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Controlling the Headworm Complex in Mississippi Grain Sorghum

Controlling the Headworm Complex in Mississippi Grain Sorghum

🕔08:11, 28.Jul 2015

There have been numerous reports lately of high numbers of corn earworm and sorghum webworm in grain sorghum. I have heard some reports of numbers as high as 10X threshold. It is critical to scout and treat as needed to control these pest. There are three species that make up the headworm complex in grain sorghum; the corn earworm (bollworm), fall armyworm, and the sorghum webworm.

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Pheromone Trap Counts, July 24, 2015

Pheromone Trap Counts, July 24, 2015

🕔17:20, 24.Jul 2015

Pheromone trap counts for bollworm were stable this week in the Delta while rising in the Northeastern region of Mississippi. Based on several weeks of fairly high bollworm moth catches, protection is likely needed in many fields against bollworm throughout the

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Mississippi Value of Production Estimates

Mississippi Value of Production Estimates

🕔15:59, 19.Jul 2015

The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce releases value of production estimates each year. Below is a list summarized the value of several Mississippi agricultural commodities.  For more information click on the link below. Mississippi Value of Production Estimates 1. 

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Scouting for Sorghum Midge with Confidence

Scouting for Sorghum Midge with Confidence

🕔08:37, 18.Jul 2015

When it comes to scouting for sorghum midge I have found that very few people have the confidence to accurately find them. Most believe if they are not finding them that they must be missing them or doing something wrong. The

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Sorghum Midge Scouting Field Day – Tuesday July 14

🕔09:36, 13.Jul 2015

There will be an impromptu sorghum midge scouting field day at the MSU Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville tomorrow (July 14, 2015) at 8:00 am. We will meet at the Capps Building at 8:00 am and then travel directly

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Reminder: Row Crop Technology Showcase July 15 and 16, 2015

🕔17:41, 10.Jul 2015

Field days scheduled for next week will highlight crops with new and developing herbicide and insect trait technologies. These field days will be held at the following locations: Brooksville – July 15 The Row Crop Technology Showcase at Brooksville will

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Insect Pheromone Trap Counts, July 10, 2015

Insect Pheromone Trap Counts, July 10, 2015

🕔16:28, 10.Jul 2015

Bollworm trap numbers in the Delta and Hill regions have continued to increase some over what was reported last week. Southwestern corn borer numbers are still very high in some areas of the Delta and sprays may be needed in

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Sugarcane Aphid Update: 7/3/2015

🕔15:20, 3.Jul 2015

We are now beginning to get numerous calls from around the state about sugarcane aphid infestations. Populations range from very low to well above threshold with treatments becoming more common this week. At this time aphids are being found in the Hills and

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Mississippi State University Turn Row Talk – Clarksdale, July 9, 2015

🕔13:51, 3.Jul 2015

    An agronomic crops turn row talk will be held at Cliff Heaton farms, just east of the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 6 on July 9, 2015.  The field day will be held in the cotton field

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Row Crop Technology Showcase Pre-Registration

🕔12:28, 26.Jun 2015

Pre-registration is now open for the upcoming Row Crop Technology Showcase events hosted by Mississippi State University. These events will be held at the following locations: Dundee – Douglas and Chris Hood’s farm – July 7 Brooksville – MSU Black Belt

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Mississippi State University Turn Row Field Day: Clarksdale, MS July 9, 2015

Mississippi State University Turn Row Field Day: Clarksdale, MS July 9, 2015

🕔14:29, 19.Jun 2015

An agronomic crops field day will be held at Cliff Heaton farms, just east of the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 6. The field day will be held in the cotton field on the south side of the road. MSU Extension Specialists will be present to discuss topics in corn, cotton, grain sorghum, peanut, rice and soybean.

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MSU Scientists Study Tie Between Insecticides and Bee Health

🕔13:07, 18.Jun 2015

By Keri Collins Lewis MSU Ag Communications STARKVILLE, Miss. — “Just mentioning bees and pesticides in the same sentence is sure to get a buzz,” said Angus Catchot, an entomologist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service. Media skirmishes about

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Sugarcane Aphids and Sorghum Midge: MS Grain Sorghum

Sugarcane Aphids and Sorghum Midge: MS Grain Sorghum

🕔10:07, 17.Jun 2015

Over the last 7-10 days reports of sugarcane aphids in grain sorghum are becoming more frequent across the state. To date, I am not aware of any applications going out yet but numbers within some fields are definitely increasing. So far I have had about 10 reports of findings from the Delta region ranging from Cleveland to south of Inverness.

