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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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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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North Mississippi Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Row Crops Field Day on Thursday, August 7

🕔08:39, 25.Jul 2014

The North Mississippi Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Row Crops Field Day on Thursday, August 7 will present the latest research to the area’s row-crop farmers and consultants. The field day will be from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Lee County Agri-Center Magnolia Conference Center on Highway 145 South in Verona.

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Cotton Bacterial Blight Update: July 18, 2014 (UPDATED 7/28/2014)

Cotton Bacterial Blight Update: July 18, 2014 (UPDATED 7/28/2014)

🕔16:06, 18.Jul 2014

Additional bacterial blight has been observed in the MS cotton production system. At present, 12 counties have been reported to contain infected cotton.

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Scouting Cotton for Bacterial Blight in 2014

Scouting Cotton for Bacterial Blight in 2014

🕔06:56, 8.Jul 2014

Once again, bacterial blight has been observed in the MS cotton crop. At present, several fields in the south and north Delta as well as a single field in east MS have been observed to contain bacterial blight infected cotton leaves. To date (July 8, 2014), a single cotton variety has been reported to be infected in all fields.

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Assessing Control of Tarnished Plant Bug in Prebloom Cotton

Assessing Control of Tarnished Plant Bug in Prebloom Cotton

🕔12:41, 27.Jun 2014

Tarnished plant bug numbers have actually started off at low to moderate levels this year in the Delta region but just in the last few days numbers seem to be picking up pretty good in a few locations and square

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Plant Growth Regulator Use in Cotton Production

🕔12:20, 26.Jun 2014

Several folks throughout the state have began applying plant growth regulators to their cotton crop and many more will likely start over the next couple of weeks.  Although plant growth regulators have gotten exponentially cheaper over the past 25 years,

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