Events Calendar

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“Bee Aware” Flags Ready for Distribution

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Recently several groups in Mississippi came together and developed then adopted a set of Cooperative Standards for row crop farmers and beekeepers in an effort to increase awareness of pollinator’s and create an environment where each could coexist while minimizing any adverse conditions to either operation. As a part of that program the “Bee Aware” flag was . . . → Read More: “Bee Aware” Flags Ready for Distribution

Calibrating Insecticides in Row Crops

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I have gotten numerous question about calibration of in-furrow rigs this year, so I am republishing an article I put up in the past that breaks calibrating pesticides down to a very easy understandable level. Proper calibration can mean the difference in control or failure of a product against the targeted pests and potentially thousands of dollars of savings to the grower. . . . → Read More: Calibrating Insecticides in Row Crops

2014 Mid-South Ag Forum at the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show

The 62nd annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show will be held February 28 – March 1, 2014 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, TN.  More than 400 exhibitors from more than 40 states will be on-hand showcasing the latest technology and innovation in agriculture.  A new event at the Gin Show for 2014 will be . . . → Read More: 2014 Mid-South Ag Forum at the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show

Mississippi Peanut Growers Association Annual Meeting Set for February 12-13, Hattiesburg

The Mississippi Peanut Growers Association 9th annual meeting and trade show will take place at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg on February 12-13, 2014.  This year’s program stands to be one of the best in the history of the event, with a wide range of speakers from across the peanut industry as well as a larger-than-ever-before . . . → Read More: Mississippi Peanut Growers Association Annual Meeting Set for February 12-13, Hattiesburg

Cooperative Standards for the Coexistence of Row Crop Farmers and Beekeepers Adopted in Mississippi

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Over the last several years there has been a media blitz surrounding the decline in honey bee populations around the globe. It seems like the science changes daily as to cause of the problem. Most believe it is a complex of factors including: varroa mite, viruses, habit decline, pesticides, etc. Nevertheless, it has put beekeepers and . . . → Read More: Cooperative Standards for the Coexistence of Row Crop Farmers and Beekeepers Adopted in Mississippi

Tobacco Thrips in Mid-South Resistant to Thiamethoxam

Since 2011 we have seen a decline in efficacy of thiamethoxam treated cotton seed against tobacco thrips. This has led to the increase of foliar applications in mid-south cotton acres.  Recently Syngenta has confirmed that populations in the mid-south region are in fact resistant to the active ingredient thiamethoxam. This is specific to tobacco thrips and . . . → Read More: Tobacco Thrips in Mid-South Resistant to Thiamethoxam

2013 Row Crop Short Course

The 2013 Row Crop Short Course will be held at the Bost Extension Center on the campus of Mississippi State University from December 2 – 4, 2013.  The 2013 Row Crop Short Course will begin with an irrigation symposium hosted by Dr. Jason Krutz along with several other crop specialists and other irrigation experts from Mississippi . . . → Read More: 2013 Row Crop Short Course

Joint MEA/MAPPAN/MWSS Annual Meeting and Roundtable Discussion

The 3rd annual joint MEA/MAPPAN/MWSS annual meeting will be held next week at the Bost Extension Building in Starkville, MS next week.  The dates of the meeting are Monday and Tuesday October 21-22.  We have a very informative and exciting program planned for the meeting.  The meeting will kick off Monday afternoon with a Row Crop . . . → Read More: Joint MEA/MAPPAN/MWSS Annual Meeting and Roundtable Discussion

Two Upcoming Peanut Field Days

Two upcoming peanut field days offer the latest research recommendations and a chance to see some research/demonstration plots. The first field day will be held in south Mississippi, at Lucedale, the other in north Mississippi, at Clarksdale.

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The Lucedale field day will be held on Thursday, August 29. Registration starts at 8:30 am at the George County . . . → Read More: Two Upcoming Peanut Field Days

Early Leaf Spot of Peanut found in the Greater Columbus Area

This last week I found early leaf spot in the Greater Columbus, Mississippi area. For information and images on how to identify early leaf spot, please see: http://www.mississippi-crops.com/2013/08/12/early-leaf-spot-of-peanut/ and http://www.mississippi-crops.com/2012/09/05/early-leaf-spot-found-in-the-greater-aberdeen-area/

Early and late leaf spot are major defoliators of peanuts and can be responsible for significant yield losses. In fact, these two diseases are the . . . → Read More: Early Leaf Spot of Peanut found in the Greater Columbus Area