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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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Foliar Soybean Disease Update: August 19, 2017

Foliar Soybean Disease Update: August 19, 2017

🕔10:50, 19.Aug 2017

The disease situation in MS soybean fields has certainly increased over the past 7-14 days. Active aerial web blight, Cercospora blight, soybean rust, and target spot remain the most commonly observed diseases over much of the production area.

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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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Cotton Foliar Diseases (updated/corrected)

Cotton Foliar Diseases (updated/corrected)

🕔11:21, 12.Aug 2017

Unsightly spots on cotton leaves are becoming more common as the year progresses.  There are a number of things that can cause cotton leaf spotting including herbicide injury, disease, insect feeding (i.e. spider mites), or numerous other factors.  The focus of this

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How to Enhance Corn Harvest Efficiency and Success

How to Enhance Corn Harvest Efficiency and Success

🕔11:12, 12.Aug 2017

Corn harvest should pick up up when sunshine returns and muddy fields dry up. Understanding how weather and other factors affect grain drying, potential harvest losses, moisture dockage and storage issues can help improve your harvest efficiency and success.

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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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Late Season Nutrient Deficiency/Fertilizer Applications in Cotton

Late Season Nutrient Deficiency/Fertilizer Applications in Cotton

🕔10:28, 5.Aug 2017

Generally speaking as we approach this time of year, the discussion in cotton turns to irrigation termination.  However, given that we are about 10-14 days later than “normal” numerous questions are still be posed regarding late season fertilizer applications.  A number

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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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Soybean Rust Update: August 5, 2017

Soybean Rust Update: August 5, 2017

🕔08:34, 5.Aug 2017

Yesterday, light soybean rust infection was observed in Noxubee County, MS in soybean plants beyond the R5.5 growth stage. The specific information in this blog post should serve as an update to the soybean rust disease situation as well as including some general guidelines with regards to potential disease management scenarios.

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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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Heliothine Pheromone Trap Counts, July 28, 2017

Heliothine Pheromone Trap Counts, July 28, 2017

🕔10:37, 29.Jul 2017

Bollworm moth trap catches fell dramatically in the Delta region this week, signalling the end of moth emergence from the generation that developed on corn. There were still enough moths caught that susceptible crops can have an infestation, but pressure

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Soybean Target Spot: Information Regarding Susceptible Varieties Observed During 2016

Soybean Target Spot: Information Regarding Susceptible Varieties Observed During 2016

🕔15:41, 24.Jul 2017

Numerous soybean varieties were observed to be severely affected by target spot during 2016. Symptom expression on the specific varieties may be difficult to tell apart from other diseases. Some of the varieties were not commercially available for the 2017 season. However, in some rare situations some of these varieties may be planted and will likely respond this season in a similar fashion to what was observed during 2016 as a result of the continued wet weather during the 2017 growing season.

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Why did the Kernels near the Ear Tip not Fill?

Why did the Kernels near the Ear Tip not Fill?

🕔14:01, 24.Jul 2017

Although, corn yields generally should be good this year, there may be instances where kernel set is not complete. These kernels usually don’t fill because the plant can’t supply enough energy to support 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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Soybean Disease Update: July 22, 2017 (UPDATED 7/23/2017)

Soybean Disease Update: July 22, 2017 (UPDATED 7/23/2017)

🕔06:38, 22.Jul 2017

Several foliar diseases have increased in incidence throughout MS over the past several weeks. Root diseases, such as sudden death syndrome, taproot decline and one field of stem canker continue to be observed in the production system. The current foliar disease situation is outlined in this particular post.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – July 21, 2017

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – July 21, 2017

🕔16:14, 21.Jul 2017

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Heliothine Trap Counts, July 21, 2017

Heliothine Trap Counts, July 21, 2017

🕔14:29, 21.Jul 2017

Bollworm moth counts in the Delta rose dramatically during the last week, consistent with scouting reports, so growers should expect high egg and larval counts in susceptible crops. Every county averaged more than 100 moths per trap for the week

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Redbanded Stink Bug Update 7/21/2017

Redbanded Stink Bug Update 7/21/2017

🕔13:03, 21.Jul 2017

We saw a surge in RBSB numbers a few weeks ago into March planted soybeans that were approaching R6 growth stage but since then populations have moderated. Just in the last few days we are now seeing another big surge moving into

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Controlling Spider Mites in Cotton 2017

Controlling Spider Mites in Cotton 2017

🕔11:15, 21.Jul 2017

Spider mite numbers have been increasing across much of the state over the last several weeks in cotton. There have been a number of fields treated and several fields that have more than one application this year. As conditions remain

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MS Agricultural Industry Council – Row Crop Update

MS Agricultural Industry Council – Row Crop Update

🕔22:41, 19.Jul 2017

You are welcome to attend the Row Crop Update at the Mississippi Agricultural Industry Council Conference. The conference is hosted at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama on Wednesday, July 26.

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Heliothine Trap Catches, July 14, 2017

Heliothine Trap Catches, July 14, 2017

🕔15:17, 15.Jul 2017

Bollworm catches were higher at all Delta locations this week while holding steady in the Hills region. Tobacco budworm catches were low at most locations.

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Cotton Irrigation Considerations

Cotton Irrigation Considerations

🕔11:46, 15.Jul 2017

A few short weeks ago, excessive water was an issue for many; however, today many folks (particularly in the Delta) are in need or rainfall/irrigation.  Given the challenging weather so far this year a couple of points should be considered

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