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Rice Leaf Blast Confirmed in Mississippi

Rice Leaf Blast Confirmed in Mississippi

🕔20:24, 24.Jul 2016

Leaf blast has been observed in the MS rice crop for the better part of the last three weeks. In most cases, lesions were observed in areas of fields where the floodwater was less than four inches.

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Soybean Disease Update: July 16, 2016

Soybean Disease Update: July 16, 2016

🕔11:51, 16.Jul 2016

Save for the appearance of a few common foliar diseases, the soybean disease situation remains fairly quiet. Septoria brown spot appears to be the most commonly occurring foliar disease. Scout fields for the presence of nematodes as well as stem diseases now to aid in next season’s decisions.

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Fungicide-Associated Phytotoxicity: Update Following 2015 Observations

Fungicide-Associated Phytotoxicity: Update Following 2015 Observations

🕔07:06, 2.Jul 2016

Over the past several years, phytotoxicity has continued to be an important topic of conversation. Phytotoxicity can ultimately result following the application of numerous fungicide products.  The specific symptoms associated with phytotoxicity can appear as interveinal chlorosis (either mild, moderate

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North Mississippi Row Crops Field Day: August 11, 2016, Verona, MS

North Mississippi Row Crops Field Day: August 11, 2016, Verona, MS

🕔06:39, 2.Jul 2016

The North Mississippi Research and Extension Center Field Day is scheduled for August 11, 2016 from 8 am to 1:30 pm with lunch provided.

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2015 Frogeye Leaf Spot Fungicide Evaluations

2015 Frogeye Leaf Spot Fungicide Evaluations

🕔16:28, 19.Jun 2016

Numerous fungicide trials were conducted during 2015 to determine the efficacy of fungicides on frogeye leaf spot. Included in this post are the majority of the soybean fungicide trials conducted at R2, R3, and R5 in Stoneville, MS on a FLS-susceptible soybean variety. A total 39 different product or product combinations were evaluated. A summary table is included to highlight a specific product and the trials that particular product was included in.

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Soybean R3/R4 Fungicide Selection

Soybean R3/R4 Fungicide Selection

🕔11:00, 18.Jun 2016

Numerous questions over the past few weeks regarding fungicide product selection for the R3/R4 soybean application timing. Specific comments regarding the efficacy of products on frogeye leaf spot will be presented in an additional blog post. In this post, comments regarding application volume, fungicide application rates and decision on specific products.

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Corn Disease Update: June 18, 2016

Corn Disease Update: June 18, 2016

🕔07:00, 18.Jun 2016

To date, disease issues in the MS corn crop have remained somewhat quiet. Common rust has been the most prevalent disease as a result of wetter and cooler temperatures until the past 7 to 10 days. As of this morning (6/18/2016), southern rust has not been detected in MS.

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When is the Best Time for the “Tassel Shot” on Corn?

When is the Best Time for the “Tassel Shot” on Corn?

🕔12:47, 31.May 2016

Many corn growers are implementing different “tassel shot” inputs as part of their management program. Questions often arise regarding how critical the application timing is, especially when weather or other issues may complicate timing of such inputs. This article discusses situations when application timing may be very important, as well as those when precise timing is not critical.

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UPDATED First Soybean Rust of 2016 Detected in Four Southwest MS Counties

UPDATED First Soybean Rust of 2016 Detected in Four Southwest MS Counties

🕔13:23, 25.May 2016

On Tuesday, May 24, 2016, soybean rust was detected on kudzu in Amite, Pike and Wilkinson counties in southwest MS. The observations of soybean rust yesterday mark the earliest appearance of the disease by a little more than 6 weeks as compared to the past. No specific management practices are suggested at this time.

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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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