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Heliothine Trap Catches, July 13, 2018

Heliothine Trap Catches, July 13, 2018 Updated

🕔08:17, 13.Jul 2018

Bollworm pheromone moth trap catches in our trap line surprisingly declined in the Delta region this week again, but increased slightly in Northeastern MS. However, one trap in Quitman county not normally reported here had 645 bollworm moths in it

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2018 Rice Field Day – August 2, 2018

2018 Rice Field Day – August 2, 2018

🕔15:12, 12.Jul 2018

The 2018 MSU-DREC Rice Producer Field Day will be held on August 2, at the Delta Research and Extension Center at 3:30 p.m.  The program will begin at the Capps center with a brief welcome prior to departing for the field

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Bollworm Management in Bt Cotton: Early July Update

Bollworm Management in Bt Cotton: Early July Update

🕔11:08, 12.Jul 2018

We have been getting reports of bollworm moth activity and low levels of eggs for about 10 days now in cotton. This week seems to be the week when the activity has really picked up and there are a lot

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Why did the Kernels near the Ear Tip not Fill?

Why did the Kernels near the Ear Tip not Fill?

🕔15:01, 10.Jul 2018

Corn kernel set near the ear tip may vary considerably depending on a number of cultural and environmental factors. These kernels usually don’t fill because the plant can’t supply enough energy to support all of them. Therefore, if we want to improve our yields, we need to investigate reasons why kernel set is less than desired, so we can do better in the future.

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Cotton Irrigation

Cotton Irrigation

🕔09:38, 7.Jul 2018

Rainfall has minimized the need for cotton irrigation in many areas up to this point.  Some areas between Clarksdale and Tunica and isolated areas in the south Delta are dry and have irrigation water running.  As everyone knows, cotton irrigation

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: July 6, 2018

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: July 6, 2018

🕔09:25, 7.Jul 2018

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Cotton Condition in Mississippi

Cotton Condition in Mississippi

🕔07:41, 7.Jul 2018

The 2018 cotton crop in Mississippi has some degree of difference in terms of crop maturity at this point in the growing season.  Some growers have cotton that has been blooming for nearly three weeks while others have blooms that

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Heliothine Trap Catches, July 6, 2018

Heliothine Trap Catches, July 6, 2018 Updated

🕔08:03, 6.Jul 2018

Bollworm pheromone moth traps were relatively low for the second consecutive week. Tobacco budworm catches remained low as they have been all year. I expect bollworm catches to begin to rise next week as we will be about one month

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Identifying Corn Reproductive Growth Stages and Management Implications

Identifying Corn Reproductive Growth Stages and Management Implications

🕔08:13, 5.Jul 2018

Corn reproductive stages generally comprise nearly 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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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: June 29, 2018

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: June 29, 2018

🕔10:14, 30.Jun 2018

Southwestern corn borer trap counts were up this week in Coahoma county. As a reminder, our threshold for foliar sprays on non-Bt corn is to spray one week after trap counts exceed 100 per trap from tassel to full dent.

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Heliothine Trap Catches, June 29, 2018

Heliothine Trap Catches, June 29, 2018

🕔10:11, 30.Jun 2018

Bollworm moth trap catches were lower this week in Mississippi. Tobacco budworm catches remained at very low levels.

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Cover Crop Field Day: Planting Tips, Experiences & Challenges

Cover Crop Field Day: Planting Tips, Experiences & Challenges

🕔11:12, 28.Jun 2018

Is there really a better time for a field day than July in Mississippi? We know it will be hot out there, but we wanted to create an opportunity to get producers, professionals, and crop consultants together on Tuesday, July

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Potato Leafhoppers in Soybean

Potato Leafhoppers in Soybean

🕔09:13, 28.Jun 2018

Every few years we have a surge of potato leafhopper calls in soybean in MS. This is one of those years. Potato leafhoppers strongly prefer smooth leaf soybean varieties and I suspect that the calls increase on years where popular

