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Posts From Jeff Gore, Research and Extension Entomologist

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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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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Peanut Survey from Connor Ferguson

Peanut Survey from Connor Ferguson

🕔07:23, 24.May 2019

Recently the Mississippi Peanut Growers Association selected this project for funding to better understand herbicide application practices in MS peanut production. I have put together a brief survey that I would ask you to take to better address your needs

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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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Impact of Rainfall on Insecticide Seed Treatments in Rice

Impact of Rainfall on Insecticide Seed Treatments in Rice

🕔18:11, 10.May 2019

The 2019 planting season has gotten off to a rough start with all of the rain. Today (Thursday May 9), we have gotten well over 4 inches of rain in the last 24 hours in Stoneville and a lot of

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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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Rice Water Weevils densities in Furrow Irrigated Rice

Rice Water Weevils densities in Furrow Irrigated Rice

🕔16:29, 18.Apr 2019

Read Kelly, graduate student under the direction of Dr. Jeff Gore, has been investigating the relationship and densities of rice water weevils in furrow irrigated or row rice.  During 2017 and 2018, Read conducted rice water weevil studies on eleven

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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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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: July 13, 2018

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: July 13, 2018

🕔10:21, 14.Jul 2018

Overall, southwestern corn borer trap counts have been lower than normal all year and we appear to have gotten past the peak of the second generation. Additionally, the bulk of the corn has reached the dent stage and is beyond

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2018 Rice Field Day – August 2, 2018

2018 Rice Field Day – August 2, 2018

🕔15:12, 12.Jul 2018

The 2018 MSU-DREC Rice Producer Field Day will be held on August 2, at the Delta Research and Extension Center at 3:30 p.m.  The program will begin at the Capps center with a brief welcome prior to departing for the field

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Bollworm Management in Bt Cotton: Early July Update

Bollworm Management in Bt Cotton: Early July Update

🕔11:08, 12.Jul 2018

We have been getting reports of bollworm moth activity and low levels of eggs for about 10 days now in cotton. This week seems to be the week when the activity has really picked up and there are a lot

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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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Potato Leafhoppers in Soybean

Potato Leafhoppers in Soybean

🕔09:13, 28.Jun 2018

Every few years we have a surge of potato leafhopper calls in soybean in MS. This is one of those years. Potato leafhoppers strongly prefer smooth leaf soybean varieties and I suspect that the calls increase on years where popular

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: June 22, 2018

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: June 22, 2018

🕔21:54, 22.Jun 2018

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Managing Plant Bugs in Cotton That is Just Starting (or About to Start) Bloom: Diamond or Not?

Managing Plant Bugs in Cotton That is Just Starting (or About to Start) Bloom: Diamond or Not?

🕔11:28, 22.Jun 2018

So far, the 2018 cotton crop is off to a good start. Good growing conditions caused cotton to grow off from thrips pretty quick and plant bugs have been fairly light so far this year. A lot of cotton has

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Rainfastness of Insecticides

Rainfastness of Insecticides

🕔08:59, 22.Jun 2018

This article is dated but applies very well today given the pop up showers across most of the state lately. Every year when afternoon thunderstorms start popping up, the phone starts ringing about rainfastness.  Rainfastness simply means the amount of

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 15, 2018

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 15, 2018

🕔08:21, 16.Jun 2018

We have been trapping southwestern corn borer for the last few weeks, but most traps have not caught any moths until this week. Overall, numbers are still low, but are starting to increase which may signal the beginning of the

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Common Questions, Myths, and Facts About Soybean Insect Control in MS

Common Questions, Myths, and Facts About Soybean Insect Control in MS

🕔09:43, 15.Jun 2018

This is a recycled article from 2012 and slightly updated but it fits well with recent calls. Sentences in italics have been added or updated since original posting. We have some of the earliest beans that are R3/R4 getting fungicide applications

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Reminder: 2018 Agronomic Scout School Dates

Reminder: 2018 Agronomic Scout School Dates Updated

🕔12:00, 18.May 2018

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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