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2022 Delta Area Rice Meeting- November 10th

2022 Delta Area Rice Meeting- November 10th

🕔15:26, 12.Oct 2022

The 2022 Delta Area Rice Meeting to be held on Thursday, November 10, at 9:30 am at the Bolivar County Agriculture Center (Milton and Clarence Smith Building) in Cleveland, MS.  The meeting will include reports on rice irrigation, agronomy, weed

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Redbanded Stink Bug Management and Inclement Weather

Redbanded Stink Bug Management and Inclement Weather

🕔14:47, 24.Aug 2022

Redbanded stink bug (RBSB) has been increasing across the South Delta and many fields have received multiple insecticide applications. Control options for RBSB are relatively limited. Management is typically reliant on acephate plus bifenthrin or one of these actives tank

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Cotton and Soybean Insecticide Termination

Cotton and Soybean Insecticide Termination

🕔09:18, 23.Aug 2022

Cotton: Tarnished plant bugs and bollworms: NAWF 5 + 350 Heat Units Spider Mites: NAWF 5 + 350 Heat Units Soybean looper: NAWF 5 + 350-400 Heat Units Stinkbugs: NAWF 5 + 450 Heat Units Fall Armyworms: NAWF 5 +

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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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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 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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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 15, 2022

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 15, 2022

🕔21:46, 15.Jul 2022

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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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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 8, 2022

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 8, 2022

🕔06:46, 9.Jul 2022

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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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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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