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Soybean herbicide options for delayed postemergence applications targeting Palmer amaranth

With most of Mississippi receiving large amounts of rain during early June, opportunities for herbicide applications in soybean have been rare up to this week. Several calls have come in regarding herbicide options in situations where the weather has prevented timely postemergence (POST) applications. Each situation is likely different depending on the growth stage of the . . . → Read More: Soybean herbicide options for delayed postemergence applications targeting Palmer amaranth

Mississippi State University/Monsanto Company Field Day – July 10, 2014 – Robinsonville, MS

Mississippi State University and Monsanto Company will be conducting a field day in Robinsonville, MS on Thursday, July 10, 2014.  The field day will focus on the Roundup Ready(R) Xtend Crop System in cotton and soybeans.  Field demonstrations will include cotton and soybean germplasm as well as Palmer amaranth control in the Roundup Ready(R) Xtend Crop System.  Speakers from Monsanto . . . → Read More: Mississippi State University/Monsanto Company Field Day – July 10, 2014 – Robinsonville, MS

Mississippi State University/Dow AgroSciences Field Day – Dundee, MS – July 2, 2014

Mississippi State University and Dow AgroSciences will be conducting a field day at the farm of Douglas and Chris Hood on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.  The field day will begin at 9 a.m. and will focus on Enlist(TM) Weed Control System in cotton and soybeans.  Potential topics include weed management programs utilizing the Enlist system, non-crop preemergence and postemergence . . . → Read More: Mississippi State University/Dow AgroSciences Field Day – Dundee, MS – July 2, 2014

Delta Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Crops Field Day, June 17, 2014

A corn, cotton, peanut, and soybean field day is scheduled for June 17th at the Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville, MS. The general theme of the field day will include pertinent information for mid-season row crop issues. . . . → Read More: Delta Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Crops Field Day, June 17, 2014

Mixing Thrips Insecticides With Post Herbicides: Yes or No?

We have been getting a lot of questions the last 7 to 10 days about potential injury or problems associated with mixing thrips insecticides with POST herbicides over cotton. This will no doubt be controversial, but we are going to lay it out like we would if you called. . . . → Read More: Mixing Thrips Insecticides With Post Herbicides: Yes or No?

Armyworms in Rice

Similar to most years when we have armyworms in wheat, there is the threat of having armyworms in seedling rice. We know of at least one rice field in Mississippi that was sprayed earlier this week. In general, damage from armyworms will not impact rice yields at this time of year unless they are beginning to reduce plant stand. This is especially true in hybrid rice planted at low seeding rates. . . . → Read More: Armyworms in Rice

Protecting Your Preflood Nitrogen

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Maintaining nitrogen applied as a pre-flood application is an important topic for rice farmers. Nitrogen can be lost by at least three different methods, two of which are considered to be bad since the N will become unavailable for plant uptake. . . . → Read More: Protecting Your Preflood Nitrogen

Insecticide Seed Treatments and Rice Water Weevil Management in Rice

A little rice has started to go to flood in Mississippi this week and that means it is time to start thinking about rice water weevil. Overall, the majority of the crop is behind because of all of the rain that we have had across the Delta over the last several weeks. In general, the rice that is currently being flooded was some of the earliest planted. As a result, the early rice has endured a lot of rainfall and adverse conditions. . . . → Read More: Insecticide Seed Treatments and Rice Water Weevil Management in Rice

Soybean Seedling Emergence Issues: Environmental Stress Compounding Factors

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A substantial number of soybean acres have been reported to be affected by seedling disease. However, the majority of the field seedling issues can be blamed on poor environmental conditions following the planting that occurred around Easter (between April 14 and 19) and some of the residual herbicide products applied. . . . → Read More: Soybean Seedling Emergence Issues: Environmental Stress Compounding Factors

Tips to Improve Rice Fungicide Application Effectiveness

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Before the rice season gets into the full swing, consider several important fungicide application strategies before the mid-season fungicide application. Preventing fungicide-resistance from developing is the first step in managing the issue. . . . → Read More: Tips to Improve Rice Fungicide Application Effectiveness