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Posts From Whitney Crow, Extension Entomologist

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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Why Ag? Episode 2: Tyler Muzzi- Shaw, MS

Why Ag? Episode 2: Tyler Muzzi- Shaw, MS

🕔06:46, 28.Jul 2021

Tyler Muzzi and his mother, Doreen, visit the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville as guests for the Why Ag? series.  Tyler tells the story of how he ultimately chose to return to his family’s farm as a career.

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New Podcast Series: Why Ag? Episode 1: Tom Allen

New Podcast Series: Why Ag? Episode 1: Tom Allen

🕔06:38, 27.Jul 2021

From the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville, Jason and Tom introduce a series that Tom has developed featuring stories on how people became involved in agriculture as a profession.  Entitled Why Ag?, the series will kick off with Tom

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 24, 2021

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 24, 2021

🕔04:38, 24.Jul 2021

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Heliothine Trap Catches, July 23, 2021

Heliothine Trap Catches, July 23, 2021

🕔17:39, 23.Jul 2021

Bollworm pheromone trap catches were up sharply in the Delta region this week while the bollworm traps in Northeast MS were down slightly.

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Cercospora Blight Discussion with Trey Price (Podcast)

Cercospora Blight Discussion with Trey Price (Podcast)

🕔08:30, 20.Jul 2021

Trey Price again visits the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to talk about Cercospora Blight in soybean.  Tom and Trey discuss current research on the disease, symptom identification, fungicide treatments and timings, as well as cultural management tactics.

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Southwestern Corn Borer – July 17, 2021

Southwestern Corn Borer – July 17, 2021

🕔22:11, 16.Jul 2021

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Heliothine Trap Catches, July 16, 2021

Heliothine Trap Catches, July 16, 2021

🕔14:03, 16.Jul 2021

Bollworm and tobacco budworm moth trap pheromone catches increased this week at most locations. However, trap catches are still below normal for this time of year for both species.

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MS Ag Industry Council – 2021 Row Crop Update

MS Ag Industry Council – 2021 Row Crop Update

🕔18:10, 14.Jul 2021

We welcome you to attend the Row Crop Update at the 2021 Mississippi Agricultural Industry Council Annual Convention. This event is hosted at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama on Wednesday, July 21 starting at 8:00am.

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Bollworm Management in Early Bloom Cotton

Bollworm Management in Early Bloom Cotton

🕔15:49, 14.Jul 2021

There are reports of bollworm eggs starting to show up and in some areas are at or above egg threshold. In a normal year, the bollworm flight generally begins around July 4th and peaks about the 15th.  That timeline would

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ThryvOn Cotton (Podcast)

ThryvOn Cotton (Podcast)

🕔15:14, 13.Jul 2021

ngus Catchot sits down in the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to talk with Whitney, Jason, and Tom about ThryvOn cotton.  ThryvOn is a new insect trait with activity against thrips and plant bugs, which is in the final

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 10, 2021

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 10, 2021

🕔06:23, 10.Jul 2021

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Sugarcane Aphid Management

Sugarcane Aphid Management

🕔07:27, 9.Jul 2021

We are beginning to get a few reports of  sugarcane aphid in the state. Sugarcane aphid have the potential to cause significant yield losses if left untreated or if timely applications aren’t made. Aphids detected at low levels will often

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Sorghum Midge Scouting and Management

Sorghum Midge Scouting and Management

🕔07:12, 9.Jul 2021

Often times, people think scouting for midge is difficult, mostly due to a lack of confidence. However, if you know what you are looking for and not finding anything, the likelihood is they simply aren’t there. High numbers of midge

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Heliothine Moth Trap Catches, July 8, 2021

Heliothine Moth Trap Catches, July 8, 2021

🕔17:12, 8.Jul 2021

Bollworm moth catches in pheromone traps were similar or lower than last week, and continue to be lower than long-term average catches. However isolated traps sometimes catch large numbers of moths, so while the overall state should not have a

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Plant Bug Management in Cotton (Podcast)

Plant Bug Management in Cotton (Podcast)

🕔15:27, 8.Jul 2021

Angus Catchot visits the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to talk about plant bugs in cotton with Jeff, Jason, and Tom. They cover recent plant bug numbers, management strategies, economic thresholds, and insecticide selection and timings.

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Rice Weed Control with Eric Webster (Podcast)

Rice Weed Control with Eric Webster (Podcast)

🕔07:27, 6.Jul 2021

  Eric Webster from the LSU AgCenter calls into the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio to visit about rice weed control in 2021.  Eric, Jason, and Tom talk about Provisia and MaxAce rice research and compare thoughts on row rice production. 

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 3, 2021

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 3, 2021

🕔11:14, 3.Jul 2021

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Heliothine Trap Catches, July 2, 2021

Heliothine Trap Catches, July 2, 2021

🕔14:15, 2.Jul 2021

Bollworm and tobacco budworm moth catches continued to be average to below average this week in all locations. However, as corn matures past the point where it is attractive to bollworms, more of these moths will begin laying their eggs

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Managing Diseases in Peanuts (Podcast)

Managing Diseases in Peanuts (Podcast)

🕔07:34, 1.Jul 2021

Brendan Zurweller sits down in the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to talk about disease management in peanut. Topics include identification of southern blight, Rhizoctonia limb rot, and early leaf spot as well as scouting, management, and fungicide application

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Crop Replanting Options after the Flood (Podcast)

Crop Replanting Options after the Flood (Podcast)

🕔13:01, 28.Jun 2021

    Dr. Erick Larson and Dr. Trent Irby discuss realistic options for planting crops where existing corn and soybean crops have been destroyed by the recent flooding in Mississippi. These options include corn, sorghum, and soybeans.

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Commodity Marketing (Podcast)

Commodity Marketing (Podcast)

🕔13:00, 28.Jun 2021

Brian Mills and Will Maples sit down in the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio to discuss commodity marketing.   Brian and Will run through scenarios for the upcoming national acreage reports and market projections for our major commodities.  They also discuss strategies

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Alert: Poor Control of Fall Armyworm Across the State – Soybean and Rice

Alert: Poor Control of Fall Armyworm Across the State – Soybean and Rice

🕔11:10, 26.Jun 2021

We have had numerous calls over the last week or two about poor control of fall armyworm with pyrethroids.  They started in the southern part of the state and have rapidly expanded north.  The assumption has been that we are

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