔06:39, 2.Jul 2016

The North Mississippi Research and Extension Center Field Day is scheduled for August 11, 2016 from 8 am to 1:30 pm with lunch provided.

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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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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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Tarnished Plant Bug IPM and Impact of the Transform Label Cancellation

Tarnished Plant Bug IPM and Impact of the Transform Label Cancellation

🕔08:12, 5.Feb 2016

We posted an article last spring about utilizing several best management practices in an overall IPM program to manage tarnished plant bug in cotton. We included a pdf that highlights all of the research we have conducted over the last

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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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Mississippi State University Turn Row Talk – Clarksdale, August 25, 2015

Mississippi State University Turn Row Talk – Clarksdale, August 25, 2015

🕔14:57, 20.Aug 2015

An agronomic crops field day will be held at Stovall farms, west and north of Clarksdale on Oakhurst Stovall Road. The field day will be held at Mr. Pete Hunter’s farm shop beginning at 10 am. MSU Extension Specialists will be present to discuss topics in corn, cotton, grain sorghum, peanut, rice and soybean.

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Terminating Spider Mite Sprays in Mid-South Cotton

Terminating Spider Mite Sprays in Mid-South Cotton

🕔07:40, 13.Aug 2015

There has always been a struggle with properly defining the correct cutoff for spider mites in cotton in the Mid-South region. For years we always loosely considered Node Above White Flower 5 (NAWF5 = Cutout) and 650 heat units the

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Cotton Insect Update: July 10, 2015

🕔19:02, 10.Jul 2015

Tarnished plant bug populations have continued to be high over the last couple weeks in the Delta. A lot of the cotton is at or near the bloom stage when it is most attractive to plant bugs.

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Mississippi State University Turn Row Field Day: Clarksdale, MS July 9, 2015

Mississippi State University Turn Row Field Day: Clarksdale, MS July 9, 2015

🕔14:29, 19.Jun 2015

An agronomic crops field day will be held at Cliff Heaton farms, just east of the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 6. The field day will be held in the cotton field on the south side of the road. MSU Extension Specialists will be present to discuss topics in corn, cotton, grain sorghum, peanut, rice and soybean.

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Best Management Practices for Tarnished Plant Bug

🕔17:50, 5.Mar 2015

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.

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2015 Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 21 and 22, 2015

2015 Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 21 and 22, 2015

🕔11:27, 16.Jan 2015

Find attached the agenda for the 42nd Annual Delta Ag Expo to be held in Cleveland, MS on Wednesday, January 21 and Thursday, January 22, 2015. We hope to see you in attendance at the Bolivar County Ag Expo Center.

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2014 Row Crop Short Course – End of Pre-Registration

🕔11:32, 21.Nov 2014

The 2014 Row Crop Short Course will be held at the Bost Extension Center on the campus of Mississippi State University on December 1-3, 2014.  Attendance is free of charge if you pre-register.  Pre-registration is available until November 26.  Registration

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2014 Row Crop Short Course Preliminary Program

🕔15:14, 7.Nov 2014

The 2014 Row Crop Short Course will be held at the Bost Extension Center on the campus of Mississippi State University on December 1-3, 2014.  Attendance is free of charge if you pre-register.  Pre-registration is available until November 26.  Registration

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Not all Boll Rots are caused by Bacterial Blight

Not all Boll Rots are caused by Bacterial Blight

🕔06:42, 31.Oct 2014

Boll rot appeared to be a common occurrence in numerous cotton fields at the end of the 2014 season. However, not all boll rot can be attributed to bacterial blight, especially in situations where the disease was not observed prior to harvest. Secondary fungal infection can ultimately obscure the observable boll symptoms associated with bacterial blight. Keep this in mind when scouting fields at the end of the season as bacterial blight boll lesions can oftentimes be obscured by secondary fungal invaders.

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Managing Cotton Aphids in 2014

🕔16:11, 25.Jul 2014

We had a few calls over the last week about poor control of cotton aphid with Transform. In all of those cases, the field was actually sprayed for plant bugs with a 1.5 oz rate of Transform. That rate should be very effective on cotton aphid based on previous experience. As a result, we collected aphids from three different fields this week to test their susceptibility to Transform.

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