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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps, August 1, 2020

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps, August 1, 2020

🕔19:05, 31.Jul 2020

Southwestern corn borer trap counts increased again this week in several counties.  Traps in Leflore, Carroll, and Tate counties exceeded the current threshold of 100 per trap. As a reminder, corn is considered safe from yield losses from southwestern corn

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Heliothine Trap Catches, July 30, 2020

Heliothine Trap Catches, July 30, 2020

🕔13:35, 30.Jul 2020

Bollworm moth trap catches were up this week compared to last week as expected. Moths are emerging from corn now and will be primarily laying their eggs in cotton and soybeans at this time, so be attentive in scouting these

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 25, 2020

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 25, 2020

🕔20:23, 24.Jul 2020

Overall, southwestern corn borer trap numbers are beginning to decline.  Only one location in Leflore county exceeded the threshold of 100 per trap this week.

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The Use of Biological Insecticides for Bollworm Management in Soybean

The Use of Biological Insecticides for Bollworm Management in Soybean

🕔13:22, 24.Jul 2020

There are several biological insecticide options labelled in soybean; however, the most readily available and widely used product is Heligen. In the last week, many people have asked about the use of Heligen with the low bollworm numbers showing up

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Heliothine Trap Catches, July 23, 2020

Heliothine Trap Catches, July 23, 2020

🕔17:04, 23.Jul 2020

Bollworm moth trap catches were generally down this week from last week and were fairly average for this time of year. Tobacco budworm catches continued to be low, also about average for this time of year. However, as corn is

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Southwestern Corn Borer, July 18, 2020

Southwestern Corn Borer, July 18, 2020

🕔21:07, 17.Jul 2020

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2020 Bollworm Management in Cotton and Soybean

2020 Bollworm Management in Cotton and Soybean

🕔16:35, 17.Jul 2020

This last week there have been reports of bollworm eggs starting to show up in Mississippi Cotton. Generally speaking, in a normal year the bollworm flight would begin around July 4th, and peak around the 15th. The wet spring pushed

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Heliothine Trap Counts, July 17, 2020

Heliothine Trap Counts, July 17, 2020

🕔15:37, 17.Jul 2020

After reporting the first week of catches in the “normal” range last week, bollworm traps were filled with a unusually large number of moths this week, especially in the Northeastern part of Mississippi. Tobacco budworm trap catches remained at average

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Preparing for the Bollworm Flight Podcast

Preparing for the Bollworm Flight Podcast

🕔18:08, 13.Jul 2020

http://extension.msstate.edu/mississippi-crop-situation/audio/2020/prepare-for-the-bollworm-flight Bobby sits down with the entomology team (Angus, Jeff, Don, and Whitney)to discuss the impending bollworm flight, what to look for and how to move forward.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps, July 11, 2020

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps, July 11, 2020

🕔20:13, 11.Jul 2020

Trap count continue to increase in many regions of the state, but few are at threshold.  As a note, the 2 traps that captured high numbers of moths in Tate county last week were knocked down this week and are

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Heliothine Trap Catches, July 9, 2020

Heliothine Trap Catches, July 9, 2020

🕔10:11, 9.Jul 2020

After two months of bollworm trap catches running higher than normal, this week the catches are similar to long-term averages. Tobacco budworm catches were also about average for this time of year.

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Rainfall and Insecticide Efficacy

Rainfall and Insecticide Efficacy

🕔14:47, 8.Jul 2020

With the increase of rain showers this week and tarnished plant bug numbers starting to pick up in some places, now is a good time to revisit the impact of rainfall on insecticide performance. Rainfastness is a complex topic because

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps, July 4, 2020

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps, July 4, 2020

🕔20:25, 3.Jul 2020

Trap counts for southwestern corn borer are highly variable this week.  We did have two locations in Tate and Leflore Counties that exceeded the threshold this week.  As a reminder, thresholds for southwestern corn borer suggest spraying non-Bt corn 7

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Heliothine Trap Counts, July 2, 2020

Heliothine Trap Counts, July 2, 2020

🕔10:10, 2.Jul 2020

Bollworm pheromone trap catches were higher than long-term averages again this week as they have been all year, while tobacco budworm catches were about the same as long-term averages. As most corn is advancing past the green silk stage, more

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps, June 27, 2020

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps, June 27, 2020

🕔08:12, 27.Jun 2020

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Heliothine Moth Trap Catches, June 25, 2020

Heliothine Moth Trap Catches, June 25, 2020

🕔15:03, 25.Jun 2020

Bollworm pheromone trap catches were not extremely high this week, but June overall set a new high average trap catch and it the high catches were distributed among most monitored counties. To give some perspective, the highest previous years of

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Heliothine Trap Catches, June 19, 2020

Heliothine Trap Catches, June 19, 2020

🕔08:06, 20.Jun 2020

Bollworm pheromone moth trap catches have continued to be very high again this week in nearly all traps across the state. Tobacco budworm trap catches were also high in a few traps, suggesting that worm pressure from both species could

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps, June 20, 2020

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps, June 20, 2020

🕔14:38, 19.Jun 2020

This is our first week of reporting southwestern corn borer trap counts.  We had some numbers reported last week but they were extremely low (0-2).  This week, a couple of traps started to pick up more moths, so we may

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Early Season Plant Bug Management Utilizing Square Retention

Early Season Plant Bug Management Utilizing Square Retention

🕔15:27, 12.Jun 2020

With the season progressing and the onset of pinhead square, square retention will be an important factor in early season plant bug management.  Prior to bloom, monitoring square retention is highly recommended as an additional tool to compliment sweep net

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Foliar Thrips Control Options in Cotton: Pros and Cons

Foliar Thrips Control Options in Cotton: Pros and Cons

🕔07:50, 30.May 2020

Thrips pressure to date has been a mixed bag. Some areas have reported treatable numbers, while in other areas seed treatments have held well. Going forward, should you need to treat thrips with a foliar insecticide there are a few

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Calibration of In-Furrow Sprays

Calibration of In-Furrow Sprays

🕔09:31, 2.May 2020

As we finally move into drier conditions and cotton planting is starting full swing, more and more folks are adopting in-furrow sprays for thrips control. We have had several questions regarding calibration of in-furrow sprays. Below are are few tips

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Redbanded Stink Bug Survey: Week of 4/27/20

Redbanded Stink Bug Survey: Week of 4/27/20

🕔14:49, 1.May 2020

We have sampled enough areas at this point to feel reasonably certain that some areas will experience issues with RBSB this season. To what extent is yet to be determined. We will likely not continue the weekly surveys in weeks

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Redbanded Stink Bug Survey: Week of 4/20/20

Redbanded Stink Bug Survey: Week of 4/20/20

🕔13:52, 24.Apr 2020

*Each week we sample, we will add to the previous weeks post with updated map and new counties This year has been unusual to say the least with the COVID-19 outbreak. During this time, worker availability has become our limiting

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Redbanded Stink Bug Survey 4/13/20

Redbanded Stink Bug Survey 4/13/20

🕔08:24, 17.Apr 2020

*Each week we sample, we will add to the previous weeks post with updated map and new counties This year has been unusual to say the least with the COVID-19 outbreak. During this time, worker availability has become our limiting

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Grain Sorghum Planting and Management Recommendations

Grain Sorghum Planting and Management Recommendations

🕔17:12, 16.Apr 2020

Grain sorghum can be a consistent crop suited for dryland acreage and marginal fields in the Midsouth. It also produces many benefits when grown in rotation with our primary crops. This article outlines important planting practices and management tips needed to grow a successful sorghum crop.

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