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Weed of the Week: Prickly Lettuce Updated

🕔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 Updated

🕔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 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 Updated

🕔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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Wheat Seeding Tips for Successful Stand Establishment Updated

🕔11:31, 1.Nov 2012

A lot of wheat is being seeded now as soils dry and harvest season is winding down. That is a good thing because early planting often contributes to multiple issues which can drastically limit wheat productivity in Mississippi and the Mid-South. This article gives rate guidelines and other tips for successful seeding of small grains.

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

🕔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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Weed of the Week: Cutleaf Evening-primrose Updated

🕔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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Weed of the Week: Henbit Updated

🕔10:33, 10.Oct 2012

Henbit is native to Europe and Asia but can be found throughout the United States. It is common in crop fields, roadsides, pastures, and lawns throughout Mississippi.

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Insecticide Seed Treatments for Wheat Updated

🕔12:04, 5.Oct 2012

As we begin to gear up for wheat planting there have been several questions regarding the use of insecticide seed treatments. We have been testing insecticide seed treatments in wheat for several years and have seen a positive response in nearly every case.

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Weed of the Week: Annual Bluegrass Updated

🕔08:16, 4.Oct 2012

Identifying features of annual bluegrass are its light green color, low and clumping growth habit, open leaf sheath, and lack of hairs.

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Weed of the Week: Downy Brome Updated

🕔10:19, 26.Sep 2012

Downy brome can be problematic in some areas in winter wheat, pastures, and also in alfalfa.

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Weed of the Week: Italian Ryegrass Updated

🕔10:39, 10.Sep 2012

Italian ryegrass plants germinate from fall through early spring, are highly competitive, and grow rapidly in the winter and early spring months.

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The Principles of Plant Pathology: The Disease Triangle and Influence of the Environment Updated

🕔17:38, 31.Aug 2012

Plant pathogens require a specific set of factors to occur at the same time for disease to begin. More often than not diseases require a prolonged conducive environment before the pathogen can produce observable symptoms.

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2012 MSU Short List of Suggested Wheat Varieties Updated

🕔11:08, 25.Aug 2012

This article lists those wheat varieties which have demonstrated superior productivity in the MSU Wheat and Oat Variety Trials and summarizes their characteristics. This impartial information should help you better assess how many variety traits potentially work to affect wheat performance on your farm next season.

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Post-Harvest Weed Control Options Updated

🕔17:13, 8.Aug 2012

Tillage (disking, chisel plowing, etc.) is a common means of post-harvest weed control and a way to encourage rapid degradation of crop residues. However, this process can also bring new weed seeds to the surface, allowing them to germinate.

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Choosing Winter Wheat Varieties with Tolerance to Leaf and Stripe Rust Updated

🕔09:14, 6.Aug 2012

Six locations of the MS wheat variety trial plots were rated for the presence of leaf and stripe rust. Included is information regarding the reaction of each of the varieties contained to aid in determing the best wheat varieties with rust tolerance to plant for the 2012/2013 season.

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Fall Armyworms in Mississippi Crops Updated

🕔19:17, 3.Aug 2012

Fall armyworm can be a challenging pest to find and an even more challenging pest to manage in some crops. The damage that they cause and their management varies greatly from crop to crop. The reason for this is due to their preferred feeding sites on different crops and the presence of host strains.

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How Soon Did It Rain After You Sprayed?

How Soon Did It Rain After You Sprayed? Updated

🕔16:32, 13.Jul 2012

Over the past week we have been getting a significant amount of rain across most of Mississippi. Unfortunately, most insects don’t mind the rain. Other than spider mites and aphids, we will likely have to continue managing insects in all crops despite the rain.

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Ditch Bank Survey 6/22/2012

Ditch Bank Survey 6/22/2012 Updated

🕔22:14, 22.Jun 2012

See attached for this week’s ditch bank insect survey. Click to Enlarge

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6/14/2012 Ditch Bank Survey

6/14/2012 Ditch Bank Survey Updated

🕔08:19, 16.Jun 2012

Click below for results of this weeks ditch bank survey

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North Mississippi Research and Extension Center Agronomic Row Crops Field Day Updated

🕔10:35, 11.Jun 2012

The biennial North Mississippi Research and Extension Center Agronomic Row Crops Field Day will be held at the Lee County Agri-Center, Magnolia Conference Center, Highway 145 South of Verona, on Thursday, August 9, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

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Cleaning Spray Tanks Is Critical Updated

🕔15:36, 18.May 2012

Sprayer cleanout after a herbicide application is a critical component to a successful herbicide application.

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Annual Meeting of the Mississippi Agricultural Industry Council Updated

🕔08:19, 18.Apr 2012

The 2012 Mississippi Agricultural Industry Council and Mississippi Seedsmen’s Association convention will be held again at beautiful Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama, on July 24-July 28, 2012. This will be our 19th year at Perdido Beach Resort.

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Septoria Leaf Blotch, Stagonospora Leaf and Glume Blotch, and Bacterial Leaf Streak of Wheat Updated

🕔22:16, 15.Apr 2012

In addition to the wheat rusts we’ve been observing over the past few months throughout our wheat production area, numerous additional foliar disease have been observed. The abnormally warm temperature and heavy dews we’ve experienced over the past several weeks have allowed several other wheat diseases to occur.

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Current Wheat Rust Situation: April 12, 2012 Updated

🕔20:54, 12.Apr 2012

Heavy leaf and stripe rust sporulation continues to be a concern throughout much of the wheat production area in MS.

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