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Wheat Disease Update: April 16, 2016

Wheat Disease Update: April 16, 2016

🕔09:41, 16.Apr 2016

Increased observations of foliar wheat diseases have occurred over the past two weeks. Leaf rust, stripe rust and Septoria leaf blotch have been commonly observed throughout the state. In addition, with the current environmental conditions (humidity, rainfall) and the general growth stages observed, the potential for Fusarium head blight (scab) may be similar to as occurred during the 2015 season.

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Wheat Disease Update: March 25, 2016

Wheat Disease Update: March 25, 2016

🕔11:36, 26.Mar 2016

Wheat diseases have been few and far between this winter. Little wheat was planted in the fall of 2015. However, in some key areas, rust diseases (leaf and stripe) as well as bacterial leaf streak have been observed on wheat.

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2016 Scout Schools

2016 Scout Schools

🕔19:04, 18.Mar 2016

Mississippi State University will be hosting 5 scout schools this year. We have transitioned over the years to make these trainings much more diverse than insect pest alone. This year we will be including insects, disease, fertility, and herbicide symptomology.

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2016 Spring Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations for Wheat

2016 Spring Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations for Wheat

🕔16:58, 1.Mar 2016

Environmental factors play a substantial role in nitrogen fertilization for wheat producers in the Mid-south. This article gives guidelines for application timing, fertilizer sources, rates and other important practices which may improve your wheat productivity.

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2015 Soybean OVT Foliar Disease Ratings: Maturity Group V

2015 Soybean OVT Foliar Disease Ratings: Maturity Group V

🕔16:30, 20.Nov 2015

Field evaluations of the Maturity Group IV entries in the MSU OVT were conducted at each of the locations where trials were planted (Brooksville, Clarksdale (n=2), Falkner, Longwood, Raymond, and Stoneville (n=3)).  Entries were observed for their reaction to the diseases

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Are Late-Season Soybean Rust Observations Important?

Are Late-Season Soybean Rust Observations Important?

🕔21:49, 22.Sep 2015

Late-season soybean rust observations occur on almost an annual basis. Even though the majority of the soybean crop has escaped yield loss as a result of soybean rust again for the 2015 season, determining the extent of the disease in MS as well as potential locations where the fungus could overwinter continue to be an important part of the monitoring/scouting program. At present (9/22), soybean rust has been detected in 41 counties.

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Late-season Soybean Disease Clinic: Baldwyn, MS, September 15, 2015

Late-season Soybean Disease Clinic: Baldwyn, MS, September 15, 2015

🕔06:31, 14.Sep 2015

A field training regarding late-season soybean diseases will be held in Monroe County, MS on Tuesday, September 15 beginning at 5:30 pm and ending with a meal at a local restaurant.  The diseases discussed will likely include: charcoal root rot,

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Sugarcane Aphids Building on Flag Leaf of Mature Grain Sorghum: Video

Sugarcane Aphids Building on Flag Leaf of Mature Grain Sorghum: Video

🕔15:07, 20.Aug 2015

The following is a short video clip showing sugarcane aphids building on the flag leaf of mature grain sorghum. This will have to be addressed in this field to avoid complications with harvest equipment. Options are Transform at .75 –

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Dectes Stem Borer: Biology, Damage, and Management in Soybeans

Dectes Stem Borer: Biology, Damage, and Management in Soybeans

🕔09:49, 8.Aug 2015

There have been numerous calls and questions about Dectes Stem Borer over the last few years. It seems that numbers are increasing each year. This is not surprising when you consider the biology of the insect coupled with an increase in soybean acres in MS.

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Soybean Loopers and the Effect of Defoliation on Yield

Soybean Loopers and the Effect of Defoliation on Yield

🕔12:43, 2.Aug 2015

We have been getting calls on loopers showing up in soybean for about 2 weeks. In recent days there have been reports of defoliation exceeding 20% or numbers exceeding threshold in some areas in the central to southern part of the state. The bulk of our soybean loopers typically show mid to late August or even into September so this is a little early but certainly not unusual. Soybean loopers are migratory and work their way north each year from southern latitudes. Early arrival could be due to a number of reasons.

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