Mississippi Rice Progress – May 31, 2013

Mississippi Rice Progress – May 31, 2013

🕔09:59, 1.Jun 2013

In general, rice planting is nearly completed and most rice planted before early May is going to flood.  According to USDA’s Crop Progress Report, growers in Mississippi had planted 72% of the expected acreage by Sunday, May 26.  Other than

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Planting Progress and Early Season Weed/Thrips Control

🕔09:44, 1.Jun 2013

A good deal of progress was made this past week with respect to getting the 2013 cotton crop planted.  Rainfall during the middle part of last week put planting activities on hold until Friday afternoon (of last week) or Saturday

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Thrips Pressure Heavy Despite a Late Planted Crop

🕔08:37, 1.Jun 2013

No doubt this is a very late planted crop by Mississippi standards, so I was a little surprised when numerous thrips calls started coming in about a week or so ago. Usually thrips issues are much worse on cotton that is growing off slow due to cold weather or any number of issues that may slow growth.

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