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Row Crop Technology Showcase Pre-Registration

🕔12:28, 26.Jun 2015

Pre-registration is now open for the upcoming Row Crop Technology Showcase events hosted by Mississippi State University. These events will be held at the following locations: Dundee – Douglas and Chris Hood’s farm – July 7 Brooksville – MSU Black Belt

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Mississippi State University Turn Row Field Day: Clarksdale, MS July 9, 2015

Mississippi State University Turn Row Field Day: Clarksdale, MS July 9, 2015

🕔14:29, 19.Jun 2015

An agronomic crops field day will be held at Cliff Heaton farms, just east of the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 6. The field day will be held in the cotton field on the south side of the road. MSU Extension Specialists will be present to discuss topics in corn, cotton, grain sorghum, peanut, rice and soybean.

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Automatic Soybean Fungicide Applications: Timing, Product Choice, Rates in Product Combination

Automatic Soybean Fungicide Applications: Timing, Product Choice, Rates in Product Combination

🕔11:42, 19.Jun 2015

Questions continue regarding fungicide products to be used at the R3/R4 application timing. The most important decisions should be made based on the specific variety planted in each field since frogeye leaf spot is resistant to the strobilurin class of fungicides meaning that stand-alone strobilurin products are no longer effective against the disease. See the information contained within this blog post regarding fungicide products, effective rates of products in pre-mix combinations and the effectiveness of some fungicides on managing frogeye leaf spot.

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Choose Fungicide Product for Soybean Fields Based on Variety Planted

Choose Fungicide Product for Soybean Fields Based on Variety Planted

🕔15:13, 31.May 2015

Choosing a foliar fungicide product for either a common fungicide application at a specific growth stage in the absence of foliar disease or in the presence of disease should be based on the soybean variety planted. Widespread fungicide resistance to the strobilurin fungicides in the MS soybean production system within the frogeye leaf spot fungal population may ultimately change how we use fungicides. Choose a fungicide product based on whether or not frogeye will occur in a susceptible variety rather than choosing a fungicide based on price.

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Soybean “Mystery Disease” Update

Soybean “Mystery Disease” Update

🕔13:44, 29.May 2015

Over the past several years a root disease of soybean has been observed throughout MS as well as adjacent states. Presently, research is being conducted to determine the causal organism(s) involved in the disease. On Wednesday (May 27), plants in several fields were observed throughout the Inverness as well as Leflore County (Quito) area. The fields have historically had an issue with this particular root disease. Some of the general symptoms and signs of the disease and a general update regarding research project are included in this particular post.

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Reminder: Scout Schools Start Next Week

🕔07:32, 23.May 2015

Mississippi State University will be hosting 5 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, weed identification, and

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Soybean Planting Progress

🕔16:52, 22.May 2015

Although the 2015 planting season started out slow, tremendous progress has been made to get this year’s crop growing. According to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, 79% of the soybean acreage is planted as of the week

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2015 Scout Schools Set for Mississippi

2015 Scout Schools Set for Mississippi

🕔11:02, 8.Apr 2015

Mississippi State University will be hosting 5 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, weed identification, and herbicide systems. There will be numerous hands on displays of insects, weeds, nutrient deficiencies in all major row crops, and fertilizer characteristics. CEU’s Provided: Nutrient Management = 1.5, Integrated Pest Management = 3, Crop Management = 1

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Burndown Scenarios for Mississippi Soybean

Burndown Scenarios for Mississippi Soybean

🕔07:42, 27.Mar 2015

Burndown herbicides programs for soybean must often be addressed on a field-by-field basis.

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Soybean Management Symposium Series: February 25 and 26, 2015 Dates CANCELED

🕔14:41, 24.Feb 2015

The previously scheduled Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board seminar dates in Tunica, Verona, and Macon for Wednesday (2/25) and Thursday (2/26) have been CANCELED due to the potential for inclement weather over the next 36 hours. Future dates will be listed on the Mississippi Crop Situation Blog and locations will likely not change. Please stay tuned for further announcements.

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Soybean Management Symposium Series: Future Dates (2/25 Tunica, MS; 2/26 Verona (morning); 2/26 Macon, MS (afternoon))

🕔15:40, 18.Feb 2015

Three more opportunities exist for ag-related personnel to attend the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board sponsored seminar series on nutrition management, nematode sampling and management, and irrigation practices. Meetings are scheduled next week in Tunica (2/25; 9 am), Verona (2/26; 9 am), and Macon (2/26; 2:30 pm).

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2015 Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Meeting Program

2015 Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Meeting Program

🕔06:54, 27.Jan 2015

On February 5th 2015, Mississippi State University will host the third annual Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition.  The competition will be open to M.S. and Ph.D. students working in production agriculture.  Over the last several years, there has been a

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2015 Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 21 and 22, 2015

2015 Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 21 and 22, 2015

🕔11:27, 16.Jan 2015

Find attached the agenda for the 42nd Annual Delta Ag Expo to be held in Cleveland, MS on Wednesday, January 21 and Thursday, January 22, 2015. We hope to see you in attendance at the Bolivar County Ag Expo Center.

