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Heliothine Pheromone Traps, June 11, 2021

Heliothine Pheromone Traps, June 11, 2021

🕔13:45, 11.Jun 2021

Pheromone trap catches for bollworm moths in Mississippi were steady to slightly higher this week while tobacco budworm trap catches remained low. Overall the trap catches were at or below historical averages for this time of year.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 4, 2021

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 4, 2021

🕔09:35, 5.Jun 2021

Southwestern corn borer numbers have been very low (0-2 per trap) across the state to date.  We are not reporting the table of trap counts for each county this week, but will start posting county numbers next week.  One trap

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Heliothine Trap Catches, June 4, 2021

Heliothine Trap Catches, June 4, 2021 Updated

🕔06:53, 4.Jun 2021

Whitney Crow and I have placed pheromone traps for bollworm (corn earworm) and tobacco budworm in several Mississippi counties again this year and I will be reporting the catches weekly throughout the rest of the growing season. Coahoma county only

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Cool and Wet Conditions Increase Slug Concerns in Mississippi

Cool and Wet Conditions Increase Slug Concerns in Mississippi

🕔08:01, 11.May 2021

With cool wet weather this spring, we have received quite a few calls about slugs and slug damage in emerged crops. I suspect this will increase in more areas as planting continues and plants begin to emerge in areas where

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RBSB Ditchbank Survey: Week of 5/3/21

RBSB Ditchbank Survey: Week of 5/3/21

🕔09:08, 7.May 2021

After finding low numbers of RBSB in the last couple weeks of sampling, we made an effort to really increase sample areas this week. Although most areas were zero to very low, we have a couple hot spots this week

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2021 Virtual Insect Scout Schools

2021 Virtual Insect Scout Schools

🕔15:30, 3.May 2021

Due to the uncertainty of being allowed to hold face to face meetings during the early planning sessions for our Insect Scout Schools, we decided to pre-record the entire scout school for General Thresholds, Cotton, Corn, Grain Sorghum, and Soybean

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RBSB Ditchbank Survey: Week of 4/26/21

RBSB Ditchbank Survey: Week of 4/26/21

🕔09:28, 30.Apr 2021

As we move through the last week of April, we are finding RBSB in some locations in crimson clover. I have added the same time period for last year to give some perspective as to our numbers this year. Although,

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Mississippi Cotton Early Season Management Considerations 2021

Mississippi Cotton Early Season Management Considerations 2021

🕔14:46, 29.Apr 2021

Mississippi Cotton Early Season Management Considerations

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Insecticide Seed Treatments in Rice 2021

Insecticide Seed Treatments in Rice 2021

🕔16:12, 22.Apr 2021

A lot of rice has been planted in the state over the last couple of weeks and most of it had an insecticide seed treatment as we recommend.  The most common insecticide seed treatments in rice are one of the

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Insecticide Seed Treatments in MS Soybeans: Do They Pay?

Insecticide Seed Treatments in MS Soybeans: Do They Pay?

🕔13:55, 19.Apr 2021

We have over 15 years of experience testing insecticide seed treatments in soybeans in Mississippi and have developed an extensive data set over the years of potential benefits to soybean farmers. I am a firm believer that the choice to

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Should We Treat Stink Bugs in Wheat?

Should We Treat Stink Bugs in Wheat?

🕔07:57, 19.Apr 2021

Over the last week or so we have a few calls coming in about stink bugs in heading wheat. It is not uncommon to find stink bugs in wheat after head emergence. However, it takes extremely high numbers to cause

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2021 MSU Row Crop Educational Programs – Soybean Planting Considerations

2021 MSU Row Crop Educational Programs – Soybean Planting Considerations

🕔16:09, 5.Mar 2021

Due to restrictions limiting public gatherings related to the pandemic, the MSU Row Crops Team are releasing some virtual educational programs to help prepare for the upcoming growing season. These programs offer Continuing Education Units for Certified Crop Advisors who

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2021 MSU Row Crop Educational Programs – Cotton Production

2021 MSU Row Crop Educational Programs – Cotton Production

🕔09:31, 5.Mar 2021

Due to restrictions limiting public gatherings related to the pandemic, the MSU Row Crops Team are releasing some virtual educational programs to help prepare for the upcoming growing season. These programs offer Continuing Education Units for Certified Crop Advisors who

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2020 Mississippi On-Farm Cotton Variety Trials

2020 Mississippi On-Farm Cotton Variety Trials

🕔17:06, 16.Dec 2020

2020 Mississippi On-Farm Cotton Variety Trials

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Time of Day Sampling and Stink Bugs

Time of Day Sampling and Stink Bugs

🕔09:33, 4.Sep 2020

This is some old data from 2007 but it is still relevant today. How does time of day effect stink bug populations? When this small test was conducted we did not have redbanded stink bugs in our system but I

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Heliothine Trap Catches, August 27, 2020

Heliothine Trap Catches, August 27, 2020

🕔08:33, 27.Aug 2020

Bollworm moth catches for this week remained about average while tobacco budworm moth catches were very low.

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Identifying Late Season Soybean Growth Stages

Identifying Late Season Soybean Growth Stages

🕔14:00, 21.Aug 2020

As we move closer to maturity, there are many decisions to be made on termination timing of various management practices. At this time of the season, we can use late season soybean growth stages as a guide to decide when

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Heliothine Trap Catches, August 20, 2020

Heliothine Trap Catches, August 20, 2020

🕔09:43, 21.Aug 2020

Average bollworm trap catches for the week were at or below average for this time of year, while tobacco budworm catches remained very low this week.

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Heliothine Trap Catches, August 13, 2020

Heliothine Trap Catches, August 13, 2020

🕔16:35, 14.Aug 2020

Average bollworm moths per trap for this week were similar to last week and a little low for this time of year. Tobacco budworm moth catches were 0 in all traps except for 1 trap in Noxubee County.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps, August 8, 2020

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps, August 8, 2020

🕔01:07, 8.Aug 2020

Although most corn across the state is beyond the susceptible stage, southwestern corn borer traps were very high in some counties with multiple traps exceeding 100 moths per trap.

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Heliothine Trap Catches, August 6, 2020

Heliothine Trap Catches, August 6, 2020

🕔14:24, 6.Aug 2020

Bollworm moth catches in pheromone traps were down this week to levels about average for this time of year. Tobacco budworm moth catches were zero in nearly all traps, so all heliothine eggs should be assumed to be bollworm at

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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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