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How Can I Estimate Corn Yield?

How Can I Estimate Corn Yield?

🕔11:07, 11.Jul 2017

Would you like to estimate your corn yield prior to the combine heading to the field? If you are willing to put in a little time, you can develop a reasonable yield estimate by following these guidelines.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – July 7, 2017

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – July 7, 2017

🕔19:08, 7.Jul 2017

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Cotton Field Tour/Turnrow Talk – Brooksville, MS – July 12

Cotton Field Tour/Turnrow Talk – Brooksville, MS – July 12

🕔17:02, 7.Jul 2017

Field tour from 9 – 10:45 A.M.  A field tour co-hosted with Dow AgroSciences/Phytogen will be conducted under the leadership of Drs. Dodds and Catchot.  The program for the field tour is as follows:  Phytogen Variety Overview – Kerry Saylors –

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Heliothine Pheromone Traps, July 5, 2017

Heliothine Pheromone Traps, July 5, 2017

🕔16:38, 7.Jul 2017

Pheromone trap catches this week were similar to last week and about average for this time of year. Tobacco budworm catches were much higher in Northeast MS than in the Delta region, so growers around Noxubee and Lowndes counties should

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Cotton Disease Update: July 6, 2017 UPDATED (7/10/2017 @ 6 PM)

Cotton Disease Update: July 6, 2017 UPDATED (7/10/2017 @ 6 PM)

🕔06:47, 6.Jul 2017

Bacterial blight of cotton has shown up in younger cotton in east and west MS. At present, 10 counties have been observed to contain bacterial blight cotton. To date (July 6), target spot has not been observed in the MS cotton crop.

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Soybean Disease Update: July 1, 2017

Soybean Disease Update: July 1, 2017

🕔11:13, 1.Jul 2017

The soybean disease situation continues to change throughout MS depending on growth stage situations in each field. Over the past week root diseases have been commonly observed. The first soybean rust of the season was observed in southwestern MS on kudzu.

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Early Season Plant Bug Management with Diamond Updated

🕔08:42, 1.Jul 2017

Most of the cotton across the Delta is squaring now and plant bug applications have started to go out on most fields.  We are catching a lot of plant bugs in flowering soybeans right now and the corn should start

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Assessing Adult Plant Bug Control Migrating Into Cotton

🕔08:20, 1.Jul 2017

Square retention is a critical component of early season plant bug management.  I would strongly encourage you to take square retention counts along with your sweep net counts prior to bloom. Not only does this help in the decision making

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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – June 30, 2017

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – June 30, 2017

🕔08:20, 1.Jul 2017

Overall, southwestern corn borer trap numbers are increasing across the state. The thresholds in the control guide suggest treating 7 days after traps reach 50 moths for pre-tassel corn and 100 moths for tasseling corn. As a reminder, corn is safe

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Cotton:  General Crop Update

Cotton: General Crop Update

🕔15:37, 30.Jun 2017

The fourth of July is typically associated with cotton blooms in Mississippi.  While some fields are blooming or will do so in the next few days; a number of fields are still one to two weeks away from blooms appearing.  In general,

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Heliothine Pheromone Trap Counts, June 28, 2017

Heliothine Pheromone Trap Counts, June 28, 2017 Updated

🕔17:46, 29.Jun 2017

The trap catches for both bollworm and tobacco budworm were similar to last week which are somewhat low for this time of year. 

