Find below the Preliminary version of the 2013 Small Plot Cotton Official Variety Trial. During 2013, small plot cotton variety trials were conducted near the following locations; Brooksville, Clarksdale, Itta Bena, Senatobia, Starkville, Stoneville, Tunica, and Verona. Variety trial data is segmented into two trials the OVT and CAST Trials. The OVT contains varieties previously tested . . . → Read More: 2013 Official Small Plot Cotton Variety Trials – Preliminary Data
Since 2011 we have seen a decline in efficacy of thiamethoxam treated cotton seed against tobacco thrips. This has led to the increase of foliar applications in mid-south cotton acres. Recently Syngenta has confirmed that populations in the mid-south region are in fact resistant to the active ingredient thiamethoxam. This is specific to tobacco thrips and . . . → Read More: Tobacco Thrips in Mid-South Resistant to Thiamethoxam
This effort lists those corn hybrids which have demonstrated superior productivity in the MSU Corn for Grain Hybrid Trials. Approximately 80 corn hybrids representing the vast majority of seed companies in the Mid-south participate in the MSU hybrid trials. This information should help you better assess relative corn hybrid productivity and profitability in future seasons for either irrigated or dryland culture.
. . . → Read More: 2014 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids
The 2013 Row Crop Short Course will be held at the Bost Extension Center on the campus of Mississippi State University from December 2 – 4, 2013. The 2013 Row Crop Short Course will begin with an irrigation symposium hosted by Dr. Jason Krutz along with several other crop specialists and other irrigation experts from Mississippi . . . → Read More: 2013 Row Crop Short Course
Italian ryegrass is a serious weed in wheat production and continues to spread across much of Mississippi. The increasing prevalence of Italian ryegrass in grower fields is compounded by the lack of control from many commonly used herbicides, such as ALS inhibitors and glyphosate. . . . → Read More: Italian Ryegrass Control in Winter Wheat
Data collection and analyses were completed for the 2013 Mississippi On-Farm Rice Variety Trials on Friday, October 25. A preliminary report will be posted within the next week. However, if you are needing information to finalize seed booking for 2014, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call me at 662-822-2291. I will gladly speak to you about seed . . . → Read More: Preliminary Rice Variety Trial Results
Metribuzin is an important herbicide for controlling numerous weed species in wheat. However, wheat varieties may differ in tolerance to metribuzin. This article shows our evaluations of wheat varieties included in the current MSU Wheat Variety Trials for metribuzin tolerance. This should help you better assess potential for wheat crop injury. . . . → Read More: Evaluation of Wheat Varieties for Metribuzin Tolerance
Each year some sweetpotato scurf or “soil-stain” is reported. However, this year it would appear that the disease has been more prevalent than normal in some fields. Scurf is caused by a soil-dwelling fungus, Monilochaetes infuscans, and results in darkened, discolored skin (Figure 1). The affected portion of the root can range from a small patch . . . → Read More: Sweetpotatoes and Scurf
The 3rd annual joint MEA/MAPPAN/MWSS annual meeting will be held next week at the Bost Extension Building in Starkville, MS next week. The dates of the meeting are Monday and Tuesday October 21-22. We have a very informative and exciting program planned for the meeting. The meeting will kick off Monday afternoon with a Row Crop . . . → Read More: Joint MEA/MAPPAN/MWSS Annual Meeting and Roundtable Discussion
Wheat can be successfully established and grown using many planting methods, but several management practices can certainly enhance your potential for growing a productive crop this season. Those practices include timely planting, appropriate seeding rates and methods, suitable seedbed preparation and fall weed control.
. . . → Read More: Keys for Seeding High Yielding Wheat