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Wheat Disease Update: April 22, 2017

Wheat Disease Update: April 22, 2017

🕔11:09, 22.Apr 2017

Limited wheat acres in MS have meant for a fairly quiet winter. However, the observation of wheat diseases has increased over the past several weeks with the major questions coming from either vernalization issues (lack of chilling hours) or leaf rust.

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Stink Bugs Showing up in Seedling Corn

Stink Bugs Showing up in Seedling Corn

🕔16:02, 21.Apr 2017

Over the last 10 days we have received numerous calls about brown stink bugs in seedling corn in the Delta region of the state. Stink bugs attack corn by feeding through the stem or even down in the whorl of small corn

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Importance of Nitrogen Timing and Methods for Southern Corn

Importance of Nitrogen Timing and Methods for Southern Corn

🕔12:51, 7.Apr 2017

Nitrogen application timing, method, and fertilizer source may all significantly impact how your corn crop responds to fertilization. This article discusses how to improve corn response to nitrogen and reduce risk.

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Barnyardgrass Control in Mississippi Delta Crops

Barnyardgrass Control in Mississippi Delta Crops

🕔11:16, 7.Apr 2017

Herbicide mixtures can have a large influence on barnyardgrass control with glyphosate.

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Managing Target Spot of Soybean: 2016 Fungicide Trial Efficacy Results

Managing Target Spot of Soybean: 2016 Fungicide Trial Efficacy Results

🕔09:29, 1.Apr 2017

Target spot management in soybean production systems remains a hot topic going into the 2017 season. The environment that occurred during late July and early August 2016 made us respect a disease that is often “out of sight and out of mind”. Fungicide data from two efficacy trials conducted during 2016 are included in this blog post.

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Enlist and Xtend:  What Buffers are Mandatory?

Enlist and Xtend: What Buffers are Mandatory?

🕔09:13, 29.Mar 2017

Labeling for new auxin herbicide products detail requirements that either restrict application or require buffers between the treated field and sensitive areas or susceptible crops.

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Mississippi Crop Progress Report for Week Ending March 26, 2017

Mississippi Crop Progress Report for Week Ending March 26, 2017

🕔08:27, 28.Mar 2017

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2017 Agronomic Crops Scout Schools

2017 Agronomic Crops Scout Schools

🕔15:06, 27.Mar 2017

Mississippi State University will be hosting 4 scout schools this year. We have transitioned over the years to make these trainings much more diverse than insect pest alone. This year we will be including insects, disease, fertility, and herbicide symptomology. There

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Control Palmer Amaranth Early

Control Palmer Amaranth Early

🕔10:46, 23.Mar 2017

Many fields in Mississippi already contain emerged Palmer amaranth.

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Enlist and Xtend:  What Mixtures Are Approved?

Enlist and Xtend: What Mixtures Are Approved?

🕔09:38, 23.Mar 2017

New auxin herbicide products have associated websites, which are considered extensions of the federal labels, that list additives and herbicides approved for mixture.

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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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Preplant Intervals for 2,4-D and Dicamba Applied as Burdown in Mississippi

Preplant Intervals for 2,4-D and Dicamba Applied as Burdown in Mississippi

🕔12:04, 17.Mar 2017

Observing the preplant intervals for 2,4-D and dicamba prior to planting is important.

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Enlist and Xtend:  What Boom Specifications Are Required?

Enlist and Xtend: What Boom Specifications Are Required?

🕔16:14, 16.Mar 2017

New labels for herbicide products to be used in Enlist and Xtend crops have unique application specifications.

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Enlist and Xtend:  At What Growth Stages Can I Spray?

Enlist and Xtend: At What Growth Stages Can I Spray?

🕔14:57, 8.Mar 2017

New auxin herbicide-resistant crop technologies are not a return to the days when Palmer amaranth of any size could be completely controlled with a single herbicide application

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Winter Sweetpotato Production Meeting- Thursday March 9 (Houston, MS)

🕔12:43, 1.Mar 2017

2017 Winter Sweetpotato Production Meeting March 9, 2017 Thorn Community Center, CR 37, Houston, MS 5:30 P.M.        Registration. 6: 00 P.M.       Welcome and opening remarks-  Stephen Meyers, MSU-North MS Research and Extension Center (Pontotoc) 6:15 P.M.        Meal sponsored by ENTECH

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Enlist and Xtend:  What Are the Herbicide Rates?

Enlist and Xtend: What Are the Herbicide Rates?

🕔09:23, 1.Mar 2017

New herbicide-resistant technologies offer the option to use herbicides previously not labeled for in-season application in cotton and soybean

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Enlist and Xtend:  What Can I Spray and on Which Crops Can I Spray It?

Enlist and Xtend: What Can I Spray and on Which Crops Can I Spray It?

🕔08:46, 24.Feb 2017

New herbicide-resistant crop options are available for 2017 in the form of the Enlist Weed Control System from Dow Agrosciences and the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System from Monsanto.

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Spring Tillage Ineffective for Glyphosate-resistant Italian Ryegrass Control

Spring Tillage Ineffective for Glyphosate-resistant Italian Ryegrass Control

🕔11:32, 17.Feb 2017

Spring tillage with the intent of controlling GR Italian ryegrass is nearly futile.

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2017 Upcoming County Meeting Schedule

2017 Upcoming County Meeting Schedule

🕔10:22, 11.Feb 2017

MSU Extension is hosting a series of meetings to be held throughout the state to prepare growers for the upcoming season.  These meetings will focus on market outlooks, variety selection, weed management, insect and plant disease management, and other current crop production

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Don’t Underestimate Italian Ryegrass in Mississippi Rice Fields

Don’t Underestimate Italian Ryegrass in Mississippi Rice Fields

🕔09:36, 11.Feb 2017

Fields to be planted to rice that contain glyphosate-resistant Italian ryegrass should be managed aggressively

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Online Auxin Herbicide Training Starts February 13

Online Auxin Herbicide Training Starts February 13

🕔10:17, 3.Feb 2017

Mississippi producers interested in purchasing auxin-containing herbicides intended for in-crop use on 2,4-D- or dicamba-tolerant crops must first complete mandatory online training.

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Control Italian Ryegrass Before Planting Corn

Control Italian Ryegrass Before Planting Corn

🕔10:06, 3.Feb 2017

An early burndown targeting Italian ryegrass is more critical in fields to be planted to corn than those that will be planted to other crops.

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New Insect Control Guide App Available

New Insect Control Guide App Available

🕔07:36, 3.Feb 2017

We have been working on an insect control guide app for a couple years and are proud to say it is now available in the app store for iPhones. Shortly we will be releasing a version for Android users as

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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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Control Italian Ryegrass Early

Control Italian Ryegrass Early

🕔14:46, 20.Jan 2017

An early burndown application in January or early-February for Italian ryegrass allows time to determine how well the first application worked and flexibility in deciding how to control escapes.

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