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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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Burndown During Pricing and Supply Challenges

Burndown During Pricing and Supply Challenges

🕔06:52, 12.Oct 2021

Daniel Stephenson with the LSU AgCenter is back as a call-in guest to the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville. Daniel, Jason, and Tom discuss some of the histories of fall-applied burndown treatments and then tackle the issue of designing

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Checkoff Dollars…..What They Are, How They’re Used (Podcast)

Checkoff Dollars…..What They Are, How They’re Used (Podcast)

🕔11:48, 5.Oct 2021

Bubba Simmons makes a return visit to the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville, this time representing the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board.  Bubba, Jason, and Tom discuss the mechanisms for the collection and utilization of money collected through the checkoff

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2021 Row Crop Short Course Preliminary Program and Registration

2021 Row Crop Short Course Preliminary Program and Registration

🕔09:58, 1.Oct 2021

2021 Row Crop Short Course December 6-8th Cotton Mill Conference Center Starkville, MS   Meeting Registration: November 19th is the last day to register with no charge. After November 19th, including at the door, the fee will be $40 per

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Why Ag? Episode 3; Brad Shivers, Merigold, MS (Podcast)

Why Ag? Episode 3; Brad Shivers, Merigold, MS (Podcast)

🕔09:33, 30.Sep 2021

Brad Shivers visits the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville for an episode of the Why Ag? series.  Brad describes his path from a career in pharmaceutical sales to the family farm in Bolivar County.

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September Means Fall Fertility

September Means Fall Fertility

🕔09:18, 21.Sep 2021

Justin McCoy calls into the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to share his ideas on fall fertilization. Justin, Jason, and Tom discuss soil sampling, fertilizer sources and application timings, importance of maintaining a good soil pH, and much more.

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All Things Cotton Defoliation (Podcast)

All Things Cotton Defoliation (Podcast)

🕔07:35, 14.Sep 2021

Brian calls into the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to share his thoughts on the upcoming cotton defoliation season.  Brian visits with Jason and Tom about different defoliation strategies given different weather scenarios.  More information can be found in

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Delta Council; Advocating for the Delta and for Mississippi (Podcast)

Delta Council; Advocating for the Delta and for Mississippi (Podcast)

🕔08:47, 7.Sep 2021

Frank Howell from the Delta Council and Bubba Simmons, a local farmer involved in Delta Council leadership, visit the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to talk with Jason and Tom about the Delta Council and its role in Mississippi. 

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Larry Steckel on Post Harvest Weed Control and Auxin-resistant Pigweeds (Podcast)

Larry Steckel on Post Harvest Weed Control and Auxin-resistant Pigweeds (Podcast)

🕔12:40, 31.Aug 2021

Larry Steckel from the University of Tennessee calls into the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville.  He, Jason, and Tom start out discussing management of weeds in the window between harvest and first frost to prevent seed production.  They finish

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Heliothine Pheromone Trap Catches, August 27, 2021

Heliothine Pheromone Trap Catches, August 27, 2021

🕔11:58, 27.Aug 2021

Bollworm moth catches dropped slightly at all locations this week while tobacco budworm catches remained low. Because many crops are matured past vulnerable stages, those late crops may see concentrations of worms over the next weeks in spite of overall

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Insecticide Termination in Cotton and Soybean (Podcast)

Insecticide Termination in Cotton and Soybean (Podcast)

🕔06:34, 26.Aug 2021

Jason, Tom, Jeff, and Don hit some AC in the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio to talk about insecticide termination for plant bugs in cotton (4:03) and stink bugs and other insects in soybean (14:05).

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Soybean Status and Harvest Aid Update (Podcast)

Soybean Status and Harvest Aid Update (Podcast)

🕔07:36, 24.Aug 2021

Trent calls into the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to discuss the current status of the Mississippi soybean crop, late-season management of the acres replanted after the flooding, and updates to the paraquat label and its effect on harvest

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Heliothine Trap Catches, August 19, 2021

Heliothine Trap Catches, August 19, 2021

🕔14:45, 19.Aug 2021

Bollworm moth catches in pheromone traps were steady to higher throughout Mississippi compared to last week. Tobacco budworm catches remained low in all areas.

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Late- Season Cotton (Podcast)

Late- Season Cotton (Podcast)

🕔15:04, 18.Aug 2021

Brian Pieralisi visits Jason and Tom in the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to talk about the current status of the Mississippi cotton crop.  They cover late-season nutrient deficiencies and when these should be addressed.  They wrap up with

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Irrigation Termination (Podcast)

Irrigation Termination (Podcast)

🕔15:29, 17.Aug 2021

From the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville, Drew talks with Jason and Tom about the art and science of irrigation termination.  They also discuss Drew’s on-farm research and demonstration program with sites across the Delta.

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Root Diseases in Soybean (Podcast)

Root Diseases in Soybean (Podcast)

🕔06:49, 13.Aug 2021

From the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville, Tom and Jason discuss root diseases in soybean.  They compare symptoms and techniques to diagnose taproot decline, sudden death syndrome, and southern blight.

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Heliothine Trap Catches, August 12, 2021

Heliothine Trap Catches, August 12, 2021

🕔16:27, 12.Aug 2021

This week’s bollworm pheromone moth trap catches were similar to last week and about average for this time of year. Tobacco budworm catches dropped a little and were below average.

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The Future of Agriculture at MSU: a Conversation with David Shaw and Keith Coble (Podcast)

The Future of Agriculture at MSU: a Conversation with David Shaw and Keith Coble (Podcast)

🕔12:37, 10.Aug 2021

MSU Provost David Shaw and Vice President for Agriculture Keith Coble take time from a recent visit to the Delta Research and Extension Center to sit down in the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio to discuss maintaining MSU’s momentum as a

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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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Heliothine Pheromone Trap Catches, August 6, 2021

Heliothine Pheromone Trap Catches, August 6, 2021

🕔10:59, 6.Aug 2021

Bollworm pheromone moth trap catches were up slightly in most traps this week compared to last week. Overall, bollworm and tobacco budworm moth catches were about average for this time of year.

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Insect and Disease in Ultra-Late Soybean (Podcast)

Insect and Disease in Ultra-Late Soybean (Podcast)

🕔15:03, 3.Aug 2021

From the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville, Jason, Tom, Don, and Jeff discuss insect and disease management in ultra-late planted soybean.  They talk about the acres replanted following the June flood, disease possibilities, insect targets, and timings for insecticides

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Mossy Oak GameKeepers Podcast Collaboration- Managing Armyworms in Wildlife Plots (Podcast)

Mossy Oak GameKeepers Podcast Collaboration- Managing Armyworms in Wildlife Plots (Podcast)

🕔15:01, 3.Aug 2021

Dr. Angus Catchot and Dr. Bronson Strickland visit the Mossy Oak GameKeepers Podcast team to discuss management of armyworms in wildlife food plots and duck holes. Special thanks to Bobby Cole, Lannie Wallace, Dudley Phelps, and Toxey Haas for sharing

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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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Heliothine Pheromone Trap Catches, July 30, 2021

Heliothine Pheromone Trap Catches, July 30, 2021

🕔15:31, 30.Jul 2021

Pheromone trap catches were similar to last week for both bollworm and tobacco budworm, which is near or below average for this time of year.

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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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