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Scouting Cotton for Bacterial Blight

Scouting Cotton for Bacterial Blight

🕔11:26, 29.Jun 2012

Bacterial blight of cotton has once again been observed in the MS cotton production area. Angular lesions associated with the disease can easily be confused with many other foliar diseases as well as other important issues in cotton. Observe the photos for help in scouting for the disease that until the past two seasons has been a fairly rare occurrence in MS.

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Cotton Irrigation and Plant Growth Regulator Applications

🕔23:33, 28.Jun 2012

Up until this week, much of the crop throughout the state appeared to be in good shape.  However, the onset of high heat combined with the lack of rainfall has made this a pivotal week for cotton in many areas

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Crop Update and Four Bract Squares

🕔17:17, 22.Jun 2012

In general, the cotton crop in Mississippi appears to be in good shape.  Some areas are beginning to need some rainfall; however,  a few fields just got water off low areas a few days ago.  Blooms are becoming more prevalent

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Plant Growth Regulator Use in Cotton

Plant Growth Regulator Use in Cotton

🕔08:55, 16.Jun 2012

Generally speaking, the 2012 crop is ahead of where we typically are at this time of year.  Much of this can be attributed to planting earlier than usual due to warm weather conditions earlier in the spring.  Blooms have already

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Delta Research and Extension Center’s Corn/Soybean (July 19) and Rice (July 31) Agronomic Crop Field Days

🕔11:25, 13.Jun 2012

The DREC will be holding two separate field days, one for corn and soybean on July 19 and one for rice on July 31.

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Cotton Progress and Management Considerations

🕔10:12, 1.Jun 2012

Cotton planting is all but completed for the 2012 growing season.  Given current cotton prices the number of acres of cotton planted behind wheat will likely be very small this year.  Cotton growth stages throughout the state range from one

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Cotton Hail Damage

Cotton Hail Damage

🕔16:19, 25.May 2012

Hail damage has occurred in scattered areas over the past week to ten days.  Areas around Clarksdale, Sledge, and Yazoo City as well as others have been affected by hail.  Deciding whether or not to replant following hail damage can

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Cotton Seedling Disease

Cotton Seedling Disease

🕔15:29, 25.May 2012

Seedling disease has been making an appearance in isolated pockets over the past week to ten days.  Primarily we have been observing Rhizoctonia, also known as soreshin, on cotton in the north Delta.  Seedling disease, caused by Rhizoctonia solani, is

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Agronomic Crops Field Day – July 19 – Starkville, MS

🕔22:42, 4.May 2012

An agronomic crops field day will be held at the R.R. Foil Plant Science Research Center in Starkville, MS on July 19, 2012 from 9 to 11 a.m.  The field day will begin at 9 a.m. with field tours concluding

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Cotton Planting Progress

🕔22:25, 4.May 2012

Cotton planting has progressed at a rapid pace and we are well ahead of the five year average for percent planted acres for the first week of May. Nearly 40% of intended cotton plantings were complete at the beginning of

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2011 MSU Row Crop Short Course Video Links

🕔20:02, 4.Feb 2012

The 2011 Mississippi State University Row Crop Short Course was held from December 5 – 7, 2011.  Topics covered during the Row Crop Short Course included insect and weed management, fertility management, agronomic aspects of crop production, and a farm

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2011 On-Farm Cotton Variety Trials

🕔22:58, 29.Jan 2012

In 2011, 21 on-farm cotton variety trials were conducted by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.  18 Roundup Ready Flex and 3 Liberty Link trials were conducted at locations throughout the Delta and hill regions of the state.  The objective

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Seed Treatment Options for Cotton, Soybeans, and Corn

🕔08:36, 12.Jan 2012

The numerous options for seed treatments can sometimes be confusing. They also change depending on what company you are buying from. Generally, they all perform well for what pests they are targeting but there are differences that you need to be aware of. Below is a link to an article Scott Stewart, The University of Tennessee, posted that breaks down most of the options very clearly.

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Mr. Trent Irby Named New MSU Extension Soybean Specialist

🕔10:57, 14.Nov 2011

Mr. Trent Irby has been named Extension Soybean Specialist at Mississippi State University beginning January 1, 2012.  Trent is a native of Mississippi and was raised on a family owned and operated row crop farm where he gained production experience

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2011 Row Crop Short Course

🕔09:40, 7.Nov 2011

On behalf of the Mississippi State University Extension Service we would like to cordially invite you to attend the 2011 Row Crop Short Course to be held at the Bost Extension Center on the campus of Mississippi State University from

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Mississippi Chapter of the American Society of Agronomy Meeting

🕔17:31, 28.Oct 2011

The Mississippi Chapter of the American Society of Agronomy will hold it’s annual meeting on Wednesday, November 16 at the Grenada County Extension Office.  The program will being at 9 a.m. and will conclude at 3:30 p.m.  CCA continuing education

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Cotton Defoliation Temperature Advisory

🕔16:51, 6.Sep 2011

The aftermath of Tropical Storm Lee has brought cooler than average temperatures to many areas of the state.  Maximum air temperatures are predicted to be in the high 70’s and low 80’s through Friday while minimum air temperatures are predicted

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End of Season Cotton Management Decisions for Fields Infected with Bacterial Blight

End of Season Cotton Management Decisions for Fields Infected with Bacterial Blight

🕔12:15, 6.Sep 2011

Since the middle of July, numerous fields have been confirmed to have cotton plants infected with the bacterium that causes bacterial blight. The majority of the cotton fields were contained within a few counties in the Delta (Bolivar, Coahoma, Leflore, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Washington), and a low number of exceptions outside of the Delta (Calhoun, Grenada, Monroe, Yalobusha). The organism that causes bacterial blight has the potential to overwinter on cotton stubble left standing in the field.

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Reminder: Cotton Defoliation Video Conference & Streaming Video

🕔10:16, 25.Aug 2011

As mentioned last week, a few acres have been defoliated already; however, the vast majority likely will not be ready for at least 2 – 3 weeks.  In anticipation of large scale defoliation applications beginning soon, Mississippi State University,  in

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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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