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Cotton Disease Update: August 19, 2016

Cotton Disease Update: August 19, 2016

🕔21:04, 19.Aug 2016

Due in large part to the continued wet weather, cotton diseases have been on the increase over the past two weeks. Boll rot, bacterial blight and target spot have all been observed throughout the MS cotton production system.

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Numerous Caterpillars Showing Up in Cotton

Numerous Caterpillars Showing Up in Cotton

🕔07:32, 13.Aug 2016

Over the last couple weeks, we have received numerous calls about multiple caterpillar pests in Bt cotton. By far, the most common and widespread species has been bollworm, but populations of fall armyworm are also high and we have even heard

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Cotton Fruit Shedding – 3 Weeks of Pain

Cotton Fruit Shedding – 3 Weeks of Pain

🕔17:25, 12.Aug 2016

Cotton in many areas of the state has been shedding fruit for the past two to three weeks.  Prior to the onset of this shed, many fields were retaining greater than 90% of the total fruiting forms.  First and foremost,

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Managing Late Season Cotton Growth

Managing Late Season Cotton Growth

🕔15:27, 5.Aug 2016

A number of calls have came in this week regarding management of late season cotton growth.  For the greater part of the growing season, fruit retention has been outstanding in the 2016 MS cotton crop.  However, about two weeks ago

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Tarnished Plant Bugs in 2016

Tarnished Plant Bugs in 2016

🕔08:07, 29.Jul 2016

What has happened with tarnished plant bug this year? That has been the million dollar question this year in cotton. Numerous consultants have told us that tarnished plant bug populations are lower than they have ever seen in their careers

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Potassium Deficiency in Cotton

Potassium Deficiency in Cotton

🕔14:01, 15.Jul 2016

Cotton is blooming throughout Mississippi and a large portion of the crop is in good to excellent shape.  In addition, fruit retention is very good in most cases.  Once cotton begins to square and progresses into bloom, nutrient demands alter

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Plant Growth Regulator Use in Cotton

Plant Growth Regulator Use in Cotton

🕔08:45, 9.Jul 2016

Plant growth regulator use has become commonplace in cotton production over the past 30 years.  However, as PGRs have become inexpensive, over application has occurred in some instances.  While some areas of the state have enjoyed adequate rainfall this year,

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Chlorotic (Yellow) Coloration in Cotton

Chlorotic (Yellow) Coloration in Cotton

🕔11:20, 2.Jul 2016

The 4th of July is very commonly associated with blooms appearing in Mississippi cotton.  Some cotton is already blooming in the state while some will certainly be after the 4th of July.  As cotton begins to set squares and eventually

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Managing Cotton After Uneven Emergence

Managing Cotton After Uneven Emergence

🕔08:11, 11.Jun 2016

Numerous instances have been observed this year where multiple growth stages of cotton occur in the same field and in some instances in the same row.  This situation can present management challenges throughout the season.  The following points are offered

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What is An Acceptable Final Plant Population in Cotton?

What is An Acceptable Final Plant Population in Cotton?

🕔15:36, 3.Jun 2016

This planting season has been challenging for a number of reasons.  Cool, wet weather in early May gave way to very dry weather for several weeks thereafter in many areas of the state.  Emergence problems have been observed in several areas

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