Special Agents (Lime Version)

Special Agents (Lime Version)

🕔10:07, 31.Jul 2021

Acid pH in many Mississippi soils challenges plant growth regardless of scale, from a 400-acre row crop field to the back yard. While alkaline pH soils present some issues in the Blackland Prairies and some salt-impacted areas in the state,

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 31, 2021

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 31, 2021

🕔19:31, 30.Jul 2021

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Heliothine Pheromone Trap Catches, July 30, 2021

Heliothine Pheromone Trap Catches, July 30, 2021

🕔15:31, 30.Jul 2021

Pheromone trap catches were similar to last week for both bollworm and tobacco budworm, which is near or below average for this time of year.

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Intrepid 2F Approved for a Crisis Exemption to Control Fall Armyworm on Rice in Mississippi

Intrepid 2F Approved for a Crisis Exemption to Control Fall Armyworm on Rice in Mississippi

🕔14:57, 28.Jul 2021

A crisis Exemption for Intrepid 2F (methoxyfeonzide) has been approved in Mississippi to control fall armyworms in rice.  We had received numerous reports of unacceptable control of fall armyworms with pyrethroids in late June and early July across the state. 

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Why Ag? Episode 2: Tyler Muzzi- Shaw, MS

Why Ag? Episode 2: Tyler Muzzi- Shaw, MS

🕔06:46, 28.Jul 2021

Tyler Muzzi and his mother, Doreen, visit the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville as guests for the Why Ag? series.  Tyler tells the story of how he ultimately chose to return to his family’s farm as a career.

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New Podcast Series: Why Ag? Episode 1: Tom Allen

New Podcast Series: Why Ag? Episode 1: Tom Allen

🕔06:38, 27.Jul 2021

From the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville, Jason and Tom introduce a series that Tom has developed featuring stories on how people became involved in agriculture as a profession.  Entitled Why Ag?, the series will kick off with Tom

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 24, 2021

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 24, 2021

🕔04:38, 24.Jul 2021

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Heliothine Trap Catches, July 23, 2021

Heliothine Trap Catches, July 23, 2021

🕔17:39, 23.Jul 2021

Bollworm pheromone trap catches were up sharply in the Delta region this week while the bollworm traps in Northeast MS were down slightly.

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How to Estimate Corn Yield Prior to Harvest

How to Estimate Corn Yield Prior to Harvest

🕔16:07, 23.Jul 2021

Would you like to estimate your corn yield prior to the combine heading to the field? If you are willing to put in a little time, you can make a rough estimate by following these guidelines. While any such method leaves considerable opportunity for error, this process will likely be a good opportunity to learn more about your corn crop.

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When to Terminate Irrigation in Corn

When to Terminate Irrigation in Corn

🕔16:41, 21.Jul 2021

As the corn crop nears maturity, knowing when you can safely terminate irrigation, without sacrificing yield, or wasting money and labor through unnecessary irrigation is likely the most important decision that will affect your bottom line. This article outlines the steps needed to help make these decisions accurately and reliable.

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Cercospora Blight Discussion with Trey Price (Podcast)

Cercospora Blight Discussion with Trey Price (Podcast)

🕔08:30, 20.Jul 2021

Trey Price again visits the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to talk about Cercospora Blight in soybean.  Tom and Trey discuss current research on the disease, symptom identification, fungicide treatments and timings, as well as cultural management tactics.

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Southwestern Corn Borer – July 17, 2021

Southwestern Corn Borer – July 17, 2021

🕔22:11, 16.Jul 2021

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Heliothine Trap Catches, July 16, 2021

Heliothine Trap Catches, July 16, 2021

🕔14:03, 16.Jul 2021

Bollworm and tobacco budworm moth trap pheromone catches increased this week at most locations. However, trap catches are still below normal for this time of year for both species.

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MS Ag Industry Council – 2021 Row Crop Update

MS Ag Industry Council – 2021 Row Crop Update

🕔18:10, 14.Jul 2021

We welcome you to attend the Row Crop Update at the 2021 Mississippi Agricultural Industry Council Annual Convention. This event is hosted at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama on Wednesday, July 21 starting at 8:00am.

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Why did the Kernels near the Ear Tip not Fill?

Why did the Kernels near the Ear Tip not Fill?

🕔17:37, 14.Jul 2021

Corn kernel set near the ear tip may vary considerably depending on a number of cultural and environmental factors. These kernels usually don’t fill when the plant can’t supply enough energy to support all of them. Therefore, if we want to improve our yields, we need to investigate reasons why kernel set is less than desired, so we can do better in the future.

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Identifying Corn Reproductive Stages and Management Implications

Identifying Corn Reproductive Stages and Management Implications

🕔17:35, 14.Jul 2021

Corn progresses through six stages as ears develop through reproductive growth stages. Identification of these stages can be helpful for timing development, making prudent management decisions and anticipating crop response to practices and environmental conditions.

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Bollworm Management in Early Bloom Cotton

Bollworm Management in Early Bloom Cotton

🕔15:49, 14.Jul 2021

There are reports of bollworm eggs starting to show up and in some areas are at or above egg threshold. In a normal year, the bollworm flight generally begins around July 4th and peaks about the 15th.  That timeline would

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ThryvOn Cotton (Podcast)

ThryvOn Cotton (Podcast)

🕔15:14, 13.Jul 2021

ngus Catchot sits down in the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to talk with Whitney, Jason, and Tom about ThryvOn cotton.  ThryvOn is a new insect trait with activity against thrips and plant bugs, which is in the final

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Lessons learned from on-farm cover crop trials & strategies for planning fall stewardship

Lessons learned from on-farm cover crop trials & strategies for planning fall stewardship

🕔11:26, 12.Jul 2021

Title: Lessons learned from on-farm cover crop trials & strategies for planning fall stewardship Location: Webinar Link out: Register Here Description: Learn about managing cover crops in the Midsouth. Reduce risk when getting started with cover crops by learning from the

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 10, 2021

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 10, 2021

🕔06:23, 10.Jul 2021

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Sugarcane Aphid Management

Sugarcane Aphid Management

🕔07:27, 9.Jul 2021

We are beginning to get a few reports of  sugarcane aphid in the state. Sugarcane aphid have the potential to cause significant yield losses if left untreated or if timely applications aren’t made. Aphids detected at low levels will often

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Sorghum Midge Scouting and Management

Sorghum Midge Scouting and Management

🕔07:12, 9.Jul 2021

Often times, people think scouting for midge is difficult, mostly due to a lack of confidence. However, if you know what you are looking for and not finding anything, the likelihood is they simply aren’t there. High numbers of midge

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Heliothine Moth Trap Catches, July 8, 2021

Heliothine Moth Trap Catches, July 8, 2021

🕔17:12, 8.Jul 2021

Bollworm moth catches in pheromone traps were similar or lower than last week, and continue to be lower than long-term average catches. However isolated traps sometimes catch large numbers of moths, so while the overall state should not have a

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Plant Bug Management in Cotton (Podcast)

Plant Bug Management in Cotton (Podcast)

🕔15:27, 8.Jul 2021

Angus Catchot visits the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to talk about plant bugs in cotton with Jeff, Jason, and Tom. They cover recent plant bug numbers, management strategies, economic thresholds, and insecticide selection and timings.

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Rice Weed Control with Eric Webster (Podcast)

Rice Weed Control with Eric Webster (Podcast)

🕔07:27, 6.Jul 2021

  Eric Webster from the LSU AgCenter calls into the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio to visit about rice weed control in 2021.  Eric, Jason, and Tom talk about Provisia and MaxAce rice research and compare thoughts on row rice production. 

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