We had a few calls over the last week about poor control of cotton aphid with Transform. In all of those cases, the field was actually sprayed for plant bugs with a 1.5 oz rate of Transform. That rate should be very effective on cotton aphid based on previous experience. As a result, we collected aphids from three different fields this week to test their susceptibility to Transform. . . . → Read More: Managing Cotton Aphids in 2014
The North Mississippi Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Row Crops Field Day on Thursday, August 7 will present the latest research to the area’s row-crop farmers and consultants. The field day will be from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Lee County Agri-Center Magnolia Conference Center on Highway 145 South in Verona.
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Additional bacterial blight has been observed in the MS cotton production system. At present, 12 counties have been reported to contain infected cotton. . . . → Read More: Cotton Bacterial Blight Update: July 18, 2014 (UPDATED 7/28/2014)
Several calls have come in this week regarding random yellow spots in cotton fields. While there are a multitude of things that may cause this, there seems to be an underlying theme in many cases. Everyone is aware of the rainfall we have received this year. As a result of season long moisture levels, oxygen supply . . . → Read More: Random Yellow Spots in Cotton Fields
This past week we encountered the following situation. A Grower irrigated a silt loam field utilizing a surge valve. When he checked his moisture probes neither the 6” nor the 12” Watermark™ sensor had moved. What’s going on? After careful evaluation we realized that the grower had prematurely terminated the irrigation cycle.
A few weeks ago we . . . → Read More: Surge Valve Issues and Gleanings.
Once again, bacterial blight has been observed in the MS cotton crop. At present, several fields in the south and north Delta as well as a single field in east MS have been observed to contain bacterial blight infected cotton leaves. To date (July 8, 2014), a single cotton variety has been reported to be infected in all fields. . . . → Read More: Scouting Cotton for Bacterial Blight in 2014
This past Monday (June 30), USDA released their annual Acreage report. The report is preceded by the March Prospective Plantings report with the difference being a more solid, confirmed acreage number in the acreage report compared to an expected, planned number in the earlier Prospective Plantings report.
For cotton, total U.S. acres are called at 11.369 million. . . . → Read More: Cotton Acres Bloomed, Price Shriveled
Bollworm catches were similar to the previous week while tobacco budworm counts continue to slowly rise. Neither is particularly high for this time of year. Southwestern corn borer counts were up sharply this week, with a few traps in the Delta above treatment thresholds for non-Bt corn. However, no county average was greater than 100 moths/trap, so . . . → Read More: Insect Trap Catches, July 3, 2014
Tomorrow is July 4th which usually coincides with the arrival of blooms in cotton fields. Although the crop is somewhat later than “normal” this year, blooms are arriving daily. Monitoring nodes above white flower is a useful tool for determining horsepower with your crop. In order to determine how many nodes above white flower are present . . . → Read More: Monitoring Cotton Growth and Development
Mississippi State University and Monsanto Company will be conducting a field day in Robinsonville, MS on Thursday, July 10, 2014. The field day will focus on the Roundup Ready(R) Xtend Crop System in cotton and soybeans. Field demonstrations will include cotton and soybean germplasm as well as Palmer amaranth control in the Roundup Ready(R) Xtend Crop System. Speakers from Monsanto . . . → Read More: Reminder: MSU/Monsanto Company Field Day – Robinsonville, MS – July 10, 2014