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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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Soybean Variety Suggestions for 2017

🕔15:34, 7.Dec 2016

Variety selection is likely the most critical management decision associated with soybean production. Factors such as soil type, planting date, irrigation capabilities, row spacing, harvest capacity, among others, may influence the decision of selecting an appropriate variety for profitable soybean

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Mississippi Soybean Forum- November 14

Mississippi Soybean Forum- November 14

🕔15:24, 1.Nov 2016

The Mississippi Soybean Association will be hosting the Mississippi Soybean Forum on Monday November 14 at the Capps Center in Stoneville, MS.  The forum will include a presentation from Dan Bremer of Ag Works LLC. about the future of the

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Cotton Varieties Planted Report

Cotton Varieties Planted Report

🕔14:03, 23.Sep 2016

The USDA-AMS has released it’s 2016 cotton varieties planted report.  The report in it’s entirety can be accessed clicking the following: 2016 Cotton Varieties Planted Report The top 10 planted varieties in Mississippi are given below:

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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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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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Appeals Board Allows Growers to Use Existing Stocks of Belt While Siding with EPA on Cancellation

Appeals Board Allows Growers to Use Existing Stocks of Belt While Siding with EPA on Cancellation

🕔06:01, 1.Aug 2016

NEWS RELEASE Appeals Board Allows Growers to Use Existing Stocks of Belt While Siding with EPA on Cancellation Mixed decision affirms benefits of permitting exhaustion of existing stocks of Belt, but upholds EPA decision to cancel. RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.

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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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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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Potassium Deficiency in Cotton

Potassium Deficiency in Cotton

🕔14:01, 15.Jul 2016

Cotton is blooming throughout Mississippi and a large portion of the crop is in good to excellent shape.  In addition, fruit retention is very good in most cases.  Once cotton begins to square and progresses into bloom, nutrient demands alter

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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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Is Row Rice in your Future?

Is Row Rice in your Future?

🕔11:22, 17.Jun 2016

Row rice or furrow irrigated rice is once again being investigated by the MSU Irrigation team as an alternative to conventional flooded rice production.  Some of you may recall Dr. Joe Street and Dr. Ted Miller worked with Clarksdale’s Leon

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Managing Cotton After Uneven Emergence

Managing Cotton After Uneven Emergence

🕔08:11, 11.Jun 2016

Numerous instances have been observed this year where multiple growth stages of cotton occur in the same field and in some instances in the same row.  This situation can present management challenges throughout the season.  The following points are offered

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Corn and Soybean Irrigation Guidelines

Corn and Soybean Irrigation Guidelines

🕔11:38, 27.May 2016

As we traveled through Tunica county today we noticed a few growers received a shower or two recently.  Elsewhere across the Delta, a shower would be a welcomed Memorial Day event. Over the last couple of days we have received

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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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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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Seed Treatments and Thrips 2016: Expectations

Seed Treatments and Thrips 2016: Expectations

🕔11:42, 2.Mar 2016

Although commodity prices have not been exciting for any crop we grow, Mississippi is expected to see cotton acres increase as much as 40% this year. As we have been traveling the meeting circuit, the common denominator has been, “What inputs can we cut in an off year?” This has been asked of all crops lately, not just cotton. It seems that seed treatments are the first thing that comes up during this conversation in every crop; however, this is not a viable option in cotton.

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Cotton Variety Placement and Management

🕔10:05, 2.Mar 2016

As everyone knows, cotton varieties are being introduced and pulled from the market quicker than ever before.  The speed with which varieties come and go can make it very difficult to determine where to place a given variety and how

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Preplant Intervals for Clethodim Application in Mississippi

Preplant Intervals for Clethodim Application in Mississippi

🕔13:29, 29.Feb 2016

The preplant interval for clethodim application before planting a grass crop (corn, rice, grain sorghum) is real and should be strictly observed.

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Soil pH and lime requirements are soil health assessments

🕔15:09, 3.Feb 2016

Two long-time soil fertility measurements are also soil health assessments. Soil pH and lime requirement are long recognized as the foundation of nutrient management as acid soils often need liming to aid crop growth and development. Soil organisms crucial to

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2016 Future of Ag Graduate Student Competition Program

2016 Future of Ag Graduate Student Competition Program

🕔16:44, 26.Jan 2016

Please make plans to attend the 2016 Future of Ag Graduate Student Competition at the Cotton Mill Conference Center near the campus of Mississippi State University on Thursday, February 4.  A total of 40 Master’s and PhD students will be

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Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition

Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition

🕔13:39, 21.Dec 2015

On February 4th 2016, Mississippi State University will host the fourth annual Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition. The competition will be open to M.S. and Ph.D. students working in production agriculture. Over the last several years, there has been

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2015 Rice On-Farm Variety Trial Preliminary Data

2015 Rice On-Farm Variety Trial Preliminary Data

🕔16:47, 1.Oct 2015

Find below the Preliminary version of the 2015 On-Farm Rice Variety Trial. During 2015, small plot rice variety trials were conducted near the following locations; Choctaw, Clarksdale, Hollandale, Ruleville, Shaw, Stoneville, and Tunica. Variety trial data is presented segmented by

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2015 MSU Short List of Suggested Wheat Varieties

2015 MSU Short List of Suggested Wheat Varieties

🕔15:43, 28.Sep 2015

This publication lists those wheat varieties which have demonstrated superior productivity in the Mississippi Wheat and Oat Variety Trials and summarizes their characteristics. This impartial information should help you better assess wheat varieties which are best suited for your farm.

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Sugarcane Aphid Control with Falling Temperatures

Sugarcane Aphid Control with Falling Temperatures

🕔16:29, 24.Aug 2015

In 2014 we saw two brief time periods of less than satisfactory control with Transform on sugarcane aphids in grain sorghum across a broad geography. At the time we were mixing a lot of pyrethroids with Transform, so initial thoughts were that

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