Southern Blight of Peanuts – It’s Arrived

Southern blight, has been found on peanuts in several areas of the state this week.

Southern blight is a plant disease that attacks the crown and below ground parts of peanuts. It causes the plant to wilt and die or reduces nut quality. The best management tool is a rotation with 3 years . . . → Read More: Southern Blight of Peanuts – It’s Arrived

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

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

Peanut Growers: Tropical Storm Bill

Posted June 16, 2015. The low pressure in the Gulf has turned into tropical storm Bill. It is now predicted to impact the coast further south than it was several days ago. Updated forecasts by NOAA indicate that the primary rains generated by the storm will go north of Mississippi (http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at2+shtml/090804.shtml?rainqpf#contents).

You should still watch your weather . . . → Read More: Peanut Growers: Tropical Storm Bill

Reminder: Scout Schools Start Next Week

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 . . . → Read More: Reminder: Scout Schools Start Next Week

Row Crop Technology Showcases – June 16, 17, 24, and July 16

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, MS – Douglas and Chris Hood Farms – June 16 (afternoon)

Stoneville, MS – MSU Delta Research and Extension Center – June 17 . . . → Read More: Row Crop Technology Showcases – June 16, 17, 24, and July 16

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

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

2015 Early-Season Peanut Pointers

While we wait for the fields to dry up enough to get the 2015 planting season underway, here are a few peanut-related issues to pay attention to going into the season. – Jason Sarver

• Inoculant usage continues to be a fairly popular topic. Make sure to use a peanut-specific inoculant product. Soybean inoculant won’t . . . → Read More: 2015 Early-Season Peanut Pointers

Rotation Considerations for Peanut

I have been surveying growers, extension folks, consultants, and industry personnel over the last few weeks and it seems that the consensus is that we are going to significantly increase peanut acreage in the 2015 growing season.  I think the increase will be a combination of current growers increasing their 2014 acreage numbers, growers who have . . . → Read More: Rotation Considerations for Peanut