On February 6th 2014, Mississippi State University will host the second annual “Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition”. The competition will be open to M.S. and Ph.D. students working in production agriculture. . . . → Read More: Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition
The 2013 Row Crop Short Course will be held at the Bost Extension Center on the campus of Mississippi State University from December 2 – 4, 2013. The 2013 Row Crop Short Course will begin with an irrigation symposium hosted by Dr. Jason Krutz along with several other crop specialists and other irrigation experts from Mississippi . . . → Read More: 2013 Row Crop Short Course
Two upcoming peanut field days offer the latest research recommendations and a chance to see some research/demonstration plots. The first field day will be held in south Mississippi, at Lucedale, the other in north Mississippi, at Clarksdale.
The Lucedale field day will be held on Thursday, August 29. Registration starts at 8:30 am at the George County . . . → Read More: Two Upcoming Peanut Field Days
Terminating soybean irrigation too early can result in lower yield due to decreased seed size. At the same time, irrigating when the crop no longer needs water can be a waste of time and resources. On Friday, August 30, 2013 a turn-row Field Day will be held to discuss soybean irrigation termination, crop growth stages, and . . . → Read More: Soybean Irrigation Termination Turn-Row Field Day
PONTOTOC – Sweetpotato growers, crop consultants and other agricultural professionals can learn about recent weed, insect and disease control research during an upcoming field day.
Researchers and specialists with Mississippi State University’s Extension Service and the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment station will host the event Aug. 2
2 at the Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station located at . . . → Read More: Mississippi Sweetpotato Field Day Scheduled for Tomorrow- August 22nd
Is caused by a fungus, Cercospora arachidicola.
Defoliates infected leaflets fairly quickly.
Is one of the reasons, along with late leaf spot, for the development of the traditional two week spray schedule in established peanut growing areas (see Figure 1).
Usually infects upper side of leaf.
Often surrounded by a chlorotic ring with a dark chocolate brown center.
Conidiophores are . . . → Read More: Early Leaf Spot of Peanut
You are cordially invited to attend the 21st Annual Mississippi Weed Science Roundtable. . . . → Read More: Mississippi Weed Science Roundtable
Corn fungicide questions continue to be made even in situations where corn has reached dent. In general, making a fungicide application at dent or later corn growth stages only pays off if excessive disease pressure is observed prior to the fungicide application being made. Moreover, making a fungicide application to a foliar disease tolerant hybrid will likely not pay off since the genes present in the hybrid should be relied on for preventing yield loss as a result of foliar disease. . . . → Read More: Corn Disease Update and Late Fungicide Suggestions: July 19, 2013
The Delta Research and Extension Center will host their annual Corn & Soybean Field Day on July 18, 2013. This year’s event promises to have even more learning opportunities for producers and agricultural professionals. . . . → Read More: MSU-DREC Corn & Soybean Field Day July 18, 2013
Once again this season soybean rust has been detected early in July. A single infected leaf was discovered in a soybean sentinel plot in Pearl River County on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Historically this is 4 days earlier than last season (2012) and 2 days earlier than the earliest occurrence of rust in MS that occurred in 2007 on kudzu. At present, no additional management scenarios are necessary. We continue to scout to determine how widespread infection may be across south MS. . . . → Read More: Soybean Rust Detected in a Soybean Sentinel Plot in Pearl River County