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“Bee Aware” Flags Ready for Distribution

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Recently several groups in Mississippi came together and developed then adopted a set of Cooperative Standards for row crop farmers and beekeepers in an effort to increase awareness of pollinator’s and create an environment where each could coexist while minimizing any adverse conditions to either operation. As a part of that program the “Bee Aware” flag was . . . → Read More: “Bee Aware” Flags Ready for Distribution

Seed Treatments, In-Furrow Sprays, and Granules……What to do in Mississippi Field Corn

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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? At many of the winter meetings I hear the agronomists talking about maximizing yield of field corn. They mention numerous things that all protect yield such as planter speed, uniformity of seed . . . → Read More: Seed Treatments, In-Furrow Sprays, and Granules……What to do in Mississippi Field Corn

Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition Results

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The results from the Second Annual Future of Ag Graduate Student Competition are included in this post. . . . → Read More: Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition Results

Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition Program

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On February 6th 2014, Mississippi State University will host the second annual “Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition”. The competition will be open to M.S. and Ph.D. students working in production agriculture. . . . → Read More: Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition Program

Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 23 & 24, 2014

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Attached please find the agenda for the Delta Ag Expo in Cleveland, MS. Make careful note that the dates of the meeting have changed from previous years due to a minor scheduling conflict with the Bolivar County Exposition Center. . . . → Read More: Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 23 & 24, 2014

Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition

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On February 6th 2014, Mississippi State University will host the second annual “Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition”. The competition will be open to M.S. and Ph.D. students working in production agriculture. . . . → Read More: Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition

Tobacco Thrips in Mid-South Resistant to Thiamethoxam

Since 2011 we have seen a decline in efficacy of thiamethoxam treated cotton seed against tobacco thrips. This has led to the increase of foliar applications in mid-south cotton acres.  Recently Syngenta has confirmed that populations in the mid-south region are in fact resistant to the active ingredient thiamethoxam. This is specific to tobacco thrips and . . . → Read More: Tobacco Thrips in Mid-South Resistant to Thiamethoxam

Managing Late Season Stink Bugs in Mississippi Soybean

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Over the last month we have had numerous questions about terminating stink bug applications in late season soybeans. Typically we manage stink bugs until near harvest but there are several things to consider before making an application to control stink bugs in beans beyond R6 growth stage. . . . → Read More: Managing Late Season Stink Bugs in Mississippi Soybean

Soybean Looper Control in Late Soybeans

Soybean looper has started to show up in soybean and a few applications have started in some fields. We have several good options to manage soybean looper and all of them should be considered. Belt has become the go to insecticide for looper control in a lot of situations over the last couple of years. . . . → Read More: Soybean Looper Control in Late Soybeans

Yield Loss from Defoliators in Soybean and Insecticide Termination

Now that early planted beans are drying down quickly and insect pressure is increasing on late planted soybeans in some areas, many are asking when it is safe to quit spraying insect pest in soybeans. For most pest in soybean the general rule is R7 growth stage for insecticide termination. R7 is one brown pod anywhere . . . → Read More: Yield Loss from Defoliators in Soybean and Insecticide Termination