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Plant Stand Effects on Peanut Yield

Plant Stand Effects on Peanut Yield

🕔10:46, 20.May 2016

This planting season has been pretty good to peanut growers overall.  While rainfall has been sporadic across the state, most of us have had several long, dry windows to get peanuts planted since about April 25.  Having said that, there

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Thrips in Peanut: When to Spray

Thrips in Peanut: When to Spray

🕔08:22, 20.May 2016

There are questions every year about spraying thrips in peanut. In general, we have recommended using an at-planting insecticide to manage thrips and that is adequate in most situations. However, we did a study two years ago where we sprayed peanuts

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Pipe Planner:  The Foundation Water Management Practice for Furrow Irrigated Systems

Pipe Planner: The Foundation Water Management Practice for Furrow Irrigated Systems

🕔06:43, 20.May 2016

To address the declining Mississippi River Valley Alluvial aquifer, Mississippi State University developed the Row-Crop Irrigation Science and Extension Research (RISER) program. RISER’s goal is to develop a science based approach for evaluating Irrigation Water Management (IWM) practices in the Mississippi Delta and

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Pre-conditioning of Watermark Sensors, a must do!

Pre-conditioning of Watermark Sensors, a must do!

🕔06:00, 19.May 2016

Rain is in the forecast for tonight. As of today only a few growers have initiated corn irrigation, mostly to incorporate fertilizer after missing the last rain opportunity. Elsewhere, growers are beginning to prepare for that first irrigation event.  Poly-pipe

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Comment Period is Open for Transform Section 18

🕔21:02, 13.May 2016

In March, the Mississippi Bureau of Plant Industries and other states in the Mid-South submitted Emergency Exemption (Section 18) requests to use Transform for tarnished plant bug control in cotton. The reason for this request is that the original registration

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How to get the Best Return on your Corn Nitrogen Dollars

How to get the Best Return on your Corn Nitrogen Dollars

🕔16:50, 5.May 2016

Your crop response to nitrogen fertilizer may vary considerably since our environment is very conducive to nitrogen loss. This article describes methods to optimize corn yield response to nitrogen fertilizer application.

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Mississippi Soybean Update-May Planted Soybeans

Mississippi Soybean Update-May Planted Soybeans

🕔19:46, 3.May 2016

The most recent NASS survey says that as of May 1, 48% of soybean acres had been planted, which is well ahead of both Louisiana (36%) and Arkansas (24%).  Given the wet weather we had over the weekend and yesterday,

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Rice Seed Treatments and Cool Wet Soil Conditions

Rice Seed Treatments and Cool Wet Soil Conditions

🕔14:30, 3.May 2016

Every year we have a point in the planting season where we start getting questions about how heavy rainfall and cool temperatures affect seed treatments in rice. The one thing to remember is that the clock starts ticking on the

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Cutworms Showing Up in Mississippi Crops

Cutworms Showing Up in Mississippi Crops

🕔14:32, 2.May 2016

We have had several calls over the last week about cutworms reducing plant densities in cotton, soybean, and non-Bt corn. Based on the number of calls, it appears that cutworm populations are much higher than they have been the last several

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Why Can’t I Use Propiconazole on Peanuts this Year? A story of MRL’s and International Markets

🕔13:54, 27.Apr 2016

Alan Henn1 with contributions by Michelle Samuel-Foo2 1Extension Plant Pathologist, Mississippi State University 2 Regional Coordinator, IR-4 Southern Region, University of Florida. mfoo@ufl.edu or 352-294-3991 Most peanut growers have received notification from their buying points not to use any fungicides

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