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Soybean Disease Update: May 19, 2018

Soybean Disease Update: May 19, 2018

🕔11:55, 19.May 2018

Soybean root diseases have started to be observed in the Delta. Over the past week several calls have been received regarding the presence of southern blight. Dead seedlings along with white mycelial growth below the soil line is a common observation in fields where southern blight occurs.

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How to Determine Growth Stages of Young Corn or Sorghum

How to Determine Growth Stages of Young Corn or Sorghum

🕔16:33, 18.May 2018

Vegetative growth stages of corn or sorghum are determined by counting the number of fully emerged leaves with leaf collars present. This methodology can be used to anticipate growth and determine appropriate timing of many management decisions, including herbicide application, sidedress fertilizer, etc….

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Reminder: 2018 Agronomic Scout School Dates

Reminder: 2018 Agronomic Scout School Dates Updated

🕔12:00, 18.May 2018

Mississippi State University will be hosting 2 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, and herbicide symptomology.

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When Should I Start Irrigating my Corn?

When Should I Start Irrigating my Corn?

🕔15:13, 15.May 2018

The drastic change in weather patterns has folks scrambling to get systems ready to irrigate and perhaps more anxiety than necessary regarding irrigation timing. Deciding when to start irrigating corn can be somewhat confusing, but this article focuses on those factors which will help you make that decision and help make more corn.

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Redbanded Stink Bug Ditchbank Survey 5/10/2018

Redbanded Stink Bug Ditchbank Survey 5/10/2018

🕔07:50, 12.May 2018

In 2017, we were able to accurately predict the threat of RBSB based on sampling ditch banks in the spring. Every year we sample ditch banks across the state to make collections of various insect pests. With most pests, such

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Produce Safety Rule Training- May 9, 2018 (Pittsboro, MS)

Produce Safety Rule Training- May 9, 2018 (Pittsboro, MS)

🕔09:30, 2.May 2018

PSA Grower training brochure Pittsboro MS- May 9 2018 Date: May 9, 2018 Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Location: Calhoun County Extension Office, 121 Parker St, Pittsboro, MS 38951 Host: Mississippi State University Who Should Attend?: Growers, packers, Extension

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Controlling Thrips in Cotton: Recommendations for 2018

Controlling Thrips in Cotton: Recommendations for 2018

🕔08:54, 24.Apr 2018

Over the years many have questioned whether the use of a seed treatment is considered IPM because they are used prior to the onset of a problem. In our area, and across most of the cotton belt, thrips are considered

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Bollworm Management in Bt Cotton: Things to Consider at Planting Time

Bollworm Management in Bt Cotton: Things to Consider at Planting Time

🕔08:23, 24.Apr 2018

As the 2018 cotton season approaches, it is a good time to look back at 2017. From an insect management standpoint, the number one thing that stands out about last year is the amount of foliar sprays that were made

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Redbanded Stink Bug Ditch Bank Survey 4/15/2018

Redbanded Stink Bug Ditch Bank Survey 4/15/2018

🕔08:42, 18.Apr 2018

In 2017, we were able to accurately predict the threat of RBSB based on sampling ditch banks in the spring. Every year we sample ditch banks across the state to make collections of various insect pests. With most pests, such

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Cool, Wet Weather, and Residue Brings Slugs

Cool, Wet Weather, and Residue Brings Slugs

🕔09:20, 10.Apr 2018

I have recently received a few call about slugs in corn. I suspect this will increase in more crops as planting continues and they begin to emerge. Slug problems usually start on corn first, then move to soybeans, then cotton in our area.

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2017 Soybean OVT Foliar Disease Ratings: Maturity Group V FINAL

2017 Soybean OVT Foliar Disease Ratings: Maturity Group V FINAL

🕔17:01, 30.Mar 2018

The MSU MG V OVT soybean locations were evaluated for disease during the 2017 season. Multiple diseases were rated at multiple locations and are provided in this post by herbicide trait. Cercospora blight, Septoria brown spot and target spot were the three most commonly encountered diseases during the season.

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2017 Soybean OVT Foliar Disease Ratings: Maturity Group IV FINAL

2017 Soybean OVT Foliar Disease Ratings: Maturity Group IV FINAL

🕔16:51, 30.Mar 2018

The MSU OVT soybean locations were evaluated for disease during the 2017 season. Multiple diseases were rated at multiple locations and are provided in this post by herbicide trait. Cercospora blight, Septoria brown spot and target spot were the three most commonly encountered diseases during the season.

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Tips for Planting High Yielding Corn

Tips for Planting High Yielding Corn

🕔13:19, 10.Mar 2018

Southern corn producers often face challenges during planting that can drastically affect the stand achieved and ultimately the productivity of the crop. This article provides guidelines and tips for having a successful planting season.

