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Potato Leafhoppers in Soybean

Potato Leafhoppers in Soybean

🕔09:13, 28.Jun 2018

Every few years we have a surge of potato leafhopper calls in soybean in MS. This is one of those years. Potato leafhoppers strongly prefer smooth leaf soybean varieties and I suspect that the calls increase on years where popular

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Corn Disease Update: June 26, 2018

Corn Disease Update: June 26, 2018

🕔18:28, 26.Jun 2018

Over the past week the corn disease situation in MS has changed. Several foliar diseases are starting to be observed in our production system. However, the vast majority of the leaf spots present are not yield-limiting issues.

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Common Questions, Myths, and Facts About Soybean Insect Control in MS

Common Questions, Myths, and Facts About Soybean Insect Control in MS

🕔09:43, 15.Jun 2018

This is a recycled article from 2012 and slightly updated but it fits well with recent calls. Sentences in italics have been added or updated since original posting. We have some of the earliest beans that are R3/R4 getting fungicide applications

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Video – How to Identify Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

Video – How to Identify Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

🕔08:50, 21.May 2018

This is a video showing the methods used to determine the vegetative growth stages of corn or sorghum in the field. Further information can be found in the accompanying Mississippi Crop Situation blog article.

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How to Determine Growth Stages of Young Corn or Sorghum

How to Determine Growth Stages of Young Corn or Sorghum

🕔16:33, 18.May 2018

Vegetative growth stages of corn or sorghum are determined by counting the number of fully emerged leaves with leaf collars present. This methodology can be used to anticipate growth and determine appropriate timing of many management decisions, including herbicide application, sidedress fertilizer, etc….

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Reminder: 2018 Agronomic Scout School Dates

Reminder: 2018 Agronomic Scout School Dates Updated

🕔12:00, 18.May 2018

Mississippi State University will be hosting 2 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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Redbanded Stink Bug Ditch Bank Survey 4/15/2018

Redbanded Stink Bug Ditch Bank Survey 4/15/2018

🕔08:42, 18.Apr 2018

In 2017, we were able to accurately predict the threat of RBSB based on sampling ditch banks in the spring. Every year we sample ditch banks across the state to make collections of various insect pests. With most pests, such

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Cool, Wet Weather, and Residue Brings Slugs

Cool, Wet Weather, and Residue Brings Slugs

🕔09:20, 10.Apr 2018

I have recently received a few call about slugs in corn. I suspect this will increase in more crops as planting continues and they begin to emerge. Slug problems usually start on corn first, then move to soybeans, then cotton in our area.

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Cotton Target Spot: 2017 Lucedale OVT Disease Rating Results

Cotton Target Spot: 2017 Lucedale OVT Disease Rating Results

🕔11:42, 27.Jan 2018

Observations of target spot were made in the MSU OVT location conducted in Lucedale, MS during 2017. Included in this blog post are the observations of disease on leaves as well as the percent defoliation from all 52 varieties included.

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2018 County Extension Meeting Schedule

2018 County Extension Meeting Schedule

🕔08:55, 21.Dec 2017

The Mississippi State University Extension Service will be hosting a number of county row crop extension meetings in the spring of 2018. Each meeting will cover issues specific to the area and will provide information on weeds, insects, disease, economics,

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2017 North MS Maturity Group IV and V Variety Trial Report

2017 North MS Maturity Group IV and V Variety Trial Report

🕔10:46, 13.Dec 2017

A Maturity Group IV and V variety trial was conducted in Verona, MS at the NMREC during the 2017 season. Yield and disease data are included in the attached report for all entries contained in the trial (RoundUp, Conventional and LibertyLink).

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Soybean Stem Canker: 2017 Visual Observations from the Clarksdale OVT

Soybean Stem Canker: 2017 Visual Observations from the Clarksdale OVT

🕔09:13, 19.Nov 2017

Over the past several weeks numerous comments have been made regarding the validity of the harvested yield data from the Clarksdale OVT location. Several varieties were observed to be “poor performers” based on low yield. The Clarksdale OVT was observed to contain severe stem canker in multiple variety entries. The current blog post contains comparisons between the visual observations of stem canker (0-9 scale) and harvested yield from the 2017 MSU OVT entries at the Clarksdale location.

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Foliar Soybean Disease Update: August 19, 2017

Foliar Soybean Disease Update: August 19, 2017

🕔10:50, 19.Aug 2017

The disease situation in MS soybean fields has certainly increased over the past 7-14 days. Active aerial web blight, Cercospora blight, soybean rust, and target spot remain the most commonly observed diseases over much of the production area.

