2019 Agronomic Crop Scout Schools

2019 Agronomic Crop Scout Schools

🕔09:46, 9.May 2019

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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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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2018 Row Crop Short Course Presentations Available

2018 Row Crop Short Course Presentations Available

🕔09:18, 18.Apr 2019

The 2018 Mississippi State University (MSU) Row Crop Short Course, held in December, showcased presentations by growers, industry experts, and row crop specialists on topics such as nematode management, weed control, off-target movement of herbicides, and the 2019 economic outlook.

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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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Fertilizing Crops with Poultry Litter

🕔10:48, 12.Mar 2019

Poultry litter has been used to produce Mississippi crops for decades. However, most often it has fertilized hay and forage crops grown near the production facilities. The increased volatility of inorganic fertilizer prices circa 2008 led to more interest and use

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Dicamba Applicator Training Workshops

Dicamba Applicator Training Workshops

🕔16:07, 28.Feb 2019

Dicamba Applicator Training, which is required for anyone planning to apply dicamba herbicide products in Xtend cropping systems, is currently offered online (http://auxintraining.com) and will also be offered through in-person workshops located around Mississippi from March 4-8, 2019. Workshop locations will include Washington, Yazoo, Leflore, Marshall, Calhoun, Hinds, Lee,

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2019 Insect Control Guide for Agronomic Crops

2019 Insect Control Guide for Agronomic Crops

🕔13:29, 5.Feb 2019

The 2019 Insect control Guide is now available. Click picture to view online

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Response of Cotton Varieties to Target Spot During 2018: Lucedale and Stoneville Evaluations

Response of Cotton Varieties to Target Spot During 2018: Lucedale and Stoneville Evaluations

🕔17:26, 23.Jan 2019

Observations of target spot were made in the MSU OVT location conducted in Lucedale and Stoneville, MS during 2018. Included in this blog post are the observations of disease on leaves as well as the percent defoliation from all 67 varieties included in the 2018 MSU OVT.

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International Agricultural Markets Workshop- January 17-18

International Agricultural Markets Workshop- January 17-18

🕔10:21, 14.Jan 2019

Mississippi State University Extension, Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, and Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce are sponsoring an International Agricultural Markets Workshop January 17-18, 2019 at the Bost Extension Center Auditorium, Mississippi State, MS.  The event will walk attendees through

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2018 Cotton Variety Trial Data

2018 Cotton Variety Trial Data

🕔10:56, 8.Jan 2019

The final data for small plot official variety trials (OVT) as well as large plot, on-farm variety trials is now available.  Official variety trials were conducted at a total of 10 locations in 2018 and of-farm trials were conducted on

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County Extension Meeting Schedule – January 2019

County Extension Meeting Schedule – January 2019

🕔11:27, 20.Dec 2018

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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Response of Cotton Varieties to Inoculation with Xanthomonas citri pv. malvacearum, the Causal Organism of Bacterial Blight

Response of Cotton Varieties to Inoculation with Xanthomonas citri pv. malvacearum, the Causal Organism of Bacterial Blight

🕔16:00, 9.Dec 2018

Response of the cotton varieties contained within the Official Variety Trial to bacterial blight are included in this blog post.

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2018 Row Crop Short Course Podcast

2018 Row Crop Short Course Podcast

🕔08:35, 1.Dec 2018

Darrin Dodds and Angus Catchot discuss the Row Crop Short Course and how it got to where it is today.   Click Mississippi Crop Situation Podcast Logo to Play

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2018 Row Crop Short Course

2018 Row Crop Short Course

🕔05:08, 17.Nov 2018

The program for the 2018 Mississippi State University Row Crop Short Course has been finalized and over 650 people have already pre-registered for the event.  The 2018 Row Crop Short Course will be held at the Cotton Mill Conference Center

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Seed Cotton Base Acre Allocation and Election Producer Workshops

