Mississippi State University Turn Row Talk – Clarksdale, July 9, 2015

 

 
An agronomic crops turn row talk will be held at Cliff Heaton farms, just east of the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 6 on July 9, 2015.  The field day will be held in the cotton field on the south side of the road.  MSU Extension Specialists will be present to discuss topics in corn, . . . → Read More: Mississippi State University Turn Row Talk – Clarksdale, July 9, 2015

Row Crop Technology Showcase

A series of field days will be held throughout Mississippi in 2015 which will highlight crops with new and developing herbicide and insect trait technologies. Field days will be held at the following locations:

Dundee – Douglas and Chris Hood Farms – July 7
Brooksville – MSU Black Belt Branch Experiment Station – July 15
Starkville – R.R. Foil . . . → Read More: Row Crop Technology Showcase

Plant Growth Regulator Use in Cotton

As blooms are beginning to appear, several calls have come in this week regarding PGR use in cotton.  While some folks have already made some early applications, others are holding off.  Similar to defoliation, albeit with somewhat less pronounced effects if overdone, managing vegetative growth in cotton with PGR’s does involve some art as well as . . . → Read More: Plant Growth Regulator Use in Cotton

Adult Plant Bugs Migrating Into Cotton: Square Retention Critical

In some areas of the Delta there have been reports of plant bug numbers really picking up this week. The following article talks about the ease and importance of monitoring fruit set in cotton.

Square retention is a critical component of early season plant bug management.  I would strongly encourage you to take square retention counts along with . . . → Read More: Adult Plant Bugs Migrating Into Cotton: Square Retention Critical

Row Crop Technology Showcase Pre-Registration

Pre-registration is now open for the upcoming Row Crop Technology Showcase events hosted by Mississippi State University. These events will be held at the following locations:

Dundee – Douglas and Chris Hood’s farm – July 7
Brooksville – MSU Black Belt Branch Experiment Station – July 15
Starkville – R.R. Foil Plant Science Research Center (North Farm) – July 16

Additional . . . → Read More: Row Crop Technology Showcase Pre-Registration

Mississippi State University Turn Row Field Day: Clarksdale, MS July 9, 2015

An agronomic crops field day will be held at Cliff Heaton farms, just east of the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 6. The field day will be held in the cotton field on the south side of the road. MSU Extension Specialists will be present to discuss topics in corn, cotton, grain sorghum, peanut, rice and soybean. . . . → Read More: Mississippi State University Turn Row Field Day: Clarksdale, MS July 9, 2015

How Long Will Cotton Residual Herbicides Lay on the Soil Surface Awaiting an Activating Rainfall?

Several questions have come in over the past week or so regarding how long residual herbicides will lay on the soil surface without rainfall and still have activity when rainfall does arrive.  This is a very difficult question to answer and the answer depends on many factors.  Some herbicides are broken down by sunlight, some by . . . → Read More: How Long Will Cotton Residual Herbicides Lay on the Soil Surface Awaiting an Activating Rainfall?

Row Crop Technology Showcase – Dates and Topics

The upcoming Row Crop Technology Showcase events hosted by Mississippi State University have been mentioned a couple of times on Mississippi-crops.com; however, we now have a list of topics that will be covered at each event as well as credits approved for attendance.  Certified Crop Advisor CEU’s have been approved and will consist of 1.5 hours . . . → Read More: Row Crop Technology Showcase – Dates and Topics

MSU Scientists Study Tie Between Insecticides and Bee Health

By Keri Collins Lewis
MSU Ag Communications

STARKVILLE, Miss. — “Just mentioning bees and pesticides in the same sentence is sure to get a buzz,” said Angus Catchot, an entomologist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

Media skirmishes about bee health, agriculture practices and the role of pollinators in food production are a mixture of fact, propaganda and . . . → Read More: MSU Scientists Study Tie Between Insecticides and Bee Health

Cotton Nutrient Deficiency – Boron

Boron is a micronutrient that plays a role in cell wall structure and the formation of proteins within plants.  Boron deficiency is more common in younger leaf tissue toward the top of the cotton plant.  Deficiency symptoms may appear as distorted and/or stunted terminals; abnormal uppermost leaves, and aborted flowers.  Additional deficiency symptoms may appear as . . . → Read More: Cotton Nutrient Deficiency – Boron