Although every major field crop we grow in Mississippi is responsive to at planting insect protection; field corn is perhaps the most consistent. Why is this? . . . → Read More: Seed Treatments, In-Furrow Sprays, and Granular Insecticides: What to do in Mississippi Field Corn
Wheat diseases can be observed in almost any wheat field throughout the season. However, when wheat moves beyond the tillering growth stages scouting for the presence of foliar diseases should be conducted. Many, but not all of the foliar disease encountered in MS can result in a yield loss. But, additional issues encountered in wheat fields can oftentimes be easily confused for foliar diseases. . . . → Read More: Wheat Diseases to be Mindful of During 2015
It is not just a song, a new conversation about an old concept is happening in soil fertility management. I started working with soils/soil fertility/nutrient management/soil management 29 years ago this March at the West Kentucky Research and Extension Center in Princeton. Some things addressed then are being questioned now, but should they?
Plant nutrition in the . . . → Read More: Everything Old is New Again – Fertilizer Costs
Burndown herbicides programs for soybean must often be addressed on a field-by-field basis. . . . → Read More: Burndown Scenarios for Mississippi Soybean
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
There are a multitude of 2,4-D and dicamba formulations labeled for application to agricultural fields. . . . → Read More: Auxin Herbicide Plantback Restrictions
The tarnished plant bug is the most important insect pest of cotton in the Mississippi Delta. Management with insecticides has become difficult in recent years and more tools are needed to economically manage this pest. Although it is early March and we are getting pair of unusual winter storms in the Delta, it is not too early to start making a plan for managing tarnished plant bugs in cotton. We have done a lot of research over the last several years with the goal of making tarnished plant bug management more economical for producers without sacrificing yield. See the attached document for more details on the best management practices listed below. . . . → Read More: Best Management Practices for Tarnished Plant Bug
Updated Tuesday March 10, 2015. Added several new fungicides to the pdf file;Mar.16.update2.azoxystrobin
Strobe 2L which has a comprehensive label for field crops, vegetables, turf, and ornamentals.
Trevo, (22.9% Azoxystrobin, for use on corn, cotton, rice, and soybeans).
Updated Tuesday March 3, 2015. Please see the table at the end of this article for known Mississippi vendors.
Azoxystrobin is the active . . . → Read More: What is Going On With Generic Azoxystrobin: the active ingredient in Abound, Quadris…
Good Agricultural and Handling Practices for Producers of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables and Nuts Training- A certificate program
When: March 4, 2015 (Wednesday)
Time: 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 noon
Where: Calhoun County Extension Office
121 Parker St., Pittsboro, MS 38951
The Good Agricultural (GAPs) and Handling (GHPs) Practices Training is a workshop designed to teach the basics of . . . → Read More: GAPs/GHPs Training- March 4th, Pittsboro, MS
In 2014 a new pest of MS grain sorghum, Sugarcane aphid, made a dramatic entry infesting every county that grew the crop. This pest originally showed up in grain sorghum in Texas and Louisiana in 2013 with a single find very late in the season in Bolivar County, MS. By the end of 2014, this pest quickly spread throughout the entire southeast. . . . → Read More: Management Guidelines for Sugarcane Aphids in MS Grain Sorghum 2015