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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: July 13, 2018

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: July 13, 2018

🕔10:21, 14.Jul 2018

Overall, southwestern corn borer trap counts have been lower than normal all year and we appear to have gotten past the peak of the second generation. Additionally, the bulk of the corn has reached the dent stage and is beyond

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Bollworm Management in Bt Cotton: Early July Update

Bollworm Management in Bt Cotton: Early July Update

🕔11:08, 12.Jul 2018

We have been getting reports of bollworm moth activity and low levels of eggs for about 10 days now in cotton. This week seems to be the week when the activity has really picked up and there are a lot

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: July 6, 2018

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: July 6, 2018

🕔09:25, 7.Jul 2018

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: June 29, 2018

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: June 29, 2018

🕔10:14, 30.Jun 2018

Southwestern corn borer trap counts were up this week in Coahoma county. As a reminder, our threshold for foliar sprays on non-Bt corn is to spray one week after trap counts exceed 100 per trap from tassel to full dent.

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Potato Leafhoppers in Soybean

Potato Leafhoppers in Soybean

🕔09:13, 28.Jun 2018

Every few years we have a surge of potato leafhopper calls in soybean in MS. This is one of those years. Potato leafhoppers strongly prefer smooth leaf soybean varieties and I suspect that the calls increase on years where popular

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: June 22, 2018

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: June 22, 2018

🕔21:54, 22.Jun 2018

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Managing Plant Bugs in Cotton That is Just Starting (or About to Start) Bloom: Diamond or Not?

Managing Plant Bugs in Cotton That is Just Starting (or About to Start) Bloom: Diamond or Not?

🕔11:28, 22.Jun 2018

So far, the 2018 cotton crop is off to a good start. Good growing conditions caused cotton to grow off from thrips pretty quick and plant bugs have been fairly light so far this year. A lot of cotton has

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Rainfastness of Insecticides

Rainfastness of Insecticides

🕔08:59, 22.Jun 2018

This article is dated but applies very well today given the pop up showers across most of the state lately. Every year when afternoon thunderstorms start popping up, the phone starts ringing about rainfastness.  Rainfastness simply means the amount of

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 15, 2018

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 15, 2018

🕔08:21, 16.Jun 2018

We have been trapping southwestern corn borer for the last few weeks, but most traps have not caught any moths until this week. Overall, numbers are still low, but are starting to increase which may signal the beginning of the

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Common Questions, Myths, and Facts About Soybean Insect Control in MS

Common Questions, Myths, and Facts About Soybean Insect Control in MS

🕔09:43, 15.Jun 2018

This is a recycled article from 2012 and slightly updated but it fits well with recent calls. Sentences in italics have been added or updated since original posting. We have some of the earliest beans that are R3/R4 getting fungicide applications

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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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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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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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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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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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Mixing Soybean Desiccants with Insecticides

Mixing Soybean Desiccants with Insecticides

🕔21:55, 22.Aug 2017

Over the last few weeks there have been many questions about the legality of mixing insecticides with desiccants applied to soybean. There are several desiccants approved for soybean including Gramoxone, sodium chlorate, Aim 2EC, and Sharpen. There are no issues

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Soybean Harvest Aids and other Late Season Management Considerations

Soybean Harvest Aids and other Late Season Management Considerations

🕔11:02, 19.Aug 2017

Information included in this blog post should aid with making harvest aid decisions.

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Protecting Soybean Seed Quality

Protecting Soybean Seed Quality

🕔11:01, 19.Aug 2017

Information contained in this blog post to aid in the numerous questions regarding seed quality. Seed quality is a moving target and one that is primarily dictated by environment.

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Recorded Video From ArkLaMiss Redbanded Stink Bug Forum

Recorded Video From ArkLaMiss Redbanded Stink Bug Forum

🕔18:45, 17.Aug 2017

The ArkLaMiss Redbanded Stink Bug Forum was a huge success. There were numerous attendees present and many more who live streamed. Click the following ling to watch the recorded version. ArkLaMiss RBSB Forum

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ArkLaMiss Emergency Forum on Redbanded Stink Bug (Update with Link and Agenda)

ArkLaMiss Emergency Forum on Redbanded Stink Bug (Update with Link and Agenda)

🕔11:37, 12.Aug 2017

Updated on Tuesday August 15 for the Meeting on August 17 at 2:00pm The link to join the live feed is : www.uaex.edu/live During the live stream: Questions can be sent via text to: (662)394-1919 Tentative Agenda: 1:30-2:00 – Registration 2:00-2:10

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When Can I Quit Treating Redbanded Stink Bug in Soybean?

When Can I Quit Treating Redbanded Stink Bug in Soybean?

🕔08:37, 5.Aug 2017

As we suspected, now that the earliest planted soybeans are winding down on substantial acres and desiccants are being applied, we are seeing Redbanded Stink Bug (RBSB) make a move into later planted soybeans on wider scale. The number one

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Bollworm Update in Cotton and Soybean

Bollworm Update in Cotton and Soybean

🕔11:33, 29.Jul 2017

Bollworms have certainly been the hot topic in cotton and later planted soybeans this year. This flight started in some areas the week of July 4th and peaked in the Southern Delta around July 10-15. Since that time it has

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