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Rice Disease Calendar

Rice Disease Calendar

🕔11:53, 28.May 2016

Included in this blog post are a rice disease calendar. Information presented in the calendar deals with the most commonly observed rice diseases throughout the MS rice production area. In general, the occurrence of diseases on rice will depend on the planting date, general field history as related to previous crop, and the environmental conditions throughout the season.

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UPDATED First Soybean Rust of 2016 Detected in Four Southwest MS Counties

UPDATED First Soybean Rust of 2016 Detected in Four Southwest MS Counties

🕔13:23, 25.May 2016

On Tuesday, May 24, 2016, soybean rust was detected on kudzu in Amite, Pike and Wilkinson counties in southwest MS. The observations of soybean rust yesterday mark the earliest appearance of the disease by a little more than 6 weeks as compared to the past. No specific management practices are suggested at this time.

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Updated Soybean Disease Calendars for MG IV and MG V Soybean

Updated Soybean Disease Calendars for MG IV and MG V Soybean

🕔07:29, 21.May 2016

Included in this blog post are updated disease calendars for MG IV and MG V soybean to aid in scouting plant diseases. Keep in mind that several variables can impact the time of year when specific diseases are observed. Planting date, variety susceptibility, number of years a particular field has been in soybean, and prevailing environment can all play a role in when a disease is observed.

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Wheat Disease Update: April 16, 2016

Wheat Disease Update: April 16, 2016

🕔09:41, 16.Apr 2016

Increased observations of foliar wheat diseases have occurred over the past two weeks. Leaf rust, stripe rust and Septoria leaf blotch have been commonly observed throughout the state. In addition, with the current environmental conditions (humidity, rainfall) and the general growth stages observed, the potential for Fusarium head blight (scab) may be similar to as occurred during the 2015 season.

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Wheat Disease Calendar

Wheat Disease Calendar

🕔13:46, 10.Apr 2016

Scouting for wheat diseases is most important once the flag leaf emerges. However, foliar diseases can occur throughout the growing season. In some cases wheat diseases differ by season based on inoculum pressure as well as environment.

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Updated Corn Disease Calendar

Updated Corn Disease Calendar

🕔07:43, 9.Apr 2016

Included in the current blog post is an updated disease scouting calendar. The timing of observations of some of the diseases included has been changed and some additional diseases that continued to be observed throughout the MS corn production system are included. Be mindful that foliar corn diseases can be observed throughout the entire season. Scouting for disease should begin shortly after emergence especially given that seed and seedling-associated diseases can impact corn stand as well as replant decisions in severe situations.

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Wheat Disease Update: March 25, 2016

Wheat Disease Update: March 25, 2016

🕔11:36, 26.Mar 2016

Wheat diseases have been few and far between this winter. Little wheat was planted in the fall of 2015. However, in some key areas, rust diseases (leaf and stripe) as well as bacterial leaf streak have been observed on wheat.

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2016 Scout Schools

2016 Scout Schools

🕔19:04, 18.Mar 2016

Mississippi State University will be hosting 5 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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2014 Root-knot Nematode Soybean OVT Gall Ratings and Yield

2014 Root-knot Nematode Soybean OVT Gall Ratings and Yield

🕔10:38, 30.Jan 2016

The entries contained in the MSU soybean OVT were screened for their sensitivity to the root-knot nematode during 2014 (and again in 2015 – data forthcoming). Contained within this blog post are the root galling responses of 142 entries as well as the yield from the RKN infested location.

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2016 Future of Ag Graduate Student Competition Program

2016 Future of Ag Graduate Student Competition Program

🕔16:44, 26.Jan 2016

Please make plans to attend the 2016 Future of Ag Graduate Student Competition at the Cotton Mill Conference Center near the campus of Mississippi State University on Thursday, February 4.  A total of 40 Master’s and PhD students will be

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