The Soybean Minute is a new radio program that can be heard on the Mississippi AgriNews Network. These reports, sponsored by the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board and the United Soybean Board, offer the latest information on soybean production in Mississippi. Updates provided through this resource include current issues as well as soybean Extension and research updates.
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Mississippi traditionally does not plant a lot of grain sorghum compared to some states but the acres we plant (42K according to USDA, 2013) have to be scouted and managed for insect pest at least weekly. Grain sorghum in Mississippi can have significant insect issues in some years, especially on late plantings. . . . → Read More: Managing Insect Pest in Mississippi Grain Sorghum
With the dry weather we have had recently, spider mites are starting to show up in a lot of cotton fields. Spider mites can be one of the most difficult pests to manage in cotton for several reasons. . . . → Read More: Spider Mites Showing Up in Cotton
I know it is a little early in the year, and very little if any rice is heading at this time. However, it is not too early to start thinking about rice stink bugs. . . . → Read More: Rice Stink Bug Update for the Week of June 28
At this point of the season, we still have some acres of soybean yet to be planted. The majority of those acres will be double cropped soybean behind harvested wheat. Given the environmental conditions that we typically expect during this time of year, several questions have come up regarding seeding rates and/or seed treatments for June . . . → Read More: Double Crop Soybean: Seeding Rates and Seed Treatments
With all of the rainfall that we have had around most of the state, there have been a lot of questions about the impact on seed treatments. In general, most of the seed treatments that are being used in all crops are water soluble. Typical levels of rainfall should not have a negative impact on the efficacy of seed treatments, but excessive rainfall may. . . . → Read More: How will rainfall impact seed treatments in soybeans, rice, cotton, and other crops?
In 2012 Kudzu bugs were found in four counties in Mississippi on Kudzu. All finds were along major highways suggesting they “hitchhiked” in on vehicles. The counties were Warren, Lauderdale, Montgomery, and Carroll. In the last 2 weeks we have been able to find them in Kudzu patches in Oktibbeha, Itawamba, Union, Newton, and Rankin counties. . . . → Read More: Kudzu Bug Finds in Mississippi Increasing
Due to the rain and cold weather this spring a much larger percent of the soybean crop will be planted later than normal. There have been several questions lately about whether or not we should still include an insecticide seed treatment on late planted soybeans. I dug through all my old data trying to separate out . . . → Read More: Do Insecticide Seed Treatments Provide any Value on Late Planted Soybeans?
I have been asked several times over the last week about the need for thrips control now that we have more optimal planting conditions. This is a good question and I will attempt to provide some valuable insight about thrips control in both cotton and peanuts. . . . → Read More: Thrips in Cotton and Peanuts
Earlier this week Transform WG insecticide from Dow received a full Section 3 label for use in cotton. . . . → Read More: Transform WG Insecticide from Dow Recieves Label for Cotton