How to Estimate Corn Yield Prior to Harvest

How to Estimate Corn Yield Prior to Harvest

🕔08:07, 30.Jul 2022

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 crop.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 29, 2022

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 29, 2022

🕔20:58, 29.Jul 2022

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Heliothine Trap Catches, July 29, 2022

Heliothine Trap Catches, July 29, 2022

🕔15:44, 29.Jul 2022

Bollworm pheromone trap catches were up again this week to record levels. Since 2008 (the first year I have easily available records), there has never been a week with a higher average bollworm moth catch than this week. The second

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Emergency Exemption Approved for Endigo ZC in MS Rice

Emergency Exemption Approved for Endigo ZC in MS Rice

🕔11:30, 29.Jul 2022

The MDAC Bureau of Plant Industry recently submitted a Section 18 request to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the use of Endigo ZC to control rice stink bug in rice.  The EPA approved that request late yesterday (July 28,

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Rice Weed Control with Connor Webster

Rice Weed Control with Connor Webster

🕔14:29, 26.Jul 2022

Connor Webster from the LSU AgCenter calls into the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to talk about this year’s weed control in rice. Connor is a recent graduate of LSU and began his job as the rice weed scientist

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Jay Mahaffey with More on Cotton PGRs (Podcast)

Jay Mahaffey with More on Cotton PGRs (Podcast)

🕔14:28, 26.Jul 2022

Jay Mahaffey, manager of The Learning Center with Bayer in Scott, MS, visits the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville for another deep dive on managing plant growth regulators in cotton.  Jay, Don, Tom, and Jason talk about the differences

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Rice Stink Bug Update – July 22, 2022

Rice Stink Bug Update – July 22, 2022

🕔21:53, 22.Jul 2022

Rice stink bug populations appear to be very high in a lot of areas of the Delta this year.  To make matters worse, we are getting numerous reports of poor control with pyrethroids.  There were several cases reported late last

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 22, 2022

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 22, 2022

🕔20:43, 22.Jul 2022

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Heliothine Trap Counts, July 22, 2022

Heliothine Trap Counts, July 22, 2022 Updated

🕔08:03, 22.Jul 2022

Bollworm and tobacco budworm pheromone trap catches were both up sharply this week in the MS Delta region and were somewhat higher in the NE Mississippi as well. Corn is no longer attractive to these moths, so expect to see

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Corn Disease Update: Week Ending July 16, 2022

Corn Disease Update: Week Ending July 16, 2022

🕔10:16, 16.Jul 2022

Up until the past week the disease situation in the MS corn crop has been rather quiet. As the crop matures, additional diseases will likely be observed. Aside from Curvularia leaf spot being the most noticeable disease throughout the state, I have received numerous calls regarding corn smut as well as Physoderma brown spot.

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When to Terminate Irrigation in Corn

When to Terminate Irrigation in Corn

🕔22:01, 15.Jul 2022

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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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 15, 2022

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 15, 2022

🕔21:46, 15.Jul 2022

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Why did the Kernels near the Ear Tip not Fill?

Why did the Kernels near the Ear Tip not Fill?

🕔21:45, 15.Jul 2022

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

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MS Ag Industry Council – 2022 Row Crop Update

MS Ag Industry Council – 2022 Row Crop Update

🕔21:44, 15.Jul 2022

We welcome you to attend the Row Crop Update at the 2022 Mississippi Agricultural Industry Council Annual Convention. This event is hosted at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama on Wednesday, July 20 starting at 8:00am.

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Heliothine Trap Catches, July 15, 2022

Heliothine Trap Catches, July 15, 2022

🕔15:38, 15.Jul 2022

Bollworm and tobacco budworm pheromone trap catches rose this week in the Delta region, but not in the Northeastern Hills.

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Identifying Corn Reproductive Stages and Management Implications

Identifying Corn Reproductive Stages and Management Implications

🕔17:35, 14.Jul 2022

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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The Relationship Between Soil Fertility and Plant Diseases – Crossover Episode with The Dirt Podcast

The Relationship Between Soil Fertility and Plant Diseases – Crossover Episode with The Dirt Podcast

🕔16:42, 13.Jul 2022

Tom did a recent episode of The Dirt Podcast with Mike Howell from Nutrien. Tom and Mike discuss the interaction between plant nutrition and disease susceptibility.

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Why Ag? Episode 6; Bruce Bond; Portland, AR

Why Ag? Episode 6; Bruce Bond; Portland, AR

🕔11:09, 12.Jul 2022

Jason’s father, Bruce Bond, visits the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville for an episode in the Why Ag series.  Mr. Bond describes his route from working as a forester to a career as a farmer in the Delta in

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2022 Seed and Agricultural Technology Short Course

2022 Seed and Agricultural Technology Short Course

🕔10:49, 11.Jul 2022

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Heliothine Trap Catches, July 8, 2022

Heliothine Trap Catches, July 8, 2022

🕔10:28, 11.Jul 2022

Bollworm trap catches fell for the second consecutive week in the MS Delta region, while they started to build this week in the northeastern counties. Tobacco budworm remained at low levels typical for this time of year.

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Spider Mite Recommendations

Spider Mite Recommendations

🕔10:28, 11.Jul 2022

Over the last several weeks, the weather has been hot and dry and in some areas of the state spider mites have reached treatable thresholds. Rarely do spider mites have even distribution across the field. Generally, they tend to show

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Farm Stress and Opioid Misuse in Agriculture (Podcast)

Farm Stress and Opioid Misuse in Agriculture (Podcast)

🕔07:36, 11.Jul 2022

Repeat guest Mary Nelson Robertson visits the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to discuss her efforts with the PROMISE Initiative with Mississippi State Extension (http://extension.msstate.edu/the-promise-initiative).  In addition to the PROMISE Initiative, which is an acronym for Preventing Opioid Misuse

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 8, 2022

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 8, 2022

🕔06:46, 9.Jul 2022

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Heliothine Trap Catches, July 1, 2022

Heliothine Trap Catches, July 1, 2022

🕔16:13, 1.Jul 2022

Pheromone trap catches of bollworm moths dropped dramatically from the record high numbers caught last week to average numbers for this time of year. Tobacco budworm catches also dropped in the Delta region, but were steady in the Northeastern Hills.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 1, 2022

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 1, 2022

🕔14:58, 1.Jul 2022

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