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Recorded Video From ArkLaMiss Redbanded Stink Bug Forum

Recorded Video From ArkLaMiss Redbanded Stink Bug Forum

🕔18:45, 17.Aug 2017

The ArkLaMiss Redbanded Stink Bug Forum was a huge success. There were numerous attendees present and many more who live streamed. Click the following ling to watch the recorded version. ArkLaMiss RBSB Forum

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ArkLaMiss Emergency Forum on Redbanded Stink Bug (Update with Link and Agenda)

ArkLaMiss Emergency Forum on Redbanded Stink Bug (Update with Link and Agenda)

🕔11:37, 12.Aug 2017

Updated on Tuesday August 15 for the Meeting on August 17 at 2:00pm The link to join the live feed is : www.uaex.edu/live During the live stream: Questions can be sent via text to: (662)394-1919 Tentative Agenda: 1:30-2:00 – Registration 2:00-2:10

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Soybean Rust Update: August 5, 2017

Soybean Rust Update: August 5, 2017

🕔08:34, 5.Aug 2017

Yesterday, light soybean rust infection was observed in Noxubee County, MS in soybean plants beyond the R5.5 growth stage. The specific information in this blog post should serve as an update to the soybean rust disease situation as well as including some general guidelines with regards to potential disease management scenarios.

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Redbanded Stink Bug Update 7/21/2017

Redbanded Stink Bug Update 7/21/2017

🕔13:03, 21.Jul 2017

We saw a surge in RBSB numbers a few weeks ago into March planted soybeans that were approaching R6 growth stage but since then populations have moderated. Just in the last few days we are now seeing another big surge moving into

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Corn Disease Update: June 24, 2017

Corn Disease Update: June 24, 2017

🕔15:32, 24.Jun 2017

Increased reports of disease in the corn crop in MS have been made over the past week. Normally, as corn matures, the incidence and severity of corn diseases observed with increase. Presently, common rust, Diplodia leaf streak, northern corn leaf blight, and southern rust can all be observed in our corn production system; however, southern rust has only been observed on an extremely limited number of acres to this point in the season.

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Keys to Field Identification of Common Versus Southern Rust in Field Corn

Keys to Field Identification of Common Versus Southern Rust in Field Corn

🕔17:38, 21.Jun 2017

Diagnosing common and southern rust in the field can oftentimes be difficult. Subtle differences between the two diseases can occur at different parts of the growing season as well as sections of the crop canopy.

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REMINDER: 2017 Agronomic Scout Schools

REMINDER: 2017 Agronomic Scout Schools

🕔17:53, 19.May 2017

Mississippi State University will be hosting 4 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. There

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Wheat Disease Update: April 22, 2017

Wheat Disease Update: April 22, 2017

🕔11:09, 22.Apr 2017

Limited wheat acres in MS have meant for a fairly quiet winter. However, the observation of wheat diseases has increased over the past several weeks with the major questions coming from either vernalization issues (lack of chilling hours) or leaf rust.

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2017 Agronomic Crops Scout Schools

2017 Agronomic Crops Scout Schools

🕔15:06, 27.Mar 2017

Mississippi State University will be hosting 4 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. There

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Target Spot Management: Thoughts from 2016 Observations

Target Spot Management: Thoughts from 2016 Observations

🕔16:29, 21.Mar 2017

Target spot was one of the main diseases that occurred during 2016. Normally a disease of little consequence in soybean as well as cotton, severe target spot outbreaks were observed in both crops. Making decisions regarding the occurrence of target spot during 2016 are difficult since the environment during key plant growth stages was the most important ingredient for the occurrence of target spot last season.

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New Insect Control Guide App Available

New Insect Control Guide App Available

🕔07:36, 3.Feb 2017

We have been working on an insect control guide app for a couple years and are proud to say it is now available in the app store for iPhones. Shortly we will be releasing a version for Android users as

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Seed Treatment Choices For Cotton Will Be More Important In 2017

Seed Treatment Choices For Cotton Will Be More Important In 2017

🕔13:54, 25.Jan 2017

In 2017, the need to maximize thrips control to avoid foliar applications will be more important than ever. With the introduction and anticipation of numerous acres with the new herbicide traits resistant to Dicamba, there will be NO INSECTICIDE tank

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