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High Numbers of Stink Bugs Showing Up in Some Mississippi Wheat Fields Updated

🕔07:46, 13.Apr 2011

We are beginning to see stink bugs show up in some wheat fields in the delta. It is not uncommon to find stink bugs in wheat after head emergence. However, it takes extremely high numbers to cause economic damage to heading wheat.

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Mississippi Crop Progress Report: April 11, 2011 Updated

🕔07:22, 13.Apr 2011

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, there were 4.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, April 10, 2011. Fieldwork was slowed down last week by rain showers, but the outlook for farmers is generally

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Aphid Numbers Crashing in Mississippi Wheat Fields Updated

🕔09:49, 7.Apr 2011

Over the last 5-7 days aphid numbers have started crashing in wheat fields around the state. Our wheat test in Starkville went from several hundred per row foot on April 1st to less than 10 on April 4. Many consultants and dealers have told me they are seeing the same thing. A lot of this can be attributed to parasitized aphids from Lysiphlebus testaceipes (small parasitic wasp) but other cases may be contributed to various diseases that will take out aphid populations.

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Mississippi Crop Progress Report April 3, 2011 Updated

🕔11:16, 6.Apr 2011

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, there were 4.2 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, April 3, 2011. A week of wet weather persisted with thunderstorms and scattered showers sweeping through Mississippi. The rain

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Nitrogen Stabilizers Updated

🕔17:02, 31.Mar 2011

Nitrogen is important for crop growth and production.  Managing this valuable input for maximum plant availability is critical to ensure optimum economic returns while minimizing the potential for negative environmental effects.  Urea is the standard N fertilizer product for rice

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Aphid Numbers Increasing in Mississippi Wheat Fields Updated

🕔08:12, 24.Mar 2011

Over the last week I have received several calls of very high aphid numbers in wheat.  The two species being found are Bird Cherry-Oat aphids (BCO) and Greenbugs.  I have had reports of treatable levels of Greenbugs being found but

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Identifying Glyphosate Drift Injury on Wheat Plants Updated

🕔18:18, 23.Mar 2011

Identifying off-target herbicide injury may be difficult when a definitive pattern is not readily apparent, substantial acreage is involved, or distance is considerable. This article gives some guidelines and photos to help identify glyphosate drift on wheat, so that you can manage appropriately.

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Know What They’re Saying About Nitrogen Fertilizers Updated

🕔17:02, 23.Mar 2011

Our warm and humid Mississippi climate makes nitrogen (N) fertilizer management challenging. Let’s review the basics about N terminology as various product claims fly about with some puzzling promotional material being used. Be sure that you know what is being

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Monitoring Aphids in Mississippi Wheat Updated

🕔13:34, 1.Mar 2011

Several aphid species can be found in wheat throughout Mississippi each year. The most common are bird cherry-oat aphids, green bugs, and corn leaf aphids.

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Spring Nitrogen Fertility Suggestions for Wheat Updated

🕔15:12, 4.Feb 2011

There are several keys to successful wheat nitrogen fertilization in Mississippi. Split application of nitrogen fertilizer is likely more important for wheat than any other crop, including corn. This is because wheat nitrogen fertilization occurs during the wettest months of the year – in a high rainfall, warm regional climate conducive to nitrogen loss.

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