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Annual Winter Sweetpotato Production Meeting- February 23, 2018

Annual Winter Sweetpotato Production Meeting- February 23, 2018

🕔14:39, 5.Feb 2018

Make plans to attend the 2018 Winter Sweetpotato Production Meeting at the Calhoun County Extension Office in Pittsboro, MS on Friday, February 23rd. The program (subject to change) is below. Please RSVP by February 21st to ensure we have enough

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Cotton Target Spot: 2017 Lucedale OVT Disease Rating Results

Cotton Target Spot: 2017 Lucedale OVT Disease Rating Results

🕔11:42, 27.Jan 2018

Observations of target spot were made in the MSU OVT location conducted in Lucedale, MS during 2017. Included in this blog post are the observations of disease on leaves as well as the percent defoliation from all 52 varieties included.

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2017 Cotton Variety Trial Data – Final Data

🕔10:08, 26.Jan 2018

After a lengthy delay in getting fiber data back, final data for both the on-farm variety trial program and the small plot Official Variety Trial (OVT) are now available.  Please follow the links below to access these data.  Mississippi State

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What Will Cold Temperatures Mean for Redbanded Stink Bug This Year?

What Will Cold Temperatures Mean for Redbanded Stink Bug This Year?

🕔09:20, 20.Jan 2018

Entomologist across the Mid-South have had numerous questions about how below average temperatures we have encountered this month will impact RBSB populations this year. What we know is RBSB’s are tropical insects that do not survive well in cold temperatures. We have

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Clethodim-resistant Italian Ryegrass in Mississippi

Clethodim-resistant Italian Ryegrass in Mississippi

🕔09:40, 11.Jan 2018

Italian ryegrass resistant to clethodim is present in Mississippi.

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2018 County Extension Meeting Schedule

2018 County Extension Meeting Schedule

🕔08:55, 21.Dec 2017

The Mississippi State University Extension Service will be hosting a number of county row crop extension meetings in the spring of 2018. Each meeting will cover issues specific to the area and will provide information on weeds, insects, disease, economics,

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2017 Cotton Small Plot OVT and Large Plot On-Farm Variety Trial Preliminary Data

2017 Cotton Small Plot OVT and Large Plot On-Farm Variety Trial Preliminary Data

🕔09:43, 16.Dec 2017

Cotton variety trials were conducted throughout Mississippi in 2017.  Small plot official variety trials (OVT) were conducted at the following nine locations:  Verona (dryland), Starkville (dryland), Brooksville (dryland), Senatobia (dryland), Lucedale (dryland), Tunica (irrigated), Clarksdale (dryland), Stoneville (irrigated), and Eden

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Soybean Variety Suggestions for 2018

🕔15:07, 15.Dec 2017

Variety selection is an incredibly important management decision for soybean production. Factors such as soil texture, planting date, irrigation capabilities, row spacing, harvest capacity, among others, may influence the decision of selecting a variety. There are a number of excellent varieties available

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2017 North MS Maturity Group IV and V Variety Trial Report

2017 North MS Maturity Group IV and V Variety Trial Report

🕔10:46, 13.Dec 2017

A Maturity Group IV and V variety trial was conducted in Verona, MS at the NMREC during the 2017 season. Yield and disease data are included in the attached report for all entries contained in the trial (RoundUp, Conventional and LibertyLink).

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2017 MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Summary

2017 MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Summary

🕔14:45, 1.Dec 2017

Selecting the best corn hybrids to plant next year is critical to the profitability of your farm. This article contains complete results of yields and plant characteristics evaluated in the 2017 MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration trials grown throughout the state for your review.

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2017 Soybean Stem Canker Inoculated Variety Trial Evaluations

2017 Soybean Stem Canker Inoculated Variety Trial Evaluations

🕔09:29, 24.Nov 2017

The cultivars contained in the Mississippi State University Official Variety Trial (OVT), as well as a few additional cultivars, were field-evaluated for their susceptibility/resistance to stem canker. Trials were conducted in Stoneville with toothpick-inoculated plants during the 2016 season. Tables contain the average of the field observations (on a 0-9 scale) as well as an assessment of resistance to stem canker (R, MR, MS, S) based on the evaluations conducted.

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Soybean Stem Canker: 2017 Visual Observations from the Clarksdale OVT

Soybean Stem Canker: 2017 Visual Observations from the Clarksdale OVT

🕔09:13, 19.Nov 2017

Over the past several weeks numerous comments have been made regarding the validity of the harvested yield data from the Clarksdale OVT location. Several varieties were observed to be “poor performers” based on low yield. The Clarksdale OVT was observed to contain severe stem canker in multiple variety entries. The current blog post contains comparisons between the visual observations of stem canker (0-9 scale) and harvested yield from the 2017 MSU OVT entries at the Clarksdale location.

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