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Delta Area Rice Grower Meeting – November 17, 2016

Delta Area Rice Grower Meeting – November 17, 2016

🕔08:10, 5.Oct 2016

The 2016 Delta Area Rice Meeting will be held at the Bolivar Co. Extension office on November 17, 2016. Mississippi rice producers, industry professionals, and other interested parties are invited to listen to presentations from MSU research and Extension faculty

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2016 Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide

🕔14:09, 23.Sep 2016

Although a large number of cotton acres have received at least one application of harvest aid, many acres still are in need of a second harvest aid application.  For those still waiting to make a first harvest aid application, keep in

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Cotton Varieties Planted Report

Cotton Varieties Planted Report

🕔14:03, 23.Sep 2016

The USDA-AMS has released it’s 2016 cotton varieties planted report.  The report in it’s entirety can be accessed clicking the following: 2016 Cotton Varieties Planted Report The top 10 planted varieties in Mississippi are given below:

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2016 MSU Short List of Suggested Wheat Varieties

2016 MSU Short List of Suggested Wheat Varieties

🕔17:52, 20.Sep 2016

This publication lists those wheat varieties which have demonstrated superior productivity in the Mississippi Wheat and Oat Variety Trials and summarizes their characteristics. This independent information should help you better assess wheat varieties and help you pick those which are suited for your farm.

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Burning Stalks – What does it Really Cost?

Burning Stalks – What does it Really Cost?

🕔08:03, 12.Sep 2016

After harvest, you immediately face management decisions as you begin preparing fields for next year’s crop. Corn produces far more residue than most crops we are accustomed to, so it possesses considerable benefits or may create anxiety depending upon how you view it. This article addresses the pro’s and con’s of crop residue and associated management options, including burning.

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Soybean Disease Update: September 7, 2016

Soybean Disease Update: September 7, 2016

🕔21:03, 10.Sep 2016

Foliar diseases continue to be observed throughout the MS soybean production system. Cercospora blight, frogeye leaf spot and target spot have been commonly observed. Soybean rust continues to be observed at low levels in areas where the disease has occurred following the rainfall received over the last month.

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Ear Drop in Non-Bt Corn

Ear Drop in Non-Bt Corn

🕔15:45, 26.Aug 2016

Over the last 7 days we have had numerous calls about ear drop in non-Bt corn fields. In 99.9% of the cases, the amount of ears hitting the ground is completely negligible and will not result in any yield loss

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Soybean Disease Update: August 21, 2016

Soybean Disease Update: August 21, 2016

🕔22:16, 21.Aug 2016

Following the rainfall received over the past 10-14 days soybean diseases have greatly increased. Septoria brown spot, target spot and soybean rust (in isolated geographic locations) have all increased throughout MS.

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Identifying Late Season Soybean Growth Stages

Identifying Late Season Soybean Growth Stages

🕔22:19, 19.Aug 2016

As we approach soybean physiological maturity, determining the specific soybean growth stage can aid in several important management decisions. Distinct differences exist between the R6 and R6.5 growth stage.

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Soybean Harvest Aids

Soybean Harvest Aids

🕔22:04, 19.Aug 2016

Over the past week, following the excessive rainfall received through most of the soybean production area, several calls have been received regarding soybean seed sprouting in the pods.

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Cotton Disease Update: August 19, 2016

Cotton Disease Update: August 19, 2016

🕔21:04, 19.Aug 2016

Due in large part to the continued wet weather, cotton diseases have been on the increase over the past two weeks. Boll rot, bacterial blight and target spot have all been observed throughout the MS cotton production system.

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Bacterial Panicle Blight of Rice Observed in Multiple Delta Fields

Bacterial Panicle Blight of Rice Observed in Multiple Delta Fields

🕔15:54, 18.Aug 2016

Bacterial panicle blight has been a rare disease in MS rice production systems.  Over the past several years, bacterial panicle blight has only been observed in years when high temperatures occurred for extended periods of time during flowering.  The specific

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2016 Sweetpotato Field Day Program Now Available!