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Soybean Green Stem Disorder: Brief Survey

Soybean Green Stem Disorder: Brief Survey

🕔17:47, 29.Dec 2014

Green stem disorder can be a sporadic issue from year-to-year and field-to-field. In the current blog post a survey is attached whereby individuals can answer five basic questions on their thoughts and opinions regarding the presence of green stem.

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2014 On-Farm Soybean Variety Demonstration Program Summary

2014 On-Farm Soybean Variety Demonstration Program Summary

🕔21:49, 4.Dec 2014

The On-Farm Soybean Variety Demonstration Program is conducted using a set of varieties with proven performance.  These varieties are grown in a production setting on various soil types and management systems around the state. Demonstration sets for both maturity group

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Soybean Variety Suggestions for 2015

Soybean Variety Suggestions for 2015

🕔11:34, 3.Dec 2014

Variety selection is one of the most critical management decisions associated with soybean production. Factors such as soil type, planting date, irrigation capabilities, row spacing, harvest capacity, and others may influence the decision of selecting an appropriate variety for profitable

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Fungicide Phytotoxicity: Check the Fungicide Applied Prior to Blaming SDS

Fungicide Phytotoxicity: Check the Fungicide Applied Prior to Blaming SDS

🕔18:28, 31.Aug 2014

Phytotoxicity, associated with the application of some specific foliar fungicide products, has been observed in numerous commercial soybean fields again this season. Keep in mind that the symptoms associated with fungicide phytotoxicity will appear quite similar to sudden death syndrome (SDS). However, SDS only occurs in light soil classes. When scouting fields, keep in mind that an entire field with SDS-like symptoms might be the result of fungicide phytotoxicity, thus not a disease after all.

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Reminder: Soybean Irrigation Termination Turnrow Talks – August 26, 2014

🕔13:23, 25.Aug 2014

Plan to attend an upcoming Irrigation Termination Turnrow Talk on August 26, 2014 sponsored by the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board, Mississippi State University Extension Service, and stakeholder organizations of the Delta Sustainable Water Resources Task Force. Soybean producers will have

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Soybean Irrigation Termination

Soybean Irrigation Termination

🕔13:05, 25.Aug 2014

We have reached the point of the growing season where we have begun to terminate irrigation in soybean. When making this decision, the goal is to make sure that adequate soil moisture is available to ensure that the soybean seeds

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Terminating Insect Sprays in Mississippi Soybeans

Terminating Insect Sprays in Mississippi Soybeans

🕔11:56, 15.Aug 2014

We are quickly approaching that time of year where some of the earlier planted fields are turning color and others are approaching R6 vey quickly. Often times many of the insect pest we deal with “pile in” about this time and growers face the tough decision to treat when it may not pay back or try and race them to the end. We have devoted a lot of time and effort in recent years to evaluate and validate thresholds in soybeans under the current growing practices in Mississippi. Through these research efforts we have made several changes to insect thresholds and termination points for insect pest of soybeans in MS.

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North Mississippi Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Row Crops Field Day on Thursday, August 7

🕔08:39, 25.Jul 2014

The North Mississippi Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Row Crops Field Day on Thursday, August 7 will present the latest research to the area’s row-crop farmers and consultants. The field day will be from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Lee County Agri-Center Magnolia Conference Center on Highway 145 South in Verona.

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“It ain’t over till it’s over!” / Turnrow Talks

🕔10:18, 21.Jul 2014

“It ain’t over till it’s over!” Amazing as it seems, several producers have not laid poly pipe. After the five plus inches of rainfall we received last week, some producers are questioning the need to lay pipe this late in

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Reminder: MSU/Dow AgroSciences Field Day – Dundee, MS – July 2, 2014

🕔12:22, 26.Jun 2014

Mississippi State University and Dow AgroSciences will be conducting a field day at the farm of Douglas and Chris Hood on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.  The field day will begin at 9 a.m. and will focus on Enlist(TM) Weed Control System in

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Is My Soil Moisture Sensor Broke?

Is My Soil Moisture Sensor Broke?

🕔07:43, 26.Jun 2014

The importance of soil moisture sensors is becoming more evident as we continue forward this growing season. Today (Monday, June 16th), we received a call regarding sensor readings that were assessed early this morning. The following are the data discussed in this scenario.

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Frogeye Leaf Spot Management Suggestions for the 2014 Season

Frogeye Leaf Spot Management Suggestions for the 2014 Season

🕔22:00, 24.Jun 2014

Frogeye leaf spot management continues to be a hot topic during the 2014 season. Scattered reports of frogeye in R3+ soybean fields continue to be made. Most of the questions at this time tend to be regarding fungicide management suggestions at the R3/R4 application timing. Knowing what varieties are planted in fields is one of the most important determining factors since susceptible varieties should be managed differently at R3/R4 than frogeye tolerant varieties.

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