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Cotton Defoliation Video Conference Link

🕔10:45, 27.Aug 2011

The link for the Cotton Defoliation Videoconference that took place on August 26, 2011 is provided.

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Irrigation Termination on Soybean

Irrigation Termination on Soybean

🕔10:38, 19.Aug 2011

As we close out another growing season a reoccurring question continues to be asked, “When can I terminate irrigation in my soybeans?”

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Take out your frustrations on pigweed

Take out your frustrations on pigweed

🕔16:29, 15.Jul 2011

Farmers really don’t have a proverbial “slow time” anymore but now is a good time to remove any weeds from field borders and edges to prevent seed production.

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Insect Trap Counts, 7-14-11

Insect Trap Counts, 7-14-11

🕔15:17, 15.Jul 2011

Bollworm, tobacco budworm and beet armyworm pheromone trap captures remained similar to last week. Southwestern corn borer trap counts were lower this week, indicating that the second generation peak has past. One field in Leflore County had SWCB trap captures of

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Four Bract Squares in Mississippi Cotton

Four Bract Squares in Mississippi Cotton

🕔16:33, 8.Jul 2011

Although many are aware of the issues that have been created by the appearance of four bract squares over the past few weeks, the magnitude of this issue warrants a final few words.  First and foremost, four bract squares typically

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Agronomic Crops Field Day

🕔08:23, 8.Jul 2011

Title: Agronomic Crops Field Day Location: Delta Research and Extension Center – Stoneville, MS Description: Researchers at DREC develop varieties best suited for the Mississippi Delta, field test the most innovative production practices and the newest agricultural inputs on the

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Insect Trap Counts, June 23, 2011

Insect Trap Counts, June 23, 2011

🕔11:28, 24.Jun 2011

Pheromone trap counts for bollworm, tobacco budwrom and beet armyworm were all similar to last week in all regions. Counts of tobacco budworm and beet armyworm are high compared to historical data, especially in the central part of the state.

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With Dry Weather Watch for False Chinch Bug Outbreaks

With Dry Weather Watch for False Chinch Bug Outbreaks

🕔17:09, 2.Jun 2011

False chinch bugs can be a major problem in cotton and soybean when they reach outbreak levels.  Every few years in MS we see some fields with extremely high numbers.  They are commonly found in dry years and seem to

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County Maps of Herbicide Resistance in Palmer Amaranth from Mississippi

County Maps of Herbicide Resistance in Palmer Amaranth from Mississippi

🕔13:03, 2.Jun 2011

In an effort to aid Mississippi producers in their decision making process a statewide survey was conducted to determine where glyphosate and/or ALS-resistant Palmer amaranth was present in the state.

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It’s complicated . . . Poultry Litter Quarantine Update, May 27

🕔10:43, 27.May 2011

The quarantine on poultry litter movement in Mississippi continues, however there are new, very specific guidelines for various locations in the poultry production area. Call the Mississippi Board of Animal Health at 601-359-1170 or 888-646-8731 to determine the guidelines for

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Market Update

🕔11:05, 20.May 2011

Commodity markets remain in a very volatile state – especially based on events over the past two weeks.  The event that hits closest to home is the flooding.  From a national perspective the planting delays for corn across the Midwest

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Mississippi Crop Progress Report: May 9, 2011

Mississippi Crop Progress Report: May 9, 2011

🕔14:39, 11.May 2011

Week ending May 8, 2011 Released: 3:00 P.M., May 9, 2011 According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, there were 4.4 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, May 8, 2011. Last week started with rain

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Market Update

🕔09:12, 6.May 2011

As concerns mount about the potential damage to Mississippi crops from the flooding of the Mississippi River and its tributaries, many are left with more questions than answers.  For those with crop insurance we are being told to remain in contact with

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Poultry Litter Quarantine Update.

🕔15:36, 4.May 2011

As of Friday, May 6, litter can NOT be hauled in or from the following counties in Mississippi: Covington Forest Jasper Jones Lamar Perry Wayne This quarantine is in place due an outbreak of the disease ‘ILT’ in February apparently

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Mississippi Crop Progress Report: May 1, 2011

Mississippi Crop Progress Report: May 1, 2011

🕔09:58, 3.May 2011

Week ending May 1, 2011 Released: 3:00 P.M, May 2, 2011 According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, there were 2.7 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, May 1, 2011. The deadly storms that moved

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O.A. Cleveland Weekly Cotton Report: April 29th, 2011

O.A. Cleveland Weekly Cotton Report: April 29th, 2011

🕔08:46, 2.May 2011

New York futures, led by the expiring May contract and the spot July contract, continued its three week downturn. However, while the new crop December did lose some 500points, the new crop maintained most of its bullish posture owing to severe weather problems in the Southwest and increasing problems for growers in the Midsouth.

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Mississippi Crop Progress Report:  April 11, 2011

Mississippi Crop Progress Report: April 11, 2011

🕔07:22, 13.Apr 2011

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, there were 4.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, April 10, 2011. Fieldwork was slowed down last week by rain showers, but the outlook for farmers is generally

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World Agricultural Supply and Demand Report Recap

🕔10:35, 8.Apr 2011

USDA released its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report earlier this morning (Friday, April 8).  The report revealed few changes for grains as soybeans and corn had no wholesale changes to their balance sheets.  Rice and wheat

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Mississippi Crop Progress Report April 3, 2011

Mississippi Crop Progress Report April 3, 2011

🕔11:16, 6.Apr 2011

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, there were 4.2 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, April 3, 2011. A week of wet weather persisted with thunderstorms and scattered showers sweeping through Mississippi. The rain

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Nitrogen Stabilizers

🕔17:02, 31.Mar 2011

Nitrogen is important for crop growth and production.  Managing this valuable input for maximum plant availability is critical to ensure optimum economic returns while minimizing the potential for negative environmental effects.  Urea is the standard N fertilizer product for rice

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Ground Speed Affects Spray Droplet Deposition

Ground Speed Affects Spray Droplet Deposition

🕔14:20, 11.Mar 2011

As producers prepare for spray applications this growing season, it is imperative to consider proper spray nozzle selection. As ground speed increases, the orifice size of the nozzle must be increased to maintain the desired GPA. A larger orifice naturally produces larger droplets which equates to poor coverage with contact herbicides. With this in mind, it is recommended to make spray applications at a reasonable ground speed that allows for the use of a spray nozzle that will produce a medium droplet size conducive for contact herbicides.

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March 11 Precision Agriculture Workshop

🕔11:44, 3.Mar 2011

A precision agriculture workshop has been scheduled for Friday, March 11, 2011, in Hattiesburg, MS.  Producers, agri-business, and extension are all welcome to attend.  There is no registration fee, but please register so that we can have a count for

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Calcium and Magnesium For Mississippi Crops

🕔15:22, 17.Feb 2011

Calcium and Magnesium For Mississippi Crops Calcium (Ca) and (Mg) magnesium are positively charged secondary nutrients. They are generally adequate in most Mississippi soils with favorable pH and organic matter levels. They affect acidity when applied to the soil, and

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