How to Determine Growth Stages of Young Corn or Sorghum

How to Determine Growth Stages of Young Corn or Sorghum

🕔16:33, 18.May 2018

Vegetative growth stages of corn or sorghum are determined by counting the number of fully emerged leaves with leaf collars present. This methodology can be used to anticipate growth and determine appropriate timing of many management decisions, including herbicide application, sidedress fertilizer, etc….

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Reminder: 2018 Agronomic Scout School Dates

Reminder: 2018 Agronomic Scout School Dates Updated

🕔12:00, 18.May 2018

Mississippi State University will be hosting 2 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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Redbanded Stink Bug Ditchbank Survey 5/10/2018

Redbanded Stink Bug Ditchbank Survey 5/10/2018

🕔07:50, 12.May 2018

In 2017, we were able to accurately predict the threat of RBSB based on sampling ditch banks in the spring. Every year we sample ditch banks across the state to make collections of various insect pests. With most pests, such

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2018 MSU Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions

2018 MSU Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions

🕔08:27, 10.May 2018

This article lists grain sorghum hybrids which have produced superior yields in the Mississippi Grain Sorghum Hybrid Trials and neighboring University trials. This information should improve your ability to select well-adapted sorghum hybrids for Mississippi based on independent performance testing.

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Controlling Thrips in Cotton: Recommendations for 2018

Controlling Thrips in Cotton: Recommendations for 2018

🕔08:54, 24.Apr 2018

Over the years many have questioned whether the use of a seed treatment is considered IPM because they are used prior to the onset of a problem. In our area, and across most of the cotton belt, thrips are considered

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Bollworm Management in Bt Cotton: Things to Consider at Planting Time

Bollworm Management in Bt Cotton: Things to Consider at Planting Time

🕔08:23, 24.Apr 2018

As the 2018 cotton season approaches, it is a good time to look back at 2017. From an insect management standpoint, the number one thing that stands out about last year is the amount of foliar sprays that were made

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Redbanded Stink Bug Ditch Bank Survey 4/15/2018

Redbanded Stink Bug Ditch Bank Survey 4/15/2018

🕔08:42, 18.Apr 2018

In 2017, we were able to accurately predict the threat of RBSB based on sampling ditch banks in the spring. Every year we sample ditch banks across the state to make collections of various insect pests. With most pests, such

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Cool, Wet Weather, and Residue Brings Slugs

Cool, Wet Weather, and Residue Brings Slugs

🕔09:20, 10.Apr 2018

I have recently received a few call about slugs in corn. I suspect this will increase in more crops as planting continues and they begin to emerge. Slug problems usually start on corn first, then move to soybeans, then cotton in our area.

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Annual Winter Sweetpotato Production Meeting- February 23, 2018

Annual Winter Sweetpotato Production Meeting- February 23, 2018

🕔14:39, 5.Feb 2018

Make plans to attend the 2018 Winter Sweetpotato Production Meeting at the Calhoun County Extension Office in Pittsboro, MS on Friday, February 23rd. The program (subject to change) is below. Please RSVP by February 21st to ensure we have enough

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What Will Cold Temperatures Mean for Redbanded Stink Bug This Year?

What Will Cold Temperatures Mean for Redbanded Stink Bug This Year?

🕔09:20, 20.Jan 2018

Entomologist across the Mid-South have had numerous questions about how below average temperatures we have encountered this month will impact RBSB populations this year. What we know is RBSB’s are tropical insects that do not survive well in cold temperatures. We have

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2018 County Extension Meeting Schedule

2018 County Extension Meeting Schedule

🕔08:55, 21.Dec 2017

The Mississippi State University Extension Service will be hosting a number of county row crop extension meetings in the spring of 2018. Each meeting will cover issues specific to the area and will provide information on weeds, insects, disease, economics,

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2017 Row Crop Short Course – Updated

2017 Row Crop Short Course – Updated

🕔08:49, 11.Nov 2017

The 2017 Row Crop Short Course will be held at The Mill Conference Center in Starkville, MS on December 4-6th, 2017.  The program will kick off on Monday, December 4th at 9 am with a cover crop symposium.  Several growers

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2017 Row Crop Short Course

2017 Row Crop Short Course

🕔09:39, 13.Oct 2017

The 2017 Row Crop Short Course hosted by Mississippi State University will be held Dec. 4-6, 2017 at The Mill Conference Center in Starkville, MS.  Pre-registration is free until November 27th and will be $40 thereafter including at the door.

