Tobacco Thrips in Mid-South Resistant to Thiamethoxam

🕔12:53, 7.Nov 2013

Since 2011 we have seen a decline in efficacy of thiamethoxam treated cotton seed against tobacco thrips. This has led to the increase of foliar applications in mid-south cotton acres.  Recently Syngenta has confirmed that populations in the mid-south region

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2013 Row Crop Short Course

🕔16:10, 5.Nov 2013

The 2013 Row Crop Short Course will be held at the Bost Extension Center on the campus of Mississippi State University from December 2 – 4, 2013.  The 2013 Row Crop Short Course will begin with an irrigation symposium hosted

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Joint MEA/MAPPAN/MWSS Annual Meeting and Roundtable Discussion

🕔11:29, 16.Oct 2013

The 3rd annual joint MEA/MAPPAN/MWSS annual meeting will be held next week at the Bost Extension Building in Starkville, MS next week.  The dates of the meeting are Monday and Tuesday October 21-22.  We have a very informative and exciting

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Two Upcoming Peanut Field Days

🕔08:33, 27.Aug 2013

Two upcoming peanut field days offer the latest research recommendations and a chance to see some research/demonstration plots. The first field day will be held in south Mississippi, at Lucedale, the other in north Mississippi, at Clarksdale. Lucedale The Lucedale

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Early Leaf Spot of Peanut found in the Greater Columbus Area

Early Leaf Spot of Peanut found in the Greater Columbus Area

🕔13:49, 18.Aug 2013

This last week I found early leaf spot in the Greater Columbus, Mississippi area. For information and images on how to identify early leaf spot, please see: http://www.mississippi-crops.com/2013/08/12/early-leaf-spot-of-peanut/ and http://www.mississippi-crops.com/2012/09/05/early-leaf-spot-found-in-the-greater-aberdeen-area/ Early and late leaf spot are major defoliators of peanuts

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Early Leaf Spot of Peanut

Early Leaf Spot of Peanut

🕔00:30, 12.Aug 2013

Synopsis: Is caused by a fungus, Cercospora arachidicola. Defoliates infected leaflets fairly quickly. Is one of the reasons, along with late leaf spot, for the development of the traditional two week spray schedule in established peanut growing areas (see Figure

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How will rainfall impact seed treatments in soybeans, rice, cotton, and other crops?

How will rainfall impact seed treatments in soybeans, rice, cotton, and other crops?

🕔19:54, 24.May 2013

With all of the rainfall that we have had around most of the state, there have been a lot of questions about the impact on seed treatments. In general, most of the seed treatments that are being used in all crops are water soluble. Typical levels of rainfall should not have a negative impact on the efficacy of seed treatments, but excessive rainfall may.

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Crop Progress & Condition Report 5/19/2013

Crop Progress & Condition Report 5/19/2013

🕔07:43, 22.May 2013

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, there were 4.5 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, May 19, 2013. Favorable conditions allowed for more field work to be completed. Operators were able to plant more corn, soybeans, and cotton. Soil moisture was rated 1 percent very short, 1 percent short, 52 percent adequate, and 46 percent surplus.

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Thrips in Cotton and Peanuts

🕔15:27, 17.May 2013

I have been asked several times over the last week about the need for thrips control now that we have more optimal planting conditions. This is a good question and I will attempt to provide some valuable insight about thrips control in both cotton and peanuts.

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Chase the Sprayer with the Planter

Chase the Sprayer with the Planter

🕔12:18, 26.Apr 2013

Historically, we have chased the planter with the sprayer to apply residual herbicides. This presents several potential problems…

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USDA Crop Progress and Condition Report for Mississippi

USDA Crop Progress and Condition Report for Mississippi

🕔15:42, 15.Apr 2013

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, there were 2.7 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, April 14, 2013. Dry conditions during the first half of the week allowed for some fieldwork to be done. Wet conditions in the last half of the week slowed or stopped all fieldwork. Soil moisture was rated 40 percent adequate, and 60 percent surplus.

