Bollworm Moths and Eggs Plentiful in Cotton: How Aggressive Should We Be?

Bollworm Moths and Eggs Plentiful in Cotton: How Aggressive Should We Be?

🕔08:17, 15.Jul 2017

For the last 7-10 days we have flushed numerous bollworm moths in cotton around the state and are commonly picking up eggs and small larvae in places. We have had numerous calls from consultants seeing the same thing and several have

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Cotton Field Tour/Turnrow Talk – Brooksville, MS – July 12

Cotton Field Tour/Turnrow Talk – Brooksville, MS – July 12

🕔17:02, 7.Jul 2017

Field tour from 9 – 10:45 A.M.  A field tour co-hosted with Dow AgroSciences/Phytogen will be conducted under the leadership of Drs. Dodds and Catchot.  The program for the field tour is as follows:  Phytogen Variety Overview – Kerry Saylors –

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Cotton Disease Update: July 6, 2017 UPDATED (7/10/2017 @ 6 PM)

Cotton Disease Update: July 6, 2017 UPDATED (7/10/2017 @ 6 PM)

🕔06:47, 6.Jul 2017

Bacterial blight of cotton has shown up in younger cotton in east and west MS. At present, 10 counties have been observed to contain bacterial blight cotton. To date (July 6), target spot has not been observed in the MS cotton crop.

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Early Season Plant Bug Management with Diamond Updated

🕔08:42, 1.Jul 2017

Most of the cotton across the Delta is squaring now and plant bug applications have started to go out on most fields.  We are catching a lot of plant bugs in flowering soybeans right now and the corn should start

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Assessing Adult Plant Bug Control Migrating Into Cotton

🕔08:20, 1.Jul 2017

Square retention is a critical component of early season plant bug management.  I would strongly encourage you to take square retention counts along with your sweep net counts prior to bloom. Not only does this help in the decision making

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Cotton:  General Crop Update

Cotton: General Crop Update

🕔15:37, 30.Jun 2017

The fourth of July is typically associated with cotton blooms in Mississippi.  While some fields are blooming or will do so in the next few days; a number of fields are still one to two weeks away from blooms appearing.  In general,

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Thrips and Herbicide Co-Applications

Thrips and Herbicide Co-Applications

🕔14:34, 2.Jun 2017

There is no question that we are seeing increased tolerance to the seed treatments with tobacco thrips in cotton. We made an effort this year to encourage the use of acephate either in-furrow or as an overtreatment to the normal

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2017 Cotton Maturity Guide

2017 Cotton Maturity Guide

🕔17:17, 26.May 2017

The updated 2017 cotton maturity guide can be accessed using the link below.  Keep in mind that maturity differences depicted in this guide are in an “everything else being equal” scenario.  A number of factors can affect maturity including (but

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When Should I Park My Cotton Planter?

When Should I Park My Cotton Planter?

🕔17:04, 26.May 2017

It may be the understatement of the year to say that this spring has been very challenging for the agricultural community in Mississippi.  Cool, wet weather seems to disappear then return, wind and sandblasting has caused severe damage to emerged

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Auxin Herbicide Technology Field Day

Auxin Herbicide Technology Field Day

🕔09:07, 23.May 2017

PONTOTOC, Miss. — Row crop producers can learn best practices for adding auxin herbicides to their weed control tool box at a field day June 29. The Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station will

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REMINDER: 2017 Agronomic Scout Schools

REMINDER: 2017 Agronomic Scout Schools

🕔17:53, 19.May 2017

Mississippi State University will be hosting 4 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, and herbicide symptomology. There

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Sandblasted Cotton/Re-Plant Decisions

Sandblasted Cotton/Re-Plant Decisions

🕔18:08, 5.May 2017

Approximately 20% of the cotton acres intended in Mississippi have been planted; however, given the cool, wet weather as well as high winds in the north Delta over the past several days, a number of re-plants will likely be taking place. 

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Impact of Environmental Conditions on Thrips Management in Cotton and Peanut

Impact of Environmental Conditions on Thrips Management in Cotton and Peanut

🕔18:02, 5.May 2017

We had unseasonably warm weather and good planting conditions during late March and early April. As a result, several cotton and peanut fields have been planted throughout Mississippi over the last month. Unfortunately, the weather has taken a turn for

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Barnyardgrass Control in Mississippi Delta Crops

Barnyardgrass Control in Mississippi Delta Crops

🕔11:16, 7.Apr 2017

Herbicide mixtures can have a large influence on barnyardgrass control with glyphosate.

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Enlist and Xtend:  What Buffers are Mandatory?

Enlist and Xtend: What Buffers are Mandatory?

🕔09:13, 29.Mar 2017

Labeling for new auxin herbicide products detail requirements that either restrict application or require buffers between the treated field and sensitive areas or susceptible crops.

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Mississippi Crop Progress Report for Week Ending March 26, 2017

Mississippi Crop Progress Report for Week Ending March 26, 2017

🕔08:27, 28.Mar 2017

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2017 Agronomic Crops Scout Schools

2017 Agronomic Crops Scout Schools

🕔15:06, 27.Mar 2017

Mississippi State University will be hosting 4 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, and herbicide symptomology. There

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Control Palmer Amaranth Early

Control Palmer Amaranth Early

🕔10:46, 23.Mar 2017

Many fields in Mississippi already contain emerged Palmer amaranth.

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Enlist and Xtend:  What Mixtures Are Approved?

Enlist and Xtend: What Mixtures Are Approved?

🕔09:38, 23.Mar 2017

New auxin herbicide products have associated websites, which are considered extensions of the federal labels, that list additives and herbicides approved for mixture.

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Target Spot Management: Thoughts from 2016 Observations

Target Spot Management: Thoughts from 2016 Observations

🕔16:29, 21.Mar 2017

Target spot was one of the main diseases that occurred during 2016. Normally a disease of little consequence in soybean as well as cotton, severe target spot outbreaks were observed in both crops. Making decisions regarding the occurrence of target spot during 2016 are difficult since the environment during key plant growth stages was the most important ingredient for the occurrence of target spot last season.

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Preplant Intervals for 2,4-D and Dicamba Applied as Burdown in Mississippi

Preplant Intervals for 2,4-D and Dicamba Applied as Burdown in Mississippi

🕔12:04, 17.Mar 2017

Observing the preplant intervals for 2,4-D and dicamba prior to planting is important.

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Enlist and Xtend:  What Boom Specifications Are Required?

Enlist and Xtend: What Boom Specifications Are Required?

🕔16:14, 16.Mar 2017

New labels for herbicide products to be used in Enlist and Xtend crops have unique application specifications.

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Enlist and Xtend:  At What Growth Stages Can I Spray?

Enlist and Xtend: At What Growth Stages Can I Spray?

🕔14:57, 8.Mar 2017

New auxin herbicide-resistant crop technologies are not a return to the days when Palmer amaranth of any size could be completely controlled with a single herbicide application

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Enlist and Xtend:  What Are the Herbicide Rates?

Enlist and Xtend: What Are the Herbicide Rates?

🕔09:23, 1.Mar 2017

New herbicide-resistant technologies offer the option to use herbicides previously not labeled for in-season application in cotton and soybean

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Enlist and Xtend:  What Can I Spray and on Which Crops Can I Spray It?

Enlist and Xtend: What Can I Spray and on Which Crops Can I Spray It?

🕔08:46, 24.Feb 2017

New herbicide-resistant crop options are available for 2017 in the form of the Enlist Weed Control System from Dow Agrosciences and the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System from Monsanto.

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