Seed Cotton Base Acre Allocation and Election Producer Workshops

🕔09:18, 3.Nov 2018

Two workshops will be held regarding seed cotton base acre allocation.  The first will be held on Tuesday, November 6 at 1 p.m. at the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation headquarters in Jackson, MS.  The second will be held on Wednesday,

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2018 USDA-AMS Cotton Varieties Planted Report

2018 USDA-AMS Cotton Varieties Planted Report

🕔14:56, 26.Oct 2018

The 2018 USDA-AMS Cotton Varieties Planted Report for the U.S. was released on October 4, 2018.  This report is a compilation of survey data regarding varieties planted and is the only publicly available report regarding percentage of total acres planted

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2018 Row Crop Short Course

2018 Row Crop Short Course

🕔14:00, 26.Oct 2018

The program for the 2018 Mississippi State University Row Crop Short Course has been finalized and over 350 people have already pre-registered for the event.  The 2018 Row Crop Short Course will be held at the Cotton Mill Conference Center

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A Rapid, Molecular Detection Method for the Cotton Bacterial Blight Organism, Xanthomonas citri pv. malvacearum, from Infected Cotton Plant Material Including Seed

A Rapid, Molecular Detection Method for the Cotton Bacterial Blight Organism, Xanthomonas citri pv. malvacearum, from Infected Cotton Plant Material Including Seed

🕔09:44, 18.Oct 2018

Bacterial blight of cotton continues to be a disease of importance in the Mid-southern U.S. A project, sponsored by Cotton Incorporated, was recently completed and resulted in the development of a rapid, molecular diagnostic tool to detect the bacterium from infected cotton material. Even though the Mississippi Crop Situation blog is not the best venue for this type of post, the information contained in the post can reside here as a semi-permanent location for all interested parties to obtain the molecular diagnostic protocol since this project was sponsored by check-off funds.

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2018 Row Crop Short Course

2018 Row Crop Short Course

🕔17:20, 9.Oct 2018

The program for the 2018 Mississippi State University Row Crop Short Course has been finalized and registration is open to those who would like to attend.  The 2018 Row Crop Short Course will be held at the Cotton Mill Conference

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Cotton Defoliation Training – Tunica, MS – September 4th @ 10am

Cotton Defoliation Training – Tunica, MS – September 4th @ 10am

🕔09:52, 1.Sep 2018

The final cotton defoliation training will be held on Tuesday, September 4th at Mid-South Ag Equipment in Tunica, MS.  Mid-South Ag Equipment is located at 4028 Josephine Road.  The defoliation training will begin at 10 am and will conclude with

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2018 Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide

2018 Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide

🕔07:30, 25.Aug 2018

The 2018 Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide can be accessed using the link below.  The Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide was compiled by Extension Specialists from throughout the Mid-South and is updated yearly. Cotton defoliation applications started this past week and will likely

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Cotton Defoliation Training:  Crawford, MS – August 27 @ 10 am

Cotton Defoliation Training: Crawford, MS – August 27 @ 10 am

🕔07:18, 25.Aug 2018

The second of three cotton defoliation trainings will be held on Monday, August 27th at the farm headquarters of Glen and Rodney Mast.  Mast Farms headquarters is located at 2594 Carson Road, Crawford, MS.  The defoliation training will begin at

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Cotton Defoliation Training Sessions

Cotton Defoliation Training Sessions

🕔13:45, 16.Aug 2018

A series of cotton defoliation training sessions will be held in Mississippi over the next couple of weeks.  Given that a portion of this crop will defoliated somewhat earlier than in the past few years as well as the fickle

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Cotton Irrigation Termination

Cotton Irrigation Termination

🕔11:51, 11.Aug 2018

We have reached the time of year when irrigation is typically terminated in many areas of the state.  Our recommendation for irrigation termination is as follows.  For furrow irrigated fields, irrigation should be terminated at first cracked boll.  In many

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