Post-Harvest Crop Residue Management Updated

🕔17:34, 26.Sep 2011

After harvest, you face management decisions as you begin preparing fields for next year’s crop. Corn produces far more residue than most crops we are accustomed to, so it can cause considerable benefits or anxiety depending upon how you view it. This article attempts to address the pro’s and con’s of crop residue.

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Supplemental Wildlife Food Planting Manual for the Southeast Updated

🕔13:18, 22.Sep 2011

By Bill Hamrick and Dr. Bronson Strickland Wildlife species require suitable areas to survive and increase population numbers. These areas must provide the food, cover, and water needs of different animal species. Together, these components create an animal’s habitat. This

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Cercospora Blight of Soybean, the Cause of Premature Leaf Browning and Defoliation Updated

🕔17:24, 17.Sep 2011

Severe Cercospora blight coupled with cooler temperatures as will as a cool north wind worked to defoliate soybean plants prematurely following Tropical Storm Lee.

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2011 MSU Short List of Suggested Wheat Varieties Updated

🕔18:24, 14.Sep 2011

This effort lists those wheat varieties which have demonstrated superior productivity in the MSU Wheat and Oat Variety Trials and summarizes their characteristics. This information is intended to evaluate variety genetics and traits which may help you better assess relative wheat productivity and profitability in future seasons.

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O.A. Cleveland Cotton Report: 9/9/2011 Updated

🕔14:21, 9.Sep 2011

Dollar Cotton Returns… (And for December 2012 as well)…………Cotton prices gaped higher in Thursday’s trading (Wednesday night) and had not looked back as the market went into its close. The price chart gap appeared after the Wednesday daytime trading was limit up. The market has now reached its highest point since July 8. The technicals have returned to a decidedly bullish posture, but let’s not expect much more that a potential rally to the116-118 area without more help from Mother Nature.

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Cotton Defoliation Temperature Advisory Updated

🕔16:51, 6.Sep 2011

The aftermath of Tropical Storm Lee has brought cooler than average temperatures to many areas of the state.  Maximum air temperatures are predicted to be in the high 70’s and low 80’s through Friday while minimum air temperatures are predicted

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End of Season Cotton Management Decisions for Fields Infected with Bacterial Blight Updated

🕔12:15, 6.Sep 2011

Since the middle of July, numerous fields have been confirmed to have cotton plants infected with the bacterium that causes bacterial blight. The majority of the cotton fields were contained within a few counties in the Delta (Bolivar, Coahoma, Leflore, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Washington), and a low number of exceptions outside of the Delta (Calhoun, Grenada, Monroe, Yalobusha). The organism that causes bacterial blight has the potential to overwinter on cotton stubble left standing in the field.

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General, Regional Soybean Disease Update: September 4, 2011 Updated

🕔20:18, 4.Sep 2011

The information included in this blog update originated from the soybean rust telephone conference held on August 29, 2011.

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Insect Trap Counts, Sept. 1, 2011 Updated

🕔16:09, 1.Sep 2011

Bollworm traps continue to catch substantial moths. Tobacco budworm counts were steady in the Northeastern and Central regions, but dropped in the Delta after a large spike last week. I have not been reporting fall armyworm counts this year, but

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