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Ditch Bank Survey 6/22/2012

Ditch Bank Survey 6/22/2012

🕔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

🕔08:19, 16.Jun 2012

Click below for results of this weeks ditch bank survey

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Rice Stink Bug Update

🕔11:16, 14.Jun 2012

As some of the rice in Mississippi is starting to approach head emergence within the next few weeks, I wanted to give a brief update on rice stink bug populations that we are seeing across the Delta.

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Delta Research and Extension Center’s Corn/Soybean (July 19) and Rice (July 31) Agronomic Crop Field Days

🕔11:25, 13.Jun 2012

The DREC will be holding two separate field days, one for corn and soybean on July 19 and one for rice on July 31.

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6/6/2012 Ditchbank Survey

6/6/2012 Ditchbank Survey

🕔18:56, 8.Jun 2012

Plant bug sprays are going out this week but overall numbers have not been as high as expected to date.  This can change rapidly as plant bugs begin to move into fields from wild host plants. Click to Enlarge

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Mississippi Receives Section 18 on Sulfoxaflor (Transform WG) for Tarnished Plant Bugs

🕔12:15, 4.Jun 2012

Transform, a new insecticide containing the active ingredient sulfoxaflor, has received an emergency use exemption for Delta counties in Mississippi for the control of tarnished plant bug in cotton.  This product represents a new mode of action and has excellent

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Ditch Bank Survey 5/30/2012

Ditch Bank Survey 5/30/2012

🕔14:18, 1.Jun 2012

Plant bug numbers are picking up this week in the Delta areas in the ditch banks. Click to enlarge

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Thrips Pressure Heavy in MS Cotton

Thrips Pressure Heavy in MS Cotton

🕔15:52, 11.May 2012

In most years it is not uncommon to overspray 20-30% of the cotton acres for thrips in MS. Last year (2011) was an anomaly in that we treated around 70% of the cotton acres for thrips due to extremely high pressure. It appears that this year is shaping up the same way. This week we have had numerous calls on young cotton with very high numbers of thrips. There have also been reports of Western flower thrips on cotton.

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Thrips in Peanuts and Their Impact on Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV)

Thrips in Peanuts and Their Impact on Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV)

🕔11:14, 4.May 2012

There have been a lot of questions recently about thrips control in peanuts. In general, thrips will not hurt peanut yields except in EXTREME situations. Peanut seedlings are relatively vigorous compared to most of the crops grown in Mississippi. Foliar insecticide applications, though rarely needed, should be based on plant injury rather than thrips numbers.

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True Armyworms Showing Up In MS Wheat Ahead of Schedule

🕔08:20, 29.Mar 2012

In the last couple of days there have been calls coming in about armyworms in wheat. It is not unusual for us to get armyworms in wheat in MS but this at least 2-3 weeks ahead of schedule compared to years past.

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Time to Start Thinking About Plant Bugs

Time to Start Thinking About Plant Bugs

🕔21:18, 25.Mar 2012

The time until cotton starts to square is still a few months away, but it is not too early to start thinking about managing plant bugs in cotton. With the mild winter, plant bug population densities appear to be a little higher on wild hosts than they have the past couple of years.

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2011 Rice Research Report

🕔11:15, 9.Feb 2012

This is a brief review of the many agronomy, breeding, pest management, soil fertility, and water conservation research projects funded by the Mississippi Rice Promotion Board.

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2011 Row Crop Short Course

🕔09:40, 7.Nov 2011

On behalf of the Mississippi State University Extension Service we would like to cordially invite you to attend the 2011 Row Crop Short Course to be held at the Bost Extension Center on the campus of Mississippi State University from

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Cotton Aphids Still Hanging On

Cotton Aphids Still Hanging On

🕔13:15, 3.Aug 2011

Typically cotton aphids show up in MS around the end of June and begin to peak in early July. However, the last 2 years the bulk of our aphid pressure has been occurring around the end of July. The fungus, Neozygites fresenii, use to be fairly predictable occurring somewhere around the 4th – 10th of July in MS.

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UPDATE: Bacterial Blight of Cotton

UPDATE: Bacterial Blight of Cotton

🕔11:38, 21.Jul 2011

Over the past 7 days, numerous cotton fields have been determined to be infected with bacterial blight, caused by Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. malvacearum (formerly Xanthomonas campestris pv. malvacearum).  In addition to the growing number of acres in MS having been

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Rainfastness of Insecticides

Rainfastness of Insecticides

🕔12:46, 29.Jun 2011

Every year when afternoon thunderstorms start popping up, the phone starts ringing about rainfastness.  Rainfastness simply means the amount of time needed after application before a rainfall event for the product to still be effective.  One thing I have figured

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Spider Mite Update and Recommendations

Spider Mite Update and Recommendations

🕔08:28, 17.Jun 2011

Spider mites have been becoming more widespread over the last two weeks. Currently we have quite a few acres that have required treatment for spider mites and several that have already received 2 applications. The hot dry weather we have been dealing with for the last couple weeks is making the problem worse, and the numerous thrips applications this year has further led to the increased problems with spider mites by removing beneficial insects early.

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Rice Water Weevil and Rice Stink Bug Update

🕔07:00, 17.Jun 2011

Rice water weevil densities appear to be very high at some locations in Mississippi this year. I looked at two fields over the last week where adult feeding was actually affecting plants. Adult numbers were running as high as 4-5 weevils per plant.

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Rice Insect Update

🕔09:14, 13.May 2011

The reason for this post is to give an update on insect pests that we may be seeing in the near and distant future. First, we had several wheat fields around the Delta that had some fall armyworms. In addition, we are seeing a fair number of fall armyworms in whorl stage corn. I wouldn’t say the numbers we are seeing are anything of great concern, but the numbers are higher than we normally see this time of year. This tells us that fall armyworms are in the environment and capable of moving into rice. As the wheat is drying down, make sure to keep a close eye on field edges, especially those fields adjacent to wheat.

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Aphid Numbers Increasing in Mississippi Wheat Fields

Aphid Numbers Increasing in Mississippi Wheat Fields

🕔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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Overview of 2010 Insects in Rice and 2011 Outlook

🕔08:33, 3.Mar 2011

Last year was a challenging year for insect pests of rice in Mississippi. In general, we experienced higher than normal populations of rice water weevil, rice stink bug, and fall armyworm.  Luckily from the rice water weevil standpoint, the two

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Rice Insecticidal Seed Treatment Recommendations for Mississippi in 2011

🕔12:48, 14.Feb 2011

In Mississippi, the rice water weevil is the most important early to mid season pest in rice. Three years of research have shown that foliar pyrethroid applications provide variable results, and may not always provide acceptable control.

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