Soybean Disease Update: July 5, 2015

The incidence of soybean diseases in the MS soybean production area has increased over the past 10-14 days. Aerial blight, Cercospora blight, frogeye leaf spot, Septoria brown spot, target spot, and Vein necrosis virus have all recently been observed in commercial soybean fields throughout MS. . . . → Read More: Soybean Disease Update: July 5, 2015

Corn Disease Update: July 4, 2015, Southern Rust Observed in Five Counties (UPDATED @ noon)

Comparison between common rust (left) and southern rust (right). The coloration of the sporulation is a helpful diagnostic feature.

Corn diseases have started to be more commonly observed throughout the MS corn production area. Given the time of year in both calendar date and crop stages (post-tassel) several corn diseases are being observed more often. Northern corn leaf blight, southern corn leaf blight, and Diplodia ear rot have all been observed over the last two weeks. Southern corn rust made an appearance earlier than normal; however, the disease is considered to be at extremely low levels at this time even though five counties (Adams, Claiborne, Coahoma, Forrest, Stone) have been observed to contain infected corn plants. . . . → Read More: Corn Disease Update: July 4, 2015, Southern Rust Observed in Five Counties (UPDATED @ noon)

Mississippi State University Turn Row Talk – Clarksdale, July 9, 2015

 

 
An agronomic crops turn row talk will be held at Cliff Heaton farms, just east of the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 6 on July 9, 2015.  The field day will be held in the cotton field on the south side of the road.  MSU Extension Specialists will be present to discuss topics in corn, . . . → Read More: Mississippi State University Turn Row Talk – Clarksdale, July 9, 2015

Row Crop Technology Showcase

A series of field days will be held throughout Mississippi in 2015 which will highlight crops with new and developing herbicide and insect trait technologies. Field days will be held at the following locations:

Dundee – Douglas and Chris Hood Farms – July 7
Brooksville – MSU Black Belt Branch Experiment Station – July 15
Starkville – R.R. Foil . . . → Read More: Row Crop Technology Showcase

Soybean Scouting Report: 6/29-7/3/2015

Stink bugs consisted of Brown, Green, and Southern Green stink bugs, with Green and Southern Green Stink bugs making up 85% of the total stink bugs caught. Some small corn earworm larvae were found in very low numbers in the Delta region. . . . → Read More: Soybean Scouting Report: 6/29-7/3/2015

Row Crop Technology Showcase Pre-Registration

Pre-registration is now open for the upcoming Row Crop Technology Showcase events hosted by Mississippi State University. These events will be held at the following locations:

Dundee – Douglas and Chris Hood’s farm – July 7
Brooksville – MSU Black Belt Branch Experiment Station – July 15
Starkville – R.R. Foil Plant Science Research Center (North Farm) – July 16

Additional . . . → Read More: Row Crop Technology Showcase Pre-Registration

Mississippi State University Turn Row Field Day: Clarksdale, MS July 9, 2015

An agronomic crops field day will be held at Cliff Heaton farms, just east of the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 6. The field day will be held in the cotton field on the south side of the road. MSU Extension Specialists will be present to discuss topics in corn, cotton, grain sorghum, peanut, rice and soybean. . . . → Read More: Mississippi State University Turn Row Field Day: Clarksdale, MS July 9, 2015

Corn Disease Update: June 19, 2015

For the most part, the corn disease situation has been quiet. Limited occurrences of common rust and northern corn leaf blight have been observed in some Delta fields. With the cooler and wetter conditions encountered early in the season it is possible that some uncommon diseases could be encountered. . . . → Read More: Corn Disease Update: June 19, 2015

Row Crop Technology Showcase – Dates and Topics

The upcoming Row Crop Technology Showcase events hosted by Mississippi State University have been mentioned a couple of times on Mississippi-crops.com; however, we now have a list of topics that will be covered at each event as well as credits approved for attendance.  Certified Crop Advisor CEU’s have been approved and will consist of 1.5 hours . . . → Read More: Row Crop Technology Showcase – Dates and Topics

Automatic Soybean Fungicide Applications: Timing, Product Choice, Rates in Product Combination

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Questions continue regarding fungicide products to be used at the R3/R4 application timing. The most important decisions should be made based on the specific variety planted in each field since frogeye leaf spot is resistant to the strobilurin class of fungicides meaning that stand-alone strobilurin products are no longer effective against the disease. See the information contained within this blog post regarding fungicide products, effective rates of products in pre-mix combinations and the effectiveness of some fungicides on managing frogeye leaf spot. . . . → Read More: Automatic Soybean Fungicide Applications: Timing, Product Choice, Rates in Product Combination