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Fall Armyworms in Soybeans and Peanuts

We have gotten multiple calls over the last week about fall armyworms in soybeans and peanuts. In every case, it has been a situation where people got behind on grass control when we were getting a lot of rain a couple weeks ago. In those situations, they have sprayed the grass during the last two weeks with products such as Select or Roundup that are relatively slow acting. A lot of the grass is infested with grass-strain fall armyworm and big worms start moving over into the crop about a week to ten days after the application when the grass starts to die. . . . → Read More: Fall Armyworms in Soybeans and Peanuts

Thrips in Peanuts and Their Impact on Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV)

There have been a lot of questions recently about thrips control in peanuts. In general, thrips will not hurt peanut yields except in EXTREME situations. Peanut seedlings are relatively vigorous compared to most of the crops grown in Mississippi. Foliar insecticide applications, though rarely needed, should be based on plant injury rather than thrips numbers. . . . → Read More: Thrips in Peanuts and Their Impact on Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV)

2011 Row Crop Short Course

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 December 5th – 7th, 2011.    

 Pre-registration is free of charge until November 25th, 2011.  Registration after . . . → Read More: 2011 Row Crop Short Course

Peanut Varieties in Short Supply

During the production season of 2010, much of the peanut producing area suffered harsh drought conditions.  This led to reduced yields and quality problems on last years crop, and will have lasting effects into this season.  Dr. John Beasley, Peanut Specialist with the University of Georgia told me this morning that he had been in contact . . . → Read More: Peanut Varieties in Short Supply

Evaluation of Tillage Systems as Related to Peanut Yield

Tillage operations vary greatly in peanut production across the state of Mississippi. Generally, there is more use of conservation tillage in the southern areas, and more conventional tillage in the northern areas. Most of the conservation tillage involves some type of strip tillage operation, while conventional tillage usually includes at least one disking followed by a field cultivator or do-all to break up clods, and in some cases, raised beds are utilized. This study was designed to evaluate the effects of different tillage systems as they relate to peanut yield.
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Evaluation of Peanut Prescription Rx Program in Mississippi

The Peanut Prescription Rx Program has proven successful in peanut producing areas for several years, and some growers in Mississippi are trying this on their farms. The program utilizes several factors to determine the risk of infection from a particular disease. After the risk has been assessed, a prescription fungicide recommendation can then be made. This study is designed to evaluate the effectiveness of this program in Mississippi.

. . . → Read More: Evaluation of Peanut Prescription Rx Program in Mississippi

Evaluation of Peanut Varieties in Mississippi, 2010

Over the past several years, many new peanut varieties have been released. These varieties have improved resistance to diseases, as well as higher yield potential. This study is designed to help determine how varieties perform in Mississippi. Varieties were selected from newly released varieties, varieties to be released in the near future, and varieties that have become the standard over the years.
. . . → Read More: Evaluation of Peanut Varieties in Mississippi, 2010