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Heliothine Trap Counts, August 25, 2017

Heliothine Trap Counts, August 25, 2017

🕔16:50, 25.Aug 2017

Bollworm counts held steady this week overall at a level about normal for this time of year. Some counties increased compared to last week while other counties decreased. Tobacco budworm counts were very low again this week, with no counties

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Sweetpotato Field Day- August 31st (Pontotoc, MS)

Sweetpotato Field Day- August 31st (Pontotoc, MS)

🕔09:13, 25.Aug 2017

MSU field day showcases sweet potato research By Ms. Keri Collins Lewis MSU Extension Service PONTOTOC, Miss. — Sweetpotato producers, crop consultants, agricultural industry representatives and the general public will learn about ongoing Mississippi State University sweetpotato research and outreach

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Mixing Soybean Desiccants with Insecticides

Mixing Soybean Desiccants with Insecticides

🕔21:55, 22.Aug 2017

Over the last few weeks there have been many questions about the legality of mixing insecticides with desiccants applied to soybean. There are several desiccants approved for soybean including Gramoxone, sodium chlorate, Aim 2EC, and Sharpen. There are no issues

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Protecting Soybean Seed Quality

Protecting Soybean Seed Quality

🕔11:01, 19.Aug 2017

Information contained in this blog post to aid in the numerous questions regarding seed quality. Seed quality is a moving target and one that is primarily dictated by environment.

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Heliothine Trap Counts, August 18, 2017

Heliothine Trap Counts, August 18, 2017

🕔16:52, 18.Aug 2017

Trap catches were up sharply in the Delta region this week. We are now four weeks since the last large bollworm moth flight, so this increase in moth numbers is no surprise. Tobacco budworm catches remained extremely low in the

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Recorded Video From ArkLaMiss Redbanded Stink Bug Forum

Recorded Video From ArkLaMiss Redbanded Stink Bug Forum

🕔18:45, 17.Aug 2017

The ArkLaMiss Redbanded Stink Bug Forum was a huge success. There were numerous attendees present and many more who live streamed. Click the following ling to watch the recorded version. ArkLaMiss RBSB Forum

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ArkLaMiss Emergency Forum on Redbanded Stink Bug (Update with Link and Agenda)

ArkLaMiss Emergency Forum on Redbanded Stink Bug (Update with Link and Agenda)

🕔11:37, 12.Aug 2017

Updated on Tuesday August 15 for the Meeting on August 17 at 2:00pm The link to join the live feed is : www.uaex.edu/live During the live stream: Questions can be sent via text to: (662)394-1919 Tentative Agenda: 1:30-2:00 – Registration 2:00-2:10

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Heliothine Pheromone Trap Counts, August 11, 2017

Heliothine Pheromone Trap Counts, August 11, 2017

🕔10:14, 11.Aug 2017

Bollworm moth trap counts were lower in every monitored county across the state this week compared to last week and lower than historic averages for this time of year. Tobacco budworm moth catches were also low, so new bollworm and

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When Can I Quit Treating Redbanded Stink Bug in Soybean?

When Can I Quit Treating Redbanded Stink Bug in Soybean?

🕔08:37, 5.Aug 2017

As we suspected, now that the earliest planted soybeans are winding down on substantial acres and desiccants are being applied, we are seeing Redbanded Stink Bug (RBSB) make a move into later planted soybeans on wider scale. The number one

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Heliothine Pheromone Trap Counts, August 4, 2017

Heliothine Pheromone Trap Counts, August 4, 2017

🕔16:20, 4.Aug 2017

Bollworm trap counts rose in most counties this week, particularly in the Northeastern Hills region of the state. Numbers are typical for this time of the year and susceptible crops may need to be sprayed. Tobacco budworm counts were low

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2017 DREC Rice Field Day August 2, 2017

2017 DREC Rice Field Day August 2, 2017

🕔11:40, 1.Aug 2017

The MSU-DREC Rice Producer Field Day will be held on August 2, at the Delta Research and Extension Center at 3:00 p.m.  The program will begin at the Capps center with updates from USA Rice by guest speaker Betsy Ward

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Bollworm Update in Cotton and Soybean

Bollworm Update in Cotton and Soybean

🕔11:33, 29.Jul 2017

Bollworms have certainly been the hot topic in cotton and later planted soybeans this year. This flight started in some areas the week of July 4th and peaked in the Southern Delta around July 10-15. Since that time it has

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