Audio: Southwestern Corn Borer Numbers High in Some Areas Updated

🕔17:05, 28.Jun 2013

Southwestern corn borer traps picking up in several areas in state.

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Mississippi State University/Monsanto Company Pigweed Field Day – July 17, 2013 Updated

🕔16:16, 28.Jun 2013

The Mississippi State University Extension Service in cooperation with Monsanto Company will host a pigweed field day near Robinsonville, MS on July 17, 2013.  The field day location is just north of Tunica National Golf Course.  A more detailed map

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Pheromone Trap Counts, June 28, 2013

Pheromone Trap Counts, June 28, 2013 Updated

🕔15:27, 28.Jun 2013

Bollworm catches were steady to slightly higher this week compared to the previous week. Tobacco budworm catches remained relatively low, with more in Northeastern MS than in the Delta. As has been true every week this year, bollworm catches were

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Rice Stink Bug Update for the Week of June 28 Updated

🕔15:01, 28.Jun 2013

I know it is a little early in the year, and very little if any rice is heading at this time. However, it is not too early to start thinking about rice stink bugs.

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Mississippi Rice Progress – June 28, 2013 Updated

🕔13:48, 28.Jun 2013

Favorable weather conditions continue to help this crop progress.  Major problems outside of drift have been few for most of the spring; however, a few different issues have come up this week.  Dr. Jeff Gore was called to help address a

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Corn Foliar Disease Update: June 26, 2013 Updated

🕔16:30, 26.Jun 2013

Corn diseases continue to be a hot topic throughout the MS corn production area. Most field calls have been regarding common rust as well as northern corn leaf blight. However, over the past two weeks numerous calls regarding nutrient and irrigation stresses have been answered that were initially thought to be disease. In addition, with the recent information from Louisiana regarding the observation of Goss’s wilt in LA (a rare event in their production system) agriculturists should know that disease as well as crop stresses can be initially misdiagnosed as diseases that are not normally present in our production system such as Goss’s wilt.

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Double Crop Soybean: Seeding Rates and Seed Treatments Updated

🕔10:42, 22.Jun 2013

At this point of the season, we still have some acres of soybean yet to be planted. The majority of those acres will be double cropped soybean behind harvested wheat. Given the environmental conditions that we typically expect during this

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Pheromone Trap Counts, June 21, 2013

Pheromone Trap Counts, June 21, 2013 Updated

🕔17:06, 21.Jun 2013

Adult pheromone trap counts the last two weeks have been quite similar. In general both bollworm and tobacco budworm counts are slightly below our 5-year average, but higher than during 2012, so you should expect to see typical pressure in

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Mississippi Rice Progress – June 20, 2013 Updated

🕔15:19, 20.Jun 2013

As of the week ending June 16th, USDA reported that Mississippi was 100% planted and 99% emerged.  The later planted rice is progressing rapidly which is good.  As we are experiencing more seasonal temperatures, rice will continue to progress rapidly.  In

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First Kudzu Bugs Found in Mississippi Soybeans: Dominic Reisig Shares Experience from North Carolina Updated

🕔16:26, 17.Jun 2013

Last week consultant Brian Boyd, found the first incidence of Kudzu bugs in soybeans in the state of Mississippi in Warren County.  Numbers were low, but they were definitely present. Mississippi is now up to 10 counties with positive finds,

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Audio: Numerous Calls on Snails Updated

🕔13:33, 15.Jun 2013

Audioboo on Snails in small cotton and soybean

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Cotton Progress Updated

🕔09:30, 15.Jun 2013

For all intensive purposes cotton planting has been completed in Mississippi for 2013.  In my estimation the majority of the 2013 crop is two to four weeks behind normal.  The youngest cotton in the state is at 1 to 2

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Automatic Tassel (VT) Fungicide Applications in Corn: Should You be Doing One? Updated

🕔08:24, 15.Jun 2013

Automatic foliar fungicide applications are still widely discussed. However, data from university-based programs suggests waiting for foliar diseases that could ultimately reduce yield before making a foliar fungicide application is more economically advantageous.

