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Posts From Jason Bond, Research/Extension Weed Scientist

Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 23 & 24, 2014

Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 23 & 24, 2014

🕔11:08, 11.Jan 2014

Attached please find the agenda for the Delta Ag Expo in Cleveland, MS. Make careful note that the dates of the meeting have changed from previous years due to a minor scheduling conflict with the Bolivar County Exposition Center.

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Italian Ryegrass Control in Winter Wheat

Italian Ryegrass Control in Winter Wheat

🕔12:46, 1.Nov 2013

Italian ryegrass is a serious weed in wheat production and continues to spread across much of Mississippi. The increasing prevalence of Italian ryegrass in grower fields is compounded by the lack of control from many commonly used herbicides, such as ALS inhibitors and glyphosate.

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Harvest Aid Options in Soybean

Harvest Aid Options in Soybean

🕔08:53, 20.Sep 2013

While weeds can create problems for harvest equipment, many producers see the benefit of a harvest aid in creating a more rapid and efficient harvest in the absence of weeds

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Mississippi Weed Science Roundtable

Mississippi Weed Science Roundtable

🕔15:54, 19.Jul 2013

You are cordially invited to attend the 21st Annual Mississippi Weed Science Roundtable.

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MSU-DREC Corn & Soybean Field Day July 18, 2013

🕔14:37, 12.Jul 2013

The Delta Research and Extension Center will host their annual Corn & Soybean Field Day on July 18, 2013. This year’s event promises to have even more learning opportunities for producers and agricultural professionals.

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Mississippi Rice Progress – June 28, 2013

🕔13:48, 28.Jun 2013

Favorable weather conditions continue to help this crop progress.  Major problems outside of drift have been few for most of the spring; however, a few different issues have come up this week.  Dr. Jeff Gore was called to help address a

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Postemergence control of Palmer amaranth in soybean

Postemergence control of Palmer amaranth in soybean

🕔08:08, 4.Jun 2013

Where Palmer amaranth has emerged, it is imperative to make a timely application of a postemergence herbicide.

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Mississippi Rice Progress – May 31, 2013

Mississippi Rice Progress – May 31, 2013

🕔09:59, 1.Jun 2013

In general, rice planting is nearly completed and most rice planted before early May is going to flood.  According to USDA’s Crop Progress Report, growers in Mississippi had planted 72% of the expected acreage by Sunday, May 26.  Other than

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Nutsedge Plot Tours

Nutsedge Plot Tours

🕔08:03, 23.May 2013

Yellow nutsedge will be the featured topic of a plot tour hosted by Mississippi State University’s Delta Research and Extension Center (DREC) on Friday, May 31, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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Soybean Seedling Issues: Seedling Disease Versus Herbicide Injury

Soybean Seedling Issues: Seedling Disease Versus Herbicide Injury

🕔19:57, 14.May 2013

Within the past week to 10 days, numerous fields have been diagnosed as having “Pythium seedling disease”. In most cases, herbicide injury has resulted in fields appearing to have an uneven stand as a result of seedling disease. Rarely would a seedling disease be responsible for large acreages of dead seedlings. More than likely, a combination of events have occurred to cause the appearance of seedling disease. Preemergence herbicides, cool temperatures, excessive rainfall following planting immediately prior to emergence, light soil texture, and herbicide injury on stressed soybean seedlings have all compounded the stressful situation.

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Corn Replanting Guidelines and Management Issues with Wet Weather

Corn Replanting Guidelines and Management Issues with Wet Weather

🕔14:16, 26.Apr 2013

Unrelenting rainfall continues to delay much field-related progress. This article gives suggestions for making corn replant decisions and keeping up with crop needs, such as nitrogen fertilizer application.

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Chase the Sprayer with the Planter

Chase the Sprayer with the Planter

🕔12:18, 26.Apr 2013

Historically, we have chased the planter with the sprayer to apply residual herbicides. This presents several potential problems…

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Rice Planting Progress

🕔15:55, 21.Mar 2013

The 2013 rice planting season has begun in Mississippi. In addition to the first planting date study my staff planted Thursday, March 14, rumor has it a small amount of rice was planted near Arcola March 15 and 16. Rice

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Top Ten Keys to High Corn Yields

Top Ten Keys to High Corn Yields

🕔21:19, 14.Mar 2013

You must provide numerous resources and management to optimize the opportunity for corn plants to produce high yields. Of course, favorable weather plays a huge role as well. This article describes areas where we can improve corn yield potential.

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Delta Ag. Expo and On Target Application Academy

Delta Ag. Expo and On Target Application Academy

🕔11:22, 7.Jan 2013

The 40th Annual Delta Ag Expo will be held January 16-17, 2013 at the Bolivar County Exposition Center in Cleveland, MS. There will be several Mississippi State University Researchers and Extension Specialist’s on hand to answer any questions you may

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57th Annual Tri-State Soybean Forum

🕔08:50, 28.Dec 2012

The 57th Annual Tri-State Soybean Forum program will include topics on weed control, irrigation management, insect and disease management and many others.

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Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition

Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition

🕔09:08, 19.Dec 2012

On February 7th 2013, Mississippi State University will host the first annual “Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition”.

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Weed of the Week:  Prickly Lettuce

Weed of the Week: Prickly Lettuce

🕔12:46, 28.Nov 2012

Prickly lettuce plants are mostly covered in spines along the leaf margins and on the underside of the leaf midvein.

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Weed of The Week:  Sibara

Weed of The Week: Sibara Updated

🕔08:00, 13.Nov 2012

Sibara is common in Mississippi, but it is generally controlled with burndown herbicide applications targeting other winter annual weed species.

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Fall Herbicide Applications For Glyphosate-resistant Italian Ryegrass

🕔10:31, 9.Nov 2012

The best time to control GR Italian ryegrass is before it emerges.

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Weed of the week: Horseweed

Weed of the week: Horseweed

🕔11:51, 6.Nov 2012

Horseweed is native to North America and can be found throughout the United States. It is common in crop fields, roadsides, and pastures throughout Mississippi.

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Delta Crop Summit – November 13, 2012, Stoneville, MS

🕔13:16, 26.Oct 2012

The 2012 Delta Crop Summit will be held on Tuesday, November 13, in Stoneville, MS. Please see the attached schedule.

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Weed of the Week:  Yellow Woodsorrel

Weed of the Week: Yellow Woodsorrel

🕔09:21, 26.Oct 2012

Yellow woodsorrel is a short-lived, herbaceous annual or perennial plant with a distinct sour taste and clover-shaped leaves.

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Dr. Steve Martin Announced as New NMREC Head

🕔09:26, 19.Oct 2012

Drs. George Hopper and Gary Jackson are pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Steve Martin as the new head of the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center (NMREC).

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Weed of the Week:  Cutleaf Evening-primrose

Weed of the Week: Cutleaf Evening-primrose

🕔12:25, 17.Oct 2012

Key identifying characteristics of cutleaf evening-primrose are the distinctive white mid-vein found on most leaves and a reddish base when cut with a sharp knife near the soil line.

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