2016 Mississippi County Meeting Schedule – Finalized

2016 Mississippi County Meeting Schedule – Finalized

🕔10:28, 14.Jan 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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Ear Drop in Non-Bt Corn

Ear Drop in Non-Bt Corn

🕔15:45, 26.Aug 2016

Over the last 7 days we have had numerous calls about ear drop in non-Bt corn fields. In 99.9% of the cases, the amount of ears hitting the ground is completely negligible and will not result in any yield loss

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Identifying Late Season Soybean Growth Stages

Identifying Late Season Soybean Growth Stages

🕔22:19, 19.Aug 2016

As we approach soybean physiological maturity, determining the specific soybean growth stage can aid in several important management decisions. Distinct differences exist between the R6 and R6.5 growth stage.

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Numerous Caterpillars Showing Up in Cotton

Numerous Caterpillars Showing Up in Cotton

🕔07:32, 13.Aug 2016

Over the last couple weeks, we have received numerous calls about multiple caterpillar pests in Bt cotton. By far, the most common and widespread species has been bollworm, but populations of fall armyworm are also high and we have even heard

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Diamide Insecticides and Soybean Looper Management

Diamide Insecticides and Soybean Looper Management

🕔13:02, 12.Aug 2016

Since the introduction of the diamide insecticides (Belt, Prevathon, Besiege), soybean loopers have essentially been a non-issue. We all have plenty of data showing 24-35 day residual control of soybean loopers, however, the long residuals are a blessing and curse

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Insect Pheromone Trap Counts, August 10, 2016

Insect Pheromone Trap Counts, August 10, 2016

🕔10:31, 12.Aug 2016

Bollworm and tobacco budworm pheromone trap catches were overall similar to last week, and slightly above the long-term average trap catches for both pests at this time of year. This is the third consecutive week with strong numbers, so susceptible

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Stink Bugs and Redbanded Stink Bugs in Soybeans- What to do?

Stink Bugs and Redbanded Stink Bugs in Soybeans- What to do?

🕔09:13, 12.Aug 2016

Over the last few weeks we have been getting more and more calls about redbanded stink bug in soybeans. Redbanded stink bugs (RBSB) are voracious seed feeders, infest fields later, and are more difficult to control than greens, southern greens,

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Bollworm and Budworm Pheromone Trap Catches, August 3, 2016

Bollworm and Budworm Pheromone Trap Catches, August 3, 2016

🕔14:51, 5.Aug 2016

Trap catches for bollworm remained high in some areas this week. Several traps caught more than 200 moths, while one trap in Washington County had 568 moths this week. Overall, moth catches were somewhat lower than they were last week,

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Bollworm and Budworm Trap Counts, July 29, 2016

Bollworm and Budworm Trap Counts, July 29, 2016

🕔17:29, 29.Jul 2016

Bollworm moth trap catches were up sharply this week, especially in the Delta. Catches of both bollworm and tobacco budworm are currently well above historical averages in most regions, so you should expect high heliothine worm pressure in attractive crops

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Tarnished Plant Bugs in 2016

Tarnished Plant Bugs in 2016

🕔08:07, 29.Jul 2016

What has happened with tarnished plant bug this year? That has been the million dollar question this year in cotton. Numerous consultants have told us that tarnished plant bug populations are lower than they have ever seen in their careers

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Fall Armyworms in Rice: 2016

Fall Armyworms in Rice: 2016

🕔09:40, 23.Jul 2016

It looks like 2016 is shaping up to be another big year for fall armyworm in rice. As a reminder, our threshold in rice at this point in the season is 5 per 10 sweeps or when significant damage occurs.

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Armyworms and Bollworms Becoming Widespread in Mississippi Crops

Armyworms and Bollworms Becoming Widespread in Mississippi Crops

🕔09:22, 23.Jul 2016

Bollworm: We have had numerous reports of bollworm (soybean podworm corn earworm) moths being flushed and small larvae in cotton and soybeans over the last couple weeks. This past week seemed to be the turning point in soybean. Nearly anyone with

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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts, July 23, 2016

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts, July 23, 2016

🕔09:00, 23.Jul 2016

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Pheromone Trap Counts and Assays, July 22, 2016

Pheromone Trap Counts and Assays, July 22, 2016

🕔13:51, 22.Jul 2016

Pheromone trap catches for tobacco budworm this week were at higher levels than normally seen during this time of year in all areas of the state. Bollworms were back down some this week after being quite high in some regions

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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts, July 16, 2016

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts, July 16, 2016

🕔17:19, 15.Jul 2016

 

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Reminder: MSU-Farm Bureau Joint Field Day July 19, 2016 (start time 7:30 am)

Reminder: MSU-Farm Bureau Joint Field Day July 19, 2016 (start time 7:30 am)

🕔01:30, 15.Jul 2016

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 morning of July 19 at the Capps Center in Stoneville.  The MSU-DREC Rice Field Day will

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Kudzu Bugs in Mississippi Soybeans

Kudzu Bugs in Mississippi Soybeans

🕔12:22, 11.Jul 2016

Over the last couple weeks we have begun to get numerous calls about kudzu bugs infesting soybeans. Call are coming from all over the state. We no longer keep up with county level infestations but its safe to say they

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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts, July 9, 2016

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts, July 9, 2016

🕔17:06, 8.Jul 2016

Southwestern corn borer trap counts remained very high in some areas this week. The highest counts reported were in Sunflower, Quitman, and Coahoma counties.

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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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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts: July 2, 2016

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts: July 2, 2016

🕔19:53, 1.Jul 2016

Southwestern corn borer trap catches appear to be peaking this week. Several counties had individual traps with numbers at or near the current threshold and a couple well above threshold. As a reminder, the current threshold is 50 per trap

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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts: June 25, 2016

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts: June 25, 2016

🕔20:08, 24.Jun 2016

Southwestern corn borer numbers increased significantly in some areas this week. The highest numbers were 377 caught in Leflore County and 450 caught in Coahoma County.  The current threshold in the 2016 Insect Control Guide suggests spraying when 50 moths are caught

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Heliothine Trap Catches, June 22, 2016

Heliothine Trap Catches, June 22, 2016

🕔16:41, 24.Jun 2016

In the Delta, trap catches of corn earworm and tobacco budworm were similar to last week, which is lower than average for this time of year. However, in the Northeastern Hills, tobacco budworm catches were higher while bollworm catches were

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Caterpillars Infesting Field Corn

Caterpillars Infesting Field Corn

🕔15:57, 24.Jun 2016

Much of the corn has reached the reproductive stages, while some is still in the vegetative stages. Several caterpillars, including fall armyworm and corn earworm, can infest corn, especially non-Bt corn, during both stages of development.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts: June 18, 2016

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts: June 18, 2016

🕔22:40, 17.Jun 2016

Overall, southwestern corn borer traps remained low throughout the state. However, one trap in Leflore county captured 178 moths over a 7 day period. Although they do not appear to be widespread, this indicates that there may be pockets with

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Pheromone Trap Counts, June 15, 2016

Pheromone Trap Counts, June 15, 2016

🕔15:31, 17.Jun 2016

This week’s trap counts were similar to slightly higher than last week and last year for both bollworm and tobacco budworm. However, they are simlar to lower than long term average trap counts for this time of year. Corn is

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