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Posts From Trent Irby, Extension Soybean Specialist

2013 Soybean Planting Progress

🕔22:48, 28.May 2013

According to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, 46% of the soybean acreage was planted as of the week ending May 26, 2013. At this time, 32% of the crop is emerged. Several areas around the state received

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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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Soybean Disease Monitoring: Soybean Sentinel Plot Update and 2013 Soybean Rust Fungicide List

🕔13:35, 29.Mar 2013

As we move towards the soybean season we’ve included some information regarding the labeled fungicides for application to prevent yield loss as a result of soybean rust. Soybean rust was able to overwinter in several Gulf Coast states (AL, FL, LA). However, at present, soybean rust has not been detected on kudzu in MS.

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2013 Soybean Variety Suggestions

2013 Soybean Variety Suggestions

🕔10:11, 5.Dec 2012

Variety selection is one of the most critical management decisions associated with soybean production. Factors such as soil type, planting date, irrigation capabilities, row spacing, harvest capacity, and other crops grown all can influence the decision for selecting an appropriate

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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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Impact of Hurricane Isaac on Soybean Rust and Potential Management Decisions

Impact of Hurricane Isaac on Soybean Rust and Potential Management Decisions

🕔11:48, 31.Aug 2012

Over the past six weeks soybean rust has been detected in numerous soybean fields throughout Mississippi.  Even though it appears that a large number of counties have soybean plants infected with the disease, at present only low levels of soybean

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Soybean Harvest Aids

🕔08:43, 28.Aug 2012

Soybean harvest has begun in several places around the state. According to the USDA Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, 34% of the soybean acreage is dropping leaves and 9% has been harvested. Yield reports at this point are optimistic in

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Terminating Soybean Irrigation

Terminating Soybean Irrigation

🕔18:51, 15.Aug 2012

At this point in the growing season, those with irrigation capabilities are looking at their crop to decide how much additional water it will take to finish things off. Scattered rains over the last few days have helped make this

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Soybean Update and Additional Management Considerations

Soybean Update and Additional Management Considerations

🕔16:08, 3.Aug 2012

To date, the majority of Mississippi’s soybean crop is either blooming, setting pods, or turning color in places. Some isolated fields in parts of Bolivar, Issaquena, and Washington counties have been harvested over the past 10 days. Since July 4,

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Soybean Rust Update: July 30, 2012

Soybean Rust Update: July 30, 2012

🕔08:46, 30.Jul 2012

Additional soybean rust has been detected in MS as of last Thursday. At present, 5 counties (George, Issaquena, Jefferson, Pearl River, Pike) contain extremely light soybean rust infections in either commercial soybean fields (George, Jefferson, Pike) or in soybean sentinel plots (Issaquena, Pearl River).

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Soybean Rust Detected in a Sentinel Plot and Commercial Soybean Fields in George County

Soybean Rust Detected in a Sentinel Plot and Commercial Soybean Fields in George County

🕔06:34, 16.Jul 2012

Soybean rust has been detected for the first time during the 2012 season in George County in southeastern, MS. Additional information regarding the specific find as well as management scenarios are included in the blog update. Stay tuned for additional information regarding the presence of soybean rust in the MS soybean crop on the blog, at www.sbrusa.net, and through the free telephone hotline (1-866-641-1847) that provides information regarding the presence of soybean rust in AR, LA, and MS and is sponsored by the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board.

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Soybean Crop Update and Management Considerations

🕔18:13, 19.Jun 2012

We are all thankful for the recent rains that were received throughout the majority of the state. These rains were certainly welcomed, especially in those areas that have remained dry for the last several weeks. Many places received adequate rainfall,

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Soybean Hail Damage

Soybean Hail Damage

🕔17:28, 30.May 2012

Several soybean fields around the state have unfortunately been impacted from hail associated with recent storms. The big question in these cases is whether or not to replant. This is always a difficult question to answer. Several things need to

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