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Video – How to Identify Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

Video – How to Identify Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

🕔14:50, 28.May 2016

This is a video showing the methods used to determine the vegetative growth stages of corn or sorghum in the field. Further information can be found in the accompanying Mississipp Crop Situation blog article.

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How to Determine Growth Stages of Young Corn or Sorghum

How to Determine Growth Stages of Young Corn or Sorghum

🕔14:33, 28.May 2016

Vegetative growth stages of corn or sorghum are determined by counting the number of fully emerged leaves with leaf collars present. This methodology can be used to anticipate growth and determine appropriate timing of many management decisions, including herbicide application, sidedress fertilizer, etc….

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Rice Disease Calendar

Rice Disease Calendar

🕔11:53, 28.May 2016

Included in this blog post are a rice disease calendar. Information presented in the calendar deals with the most commonly observed rice diseases throughout the MS rice production area. In general, the occurrence of diseases on rice will depend on the planting date, general field history as related to previous crop, and the environmental conditions throughout the season.

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UPDATED First Soybean Rust of 2016 Detected in Four Southwest MS Counties

UPDATED First Soybean Rust of 2016 Detected in Four Southwest MS Counties

🕔13:23, 25.May 2016

On Tuesday, May 24, 2016, soybean rust was detected on kudzu in Amite, Pike and Wilkinson counties in southwest MS. The observations of soybean rust yesterday mark the earliest appearance of the disease by a little more than 6 weeks as compared to the past. No specific management practices are suggested at this time.

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Updated Soybean Disease Calendars for MG IV and MG V Soybean

Updated Soybean Disease Calendars for MG IV and MG V Soybean

🕔07:29, 21.May 2016

Included in this blog post are updated disease calendars for MG IV and MG V soybean to aid in scouting plant diseases. Keep in mind that several variables can impact the time of year when specific diseases are observed. Planting date, variety susceptibility, number of years a particular field has been in soybean, and prevailing environment can all play a role in when a disease is observed.

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Thrips Pressure Starting off Heavy in MS Cotton

Thrips Pressure Starting off Heavy in MS Cotton

🕔20:37, 20.May 2016

Calls about thrips treatments in seedling cotton have been picking up substantially this week. As ryegrass and other ditchbank hosts begin to dry down, thrips numbers will likely increase in the next couple weeks. The 100% chance of rain today (5/20) now

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When Should we Start Irrigating our Corn?

When Should we Start Irrigating our Corn?

🕔17:04, 20.May 2016

The recent stretch of dry weather has prompted much concern about the proper time to initiate irrigation for corn. We have considerable resources and information available to help answer this question and improve our corn productivity and profitability by implementing new strategies designed to address the crop needs.

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Plant Stand Effects on Peanut Yield

Plant Stand Effects on Peanut Yield

🕔10:46, 20.May 2016

This planting season has been pretty good to peanut growers overall.  While rainfall has been sporadic across the state, most of us have had several long, dry windows to get peanuts planted since about April 25.  Having said that, there

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Thrips in Peanut: When to Spray

Thrips in Peanut: When to Spray

🕔08:22, 20.May 2016

There are questions every year about spraying thrips in peanut. In general, we have recommended using an at-planting insecticide to manage thrips and that is adequate in most situations. However, we did a study two years ago where we sprayed peanuts

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Comment Period is Open for Transform Section 18

🕔21:02, 13.May 2016

In March, the Mississippi Bureau of Plant Industries and other states in the Mid-South submitted Emergency Exemption (Section 18) requests to use Transform for tarnished plant bug control in cotton. The reason for this request is that the original registration

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