2016 Sweetpotato Field Day Program Now Available!

🕔10:10, 15.Aug 2016

The 2016 Sweetpotato Field Day will be held at the Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station (8320 Hwy 15 S., Pontotoc, MS) on Wednesday August 24th.  Registration begins at 8 AM, the program runs from 8:30 AM through lunch.  Breakfast and

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Numerous Caterpillars Showing Up in Cotton

Numerous Caterpillars Showing Up in Cotton

🕔07:32, 13.Aug 2016

Over the last couple weeks, we have received numerous calls about multiple caterpillar pests in Bt cotton. By far, the most common and widespread species has been bollworm, but populations of fall armyworm are also high and we have even heard

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Cotton Fruit Shedding – 3 Weeks of Pain

Cotton Fruit Shedding – 3 Weeks of Pain

🕔17:25, 12.Aug 2016

Cotton in many areas of the state has been shedding fruit for the past two to three weeks.  Prior to the onset of this shed, many fields were retaining greater than 90% of the total fruiting forms.  First and foremost,

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Diamide Insecticides and Soybean Looper Management

Diamide Insecticides and Soybean Looper Management

🕔13:02, 12.Aug 2016

Since the introduction of the diamide insecticides (Belt, Prevathon, Besiege), soybean loopers have essentially been a non-issue. We all have plenty of data showing 24-35 day residual control of soybean loopers, however, the long residuals are a blessing and curse

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Insect Pheromone Trap Counts, August 10, 2016

Insect Pheromone Trap Counts, August 10, 2016

🕔10:31, 12.Aug 2016

Bollworm and tobacco budworm pheromone trap catches were overall similar to last week, and slightly above the long-term average trap catches for both pests at this time of year. This is the third consecutive week with strong numbers, so susceptible

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Stink Bugs and Redbanded Stink Bugs in Soybeans- What to do?

Stink Bugs and Redbanded Stink Bugs in Soybeans- What to do?

🕔09:13, 12.Aug 2016

Over the last few weeks we have been getting more and more calls about redbanded stink bug in soybeans. Redbanded stink bugs (RBSB) are voracious seed feeders, infest fields later, and are more difficult to control than greens, southern greens,

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Managing Late Season Cotton Growth

Managing Late Season Cotton Growth

🕔15:27, 5.Aug 2016

A number of calls have came in this week regarding management of late season cotton growth.  For the greater part of the growing season, fruit retention has been outstanding in the 2016 MS cotton crop.  However, about two weeks ago

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Bollworm and Budworm Pheromone Trap Catches, August 3, 2016

Bollworm and Budworm Pheromone Trap Catches, August 3, 2016

🕔14:51, 5.Aug 2016

Trap catches for bollworm remained high in some areas this week. Several traps caught more than 200 moths, while one trap in Washington County had 568 moths this week. Overall, moth catches were somewhat lower than they were last week,

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When Should I Start Corn Harvest and What are the Implications?

When Should I Start Corn Harvest and What are the Implications?

🕔15:38, 4.Aug 2016

Corn harvest will be upon us soon and anticipation is building. However, we still need to get this corn crop out of the field and safely deliver it to market. Your ability to successfully harvest your crop may vary depending on several factors.

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Soybean Root Disease Update: August 3, 2016

Soybean Root Disease Update: August 3, 2016

🕔06:11, 3.Aug 2016

In addition to the current foliar disease situation, root diseases are becoming widely observed throughout the MS soybean production area. Two of the more commonly observed diseases over the past several weeks have been taproot decline (TRD) and root-knot nematode foliar symptoms as a result of galling. Scouting for the presence of root-knot nematodes at this point in the season will aid in decisions for next season’s crop.

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Foliar Soybean Disease Update: July 30, 2016

Foliar Soybean Disease Update: July 30, 2016

🕔07:04, 30.Jul 2016

Foliar diseases continue to be observed throughout the Mississippi soybean production system. Low levels of frogeye leaf spot, Septoria brown spot and target spot have been frequently observed following the rainfall of the past two weeks. The first soybean rust on soybean was observed on Friday in Rankin County, MS on a single leaf in a field of R4/R5 soybeans.

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How Can I Estimate Corn Yield?

How Can I Estimate Corn Yield?

🕔15:14, 29.Jul 2016

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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Tarnished Plant Bugs in 2016

Tarnished Plant Bugs in 2016

🕔08:07, 29.Jul 2016

What has happened with tarnished plant bug this year? That has been the million dollar question this year in cotton. Numerous consultants have told us that tarnished plant bug populations are lower than they have ever seen in their careers

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