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Prospective Plantings and Grain Stocks

🕔16:13, 28.Mar 2013

USDA released their annual Prospective Plantings report and quarterly Grain Stocks reports today (Mar 28). The acreage report was largely in-line with pre-report expectations, but the stocks report had quite a shock for corn supplies and a slight surprise for

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The Fungicides

🕔14:50, 19.Mar 2013

Throughout the season many ag-related professionals ask questions about particular fungicides. More specifically, sometimes it can be confusing to determine if a particular product falls in the strobilurin class of fungicides or the triazole class of fungicides. The current update includes information to help determine the particular class of fungicides for strobilurin, triazole, and pre-mix products using fungicides labeled for application in soybean as an example.

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2013 List of Peanut Fungicides Labeled in Mississippi

2013 List of Peanut Fungicides Labeled in Mississippi

🕔10:24, 19.Feb 2013

This note links to four documents (pdf format), each of which lists the fungicides labeled for use on Mississippi grown peanuts as of February, 2013. The first document lists the fungicides by Trade Name. The second pdf lists the fungicides

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2013 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show – Irrigation Seminar

🕔16:40, 18.Feb 2013

The 2013 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show will be held on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.  Show hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1 and 9:00 a.m. to

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Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition

Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition

🕔12:38, 8.Feb 2013

On February 7th 2013, Mississippi State University hosted the first annual “Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition”. The goals of this event were to provide students an opportunity to present their research findings to a diverse audience that included growers, consultants and industry personnel and interact with people from different segments of the agricultural community.

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Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition

Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition

🕔14:26, 25.Jan 2013

On February 7th 2013, Mississippi State University will host the first annual “Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition”. The competition will be open to M.S. and PhD. level graduate students that are working in production agriculture.

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Delta Ag. Expo and On Target Application Academy

Delta Ag. Expo and On Target Application Academy

🕔11:22, 7.Jan 2013

The 40th Annual Delta Ag Expo will be held January 16-17, 2013 at the Bolivar County Exposition Center in Cleveland, MS. There will be several Mississippi State University Researchers and Extension Specialist’s on hand to answer any questions you may

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Weed of the Week:  Prickly Lettuce

Weed of the Week: Prickly Lettuce

🕔12:46, 28.Nov 2012

Prickly lettuce plants are mostly covered in spines along the leaf margins and on the underside of the leaf midvein.

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2012 Row Crop Short Course

🕔10:05, 15.Nov 2012

The 2012 Row Crop Short Course will be held from December 3-5, 2012 at the Bost Extension Center on the campus of Mississippi State University.  Pre-registration is free of charge until November 30 and will be $40 thereafter including at

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Weed of The Week:  Sibara

Weed of The Week: Sibara Updated

🕔08:00, 13.Nov 2012

Sibara is common in Mississippi, but it is generally controlled with burndown herbicide applications targeting other winter annual weed species.

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Weed of the week: Horseweed

Weed of the week: Horseweed

🕔11:51, 6.Nov 2012

Horseweed is native to North America and can be found throughout the United States. It is common in crop fields, roadsides, and pastures throughout Mississippi.

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Delta Crop Summit – November 13, 2012, Stoneville, MS

🕔13:16, 26.Oct 2012

The 2012 Delta Crop Summit will be held on Tuesday, November 13, in Stoneville, MS. Please see the attached schedule.

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Frost and Peanuts: What to do and What not to do

🕔11:57, 26.Oct 2012

Frost and Peanuts: What to do and What not to do Are you still digging peanuts? If so, is there a frost in your forecast? Dug peanuts that are not yet well air dried are quite susceptible to frost injury.

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Weed of the Week:  Cutleaf Evening-primrose

Weed of the Week: Cutleaf Evening-primrose

🕔12:25, 17.Oct 2012

Key identifying characteristics of cutleaf evening-primrose are the distinctive white mid-vein found on most leaves and a reddish base when cut with a sharp knife near the soil line.

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