Wheat Disease Update: April 16, 2016

Wheat Disease Update: April 16, 2016

🕔09:41, 16.Apr 2016

Increased observations of foliar wheat diseases have occurred over the past two weeks. Leaf rust, stripe rust and Septoria leaf blotch have been commonly observed throughout the state. In addition, with the current environmental conditions (humidity, rainfall) and the general growth stages observed, the potential for Fusarium head blight (scab) may be similar to as occurred during the 2015 season.

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Wheat Disease Calendar

Wheat Disease Calendar

🕔13:46, 10.Apr 2016

Scouting for wheat diseases is most important once the flag leaf emerges. However, foliar diseases can occur throughout the growing season. In some cases wheat diseases differ by season based on inoculum pressure as well as environment.

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Updated Corn Disease Calendar

Updated Corn Disease Calendar

🕔07:43, 9.Apr 2016

Included in the current blog post is an updated disease scouting calendar. The timing of observations of some of the diseases included has been changed and some additional diseases that continued to be observed throughout the MS corn production system are included. Be mindful that foliar corn diseases can be observed throughout the entire season. Scouting for disease should begin shortly after emergence especially given that seed and seedling-associated diseases can impact corn stand as well as replant decisions in severe situations.

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Wheat Disease Update: March 25, 2016

Wheat Disease Update: March 25, 2016

🕔11:36, 26.Mar 2016

Wheat diseases have been few and far between this winter. Little wheat was planted in the fall of 2015. However, in some key areas, rust diseases (leaf and stripe) as well as bacterial leaf streak have been observed on wheat.

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2016 Scout Schools

2016 Scout Schools

🕔19:04, 18.Mar 2016

Mississippi State University will be hosting 5 scout schools this year. We have transitioned over the years to make these trainings much more diverse than insect pest alone. This year we will be including insects, disease, fertility, and herbicide symptomology.

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Pesticide Calibration Made Easy

Pesticide Calibration Made Easy

🕔08:07, 9.Mar 2016

Proper calibration of agricultural pesticide application equipment can mean the difference in control or failure of a pesticide against the targeted pest and potentially thousands of dollars of savings to the grower. Many growers are now using rate controllers; however,

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Black Rot in Sweetpotato- A Fact Sheet

Black Rot in Sweetpotato- A Fact Sheet

🕔13:17, 8.Mar 2016

Black rot is on the minds of many sweetpotato producers in the United States. The fungal disease was reported in North Carolina in 2015, and there have been at least three diagnosed incidence of black rot in Mississippi since last

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2014 Root-knot Nematode Soybean OVT Gall Ratings and Yield

2014 Root-knot Nematode Soybean OVT Gall Ratings and Yield

🕔10:38, 30.Jan 2016

The entries contained in the MSU soybean OVT were screened for their sensitivity to the root-knot nematode during 2014 (and again in 2015 – data forthcoming). Contained within this blog post are the root galling responses of 142 entries as well as the yield from the RKN infested location.

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Update: Disease Ratings for 2015 MSU-ES Soybean Variety Demo Program

🕔20:51, 4.Dec 2015

The results of the 2015 MSU-ES Soybean Variety Demonstration Program have been updated to include disease ratings for Cercospora blight, frogeye leaf spot, Septoria brown spot, and Target spot. These evaluations were collected at many locations in 2015 by Dr.

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Tri-State Soybean Forum – January 8, 2016

🕔20:11, 4.Dec 2015

The 60th Annual Tri-State Soybean Forum will be held at Mississippi State University’s Delta Research and Extension Center on January 8, 2016. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. followed by the program at 8:30. Presentations will include pertinent information for

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