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June Supply and Demand Report Recap Updated

🕔15:58, 14.Jun 2013

The United States Department of Agriculture along with the World Ag Outlook Board released their monthly World Agriculutral Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report June 12 around lunch. The report is the second to provide insight on USDA’s projections for the 2013

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Crop Market Update: Week Ending June 14, 2013 Updated

🕔15:56, 14.Jun 2013

Monday’s crop progress had corn planting at 95% complete, just 3% behind the 5-year average. Soybeans are still behind schedule with planting progress currently at 71% for the U.S. crop and 88% for the Mississippi crop. That compares to 5

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Pheromone Trap Counts, June 14, 2013

Pheromone Trap Counts, June 14, 2013 Updated

🕔14:48, 14.Jun 2013

Corn earworm moth catches were up slightly this week from last week, continuing a trend of catches that are higher than last year, and more in line with average catches over the last 5 years. Tobacco budworm catches continue to

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Stink Bugs in Non-Podding Soybeans: What to Do? Updated

🕔13:12, 14.Jun 2013

I have had 10-15 calls recently on green and southern green stink bugs in beans that are either vegetative or at R1-R2 stage with no pods. Numbers have ranged from 4-5 to 8-11 per 25 sweeps depending on the field. It is not uncommon to have a field or two on occasion to have threshold numbers of stink bugs before soybeans put on pods, but the number of fields this year being reported is certainly unusual.

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How to Tell Northern Corn Leaf Blight Apart from Urea Burn or Some Other Malady Updated

🕔21:21, 12.Jun 2013

Numerous reports of urea injury producing symptoms similar to northern corn leaf blight have been made over the past several weeks. Determining the difference between the two issues on a corn leaf can be difficult. Numerous photos as well as a comparison table of the differences between the two issues are included in the post.

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Corn Disease Update: June 7, 2013, and Specific Information Regarding Northern Corn Leaf Blight Updated

🕔08:03, 8.Jun 2013

Northern corn leaf blight and common rust continue to be identified in corn fields throughout the south Delta. Determining the specific corn hybrids planted in each field is an important first step every season. For the most part, save for a couple of fields, NCLB has still been detected at extremely low levels (= 1 lesion per leaf per plant).

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Crop Market Update: Week Ending Jun 07, 2013 Updated

🕔15:59, 7.Jun 2013

Monday’s crop progress had corn planting at 91% complete, just 4% behind the 5-year average. Soybeans are still behind schedule with planting progress currently at 57% for the U.S. crop and 74% for the Mississippi crop. That compares to 5

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Pheromone Trap Counts, June 7, 2013

Pheromone Trap Counts, June 7, 2013 Updated

🕔14:20, 7.Jun 2013

Bollworm and tobacco budworm trap counts were somewhat lower this week compared to last week. Bollworm counts are higher than last year, but lower than the 5-year average counts. Tobacco budworm counts are among the lowest recorded during the last

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The Tassel Shot: What is the Best Timing? Updated

🕔23:25, 4.Jun 2013

More and more growers are applying various management inputs around tassel stage in order to improve efficiency and corn productivity. This article discusses how crop physiology affects the potential yield response and appropriate timing.

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Postemergence control of Palmer amaranth in soybean Updated

🕔08:08, 4.Jun 2013

Where Palmer amaranth has emerged, it is imperative to make a timely application of a postemergence herbicide.

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Pheromone Trap Counts, May 31, 2013

Pheromone Trap Counts, May 31, 2013 Updated

🕔17:05, 3.Jun 2013

Both bollworm and tobacco budworm trap catches were higher during the last week of May compared to the preceding week. Bollworm counts are also higher than during 2012, and more in line with earlier years.

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Soybean Fungicide Management Considerations for 2013 Updated

🕔14:26, 1.Jun 2013

Over the past week we’ve received two reports of frogeye leaf spot in reproductive soybeans. In both cases, a susceptible variety was planted and frogeye leaf spot symptoms can be clearly distinguished throughout the canopy. Following the observation and reports of strobilurin-resistant frogeye leaf spot in two fields in MS last year, and from adjacent states, it is most important to determine what particular soybean variety is planted in a field prior to making a decision on a specific fungicide product for yield loss prevention.

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