Mid-Season Rice Update

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I would like to call this a midseason rice update, but in actuality we have rice in Mississippi ranging from one leaf to late boot in places, but most of the rice crop should be at or reaching mid-season.  Similar to 2014, our planting progress was spread out from a typical year.  Most of the central . . . → Read More: Mid-Season Rice Update

Mississippi State University Turn Row Field Day: Clarksdale, MS July 9, 2015

An agronomic crops field day will be held at Cliff Heaton farms, just east of the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 6. The field day will be held in the cotton field on the south side of the road. MSU Extension Specialists will be present to discuss topics in corn, cotton, grain sorghum, peanut, rice and soybean. . . . → Read More: Mississippi State University Turn Row Field Day: Clarksdale, MS July 9, 2015

Automatic Soybean Fungicide Applications: Timing, Product Choice, Rates in Product Combination

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Questions continue regarding fungicide products to be used at the R3/R4 application timing. The most important decisions should be made based on the specific variety planted in each field since frogeye leaf spot is resistant to the strobilurin class of fungicides meaning that stand-alone strobilurin products are no longer effective against the disease. See the information contained within this blog post regarding fungicide products, effective rates of products in pre-mix combinations and the effectiveness of some fungicides on managing frogeye leaf spot. . . . → Read More: Automatic Soybean Fungicide Applications: Timing, Product Choice, Rates in Product Combination

Peanut Growers: Tropical Storm Bill

Posted June 16, 2015. The low pressure in the Gulf has turned into tropical storm Bill. It is now predicted to impact the coast further south than it was several days ago. Updated forecasts by NOAA indicate that the primary rains generated by the storm will go north of Mississippi (http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at2+shtml/090804.shtml?rainqpf#contents).

You should still watch your weather . . . → Read More: Peanut Growers: Tropical Storm Bill

Choose Fungicide Product for Soybean Fields Based on Variety Planted

Frogeye leaf spot has been a commonly observed disease in MS over the past several seasons.

Choosing a foliar fungicide product for either a common fungicide application at a specific growth stage in the absence of foliar disease or in the presence of disease should be based on the soybean variety planted. Widespread fungicide resistance to the strobilurin fungicides in the MS soybean production system within the frogeye leaf spot fungal population may ultimately change how we use fungicides. Choose a fungicide product based on whether or not frogeye will occur in a susceptible variety rather than choosing a fungicide based on price. . . . → Read More: Choose Fungicide Product for Soybean Fields Based on Variety Planted

What is Appropriate Timing for the “Tassel Shot” on Corn?

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More growers are implementing different “tassel shot” inputs as part of their corn management program. Wet weather and other issues may further complicate application timing of such inputs. This article discusses whether specific timing makes a big difference or not? . . . → Read More: What is Appropriate Timing for the “Tassel Shot” on Corn?

MSU-DREC Rice Field Day – July 30, 2015

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The MSU-DREC Rice Producer Field Day will be held in conjunction with the annual Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Summer Rice Grower Meeting this year on the afternoon of July 30 at the Capps Center in Stoneville..  The Farm Bureau meeting will begin with lunch at noon, followed by the program beginning at 1 pm.  Guest speakers . . . → Read More: MSU-DREC Rice Field Day – July 30, 2015

Wheat Disease Update: April 24, 2015

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For the most part the Mississippi wheat crop is clean with regards to foliar diseases. However, some important issues are occurring that need to be addressed with regards to Fusarium head blight, stem maggot feeding, and general herbicide injury as these three issues can easily be confused with one another at the field level. . . . → Read More: Wheat Disease Update: April 24, 2015

2015 Early-Season Peanut Pointers

While we wait for the fields to dry up enough to get the 2015 planting season underway, here are a few peanut-related issues to pay attention to going into the season. – Jason Sarver

• Inoculant usage continues to be a fairly popular topic. Make sure to use a peanut-specific inoculant product. Soybean inoculant won’t . . . → Read More: 2015 Early-Season Peanut Pointers

What is Going On With Generic Azoxystrobin: the active ingredient in Abound, Quadris…

Updated Tuesday March 10, 2015. Added several  new fungicides to the pdf file;Mar.16.update2.azoxystrobin

Strobe 2L which has a comprehensive label for field crops, vegetables, turf, and ornamentals.

Trevo, (22.9% Azoxystrobin, for use on corn, cotton, rice, and soybeans).

Updated Tuesday  March 3, 2015. Please see the table at the end of this article for known Mississippi vendors.

Azoxystrobin is the active . . . → Read More: What is Going On With Generic Azoxystrobin: the active ingredient in Abound, Quadris…