Events Calendar

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Managing Cotton Aphids in 2014

We had a few calls over the last week about poor control of cotton aphid with Transform. In all of those cases, the field was actually sprayed for plant bugs with a 1.5 oz rate of Transform. That rate should be very effective on cotton aphid based on previous experience. As a result, we collected aphids from three different fields this week to test their susceptibility to Transform. . . . → Read More: Managing Cotton Aphids in 2014

North Mississippi Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Row Crops Field Day on Thursday, August 7

The North Mississippi Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Row Crops Field Day on Thursday, August 7 will present the latest research to the area’s row-crop farmers and consultants. The field day will be from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Lee County Agri-Center Magnolia Conference Center on Highway 145 South in Verona.
. . . → Read More: North Mississippi Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Row Crops Field Day on Thursday, August 7

Rice Stink Bugs in Mississippi Rice

As more and more of the rice crop starts to head, it is time to start thinking about rice stink bug. We have been sweeping some grass around the Delta for the last few weeks, and the one general comment I will make is that populations have been fairly low in most areas. We have seen fairly high numbers in a couple places, but it was small patches of heading grass in isolated locations. . . . → Read More: Rice Stink Bugs in Mississippi Rice

“It ain’t over till it’s over!” / Turnrow Talks

“It ain’t over till it’s over!” Amazing as it seems, several producers have not laid poly pipe. After the five plus inches of rainfall we received last week, some producers are questioning the need to lay pipe this late in the season. With harvest for corn and rice  within 30 days, does it make sense to . . . → Read More: “It ain’t over till it’s over!” / Turnrow Talks

Scouting Cotton for Bacterial Blight in 2014

Bacterial blight of cotton can produce several different symptoms on plant parts.  Leaves, bracts and petioles all can exhibit symptoms of the disease.

Once again, bacterial blight has been observed in the MS cotton crop. At present, several fields in the south and north Delta as well as a single field in east MS have been observed to contain bacterial blight infected cotton leaves. To date (July 8, 2014), a single cotton variety has been reported to be infected in all fields. . . . → Read More: Scouting Cotton for Bacterial Blight in 2014

Reminder: MSU/Monsanto Company Field Day – Robinsonville, MS – July 10, 2014

Mississippi State University and Monsanto Company will be conducting a field day in Robinsonville, MS on Thursday, July 10, 2014.  The field day will focus on the Roundup Ready(R) Xtend Crop System in cotton and soybeans.  Field demonstrations will include cotton and soybean germplasm as well as Palmer amaranth control in the Roundup Ready(R) Xtend Crop System.  Speakers from Monsanto . . . → Read More: Reminder: MSU/Monsanto Company Field Day – Robinsonville, MS – July 10, 2014

Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Peanut Commodity Meeting, July 17, Aberdeen

The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Summer Peanut Commodity Meeting will be held Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the Monroe County Extension Office in Aberdeen.  The building is located at 517 Highway 145 North in Suite 1.

The purpose of this meeting is to provide information to peanut growers about current issues facing the peanut industry and to . . . → Read More: Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Peanut Commodity Meeting, July 17, Aberdeen

Armyworms in Rice, Again!

It appears that 2014 is going to be the year of the armyworm in rice. I have had numerous calls, texts, and Tweets about armyworms in rice over the last week. If you have not had them in your rice to this point, consider yourself very lucky. . . . → Read More: Armyworms in Rice, Again!

Reminder: MSU/Dow AgroSciences Field Day – Dundee, MS – July 2, 2014

Mississippi State University and Dow AgroSciences will be conducting a field day at the farm of Douglas and Chris Hood on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.  The field day will begin at 9 a.m. and will focus on Enlist(TM) Weed Control System in cotton and soybeans.  Potential topics include weed management programs utilizing the Enlist system, non-crop preemergence and postemergence . . . → Read More: Reminder: MSU/Dow AgroSciences Field Day – Dundee, MS – July 2, 2014

Diagnosing Nutrient Deficiencies in Mississippi Soybeans

Soybean K 3

Diagnosing nutrient deficiencies is not rocket science, but can be cumbersome.  Many nutrient related issues occur early in season and can sometimes mimic herbicide injury in appearance.  In many instances it is difficult to tell the two apart. Most often nutrition related issues can be confirmed with a properly taken tissue test and corrected with an . . . → Read More: Diagnosing Nutrient Deficiencies in Mississippi Soybeans