There has been a tremendous amount of scrutiny put on the neonicotinoid class of chemistry in recent years because of the potential link to declines in bee numbers. Researchers are working feverishly across the nation and the globe to determine the exact causes of bee decline. No doubt pesticides can and likely play a role to some degree, but there are many factors that also influence bee health such as habitat loss, Varroa mites, and diseases. . . . → Read More: Do Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments Have Value Regionally in Soybeans?
Boll rot appeared to be a common occurrence in numerous cotton fields at the end of the 2014 season. However, not all boll rot can be attributed to bacterial blight, especially in situations where the disease was not observed prior to harvest. Secondary fungal infection can ultimately obscure the observable boll symptoms associated with bacterial blight. Keep this in mind when scouting fields at the end of the season as bacterial blight boll lesions can oftentimes be obscured by secondary fungal invaders. . . . → Read More: Not all Boll Rots are caused by Bacterial Blight
This effort lists those corn hybrids which have demonstrated superior productivity in the MSU Corn for Grain Hybrid Trials. Approximately 80 corn hybrids representing the vast majority of seed companies in the Mid-South participate in the MSU hybrid trials. This information should help you better assess corn hybrid productivity and improve your success in future seasons for either irrigated or dryland culture.
. . . → Read More: 2015 MSU Short List of Suggested Corn Hybrids
Variety trials were rated at the NMREC to determine the sensitivity of MG IV and V soybean varieties to frogeye leaf spot as well as Cercospora blight. Varieties were using a 0-9 scale where 0=no disease and 9=severe disease symptoms. Yield data will be available in a few weeks as this post only contains the analyzed rating values for the varieties contained in the trial at Verona. . . . → Read More: 2014 North MS Research and Extension Center Soybean Disease Ratings
Find below the Preliminary version of the 2014 Small Plot Official Rice Variety Trial. During 2014, small plot rice variety trials were conducted near the following locations; Choctaw, Clarksdale, Drew, Hollandale, Shaw, Stoneville, and Tunica. Variety trial data is presented segmented by technology, conventional or Clearfield. As of current only rough rice yields are presented, milling . . . → Read More: 2014 Preliminary Rice Variety Trial Data
On behalf of the Mississippi State University Extension Service, we would like to cordially invite you to attend the 2014 Row Crop Short Course to be held at the Bost Extension Center on the campus of Mississippi State University from December 1st – 3rd, 2014.
On-line registration is available at: http://msucares.com/rowcrops/shortcourse/index.html.
Pre-registration is free of . . . → Read More: 2014 Row Crop Short Course
This publication lists those wheat varieties which have demonstrated superior productivity in the MSU Wheat and Oat Variety Trials and summarizes their characteristics. This impartial information should help you better assess wheat varieties which are best suited for your farm.
. . . → Read More: 2014 MSU Short List of Suggested Wheat Varieties
The USDA released their 2014 Cotton Varieties Planted Report on September 12, 2014. Stoneville 4946 GLB2 was the top planted variety in Mississippi this year followed by Phytogen 499 WRF and ST 5289 GLT. The entire report may be accessed using the link below:
Cotton acreage by variety for Mississippi is presented in the . . . → Read More: 2014 Cotton Varieties Planted Report
Defoliation season is upon us and as such, the 2014 Mid-South Defoliation Guide has been updated and is ready for use. Those who have worked with cotton fully understand the challenges associated with defoliation. Further compounding an already difficult task is the forecast of uncertain weather over the next several days. The 2014 Cotton Defoliation Guide . . . → Read More: 2014 Cotton Defoliation Guide
Soybean loopers are starting to show up in high numbers in many areas of the state. In many cases, soybeans are past the point where yield loss can occur, but there are many later planted soybeans that need to be protected for a while longer. Below are a few tips on when to treat and what to treat with. . . . → Read More: Soybean Loopers Showing up in Late Soybeans: