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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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How Long Will Residual Herbicides Remain on the Soil Surface Without an Activating Rainfall?

How Long Will Residual Herbicides Remain on the Soil Surface Without an Activating Rainfall?

🕔14:36, 3.Jun 2016

Spring weather has proven challenging once again in 2016.  Cool, wet conditions persisted into early May with planting not really getting started on a broad scale until late in the first week of May or the beginning of the second

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Thrips Pressure Starting off Heavy in MS Cotton

Thrips Pressure Starting off Heavy in MS Cotton

🕔20:37, 20.May 2016

Calls about thrips treatments in seedling cotton have been picking up substantially this week. As ryegrass and other ditchbank hosts begin to dry down, thrips numbers will likely increase in the next couple weeks. The 100% chance of rain today (5/20) now

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2016 Scout Schools

2016 Scout Schools

🕔19:04, 18.Mar 2016

Mississippi State University will be hosting 5 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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Pesticide Calibration Made Easy

Pesticide Calibration Made Easy

🕔08:07, 9.Mar 2016

Proper calibration of agricultural pesticide application equipment can mean the difference in control or failure of a pesticide against the targeted pest and potentially thousands of dollars of savings to the grower. Many growers are now using rate controllers; however,

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2016 Cotton Maturity Guide

2016 Cotton Maturity Guide

🕔07:52, 3.Mar 2016

There are a number of factors to consider when selecting a cotton variety which includes variety performance, traits contained within that variety, and seed treatment package.  However, as a whole, maturity of a given variety is not given a tremendous

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