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Wheat Foliar Disease Update: April 11, 2014

Wheat diseases have been essentially non-existent this winter. No rust to report and very little of much any other foliar diseases is great news for our wheat farmers. . . . → Read More: Wheat Foliar Disease Update: April 11, 2014

Management Practices to Reduce the Development of Fungicide Resistance in Soybean: Part III, Strobilurin-Resistant Frogeye Leaf Spot in Mississippi

Strobilurin-resistant frogeye leaf spot continues to be a topic of conversation. During 2012 two MS counties were confirmed to have strobilurin resistant frogeye leaf spot. Since that time a large survey has been conducted in MS to determine how widespread the resistance is within the fungal population in MS. . . . → Read More: Management Practices to Reduce the Development of Fungicide Resistance in Soybean: Part III, Strobilurin-Resistant Frogeye Leaf Spot in Mississippi

Management Practices to Reduce the Development of Fungicide Resistance in Soybean: Part II, Choosing Fungicide Products and Rates

Fungicides have become an important management alternative for diseases such as frogeye leaf spot. However, with the addition of the strobilurin-resistant fungus responsible for frogeye leaf spot, caution must be taken when applying fungicides to not increase the likelihood of fungicide resistance from developing. The specific characteristics of the main fungicide classes labeled for application in soybean systems are outlined. In addition, a table that includes the specific components of the pre-mix products when the labeled rates are applied is included. . . . → Read More: Management Practices to Reduce the Development of Fungicide Resistance in Soybean: Part II, Choosing Fungicide Products and Rates

Management Practices to Reduce the Development of Fungicide Resistance in Soybean: Part I, Improving Disease Management Practices

Fungicide resistance has continued to be a hot topic during the off-season. Since 2010, fungicide resistance within the frogeye leaf spot fungal population has been documented in several states including Mississippi. To prevent the development of fungicide resistance from increasing several important steps can be followed. Several of these specific topics will be outlined in this three part series regarding fungicide resistance. . . . → Read More: Management Practices to Reduce the Development of Fungicide Resistance in Soybean: Part I, Improving Disease Management Practices

“Bee Aware” Flags Ready for Distribution

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Recently several groups in Mississippi came together and developed then adopted a set of Cooperative Standards for row crop farmers and beekeepers in an effort to increase awareness of pollinator’s and create an environment where each could coexist while minimizing any adverse conditions to either operation. As a part of that program the “Bee Aware” flag was . . . → Read More: “Bee Aware” Flags Ready for Distribution

Vegetative Stage Corn Fungicide Applications in the Mississippi Production System: 2013 Large Plot Trials

During 2013, several fungicide trials were conducted to determine the benefit of vegetative growth stage timings in corn. Two large plot trials were conducted in east MS with the help of Dr. Dennis Reginelli. In this blog post, the results of two large plot trials were presented from one nonirrigated and one irrigated field setting. Small plot trial data will be reported at a different date. . . . → Read More: Vegetative Stage Corn Fungicide Applications in the Mississippi Production System: 2013 Large Plot Trials

Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition Results

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The results from the Second Annual Future of Ag Graduate Student Competition are included in this post. . . . → Read More: Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition Results

Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 23 & 24, 2014

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Attached please find the agenda for the Delta Ag Expo in Cleveland, MS. Make careful note that the dates of the meeting have changed from previous years due to a minor scheduling conflict with the Bolivar County Exposition Center. . . . → Read More: Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 23 & 24, 2014

Joint MEA/MAPPAN/MWSS Annual Meeting and Roundtable Discussion

The 3rd annual joint MEA/MAPPAN/MWSS annual meeting will be held next week at the Bost Extension Building in Starkville, MS next week.  The dates of the meeting are Monday and Tuesday October 21-22.  We have a very informative and exciting program planned for the meeting.  The meeting will kick off Monday afternoon with a Row Crop . . . → Read More: Joint MEA/MAPPAN/MWSS Annual Meeting and Roundtable Discussion

Soybean Disease Update: September 21, 2013

Soybean disease questions still consider to be raised throughout MS. Even though soybean rust has been detected in 45 counties to date it appears we will have another season where yield losses as a result of soybean rust will be extremely limited and may only have occurred in a handful of fields. When making plans for next year consider sampling for nematodes in light textured soil classes. In addition, planting a frogeye susceptible variety in several years in a continuous soybean system may increase the likelihood of frogeye causing substantial yield loss. . . . → Read More: Soybean Disease Update: September 21, 2013