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Cotton Defoliation Video Conference

🕔14:59, 19.Aug 2011

As the 2011 cotton crop progresses toward harvest, defoliation has begun in a few areas.  While it will likely be several weeks before widespread defoliation applications take place, beginning to plan for these applications now may lead to increased success

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Irrigation Termination in Cotton

🕔13:50, 19.Aug 2011

The 2011 cotton crop is progressing nicely in spite of being somewhat late.  Defoliation applications have taken place on some of the earliest planted cotton near Port Gibson as well as on small acreage near Benoit.  In general, open bolls

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Cotton Boll Rot: Potential Implications of Bacterial Blight

Cotton Boll Rot: Potential Implications of Bacterial Blight

🕔07:00, 19.Aug 2011

Bacterial blight (or angular leaf spot) continues to be the hot topic in cotton production even at this late stage in the season. With continued temperatures between 86 and 97°F as well as scattered rainfall throughout much of the state it is likely that bacterial blight will continue to defoliate plants and infect bolls.

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2011 Cotton Bacterial Blight Trial Ratings: Stoneville, MS

2011 Cotton Bacterial Blight Trial Ratings: Stoneville, MS

🕔17:24, 29.Jul 2011

Currently, a trial is underway in Stoneville, MS to determine the impact of bacterial blight on the yield of some of the more commonly planted cotton varieties in MS.

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UPDATE: Bacterial Blight of Cotton

UPDATE: Bacterial Blight of Cotton

🕔11:38, 21.Jul 2011

Over the past 7 days, numerous cotton fields have been determined to be infected with bacterial blight, caused by Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. malvacearum (formerly Xanthomonas campestris pv. malvacearum).  In addition to the growing number of acres in MS having been

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ALERT: Bacterial Blight of Cotton

ALERT: Bacterial Blight of Cotton

🕔21:04, 15.Jul 2011

Several fields of cotton in the Delta, as well as one field in Monroe County exhibiting symptoms of bacterial blight have been detected over the past 5 days.  In addition, a significant acreage of cotton in Arkansas has been determined

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New Regulations for Refillable Pesticide Containers

🕔14:36, 15.Jul 2011

Regulations will go into effect after August 16, 2011 which will affect retailers, commercial applicators, custom blenders, re-fillers, and registrants of refillable pesticide containers.  Essentially, these new regulations will affect those who use and handle mini-bulk pesticide containers, including growers. 

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Four Bract Squares in Mississippi Cotton

Four Bract Squares in Mississippi Cotton

🕔16:33, 8.Jul 2011

Although many are aware of the issues that have been created by the appearance of four bract squares over the past few weeks, the magnitude of this issue warrants a final few words.  First and foremost, four bract squares typically

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Cotton Foliar Disease and Fungicide Application

Cotton Foliar Disease and Fungicide Application

🕔13:34, 1.Jul 2011

The incidence of foliar disease in cotton across MS have been on the rise over the past 5 years. In addition, fungicide applications have been suggested as a means of managing the leaf spots and increasing yield. Research trials conducted at MSU and elsewhere suggest that fungicides aren’t beneficial when it comes to enhancing cotton yield.

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Sanitation of Field Borders

Sanitation of Field Borders

🕔00:42, 25.Jun 2011

Nearly everyone who has read this blog, one of many popular press articles, or any of several periodical publications over the past year or two is aware of the problems many growers in Mississippi have with glyphosate-resistant (GR) Palmer amaranth. 

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Cotton Damage from POST Applied Residual Herbicides

Cotton Damage from POST Applied Residual Herbicides

🕔14:59, 17.Jun 2011

2011 is quickly shaping up to be the year in which nothing comes easy.  Weather conditions are continuing to cause issues with the 2011 cotton crop.  Scattered hail damage from storms over the past couple of days has been reported

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Cotton Growth and Early Season Irrigation

🕔17:22, 10.Jun 2011

2011 is shaping up to be one of the more challenging years we have faced in some time.  While no year can be considered normal, difficult weather conditions have tested the mettle of many this year.  Flooding, delaying planting, and

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After the Flood: Row Crop Replanting

After the Flood: Row Crop Replanting

🕔01:49, 10.Jun 2011

MSU Extension Service and MAFES researchers have compiled the following suggestions and information regarding replanting and managing row crops after the flood. Also included is post-flood crop insurance information.

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Effect of Weather Conditions on Cotton Growth

🕔10:21, 20.May 2011

Several questions have come in this week regarding the effect of cold weather and moisture on cotton growth.  Cotton is sensitive to cold temperatures as well as excessive soil moisture.  Generally speaking, having one of these situations is made worse

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Planting Progress

🕔16:21, 13.May 2011

Tremendous headway was made this week with regard to cotton planting.  Planters started moving late last week as well as over the weekend.  By Monday, planting activities for several crops were well underway throughout the state.  While flooding is of

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Planting Delays and Pigweed Control

🕔16:32, 29.Apr 2011

It almost goes without saying that weather conditions over the past few weeks have delayed cotton planting.  Some growers in the south Delta will likely begin planting operations where field conditions permit over the weekend.  However, a 50% chance of

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Cotton Planting Considerations

Cotton Planting Considerations

🕔14:04, 15.Apr 2011

Cotton planting in Mississippi will begin next week as weather conditions allow.  Some small acreage has been planted as growers set planters; however, weather conditions up to this point have not been ideal for planting cotton.  In the table below,

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Identifying Glyphosate Drift Injury on Wheat Plants

Identifying Glyphosate Drift Injury on Wheat Plants

🕔18:18, 23.Mar 2011

Identifying off-target herbicide injury may be difficult when a definitive pattern is not readily apparent, substantial acreage is involved, or distance is considerable. This article gives some guidelines and photos to help identify glyphosate drift on wheat, so that you can manage appropriately.

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2010 Row Crop Short Course Video Links

2010 Row Crop Short Course Video Links

🕔13:57, 14.Feb 2011

The 2010 Row Crop Short Course was held at Mississippi State University on December 6 – 8, 2010.  As we expanded the Short Course in 2009, we also have adopted technology to record the oral and visual portions of the presentations. 

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