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Southwestern Corn Borer – June 24, 2022

Southwestern Corn Borer – June 24, 2022

🕔22:35, 24.Jun 2022

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 17, 2022

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 17, 2022

🕔13:37, 17.Jun 2022

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 10, 2022

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 10, 2022

🕔21:44, 10.Jun 2022

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High Thrips Populations and Mississippi Cotton

High Thrips Populations and Mississippi Cotton

🕔11:26, 10.Jun 2022

With the development of resistance to seed treatments, foliar thrips applications are becoming increasing common. This year thrips pressure has been extremely high and in some cases multiple applications were warranted. We recommend treating when you find an average of

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Stink Bugs and Wheat

Stink Bugs and Wheat

🕔07:44, 5.May 2022

After head emergence in wheat, it is not uncommon to find high number of stink bugs. The predominant species in Mississippi wheat, is the rice stink bug and brown stink bug. It is important to remember that it takes extremely

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2022 Agronomic Crop Scout School

2022 Agronomic Crop Scout School

🕔09:01, 1.Apr 2022

The Mississippi State Row Crop Team will be hosting three scout schools in 2022.  The program will cover insects, disease, fertility, and agronomy. These events are free of charge, and all are welcome. Each scout school will serve as an

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February 2022 – County Meeting Schedule

February 2022 – County Meeting Schedule

🕔09:43, 2.Feb 2022

Mississippi State University Extension will be hosting several county row crop meetings this month. Each meeting will cover issues specific to the region including management topics on agronomics, insects, weeds, diseases, and economics. A meal will be provided at each

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County Meeting Schedule – January 2022

County Meeting Schedule – January 2022

🕔11:11, 6.Jan 2022

Mississippi State University Extension will be hosting several county row crop meetings this month. Each meeting will cover issues specific to the region including management topics on agronomics, insects, weeds, diseases, and economics. A meal will be provided at each

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Stored Rice Insect Management Update

Stored Rice Insect Management Update

🕔10:26, 19.Oct 2021

In general there are a limited number of products labeled for stored grain insect management.  For rice these products include Storicide II (deltamethrin plus chlorpyrifos-methyl, pyrethroid and organophosphate, respectively), Diacon IGR (methoprene, insect growth regulator), diatomaceous earth (Insecto, Protect-It, and

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – August 7, 2021

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – August 7, 2021

🕔08:46, 7.Aug 2021

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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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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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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 24, 2021

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 24, 2021

🕔04:38, 24.Jul 2021

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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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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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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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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 3, 2021

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 3, 2021

🕔11:14, 3.Jul 2021

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Alert: Poor Control of Fall Armyworm Across the State – Soybean and Rice

Alert: Poor Control of Fall Armyworm Across the State – Soybean and Rice

🕔11:10, 26.Jun 2021

We have had numerous calls over the last week or two about poor control of fall armyworm with pyrethroids.  They started in the southern part of the state and have rapidly expanded north.  The assumption has been that we are

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 26, 2021

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 26, 2021

🕔09:47, 26.Jun 2021

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 19, 2021

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 19, 2021

🕔07:12, 19.Jun 2021

Corn borer trap numbers were variable and fairly low throughout the state this week.

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Impact of Effective Thrips Management.

Impact of Effective Thrips Management.

🕔11:46, 18.Jun 2021

Not much has changed in regard to foliar thrips management in cotton. There are still limited options which include acephate, Bidrin, Dimethoate, Intrepid Edge, and Radiant.  These products provide various amount of control and in some area of the Midsouth

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 4, 2021

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 4, 2021

🕔09:35, 5.Jun 2021

Southwestern corn borer numbers have been very low (0-2 per trap) across the state to date.  We are not reporting the table of trap counts for each county this week, but will start posting county numbers next week.  One trap

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Cool and Wet Conditions Increase Slug Concerns in Mississippi

Cool and Wet Conditions Increase Slug Concerns in Mississippi

🕔08:01, 11.May 2021

With cool wet weather this spring, we have received quite a few calls about slugs and slug damage in emerged crops. I suspect this will increase in more areas as planting continues and plants begin to emerge in areas where

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