Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – July 7, 2017

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – July 7, 2017

🕔19:08, 7.Jul 2017

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Heliothine Pheromone Traps, July 5, 2017

Heliothine Pheromone Traps, July 5, 2017

🕔16:38, 7.Jul 2017

Pheromone trap catches this week were similar to last week and about average for this time of year. Tobacco budworm catches were much higher in Northeast MS than in the Delta region, so growers around Noxubee and Lowndes counties should

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Early Season Plant Bug Management with Diamond Updated

🕔08:42, 1.Jul 2017

Most of the cotton across the Delta is squaring now and plant bug applications have started to go out on most fields.  We are catching a lot of plant bugs in flowering soybeans right now and the corn should start

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Assessing Adult Plant Bug Control Migrating Into Cotton

🕔08:20, 1.Jul 2017

Square retention is a critical component of early season plant bug management.  I would strongly encourage you to take square retention counts along with your sweep net counts prior to bloom. Not only does this help in the decision making

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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – June 30, 2017

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – June 30, 2017

🕔08:20, 1.Jul 2017

Overall, southwestern corn borer trap numbers are increasing across the state. The thresholds in the control guide suggest treating 7 days after traps reach 50 moths for pre-tassel corn and 100 moths for tasseling corn. As a reminder, corn is safe

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Heliothine Pheromone Trap Counts, June 28, 2017

Heliothine Pheromone Trap Counts, June 28, 2017 Updated

🕔17:46, 29.Jun 2017

The trap catches for both bollworm and tobacco budworm were similar to last week which are somewhat low for this time of year. 

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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – June 23, 2017

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – June 23, 2017

🕔10:34, 24.Jun 2017

 

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Heliothine Pheromone Trap Counts, June 23, 2017

Heliothine Pheromone Trap Counts, June 23, 2017

🕔14:16, 23.Jun 2017

With the exception of Washington County bollworm traps, counts were similar to last week at levels near or below historic averages for both bollworm and tobacco budworm. Therefore worm pressure in susceptible crops should be typical for this time of

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Heliothine Trap Catches, June 16, 2017

Heliothine Trap Catches, June 16, 2017

🕔14:42, 19.Jun 2017

Pheromone trap catches for bollworm moths were down for the week compared to the previous week. These numbers were also down somewhat from long term averages in both NE Mississippi and in the Delta. Tobacco budworm catches were low in

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 16, 2017

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 16, 2017

🕔19:54, 16.Jun 2017

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Considerations for Rice Water Weevil Management in 2017

Considerations for Rice Water Weevil Management in 2017

🕔11:13, 10.Jun 2017

We have been getting several calls about adult rice water weevil adults and adult feeding in rice that has gone to flood. In fact, it appears that we are experiencing higher than normal populations this year in many areas of

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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – June 9, 2017

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – June 9, 2017

🕔09:49, 10.Jun 2017

 

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Moth Trap Counts for June 9, 2017

Moth Trap Counts for June 9, 2017

🕔17:41, 9.Jun 2017

Pheromone traps are up and recording data in a number of counties around Mississippi again this year. We will try to report the counts weekly to help you maximize your efficiency in scouting crops for worms. Pheromone traps can’t replace

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Redbanded Stink Bugs and R3 Fungicide Applications in Soybean

Redbanded Stink Bugs and R3 Fungicide Applications in Soybean

🕔12:58, 7.Jun 2017

Getting more calls everyday about low numbers of Redbanded Stink Bugs (RBSB) in R2/R3 soybeans. Many are asking about what to mix with a fungicide to take them out. Before jumping out too quickly, consider this, I would suspect very little

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Thrips and Herbicide Co-Applications

Thrips and Herbicide Co-Applications

🕔14:34, 2.Jun 2017

There is no question that we are seeing increased tolerance to the seed treatments with tobacco thrips in cotton. We made an effort this year to encourage the use of acephate either in-furrow or as an overtreatment to the normal

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Identifying Corn Reproductive Growth Stages and Management Implications

Identifying Corn Reproductive Growth Stages and Management Implications

🕔16:59, 31.May 2017

Corn reproductive stages generally comprise about 60 days for corn hybrids grown in Mississippi at normal planting dates. Identification of these stages is critical for making prudent management decisions and anticipating crop response to practices and environmental conditions.

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Redbanded Stink Bugs Successfully Overwintered In MS

Redbanded Stink Bugs Successfully Overwintered In MS

🕔13:44, 31.May 2017

In 2009 Redbanded stink bugs (RBSB) were treated in numerous areas of the state but numbers crashed in 2010. In 2013 there were a few fields treated and then they essentially were a non-issue until 2016. We have been hearing

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REMINDER: 2017 Agronomic Scout Schools

REMINDER: 2017 Agronomic Scout Schools

🕔17:53, 19.May 2017

Mississippi State University will be hosting 4 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. There

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Impact of Environmental Conditions on Thrips Management in Cotton and Peanut

Impact of Environmental Conditions on Thrips Management in Cotton and Peanut

🕔18:02, 5.May 2017

We had unseasonably warm weather and good planting conditions during late March and early April. As a result, several cotton and peanut fields have been planted throughout Mississippi over the last month. Unfortunately, the weather has taken a turn for

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How to Determine Growth Stages of Young Corn or Sorghum

How to Determine Growth Stages of Young Corn or Sorghum

🕔14:33, 5.May 2017

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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Stink Bugs Showing up in Seedling Corn

Stink Bugs Showing up in Seedling Corn

🕔16:02, 21.Apr 2017

Over the last 10 days we have received numerous calls about brown stink bugs in seedling corn in the Delta region of the state. Stink bugs attack corn by feeding through the stem or even down in the whorl of small corn

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2017 Agronomic Crops Scout Schools

2017 Agronomic Crops Scout Schools

🕔15:06, 27.Mar 2017

Mississippi State University will be hosting 4 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. There

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2017 Upcoming County Meeting Schedule

2017 Upcoming County Meeting Schedule

🕔10:22, 11.Feb 2017

MSU Extension is hosting a series of meetings to be held throughout the state to prepare growers for the upcoming season.  These meetings will focus on market outlooks, variety selection, weed management, insect and plant disease management, and other current crop production

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New Insect Control Guide App Available

New Insect Control Guide App Available

🕔07:36, 3.Feb 2017

We have been working on an insect control guide app for a couple years and are proud to say it is now available in the app store for iPhones. Shortly we will be releasing a version for Android users as

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Seed Treatment Choices For Cotton Will Be More Important In 2017

Seed Treatment Choices For Cotton Will Be More Important In 2017

🕔13:54, 25.Jan 2017

In 2017, the need to maximize thrips control to avoid foliar applications will be more important than ever. With the introduction and anticipation of numerous acres with the new herbicide traits resistant to Dicamba, there will be NO INSECTICIDE tank

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