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Posts From Tyler Towles, Research Entomologist

2024 Thrips Considerations

2024 Thrips Considerations Updated

🕔17:18, 9.May 2024

At-planting: Since the development of widespread resistance to neonicotinoid seed treatments, we have been recommending the use of Acephate (Orthene) at planting, either as an overtreatment at 6.4 oz per cwt or up to a pound in-furrow. For several years,

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Terminating Insecticides Applications in Cotton

Terminating Insecticides Applications in Cotton Updated

🕔16:13, 16.Aug 2023

In many areas across the state, acres are quickly approaching the point of insecticide termination. All insect termination suggestions are in terms of NAWF5 plus x heat units.  NAWF5 refers to node above white flower 5 or cutout. This is

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Corn Borer Trap Counts – Week ending 7/29/2023

Corn Borer Trap Counts – Week ending 7/29/2023 Updated

🕔13:27, 29.Jul 2023

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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – Week ending 7/22/2023

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – Week ending 7/22/2023 Updated

🕔13:22, 22.Jul 2023

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MS Ag Industry Council – 2023 Row Crop Update

MS Ag Industry Council – 2023 Row Crop Update Updated

🕔21:41, 21.Jul 2023

We welcome you to attend the Row Crop Update at the 2023 Mississippi Agricultural Industry Council Annual Convention. This event is hosted at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama on Wednesday, July 26 starting at 8:00am.

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2023 Tarnished Plant Bug Management and Rainfastness

2023 Tarnished Plant Bug Management and Rainfastness Updated

🕔16:46, 18.Jul 2023

As tarnished plant bug population begin increasing across the state. It is important to remember some of the best management practices. Use diamond during late squaring and early flower when adults are migrating into cotton field. The highest yield increases

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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – Week ending 7/15/2023

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – Week ending 7/15/2023 Updated

🕔12:00, 18.Jul 2023

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Rice Stink Bug – Endigo ZCX Section 18 in Rice

Rice Stink Bug – Endigo ZCX Section 18 in Rice Updated

🕔17:00, 14.Jul 2023

Rice stink bug infestations in heading rice have increased considerably this week.  With the status of pyrethroid resistance in rice stink bug, these products are not the best option especially if infestation levels are high.  Tenchu 20SG has provided good

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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – Week Ending 7/8/2023

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – Week Ending 7/8/2023 Updated

🕔08:31, 8.Jul 2023

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2023 Bollworm Management Decisions for Cotton

2023 Bollworm Management Decisions for Cotton Updated

🕔09:56, 6.Jul 2023

As expected and right on time, bollworm moths have started trickling into cotton fields across the state. I would imagine since Deltapine 1646 (Bollgard 2) is actively being phased out, 3-gene cotton varieties (Bollgard 3, Widestrike 3, Twinlink Plus) are

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 1, 2023

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 1, 2023 Updated

🕔09:08, 1.Jul 2023

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 24, 2023

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 24, 2023 Updated

🕔11:07, 24.Jun 2023

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2023 Thrips Organophosphate Resistance Status

2023 Thrips Organophosphate Resistance Status Updated

🕔14:00, 15.Jun 2023

For the last several years, we have sent tobacco thrips population to the University of Tennessee for organophosphate bioassay resistance screening. To date, we have the results for three populations (Stoneville, MS; Glendora, MS; Sidon, MS).  Populations seem to be

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2023 Foliar Insecticide Recommendations for Thrips Management

2023 Foliar Insecticide Recommendations for Thrips Management Updated

🕔09:37, 2.Jun 2023

With the development of resistance to seed treatments, foliar thrips applications are becoming increasingly common. At this point in the growing season, thrips populations are quickly increasing. There have been a number of acres that have already received at least

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Final Redbanded Stink Bug Survey of 2023

Final Redbanded Stink Bug Survey of 2023 Updated

🕔08:45, 3.May 2023

RBSB Ditch Bank Survey results from the week of May 3, 2023: Attala- 0/100 sweeps Grenada- 0/ 100 sweeps Kemper- 0/ 100 sweeps Montgomery- 0/ 100 sweeps Neshoba- 0/ 100 sweeps Noxubee- 0/ 100 sweeps Sharkey- 1 adult/ 100 sweeps

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2023 Agronomic Scout School

2023 Agronomic Scout School Updated

🕔12:32, 1.May 2023

The Mississippi State Row Crop Team will be hosting three scout schools in 2023.  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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Survey Results for Redbanded Stink Bugs

Survey Results for Redbanded Stink Bugs Updated

🕔07:19, 1.May 2023

RBSB Ditch Bank Survey results from the week of April 24, 2023: Humphreys- 8 adults/100 sweeps Issaquena- 4 adults/ 100 sweeps Leflore- 1 adult/ 100 sweeps Sharkey- 0/ 100 sweeps Sunflower- 2 adults/ 100 sweeps Yazoo- 1 adult and 1

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Ditch Bank Survey Results for the week of April 17, 2023

Ditch Bank Survey Results for the week of April 17, 2023 Updated

🕔13:34, 21.Apr 2023

RBSB Ditch Bank Survey results from the week of April 17, 2023: Attala- 0/100 sweeps Calhoun- 0/100 sweeps Grenada- 0/100 sweeps Hinds- 12 adults/100 sweeps Kemper- 0/100 sweeps Lauderdale- 0/100 sweeps Leflore- 0/100 sweeps Lowndes- 0/100 sweeps Montgomery- 0/100 sweeps

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Redbanded Stink Bug Survey as of 4.13.2023

Redbanded Stink Bug Survey as of 4.13.2023 Updated

🕔07:59, 13.Apr 2023

RBSB Ditch Bank Survey results from the week of April 10, 2023: Benton- 0/100 sweeps Calhoun- 0/ 100 sweeps Carroll- 8 adults/ 100 sweeps Chickasaw- 0/ 100 sweeps Choctaw- 0/ 100 sweeps Clay- 0 / 100 sweeps Hinds- 5 adults/

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Redbanded Stink Bug Ditch Bank Surveys 4.7.2023

Redbanded Stink Bug Ditch Bank Surveys 4.7.2023 Updated

🕔14:48, 7.Apr 2023

RBSB Ditch Bank Survey results from the week of April 7, 2023: Kemper- 0/100 sweeps Lauderdale- 0/100 sweeps Leake- 1 Adult/100 sweeps Noxubee- 0/100 sweeps Oktibbeha- 0/100 sweeps Rankin- 1 Adult /100 sweeps Scott- 2 Adults/100 sweeps Washington- 1 Adult/100

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