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Weed of the Week:  Prickly Lettuce

Weed of the Week: Prickly Lettuce

🕔12:46, 28.Nov 2012

Prickly lettuce plants are mostly covered in spines along the leaf margins and on the underside of the leaf midvein.

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2012 Row Crop Short Course

🕔10:05, 15.Nov 2012

The 2012 Row Crop Short Course will be held from December 3-5, 2012 at the Bost Extension Center on the campus of Mississippi State University.  Pre-registration is free of charge until November 30 and will be $40 thereafter including at

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Weed of The Week:  Sibara

Weed of The Week: Sibara Updated

🕔08:00, 13.Nov 2012

Sibara is common in Mississippi, but it is generally controlled with burndown herbicide applications targeting other winter annual weed species.

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Fall Herbicide Applications For Glyphosate-resistant Italian Ryegrass

🕔10:31, 9.Nov 2012

The best time to control GR Italian ryegrass is before it emerges.

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Weed of the week: Horseweed

Weed of the week: Horseweed

🕔11:51, 6.Nov 2012

Horseweed is native to North America and can be found throughout the United States. It is common in crop fields, roadsides, and pastures throughout Mississippi.

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Weed of the Week:  Cutleaf Evening-primrose

Weed of the Week: Cutleaf Evening-primrose

🕔12:25, 17.Oct 2012

Key identifying characteristics of cutleaf evening-primrose are the distinctive white mid-vein found on most leaves and a reddish base when cut with a sharp knife near the soil line.

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Weed of the Week: Henbit

Weed of the Week: Henbit

🕔10:33, 10.Oct 2012

Henbit is native to Europe and Asia but can be found throughout the United States. It is common in crop fields, roadsides, pastures, and lawns throughout Mississippi.

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Weed of the Week:  Downy Brome

Weed of the Week: Downy Brome

🕔10:19, 26.Sep 2012

Downy brome can be problematic in some areas in winter wheat, pastures, and also in alfalfa.

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Weed of the Week:  Italian Ryegrass

Weed of the Week: Italian Ryegrass

🕔10:39, 10.Sep 2012

Italian ryegrass plants germinate from fall through early spring, are highly competitive, and grow rapidly in the winter and early spring months.

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Weed of the Week:  Texas Millet

Weed of the Week: Texas Millet

🕔08:21, 6.Sep 2012

Texas millet is native to the southern United States and can be found in crop fields, pastures, roadsides, and untended areas in Mississippi.

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The Principles of Plant Pathology: The Disease Triangle and Influence of the Environment

The Principles of Plant Pathology: The Disease Triangle and Influence of the Environment

🕔17:38, 31.Aug 2012

Plant pathogens require a specific set of factors to occur at the same time for disease to begin. More often than not diseases require a prolonged conducive environment before the pathogen can produce observable symptoms.

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Weed of the Week:  Southwestern Cupgrass

Weed of the Week: Southwestern Cupgrass

🕔09:39, 30.Aug 2012

Southwestern cupgrass has become an increasing problem in recent years in Mississippi.

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Insect Management in Late Planted Grain Sorghum

Insect Management in Late Planted Grain Sorghum

🕔11:39, 18.Aug 2012

Mississippi producers planted 65K acres of grain sorghum this year, up from 52K acres in 2011, and 12K acres in 2010. Grain sorghum traditionally in MS has been considered a “step child” crop that went on the worst dry land

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Weed of the Week:  Browntop Millet

Weed of the Week: Browntop Millet

🕔08:22, 13.Aug 2012

In Mississippi, browntop millet is found in cultivated areas, lawns, pastures, and along roadsides.

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August USDA Report Recaps

🕔09:44, 10.Aug 2012

[note: I have a prior obligation today. Here is a quick synopsis of the reports with more to come in later today or over the weekend] This morning USDA’s World Agricultural Outlook Board released their August estimates of U.S. and

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Post-Harvest Weed Control Options

Post-Harvest Weed Control Options

🕔17:13, 8.Aug 2012

Tillage (disking, chisel plowing, etc.) is a common means of post-harvest weed control and a way to encourage rapid degradation of crop residues. However, this process can also bring new weed seeds to the surface, allowing them to germinate.

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Weed of the Week:  Sicklepod

Weed of the Week: Sicklepod

🕔14:56, 7.Aug 2012

Sicklepod is competitive with row crops during their seedling stages, so the first few weeks after planting are critical for control.

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Fall Armyworms in Mississippi Crops

Fall Armyworms in Mississippi Crops

🕔19:17, 3.Aug 2012

Fall armyworm can be a challenging pest to find and an even more challenging pest to manage in some crops. The damage that they cause and their management varies greatly from crop to crop. The reason for this is due to their preferred feeding sites on different crops and the presence of host strains.

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Glyphosate-resistant Palmer Amaranth on Turnrows and Ditchbanks

Glyphosate-resistant Palmer Amaranth on Turnrows and Ditchbanks

🕔10:40, 31.Jul 2012

One area of concern in glyphosate-resistant (GR) Palmer amaranth management is controlling this species on turnrows, field borders, and ditchbanks.  Clean crop fields surrounded on turnrows and/or ditchbanks by GR Palmer amaranth is a common sight in areas where it

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Weed of the Week:  Partridgepea

Weed of the Week: Partridgepea

🕔08:55, 31.Jul 2012

Partridgepea is often used as a wildlife forage because of the variety of species that feed off of the plant.

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Weed of the Week:  Hemp Sesbania

Weed of the Week: Hemp Sesbania

🕔08:59, 18.Jul 2012

Late-emerging hemp sesbania is problematic at harvest due to its height, woody stem, and the fact that its black seed contaminate grain samples.

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How Soon Did It Rain After You Sprayed?

How Soon Did It Rain After You Sprayed?

🕔16:32, 13.Jul 2012

Over the past week we have been getting a significant amount of rain across most of Mississippi. Unfortunately, most insects don’t mind the rain. Other than spider mites and aphids, we will likely have to continue managing insects in all crops despite the rain.

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R.R. Foil Plant Science Research (North Farm) Center Field Day – July 19, 2012

🕔18:26, 3.Jul 2012

It has been a number of years since a field day was conducted at the R.R. Foil Plant Science Research center near the campus of Mississippi State University.  To that end, a row crop field day will be held on

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Ditch Bank Survey 6/27/2012

🕔10:46, 29.Jun 2012

Overall, tarnished plant bug numbers appear to be decreasing across the Delta.  Several things are contributing to this decline.  The biggest factor is that the hot, dry weather is starting to take it’s toll on a lot of the wild

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2012 USDA Acreage Report

🕔08:57, 29.Jun 2012

(Correction to Mississippi cotton acreage change from March has been made) The much anticipated, and likely to be much debated, 2012 Acreage report from USDA  was released this morning (June 29). Nationally, the report bumped up the number of acres

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