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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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Seed Treatments and Thrips 2016: Expectations

Seed Treatments and Thrips 2016: Expectations

🕔11:42, 2.Mar 2016

Although commodity prices have not been exciting for any crop we grow, Mississippi is expected to see cotton acres increase as much as 40% this year. As we have been traveling the meeting circuit, the common denominator has been, “What inputs can we cut in an off year?” This has been asked of all crops lately, not just cotton. It seems that seed treatments are the first thing that comes up during this conversation in every crop; however, this is not a viable option in cotton.

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Cotton Variety Placement and Management

🕔10:05, 2.Mar 2016

As everyone knows, cotton varieties are being introduced and pulled from the market quicker than ever before.  The speed with which varieties come and go can make it very difficult to determine where to place a given variety and how

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Mid-South Farm and Gin Show Press Release

🕔10:22, 20.Feb 2016

Mid-South Farm and Gin Show convenes in Memphis February 26 If you didn’t get a new tractor, combine or other piece of machinery for Christmas, the perfect opportunity to see the latest models is right around the corner. The 64th

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2016 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show

🕔10:21, 20.Feb 2016

The venue is the Cook Convention Center, Memphis. All available footage is taken, every inch of the Convention Center, as well as the sidewalk outside the Center on Main Street in Memphis, is filled with exhibits, machinery, equipment, and products

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Tarnished Plant Bug IPM and Impact of the Transform Label Cancellation

Tarnished Plant Bug IPM and Impact of the Transform Label Cancellation

🕔08:12, 5.Feb 2016

We posted an article last spring about utilizing several best management practices in an overall IPM program to manage tarnished plant bug in cotton. We included a pdf that highlights all of the research we have conducted over the last

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Managing PPO-resistant Palmer Amaranth in Mississippi Cotton

Managing PPO-resistant Palmer Amaranth in Mississippi Cotton

🕔06:37, 4.Feb 2016

Managing Palmer amaranth with multiple resistance to glyphosate, ALS, and PPO herbicides in cotton will be complicated, but control will be possible.

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2016 Future of Ag Graduate Student Competition Program

2016 Future of Ag Graduate Student Competition Program

🕔16:44, 26.Jan 2016

Please make plans to attend the 2016 Future of Ag Graduate Student Competition at the Cotton Mill Conference Center near the campus of Mississippi State University on Thursday, February 4.  A total of 40 Master’s and PhD students will be

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2015 MSU Small Plot Cotton OVT Data

🕔11:22, 18.Dec 2015

Data from the 2015 Mississippi State University Official Cotton Variety trials can be accessed by following the link below.  A total of eight locations were utilized in 2015 which included Perry Farms near Tunica, MS; Cliff Heaton Farms near Clarksdale,

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On-Farm Cotton Variety Trial Results

🕔09:34, 4.Dec 2015

The decision making process regarding variety selection is often difficult and, in many cases, leaves growers wondering for the remainder of the growing season whether they made the right variety selection decisions.  Further complicating this process has been the rapid

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2015 Row Crop Short Course: Pre-Registration Deadline – November 24

🕔07:50, 21.Nov 2015

The 2015 Row Crop Short Course will be held at the Cotton Mill Conference Center near the campus of Mississippi State University on November 30, December 1, and December 2 2015.  Please note that this is a new venue as

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EPA Orders Cancellation of Dow’s Sulfoxaflor (Transform)

EPA Orders Cancellation of Dow’s Sulfoxaflor (Transform)

🕔15:55, 13.Nov 2015

By now many of you may have heard that Sulfoxaflor, the active ingredient in Transform, recently lost a major court decision in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The suit was led by the Pollinator Stewardship Council, beekeepers, and other bee

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2015 Row Crop Short Course

🕔13:03, 13.Nov 2015

The 2015 Row Crop Short Course will be held at the Cotton Mill Conference Center near the campus of Mississippi State University on November 30, December 1, and December 2 2015.  Please note that this is a new venue as

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New Program App Available for the 2015 MS Row Crop Short Course

New Program App Available for the 2015 MS Row Crop Short Course

🕔14:19, 16.Oct 2015

We had an App created that will allow you to review the program and register straight from your Smart Phone for the 2015 Mississippi Row Crop Short Course Nov. 30th – Dec. 2, 2015 at the Cotton Mill District in

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On-Farm Cotton Variety Trial Data – Guedon Farms – Natchez, MS

🕔11:30, 16.Oct 2015

Data from the Mississippi State University Extension Service on-farm variety trial program at Guedon Farms in Natchez, MS can be accessed using the link below.  This trial was planted on May 3, 2015 and harvested on September 18, 2015.  All

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2015 Row Crop Short Course

🕔13:21, 9.Oct 2015

The 2015 Row Crop Short Course will be held at the Cotton Mill Conference Center near the campus of Mississippi State University on November 30, December 1, and December 2 2015.  Please note that this is a new venue as

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2015 Cotton Varieties Planted Report

2015 Cotton Varieties Planted Report

🕔07:55, 18.Sep 2015

The United States Department of Agriculture – Agriculture Marketing Service released the 2015 Cotton Varieties Planted Report on September 15, 2015.  Mississippi cotton growers planted 29% of the total state acreage to ST 4946GLB2; 16.5% of the total acreage to

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2015 Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide

🕔15:59, 14.Sep 2015

Although picking has started in the south Delta and some defoliation applications have already been made, a large number of applications will be made in the next week to 10 days.  Cooler temperatures over the weekend caused some folks to

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Mississippi State University Turn Row Talk – Clarksdale, August 25, 2015

Mississippi State University Turn Row Talk – Clarksdale, August 25, 2015

🕔14:57, 20.Aug 2015

An agronomic crops field day will be held at Stovall farms, west and north of Clarksdale on Oakhurst Stovall Road. The field day will be held at Mr. Pete Hunter’s farm shop beginning at 10 am. MSU Extension Specialists will be present to discuss topics in corn, cotton, grain sorghum, peanut, rice and soybean.

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Cotton Irrigation Termination

🕔15:59, 14.Aug 2015

As we progress through the second week of August and white flowers continue to climb cotton stalks throughout the state, several calls have come in regarding irrigation termination in cotton.  Our general recommendation is as follows: Furrow irrigation:  Terminate irrigation

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Mississippi Value of Production Estimates

Mississippi Value of Production Estimates

🕔15:59, 19.Jul 2015

The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce releases value of production estimates each year. Below is a list summarized the value of several Mississippi agricultural commodities.  For more information click on the link below. Mississippi Value of Production Estimates 1. 

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Potassium Deficiency in Cotton

Potassium Deficiency in Cotton

🕔14:47, 19.Jul 2015

Over the past several weeks blooms have become commonplace in most Mississippi cotton fields.  Many of these fields were blooming at or just after the 4th of July.  Once cotton begins to square and more so once  bloom begins, nutrient

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