Scouting Cotton for Bacterial Blight in 2014

Scouting Cotton for Bacterial Blight in 2014

🕔06:56, 8.Jul 2014

Once again, bacterial blight has been observed in the MS cotton crop. At present, several fields in the south and north Delta as well as a single field in east MS have been observed to contain bacterial blight infected cotton leaves. To date (July 8, 2014), a single cotton variety has been reported to be infected in all fields.

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Will We Need to Irrigate Our Corn Again?

Will We Need to Irrigate Our Corn Again?

🕔23:45, 3.Jul 2014

Considering the abundant rainfall during June and the corn crop progressing closer toward maturity, many are wondering whether additional irrigation may even be needed. This article discusses how to make that and other late-season irrigation decisions.

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Cotton Acres Bloomed, Price Shriveled

🕔16:46, 3.Jul 2014

This past Monday (June 30), USDA released their annual Acreage report. The report is preceded by the March Prospective Plantings report with the difference being a more solid, confirmed acreage number in the acreage report compared to an expected, planned

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The 2014 Mississippi Soybean Disease Monitoring Network

The 2014 Mississippi Soybean Disease Monitoring Network

🕔16:24, 3.Jul 2014

Sentinel plots were planted in the spring of 2014 to serve as a source of soybean plants for monitoring important, potentially yield-limiting soybean diseases throughout MS. The sentinel plot network has protected MS soybean farmers for 9 years now. With financial aid from the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board and the United Soybean Board, the sentinel plots will be scouted for the remainder of the 2014 season.

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Insect Trap Catches, July 3, 2014

Insect Trap Catches, July 3, 2014

🕔16:21, 3.Jul 2014

Bollworm catches were similar to the previous week while tobacco budworm counts continue to slowly rise. Neither is particularly high for this time of year. Southwestern corn borer counts were up sharply this week, with a few traps in the

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Monitoring Cotton Growth and Development

🕔15:07, 3.Jul 2014

Tomorrow is July 4th which usually coincides with the arrival of blooms in cotton fields.  Although the crop is somewhat later than “normal” this year, blooms are arriving daily.  Monitoring nodes above white flower is a useful tool for determining

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Reminder: MSU/Monsanto Company Field Day – Robinsonville, MS – July 10, 2014

🕔14:09, 3.Jul 2014

Mississippi State University and Monsanto Company will be conducting a field day in Robinsonville, MS on Thursday, July 10, 2014.  The field day will focus on the Roundup Ready(R) Xtend Crop System in cotton and soybeans.  Field demonstrations will include cotton and soybean germplasm

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Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Peanut Commodity Meeting, July 17, Aberdeen

🕔16:57, 2.Jul 2014

The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Summer Peanut Commodity Meeting will be held Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the Monroe County Extension Office in Aberdeen.  The building is located at 517 Highway 145 North in Suite 1. The purpose of this

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