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When Should I Start Corn Harvest?

When Should I Start Corn Harvest?

🕔17:07, 31.Jul 2015

Corn harvest will be upon us soon and anticipation is building. However, we still need to get this corn crop out of the field and safely deliver it to market. The optimal timing to successfully harvest your corn crop may vary depending on several factors.

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Bean Leaf Beetles High in Delta Soybean Fields

Bean Leaf Beetles High in Delta Soybean Fields

🕔14:03, 29.Jul 2015

Over the last week we have been getting a lot of calls about extremely high bean leaf beetle numbers. Most calls have come from the Northwest Delta region of the state. We have actually made bean leaf beetle targeted sprays on a number of acres in recent days. Yield loss is caused by defoliation and less frequently by pod feeding

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Controlling the Headworm Complex in Mississippi Grain Sorghum

Controlling the Headworm Complex in Mississippi Grain Sorghum

🕔08:11, 28.Jul 2015

There have been numerous reports lately of high numbers of corn earworm and sorghum webworm in grain sorghum. I have heard some reports of numbers as high as 10X threshold. It is critical to scout and treat as needed to control these pest. There are three species that make up the headworm complex in grain sorghum; the corn earworm (bollworm), fall armyworm, and the sorghum webworm.

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Reminder – MSU DREC Rice Field Day – July 30, 2015

Reminder – MSU DREC Rice Field Day – July 30, 2015

🕔20:14, 26.Jul 2015

The MSU-DREC Rice Producer Field Day will be held in conjunction with the annual Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Summer Rice Grower Meeting this year on the afternoon of July 30 at the Capps Center in Stoneville..  The Farm Bureau meeting

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Soybean Scouting Report: 7/20-7/24/2015

Soybean Scouting Report: 7/20-7/24/2015

🕔15:34, 26.Jul 2015

Week 5 Scouting Report Graduate Student Nick Bateman is running a weekly insect scout line in soybeans for part of his PhD project. We will be reporting his numbers weekly on the blog. Only insect pest that are being found in

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Pheromone Trap Counts, July 24, 2015

Pheromone Trap Counts, July 24, 2015

🕔17:20, 24.Jul 2015

Pheromone trap counts for bollworm were stable this week in the Delta while rising in the Northeastern region of Mississippi. Based on several weeks of fairly high bollworm moth catches, protection is likely needed in many fields against bollworm throughout the

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How Can I Estimate Corn Yield?

How Can I Estimate Corn Yield?

🕔16:14, 24.Jul 2015

Would you like to estimate your corn yield prior to the combine heading to the field? If you are willing to put in a little time, you can develop a reasonable yield estimate by following these guidelines.

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Diagnosing Fungicide Phytotoxicity and Telling Apart from Root Diseases

Diagnosing Fungicide Phytotoxicity and Telling Apart from Root Diseases

🕔09:32, 22.Jul 2015

Phytotoxicity as the result of applying fungicides that contain an active ingredient that produces an “injury” to soybean leaves has been observed this year. Large areas of fields or entire fields in an area with observable interveinal chlorosis should be observed for the presence of a specific disease. Observing root systems as well as cutting into the main stem to expose the vascular tissue should help tell the difference between many soybean root diseases and whether or not a disease is present.

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Mississippi Value of Production Estimates

Mississippi Value of Production Estimates

🕔15:59, 19.Jul 2015

The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce releases value of production estimates each year. Below is a list summarized the value of several Mississippi agricultural commodities.  For more information click on the link below. Mississippi Value of Production Estimates 1. 

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Potassium Deficiency in Cotton

Potassium Deficiency in Cotton

🕔14:47, 19.Jul 2015

Over the past several weeks blooms have become commonplace in most Mississippi cotton fields.  Many of these fields were blooming at or just after the 4th of July.  Once cotton begins to square and more so once  bloom begins, nutrient

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