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2020 Recommendations for Controlling Thrips in Cotton

2020 Recommendations for Controlling Thrips in Cotton

🕔07:00, 18.Mar 2020

Not much has changed since last year in regards to thrips control via insecticide seed treatment. Thrips are considered the number one pest of seedling cotton. Tobacco thrips are the species that are encountered more than 90% of the time

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Redbanded Stink Bug: What to Expect in 2020

Redbanded Stink Bug: What to Expect in 2020

🕔11:08, 13.Mar 2020

We have been getting some questions about what to expect this upcoming season with RBSB in soybean. While we have had a few freezes and cold snaps this winter, we do not believe we have had a cold enough winter

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County Meeting Schedule – February 2020

County Meeting Schedule – February 2020

🕔21:55, 30.Jan 2020

Mississippi State University Extension will be hosting several more county row crop meetings during February of 2020. Each meeting will cover issues specific to the region including management topics on agronomics, insects, weeds, diseases, and economics. A meal will be

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Upcoming County Meetings – January 22-23, 2020

Upcoming County Meetings – January 22-23, 2020

🕔10:25, 17.Jan 2020

Mississippi State University Extension will be hosting several county row crop meetings in January and February of 2020. 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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2020 Insect Control Guide for Agronomic Crops

2020 Insect Control Guide for Agronomic Crops

🕔08:27, 17.Jan 2020

The 2020 Insect Control Guide for Agronomic Crops is now available. Click the following link for the online version 2020 Insect Control Guide or contact your local extension office for hard copies.

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Podcast: Soybean Insect Update: Soybean Loopers and Stink Bugs

Podcast: Soybean Insect Update: Soybean Loopers and Stink Bugs

🕔16:22, 30.Aug 2019

Click icon below to hear MSU Entomologist discuss soybean loopers and stink bugs in MS soybeans.  

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Podcast: Cotton and Soybean Insect Update 8/13/19

Podcast: Cotton and Soybean Insect Update 8/13/19

🕔07:39, 16.Aug 2019

Entomologist discuss insect pest situation in cotton and soybeans for the week of August 12, 2019 Click the icon to listen.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – August 1, 2019

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – August 1, 2019

🕔08:15, 3.Aug 2019

This will be the last week that southwestern corn borer trap counts will be reported since most corn is past the susceptible stage.  

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Podcast: Cotton Insect Update 7/31/19

Podcast: Cotton Insect Update 7/31/19

🕔06:31, 2.Aug 2019

Click the icon below to listen to the latest podcast where Angus Catchot, Jeff Gore, and Don Cook discuss the current insect situation in cotton around the state.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 26, 2019

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 26, 2019

🕔13:20, 29.Jul 2019

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Cotton Leafroll Dwarf Virus: First Report in MS in 2019, Identification and Management Considerations

Cotton Leafroll Dwarf Virus: First Report in MS in 2019, Identification and Management Considerations

🕔10:51, 24.Jul 2019

A lot of information regarding a new cotton virus, cotton leafroll dwarf virus (CLRDV), has been swirling around the internet since last fall. A low number of CLRDV-positive samples were detected from Coahoma County, MS last week. The current blog post contains information regarding the virus.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 19, 2019

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 19, 2019

🕔21:24, 19.Jul 2019

 

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Podcast: Spider Mite Management and Rainfastness of Insecticides

Podcast: Spider Mite Management and Rainfastness of Insecticides

🕔14:33, 16.Jul 2019

This podcast discusses spider mite management and rainfastness of insecticide. Click the icon below to listen.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 12, 2019

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 12, 2019

🕔08:40, 13.Jul 2019

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Bollworm Management in Cotton: 2019 Guidelines

Bollworm Management in Cotton: 2019 Guidelines

🕔14:59, 10.Jul 2019

As we write this article, July 10, 2019, there are only sporadic reports of bollworm eggs beginning to show up in MS cotton. Generally the first big bollworm flight begins around the week of July 4 and peaks around July

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 5, 2019

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 5, 2019

🕔20:08, 6.Jul 2019

Several traps exceeded thresholds for the week ending on July 5. As a reminder, our current thresholds are 50 southwestern corn borer moths within a weeks time for corn that has not yet tasseled.  From tassel to dent, the threshold

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Podcast: Week of 6/24/19 Insect Pest Update in Cotton and Soybean

Podcast: Week of 6/24/19 Insect Pest Update in Cotton and Soybean

🕔07:21, 29.Jun 2019

Angus Catchot, Jeff Gore, and Don Cook discuss the current situation with insect pests in cotton and soybean for the week of June 24, 2019. Click the image below to listen to the podcast.  

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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – June 28, 2019

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – June 28, 2019

🕔20:55, 28.Jun 2019

Southwestern corn borer trap numbers are starting to increase in some areas of the state. Scouting should be intensified over the next couple of weeks.  It is likely some fields will reach threshold numbers over the next 10 days to

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 21, 2019

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 21, 2019

🕔19:22, 21.Jun 2019

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Podcast: Early Season Insect Management in Cotton

Podcast: Early Season Insect Management in Cotton

🕔13:03, 19.Jun 2019

This podcast discusses threecornered alfalfa hoppers, thrips, and aphids in cotton. Please click the icon below to listen to the podcast.

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Assessing Adult Plant Bug Control Migrating Into Cotton

Assessing Adult Plant Bug Control Migrating Into Cotton Updated

🕔08:31, 13.Jun 2019

Square retention is a critical component of early season plant bug management.  I would strongly encourage you to take square retention counts along with your sweep net counts prior to bloom. Not only does this help in the decision making

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Management of Slugs in MS Row Crops: Podcast

Management of Slugs in MS Row Crops: Podcast

🕔07:17, 24.May 2019

Click to listen Management of Slugs in MS Row Crops Podcast

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Impact of Rainfall on Insecticide Seed Treatments in Rice

Impact of Rainfall on Insecticide Seed Treatments in Rice

🕔18:11, 10.May 2019

The 2019 planting season has gotten off to a rough start with all of the rain. Today (Thursday May 9), we have gotten well over 4 inches of rain in the last 24 hours in Stoneville and a lot of

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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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Bifenthrin Alternatives for Brown Stink Bugs in Corn?

Bifenthrin Alternatives for Brown Stink Bugs in Corn?

🕔07:46, 9.May 2019

Brown stink bugs have been treated on a fair number of acres of corn in the Delta this year. With the loss of Methyl, there are not a lot of good choices to control this pest in corn. We are

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