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Wheat Disease Update: April 21, 2014

Wheat diseases remain extremely scarce throughout the MS wheat production system to date. No leaf rust, stripe rust, or Septoria have been observed to my knowledge. However, bacterial leaf streak has become a regular observation in most wheat fields. . . . → Read More: Wheat Disease Update: April 21, 2014

Wheat Foliar Disease Update: April 11, 2014

Wheat diseases have been essentially non-existent this winter. No rust to report and very little of much any other foliar diseases is great news for our wheat farmers. . . . → Read More: Wheat Foliar Disease Update: April 11, 2014

“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

Identifying Wheat Growth Stages using the Feekes Scale

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The Feekes scale is likely the most commonly used system to describe wheat and other small grains’ growth and development stages. Understanding of wheat plant development is important so that you may better time management inputs to optimize crop response. This article helps you identify specific wheat growth stages. . . . → Read More: Identifying Wheat Growth Stages using the Feekes Scale

2014 Spring Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations for Wheat

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Wet, saturated soils and variable environmental conditions certainly complicate issues associated with nitrogen fertilization of wheat fields in the Mid-South. This article gives guidelines for getting better wheat response to your fertilizer dollars. . . . → Read More: 2014 Spring Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations for Wheat

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

Late Winter Pyrethroid Applications in Wheat for Aphid Control

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Over the last several years we have seen a consistent response in wheat yield when a pyrethroid was used during the late winter months (late January-February). Often when this application goes out it is very difficult to find aphids at any appreciable level; however, they are there, but in very low numbers and generally close to . . . → Read More: Late Winter Pyrethroid Applications in Wheat for Aphid Control

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

Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 23 & 24, 2014

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Attached please find the agenda for the Delta Ag Expo in Cleveland, MS. Make careful note that the dates of the meeting have changed from previous years due to a minor scheduling conflict with the Bolivar County Exposition Center. . . . → Read More: Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 23 & 24, 2014