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Posts From Angus Catchot, Extension Entomologist

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 5, 2019

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 5, 2019

🕔20:08, 6.Jul 2019

Several traps exceeded thresholds for the week ending on July 5. As a reminder, our current thresholds are 50 southwestern corn borer moths within a weeks time for corn that has not yet tasseled.  From tassel to dent, the threshold

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Podcast: Week of 6/24/19 Insect Pest Update in Cotton and Soybean

Podcast: Week of 6/24/19 Insect Pest Update in Cotton and Soybean

🕔07:21, 29.Jun 2019

Angus Catchot, Jeff Gore, and Don Cook discuss the current situation with insect pests in cotton and soybean for the week of June 24, 2019. Click the image below to listen to the podcast.  

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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – June 28, 2019

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – June 28, 2019

🕔20:55, 28.Jun 2019

Southwestern corn borer trap numbers are starting to increase in some areas of the state. Scouting should be intensified over the next couple of weeks.  It is likely some fields will reach threshold numbers over the next 10 days to

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 21, 2019

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 21, 2019

🕔19:22, 21.Jun 2019

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Podcast: Early Season Insect Management in Cotton

Podcast: Early Season Insect Management in Cotton

🕔13:03, 19.Jun 2019

This podcast discusses threecornered alfalfa hoppers, thrips, and aphids in cotton. Please click the icon below to listen to the podcast.

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Threecornered Alfalfa Hoppers Damaging Young Cotton

Threecornered Alfalfa Hoppers Damaging Young Cotton Updated

🕔08:49, 13.Jun 2019

I have had quite a few calls this year about threecornered alfalfa hoppers in cotton. There have been a few treatments on limited acres to date.  In the past damage has usually been confined to field borders, but again this

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Assessing Adult Plant Bug Control Migrating Into Cotton

Assessing Adult Plant Bug Control Migrating Into Cotton Updated

🕔08:31, 13.Jun 2019

Square retention is a critical component of early season plant bug management.  I would strongly encourage you to take square retention counts along with your sweep net counts prior to bloom. Not only does this help in the decision making

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Management of Slugs in MS Row Crops: Podcast

Management of Slugs in MS Row Crops: Podcast

🕔07:17, 24.May 2019

Click to listen Management of Slugs in MS Row Crops Podcast

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2019 Agronomic Crop Scout Schools

2019 Agronomic Crop Scout Schools

🕔09:46, 9.May 2019

Mississippi State University will be hosting 2 scout schools this year. We have transitioned over the years to make these trainings much more diverse than insect pest alone. This year we will be including insects, disease, fertility, and herbicide symptomology.

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Bifenthrin Alternatives for Brown Stink Bugs in Corn?

Bifenthrin Alternatives for Brown Stink Bugs in Corn?

🕔07:46, 9.May 2019

Brown stink bugs have been treated on a fair number of acres of corn in the Delta this year. With the loss of Methyl, there are not a lot of good choices to control this pest in corn. We are

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Brown Stink Bugs in Seedling Corn

Brown Stink Bugs in Seedling Corn Updated

🕔14:00, 25.Apr 2019

Over the last couple days we have begin to receive a few calls about brown stink bugs in seedling corn in the Delta region of the state. Stink bugs attack corn by feeding through the side of the stem or

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Podcast: Cotton Seed Treatments and 2019 Insect Pest Predictions

Podcast: Cotton Seed Treatments and 2019 Insect Pest Predictions

🕔07:55, 25.Apr 2019

In this podcast, Angus Catchot, Jeff Gore, and special guest, Crop Consultant, Jeff North discuss cotton insecticide seed treatments and give some predictions on pest problems growers may face in 2019. Click Icon Below to Listen

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Pesticide Calibration Made Easy

Pesticide Calibration Made Easy Updated

🕔08:00, 24.Apr 2019

Proper calibration of agricultural pesticide application equipment can mean the difference in control or failure of a pesticide against the targeted pest and potentially thousands of dollars of savings to the grower. Many growers are now using rate controllers; however,

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2018 Row Crop Short Course Presentations Available

2018 Row Crop Short Course Presentations Available

🕔09:18, 18.Apr 2019

The 2018 Mississippi State University (MSU) Row Crop Short Course, held in December, showcased presentations by growers, industry experts, and row crop specialists on topics such as nematode management, weed control, off-target movement of herbicides, and the 2019 economic outlook.

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FREE Soybean Cyst Nematode Testing Through August 30, 2019

FREE Soybean Cyst Nematode Testing Through August 30, 2019

🕔11:59, 29.Mar 2019

The Mississippi State University Extension Service is offering free Soybean Cyst Nematode testing through August 30, 2019. For details click the links below. Soybean Cyst Nematode Sample Submission Form SCOUTING AND SOIL TESTING FOR SOYBEAN CYST NEMATODE

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Bug’s Eye View Newsletter

Bug’s Eye View Newsletter

🕔07:28, 18.Mar 2019

From Dr. Blake Layton: Interested in learning more about some of the South’s non-row crop insect pests, the kind of pests your friends and family are always asking you about? Bug’s Eye View is a free, weekly electronic newsletter written

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Corn Earworm and Bt Field Corn

Corn Earworm and Bt Field Corn

🕔10:40, 15.Mar 2019

The number of commercial corn hybrids expressing the Vip trait (Leptra, Viptera, and Trecepta) is increasing, and they are being marketed for improved control of ear feeding insects, including corn earworm.  We have been getting questions about these, and yes this

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Seed Treatments in Cotton: 2019

Seed Treatments in Cotton: 2019

🕔08:28, 15.Mar 2019

(UPDATED ARTICLE FROM 2018) Over the years many have questioned whether the use of a seed treatment is considered IPM because they are used prior to the onset of a problem. In our area, and across most of the cotton

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2019 Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions

2019 Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions

🕔14:41, 18.Feb 2019

This article lists those grain sorghum hybrids which have produced superior yields in the Mississippi Grain Sorghum Hybrid Trials and neighboring University trials. This information should improve your ability to select well-adapted sorghum hybrids for Mississippi based on independent performance testing.

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County Extension Meeting Schedule – February and March 2019

County Extension Meeting Schedule – February and March 2019

🕔13:37, 7.Feb 2019

Mississippi State University Extension will be hosting several county row crop meetings from January through March of 2019. Each meeting will cover issues specific to the region including management topics on agronomics, insects, weeds, diseases, and economics. A meal will

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2019 Insect Control Guide for Agronomic Crops

2019 Insect Control Guide for Agronomic Crops

🕔13:29, 5.Feb 2019

The 2019 Insect control Guide is now available. Click picture to view online

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2018 Row Crop Short Course Podcast

2018 Row Crop Short Course Podcast

🕔08:35, 1.Dec 2018

Darrin Dodds and Angus Catchot discuss the Row Crop Short Course and how it got to where it is today.   Click Mississippi Crop Situation Podcast Logo to Play

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: July 6, 2018

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: July 6, 2018

🕔09:25, 7.Jul 2018

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: June 29, 2018

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: June 29, 2018

🕔10:14, 30.Jun 2018

Southwestern corn borer trap counts were up this week in Coahoma county. As a reminder, our threshold for foliar sprays on non-Bt corn is to spray one week after trap counts exceed 100 per trap from tassel to full dent.

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Cover Crop Field Day: Planting Tips, Experiences & Challenges

Cover Crop Field Day: Planting Tips, Experiences & Challenges

🕔11:12, 28.Jun 2018

Is there really a better time for a field day than July in Mississippi? We know it will be hot out there, but we wanted to create an opportunity to get producers, professionals, and crop consultants together on Tuesday, July

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