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Corn Disease Update: June 24, 2017

Corn Disease Update: June 24, 2017

🕔15:32, 24.Jun 2017

Increased reports of disease in the corn crop in MS have been made over the past week. Normally, as corn matures, the incidence and severity of corn diseases observed with increase. Presently, common rust, Diplodia leaf streak, northern corn leaf blight, and southern rust can all be observed in our corn production system; however, southern rust has only been observed on an extremely limited number of acres to this point in the season.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – June 23, 2017

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – June 23, 2017

🕔10:34, 24.Jun 2017

 

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Heliothine Pheromone Trap Counts, June 23, 2017

Heliothine Pheromone Trap Counts, June 23, 2017

🕔14:16, 23.Jun 2017

With the exception of Washington County bollworm traps, counts were similar to last week at levels near or below historic averages for both bollworm and tobacco budworm. Therefore worm pressure in susceptible crops should be typical for this time of

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Navigating Fungicide Active Ingredients

Navigating Fungicide Active Ingredients

🕔07:17, 23.Jun 2017

Over the past several years, fungicide pre-mix products have dominated the marketplace. Keeping up with the specific chemical classes within each product can present a challenge. Included in this blog post are some information to aid in making fungicide decisions.

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Keys to Field Identification of Common Versus Southern Rust in Field Corn

Keys to Field Identification of Common Versus Southern Rust in Field Corn

🕔17:38, 21.Jun 2017

Diagnosing common and southern rust in the field can oftentimes be difficult. Subtle differences between the two diseases can occur at different parts of the growing season as well as sections of the crop canopy.

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Heliothine Trap Catches, June 16, 2017

Heliothine Trap Catches, June 16, 2017

🕔14:42, 19.Jun 2017

Pheromone trap catches for bollworm moths were down for the week compared to the previous week. These numbers were also down somewhat from long term averages in both NE Mississippi and in the Delta. Tobacco budworm catches were low in

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Soybean Disease Update: June 18, 2017

Soybean Disease Update: June 18, 2017

🕔19:16, 18.Jun 2017

Limited soybean diseases have occurred throughout the MS soybean production system. Observations of Septoria brown spot and taproot decline have been quite common this season. Lesions that result from herbicide injury have also been commonly observed, but should not be cause for concern.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 16, 2017

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 16, 2017

🕔19:54, 16.Jun 2017

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Considerations for Rice Water Weevil Management in 2017

Considerations for Rice Water Weevil Management in 2017

🕔11:13, 10.Jun 2017

We have been getting several calls about adult rice water weevil adults and adult feeding in rice that has gone to flood. In fact, it appears that we are experiencing higher than normal populations this year in many areas of

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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – June 9, 2017

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – June 9, 2017

🕔09:49, 10.Jun 2017

 

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Moth Trap Counts for June 9, 2017

Moth Trap Counts for June 9, 2017

🕔17:41, 9.Jun 2017

Pheromone traps are up and recording data in a number of counties around Mississippi again this year. We will try to report the counts weekly to help you maximize your efficiency in scouting crops for worms. Pheromone traps can’t replace

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Considering the R3/R4 Automatic Application in Soybean: Time to Apply Two Modes of Action Instead of One

Considering the R3/R4 Automatic Application in Soybean: Time to Apply Two Modes of Action Instead of One

🕔11:15, 3.Jun 2017

Over the past week calls have started to be received regarding the automatic fungicide application in soybean. On-farm, large plot trials were conducted during 2015 and 2016 to assess the benefit of several different fungicide products and to reevaluate the automatic application timing. At present, we believe that a mixed mode of action fungicide, or one that provides more than one mode of action would be more beneficial than the stand-alone strobilurin (QoI) fungicide application that has become popular over the past decade.

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Thrips and Herbicide Co-Applications

Thrips and Herbicide Co-Applications

🕔14:34, 2.Jun 2017

There is no question that we are seeing increased tolerance to the seed treatments with tobacco thrips in cotton. We made an effort this year to encourage the use of acephate either in-furrow or as an overtreatment to the normal

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Identifying Corn Reproductive Growth Stages and Management Implications

Identifying Corn Reproductive Growth Stages and Management Implications

🕔16:59, 31.May 2017

Corn reproductive stages generally comprise about 60 days for corn hybrids grown in Mississippi at normal planting dates. Identification of these stages is critical for making prudent management decisions and anticipating crop response to practices and environmental conditions.

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