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Management Practices to Reduce the Development of Fungicide Resistance in Soybean: Part I, Improving Disease Management Practices

Fungicide resistance has continued to be a hot topic during the off-season. Since 2010, fungicide resistance within the frogeye leaf spot fungal population has been documented in several states including Mississippi. To prevent the development of fungicide resistance from increasing several important steps can be followed. Several of these specific topics will be outlined in this three part series regarding fungicide resistance. . . . → Read More: Management Practices to Reduce the Development of Fungicide Resistance in Soybean: Part I, Improving Disease Management Practices

Identifying Wheat Growth Stages using the Feekes Scale

Feekes Growth Stage Chart for Wheat

The Feekes scale is likely the most commonly used system to describe wheat and other small grains’ growth and development stages. Understanding of wheat plant development is important so that you may better time management inputs to optimize crop response. This article helps you identify specific wheat growth stages. . . . → Read More: Identifying Wheat Growth Stages using the Feekes Scale

Mississippi Peanut Growers Association Annual Meeting Set for February 12-13, Hattiesburg

The Mississippi Peanut Growers Association 9th annual meeting and trade show will take place at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg on February 12-13, 2014.  This year’s program stands to be one of the best in the history of the event, with a wide range of speakers from across the peanut industry as well as a larger-than-ever-before . . . → Read More: Mississippi Peanut Growers Association Annual Meeting Set for February 12-13, Hattiesburg

Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition Program

2014 Flyer

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 Program

Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition

2014 Flyer

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

2013 Row Crop Short Course

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

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.

Lucedale

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

Soybean Irrigation Termination Turn-Row Field Day

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

Mississippi Sweetpotato Field Day Scheduled for Tomorrow- August 22nd

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

Early Leaf Spot of Peanut

Synopsis:

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).
Lesion appearance:

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