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Corn Disease Update: June 26, 2018

Corn Disease Update: June 26, 2018

🕔18:28, 26.Jun 2018

Over the past week the corn disease situation in MS has changed. Several foliar diseases are starting to be observed in our production system. However, the vast majority of the leaf spots present are not yield-limiting issues.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: June 22, 2018

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: June 22, 2018

🕔21:54, 22.Jun 2018

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Heliothine Trap Catches, June 22, 2018

Heliothine Trap Catches, June 22, 2018

🕔15:05, 22.Jun 2018

Bollworm pheromone trap catches for the week remained relatively high in the Delta region, especially in Washington county. Tobacco budworm counts remain low in all counties. As corn matures past silk stage, fewer bollworm eggs will be laid in corn,

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Managing Plant Bugs in Cotton That is Just Starting (or About to Start) Bloom: Diamond or Not?

Managing Plant Bugs in Cotton That is Just Starting (or About to Start) Bloom: Diamond or Not?

🕔11:28, 22.Jun 2018

So far, the 2018 cotton crop is off to a good start. Good growing conditions caused cotton to grow off from thrips pretty quick and plant bugs have been fairly light so far this year. A lot of cotton has

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Rainfastness of Insecticides

Rainfastness of Insecticides

🕔08:59, 22.Jun 2018

This article is dated but applies very well today given the pop up showers across most of the state lately. Every year when afternoon thunderstorms start popping up, the phone starts ringing about rainfastness.  Rainfastness simply means the amount of

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Considering an R3/R4 Automatic Fungicide Application in Soybean?

Considering an R3/R4 Automatic Fungicide Application in Soybean?

🕔09:33, 19.Jun 2018

Numerous questions over the past several weeks regarding automatic foliar fungicides applications in soybean have been made. The current blog post should help guide decision-making regarding the R3/R4 automatic fungicide timing.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 15, 2018

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 15, 2018

🕔08:21, 16.Jun 2018

We have been trapping southwestern corn borer for the last few weeks, but most traps have not caught any moths until this week. Overall, numbers are still low, but are starting to increase which may signal the beginning of the

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Common Questions, Myths, and Facts About Soybean Insect Control in MS

Common Questions, Myths, and Facts About Soybean Insect Control in MS

🕔09:43, 15.Jun 2018

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. We have some of the earliest beans that are R3/R4 getting fungicide applications

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Heliothine Trap Counts, June 15, 2018

Heliothine Trap Counts, June 15, 2018 Updated

🕔09:34, 15.Jun 2018

Bollworm trap catches are up sharply this week for the second consecutive week, especially in the Mississippi Delta region. Most of these moths will likely oviposit in silking corn where they cause minimal damage, but early cotton and soybeans should

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Heliothine Trap Counts, June 8, 2018

Heliothine Trap Counts, June 8, 2018

🕔09:09, 11.Jun 2018

Bollworm trap catches rose sharply this week, especially in the Delta, signalling the beginning of another generation. Moth emergence is aligning with corn silking this year which is bad news. While economic damage to corn is minimal, larvae develop very

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Heliothine Trap Catches, June 1, 2018

Heliothine Trap Catches, June 1, 2018

🕔09:26, 4.Jun 2018

Pheromone trap catches for the week ending June 1 were similar to the previous week, which is similar to or slightly lower than historical averages. Tobacco budworm counts continue to be low, so most heliothine larvae observed should be bollworms

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Could Weather Limit Effectiveness of your “Tassel Shot” Application?

Could Weather Limit Effectiveness of your “Tassel Shot” Application?

🕔14:36, 25.May 2018

As the Mississippi corn crop approaches tassel stage, weather has fluctuated from dry to rainy conditions during recent weeks. Thus, how may this affect how the corn will respond to mid-season application of various management inputs, including nitrogen fertilizer or other products? This article will discuss factors that could dramatically affect corn response.

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