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Crazy Top Downy Mildew of Grain Sorghum Observed in Many Delta Fields

Crazy Top Downy Mildew of Grain Sorghum Observed in Many Delta Fields

🕔18:05, 8.Jun 2015

Crazy top downy mildew has been observed in numerous grain sorghum fields over the past two weeks. The general symptoms associated with the disease can oftentimes be confused for herbicide injury as well as a nutrient deficiency. Fields with grain sorghum that may have stood in water for an extended period of time may have become infected by the soilborne fungus.

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How much Nitrogen have I Lost from Saturated Soils?

How much Nitrogen have I Lost from Saturated Soils?

🕔09:41, 5.Jun 2015

Abundant rainfall has soaked corn fields for extended time during April and late May, exposing nitrogen fertilizer to potential loss. This article gives guidelines for estimating potential N loss.

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Reminder: Scout Schools Start Next Week

🕔07:32, 23.May 2015

Mississippi State University will be hosting 5 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, weed identification, and

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Mississippi Crop Progress and Condition Report – 4/19/15

Mississippi Crop Progress and Condition Report – 4/19/15

🕔17:24, 20.Apr 2015

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, there were 1.8 days suitable for fieldwork for the  week ending Sunday, April 19, 2015.  Topsoil moisture supplies were 0 percent very short, 1 percent short, 37 percent adequate, and 62

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Grain Sorghum Planting and Seeding Recommendations

Grain Sorghum Planting and Seeding Recommendations

🕔16:16, 10.Apr 2015

Strong markets are driving Mississippi growers to plant a lot more grain sorghum than what could have been, considering the recent development of Sugarcane aphids as a threat to sorghum production. This article gives guidelines for getting your sorghum crop off to a good start.

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2015 Scout Schools Set for Mississippi

2015 Scout Schools Set for Mississippi

🕔11:02, 8.Apr 2015

Mississippi State University will be hosting 5 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, weed identification, and herbicide systems. There will be numerous hands on displays of insects, weeds, nutrient deficiencies in all major row crops, and fertilizer characteristics. CEU’s Provided: Nutrient Management = 1.5, Integrated Pest Management = 3, Crop Management = 1

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Updated 2015 Grain Sorghum Enterprise Budget

🕔13:47, 30.Mar 2015

Updated 2015 Mississippi Grain Sorghum Enterprise Budget

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Auxin Herbicide Plantback Restrictions

Auxin Herbicide Plantback Restrictions

🕔15:19, 17.Mar 2015

There are a multitude of 2,4-D and dicamba formulations labeled for application to agricultural fields.

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Management Guidelines for Sugarcane Aphids in MS Grain Sorghum 2015

Management Guidelines for Sugarcane Aphids in MS Grain Sorghum 2015

🕔16:42, 24.Feb 2015

In 2014 a new pest of MS grain sorghum, Sugarcane aphid, made a dramatic entry infesting every county that grew the crop. This pest originally showed up in grain sorghum in Texas and Louisiana in 2013 with a single find very late in the season in Bolivar County, MS. By the end of 2014, this pest quickly spread throughout the entire southeast.

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2015 MSU Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions

2015 MSU Grain Sorghum Hybrid Suggestions

🕔16:40, 18.Feb 2015

This effort lists those grain sorghum hybrids which have demonstrated superior productivity in the MSU MAFES Grain Sorghum Hybrid Trials and neighboring University trials. This information should help you pick well-suited sorghum hybrids for Mississippi.

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Pipe Planner Instructional Videos

🕔11:20, 3.Feb 2015

“Pipe Planner is a free, user-friendly, web based application designed to help farmers create the most efficient poly tube irrigation system for their crops,”says Chris DeClerk of Delta Plastics.  To assist Mississippi growers in the implementation of Pipe Planner, Lee

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2015 Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 21 and 22, 2015

2015 Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 21 and 22, 2015

🕔11:27, 16.Jan 2015

Find attached the agenda for the 42nd Annual Delta Ag Expo to be held in Cleveland, MS on Wednesday, January 21 and Thursday, January 22, 2015. We hope to see you in attendance at the Bolivar County Ag Expo Center.

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