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Rice Seed Treatments and Cool Wet Soil Conditions

Rice Seed Treatments and Cool Wet Soil Conditions

🕔14:30, 3.May 2016

Every year we have a point in the planting season where we start getting questions about how heavy rainfall and cool temperatures affect seed treatments in rice. The one thing to remember is that the clock starts ticking on the

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Cutworms Showing Up in Mississippi Crops

Cutworms Showing Up in Mississippi Crops

🕔14:32, 2.May 2016

We have had several calls over the last week about cutworms reducing plant densities in cotton, soybean, and non-Bt corn. Based on the number of calls, it appears that cutworm populations are much higher than they have been the last several

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Why Can’t I Use Propiconazole on Peanuts this Year? A story of MRL’s and International Markets

🕔13:54, 27.Apr 2016

Alan Henn1 with contributions by Michelle Samuel-Foo2 1Extension Plant Pathologist, Mississippi State University 2 Regional Coordinator, IR-4 Southern Region, University of Florida. mfoo@ufl.edu or 352-294-3991 Most peanut growers have received notification from their buying points not to use any fungicides

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Wheat Disease Update: April 16, 2016

Wheat Disease Update: April 16, 2016

🕔09:41, 16.Apr 2016

Increased observations of foliar wheat diseases have occurred over the past two weeks. Leaf rust, stripe rust and Septoria leaf blotch have been commonly observed throughout the state. In addition, with the current environmental conditions (humidity, rainfall) and the general growth stages observed, the potential for Fusarium head blight (scab) may be similar to as occurred during the 2015 season.

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Flooded soybean fields – Do I need an inoculant?

Flooded soybean fields – Do I need an inoculant?

🕔10:12, 13.Apr 2016

Soybean is a leguminous crop that obtains its nitrogen (N) from an association with a bacterium in the soil called Bradyrhizobium japonicum. The association between the soybean and the bacterium takes place in nodules that form on the soybean roots

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Wheat Disease Calendar

Wheat Disease Calendar

🕔13:46, 10.Apr 2016

Scouting for wheat diseases is most important once the flag leaf emerges. However, foliar diseases can occur throughout the growing season. In some cases wheat diseases differ by season based on inoculum pressure as well as environment.

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Updated Corn Disease Calendar

Updated Corn Disease Calendar

🕔07:43, 9.Apr 2016

Included in the current blog post is an updated disease scouting calendar. The timing of observations of some of the diseases included has been changed and some additional diseases that continued to be observed throughout the MS corn production system are included. Be mindful that foliar corn diseases can be observed throughout the entire season. Scouting for disease should begin shortly after emergence especially given that seed and seedling-associated diseases can impact corn stand as well as replant decisions in severe situations.

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When does Corn Yield Potential begin to Suffer from Late Planting?

When does Corn Yield Potential begin to Suffer from Late Planting?

🕔10:44, 1.Apr 2016

Much like the last three years, as rains delay corn planting progress, concerns arise regarding whether you will have ample opportunity to plant your corn crop in a suitable time window. This article states yield expectations and new guidelines for late corn plantings based upon MSU research.

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Barnyardgrass Management in the Mississippi Delta

Barnyardgrass Management in the Mississippi Delta

🕔08:28, 29.Mar 2016

Barnyardgrass that is allowed to survive and produce seed in soybean can cripple a rice weed control program the following year.

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Wheat Disease Update: March 25, 2016

Wheat Disease Update: March 25, 2016

🕔11:36, 26.Mar 2016

Wheat diseases have been few and far between this winter. Little wheat was planted in the fall of 2015. However, in some key areas, rust diseases (leaf and stripe) as well as bacterial leaf streak have been observed on wheat.

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