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Management Practices to Reduce the Development of Fungicide Resistance in Soybean: Part III, Strobilurin-Resistant Frogeye Leaf Spot in Mississippi

Strobilurin-resistant frogeye leaf spot continues to be a topic of conversation. During 2012 two MS counties were confirmed to have strobilurin resistant frogeye leaf spot. Since that time a large survey has been conducted in MS to determine how widespread the resistance is within the fungal population in MS. . . . → Read More: Management Practices to Reduce the Development of Fungicide Resistance in Soybean: Part III, Strobilurin-Resistant Frogeye Leaf Spot in Mississippi

Management Practices to Reduce the Development of Fungicide Resistance in Soybean: Part II, Choosing Fungicide Products and Rates

Fungicides have become an important management alternative for diseases such as frogeye leaf spot. However, with the addition of the strobilurin-resistant fungus responsible for frogeye leaf spot, caution must be taken when applying fungicides to not increase the likelihood of fungicide resistance from developing. The specific characteristics of the main fungicide classes labeled for application in soybean systems are outlined. In addition, a table that includes the specific components of the pre-mix products when the labeled rates are applied is included. . . . → Read More: Management Practices to Reduce the Development of Fungicide Resistance in Soybean: Part II, Choosing Fungicide Products and Rates

Management Practices to Reduce the Development of Fungicide Resistance in Soybean: Part I, Improving Disease Management Practices

Fungicide resistance has continued to be a hot topic during the off-season. Since 2010, fungicide resistance within the frogeye leaf spot fungal population has been documented in several states including Mississippi. To prevent the development of fungicide resistance from increasing several important steps can be followed. Several of these specific topics will be outlined in this three part series regarding fungicide resistance. . . . → Read More: Management Practices to Reduce the Development of Fungicide Resistance in Soybean: Part I, Improving Disease Management Practices

“Bee Aware” Flags Ready for Distribution

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Recently several groups in Mississippi came together and developed then adopted a set of Cooperative Standards for row crop farmers and beekeepers in an effort to increase awareness of pollinator’s and create an environment where each could coexist while minimizing any adverse conditions to either operation. As a part of that program the “Bee Aware” flag was . . . → Read More: “Bee Aware” Flags Ready for Distribution

The Mississippi State University RISER Program: Efficient Methods for Furrow Irrigation

RISER irrigation approach reduces water use by 50% while maintaining yield potential. . . . → Read More: The Mississippi State University RISER Program: Efficient Methods for Furrow Irrigation

Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition Results

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The results from the Second Annual Future of Ag Graduate Student Competition are included in this post. . . . → Read More: Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition Results

Cooperative Standards for the Coexistence of Row Crop Farmers and Beekeepers Adopted in Mississippi

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Over the last several years there has been a media blitz surrounding the decline in honey bee populations around the globe. It seems like the science changes daily as to cause of the problem. Most believe it is a complex of factors including: varroa mite, viruses, habit decline, pesticides, etc. Nevertheless, it has put beekeepers and . . . → Read More: Cooperative Standards for the Coexistence of Row Crop Farmers and Beekeepers Adopted in Mississippi

2013 Soybean Variety Trial Disease Ratings: Maturity Group V Frogeye Leaf Spot and Cercospora Blight

Included in this blog post are ratings collected for frogeye leaf spot as well as Cercospora blight from the 2013 Maturity Group V soybean variety trials. Trials were conducted in Brooksville, Clarksdale (irrigated), Falkner, Longwood, Olive Branch, Raymond, Stoneville (clay and loam). The conventional/LibertyLink trial was only conducted at the Brooksville, Falkner, Longwood, and Stoneville (clay) locations. Ratings were collected based on a 0-9 and are presented from each location for each variety so a range of ratings is available across all environments encountered during the 2013 season. . . . → Read More: 2013 Soybean Variety Trial Disease Ratings: Maturity Group V Frogeye Leaf Spot and Cercospora Blight

2013 Soybean Variety Trial Disease Ratings: Maturity Group IV Frogeye Leaf Spot and Cercospora Blight

Included in this blog post are ratings collected for frogeye leaf spot as well as Cercospora blight from the 2013 Maturity Group IV soybean variety trials. Trials were conducted in Brooksville, Clarksdale (irrigated), Falkner, Longwood, Olive Branch, Raymond, Stoneville (clay and loam). The conventional/LibertyLink trial was only conducted at the Brooksville, Falkner, Longwood, and Stoneville (clay) locations. Ratings were collected based on a 0-9 and are presented from each location for each variety so a range of ratings is available across all environments encountered during the 2013 season. . . . → Read More: 2013 Soybean Variety Trial Disease Ratings: Maturity Group IV Frogeye Leaf Spot and Cercospora Blight

Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 23 & 24, 2014

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Attached please find the agenda for the Delta Ag Expo in Cleveland, MS. Make careful note that the dates of the meeting have changed from previous years due to a minor scheduling conflict with the Bolivar County Exposition Center. . . . → Read More: Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 23 & 24, 2014