Pre-registration is now open for the upcoming Row Crop Technology Showcase events hosted by Mississippi State University. These events will be held at the following locations:
Dundee – Douglas and Chris Hood’s farm – July 7
Brooksville – MSU Black Belt Branch Experiment Station – July 15
Starkville – R.R. Foil Plant Science Research Center (North Farm) – July 16
Additional . . . → Read More: Row Crop Technology Showcase Pre-Registration
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
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
It appears that we are beginning to see the next generation of bollworm moths flying this week. Trap catches in most counties were higher this week than last week. Catches are still relatively light compared to long term averages, so larval populations will generally be light for the next week or so. Tobacco budworm and southwestern . . . → Read More: Pheromone Trap Counts, June 19, 2015
For the most part, the corn disease situation has been quiet. Limited occurrences of common rust and northern corn leaf blight have been observed in some Delta fields. With the cooler and wetter conditions encountered early in the season it is possible that some uncommon diseases could be encountered. . . . → Read More: Corn Disease Update: June 19, 2015
Several questions have come in over the past week or so regarding how long residual herbicides will lay on the soil surface without rainfall and still have activity when rainfall does arrive. This is a very difficult question to answer and the answer depends on many factors. Some herbicides are broken down by sunlight, some by . . . → Read More: How Long Will Cotton Residual Herbicides Lay on the Soil Surface Awaiting an Activating Rainfall?
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
As some of the earliest planted rice is getting close to heading, it is time to start thinking about rice stink bug. We have been sweeping headed grass around the Delta for the past two weeks to determine what kind of populations are around. . . . → Read More: Rice Stink Bug Update: June 19,2015
This is a recycled article from 2012 and slightly updated but it fits well with recent calls. Sentences in italics have been added or updated since original posting.
I have been getting quite a few calls about whether or not to mix an insecticide with the fungicide at the R3 growth stage of soybeans this year. The . . . → Read More: Soybean Insect Management: The Most Common Questions and Myths…
With the use of irrigation moisture sensors increasing in Mississippi, growers are reporting that their moisture sensor values are remaining high after an irrigation event. Growers are confused and frustrated that irrigation water is just not getting in the ground. Traditional “cotton” soils are classified as sands to silt loams. These soils have a tendency to . . . → Read More: What is going on!