Wheat Stripe Rust Detected in Mississippi Updated

🕔12:34, 28.Feb 2013

Stripe rust was positively confirmed in two wheat fields near Greenwood, MS on Monday, February 25, 2013. At this time, with the fluctuating environment we are observing the situation prior to making a management decision since cooler temperatures may reduce the likelihood of spread within the two fields. In addition to information regarding the current situation information is included to tell the difference between leaf, stripe, and stem rust in our production system.

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Have a Plan for Managing Sugarcane Beetles in Field Corn Updated

🕔12:37, 19.Feb 2013

Sugarcane beetles (Euetheola humilis rugiceps), have caused many Mississippi corn producers major headaches in the last decade. Ironically enough, most of the problem areas are in the Hill region of the state and not the Delta region. Sugarcane beetles are certainly present in the Delta but rarely cause widespread problems in corn (to date). Sugarcane beetle infestations are sporadic in nature but heavy infestations can be very serious and require replanting in some situations. Unfortunately there are no viable rescue treatments available, so this pest has to be managed at planting.

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2013 List of Peanut Fungicides Labeled in Mississippi Updated

🕔10:24, 19.Feb 2013

This note links to four documents (pdf format), each of which lists the fungicides labeled for use on Mississippi grown peanuts as of February, 2013. The first document lists the fungicides by Trade Name. The second pdf lists the fungicides

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2013 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show – Irrigation Seminar Updated

🕔16:40, 18.Feb 2013

The 2013 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show will be held on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.  Show hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1 and 9:00 a.m. to

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2013 Spring Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations for Wheat Updated

🕔21:42, 14.Feb 2013

Wet, saturated soils certainly complicate issues associated with nitrogen fertilization of wheat fields in the Mid-South, and we have had our fair share early this spring. This article gives guidelines for getting better wheat response to your fertilizer dollars.

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Bird Repellent Available for Corn Seed Updated

🕔21:00, 14.Feb 2013

If you need some help deterring blackbirds or other ground-feeding birds from ruining your corn stand, you can make plans now regarding the product Avipel.

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2012 Small Plot Official Cotton Variety Trials Updated

🕔18:16, 11.Feb 2013

Find below the final version of the 2012 Small Plot Cotton Official Variety Trial. During 2012, small plot cotton variety trials were conducted near the following locations; Clarksdale, Rolling Fork, Schlater, Senatobia, Starkville, Stoneville, Tribbett, Tunica, and Verona. Variety trial

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2012 Southern U.S. Insecticide Performance Survey Updated

🕔10:25, 11.Feb 2013

University Research and Extension Entomologists from across the southern U.S. participated in a survey where they rate the performance of insecticides against various insect pests in cotton, soybean, and field corn.

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2013 Grain Sorghum Hybrid Recommendations Updated

🕔17:53, 9.Feb 2013

Included are Mississippi State’s suggested grain sorghum hybrids for planting during the 2013 season. These hybrid recommendations are intended for dryland production.

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Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition Updated

🕔12:38, 8.Feb 2013

On February 7th 2013, Mississippi State University hosted the first annual “Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition”. The goals of this event were to provide students an opportunity to present their research findings to a diverse audience that included growers, consultants and industry personnel and interact with people from different segments of the agricultural community.

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2012 County Cotton Variety Trials Updated

🕔21:45, 5.Feb 2013

The Mississippi State University Extension Service conducts large plot, on-farm variety trials each year.  These trials are intended to complement the small plot Official Variety Trials (OVT) that are conducted under the guidance of Dr. Bobby Golden.  Large plot trials

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