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Mississippi Crop Progress and Condition Report – 4/19/15

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According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, there were 1.8 days suitable for fieldwork for the  week ending Sunday, April 19, 2015.  Topsoil moisture supplies were 0 percent very short, 1 percent short, 37 percent adequate, and 62 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were 0 percent very short, 1 percent short, 43 percent adequate, . . . → Read More: Mississippi Crop Progress and Condition Report – 4/19/15

As Crops Emerge, Slug Calls Start

I have recently received a few call about slugs in corn and soybeans. I suspect this will increase when more crops emerge in the Hill region of the state as well. Slug problems usually start on corn first, then move to soybeans, then cotton in our area. This is only because we typically plant in this order. Slugs have been a sporadic problem in MS row crops over the years with increased occurrence since 2004. This has been exclusively a no-till or reduced till problem, particularly no-till behind a grass crop like corn or grain sorghum. Cool wet years are particularly favorable for slug problems to develop. . . . → Read More: As Crops Emerge, Slug Calls Start

2015 Scout Schools Set for Mississippi

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Mississippi State University will be hosting 5 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, weed identification, and herbicide systems. There will be numerous hands on displays of insects, weeds, nutrient deficiencies in all major row crops, and fertilizer characteristics. CEU’s Provided: Nutrient Management = 1.5, Integrated Pest Management = 3, Crop Management = 1 . . . → Read More: 2015 Scout Schools Set for Mississippi

Auxin Herbicide Plantback Restrictions

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There are a multitude of 2,4-D and dicamba formulations labeled for application to agricultural fields. . . . → Read More: Auxin Herbicide Plantback Restrictions

Best Management Practices for Tarnished Plant Bug

The tarnished plant bug is the most important insect pest of cotton in the Mississippi Delta. Management with insecticides has become difficult in recent years and more tools are needed to economically manage this pest. Although it is early March and we are getting pair of unusual winter storms in the Delta, it is not too early to start making a plan for managing tarnished plant bugs in cotton. We have done a lot of research over the last several years with the goal of making tarnished plant bug management more economical for producers without sacrificing yield. See the attached document for more details on the best management practices listed below. . . . → Read More: Best Management Practices for Tarnished Plant Bug

2015 Mid-South Ag Forum at the 2015 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show

Farmers attending the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show, February 27, in Memphis, will want to attend the Mid-South Ag Forum, scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on the Mezzanine Level of the Cook Convention Center.

This special seminar features information on successful technology adoption from research to the farm. Featured speakers are Jason Krutz, Mississippi State University, and Trey . . . → Read More: 2015 Mid-South Ag Forum at the 2015 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show

Pipe Planner Instructional Videos

“Pipe Planner is a free, user-friendly, web based application designed to help farmers create the most efficient poly tube irrigation system for their crops,”says Chris DeClerk of Delta Plastics.  To assist Mississippi growers in the implementation of Pipe Planner, Lee Atwill, Doctoral candidate here at Mississippi State University, has created the linked instructional videos.  Growers should . . . → Read More: Pipe Planner Instructional Videos

2014 On-Farm Cotton Variety Trial Data

Final data for the 2014 Mississippi State University on-farm cotton variety trials can be accessed by clicking on the link below.  Glyphosate-tolerant variety trials were conducted at 17 locations in 2014 and data are presented in the following manner:  all locations pooled together, irrigated trials, dryland trials, trials conducted in the Delta, trials conducted in the . . . → Read More: 2014 On-Farm Cotton Variety Trial Data

2015 Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 21 and 22, 2015

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Find attached the agenda for the 42nd Annual Delta Ag Expo to be held in Cleveland, MS on Wednesday, January 21 and Thursday, January 22, 2015. We hope to see you in attendance at the Bolivar County Ag Expo Center. . . . → Read More: 2015 Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 21 and 22, 2015

2014 Mississippi Small Plot Cotton Variety Trial Data

Find below All data from the 2014 Small Plot Cotton Official Variety Trial (OVT). During 2014, small plot cotton variety trials were conducted near the following locations; Brooksville, Clarksdale, Itta Bena, Senatobia, Starkville, Stoneville, Tunica, and Verona. The Cotton OVT contains varieties previously tested and New for 2014 varieties. We did not gain enough entries to . . . → Read More: 2014 Mississippi Small Plot Cotton Variety Trial Data