2021 Row Crop Short Course

2021 Row Crop Short Course

🕔13:30, 13.Aug 2021

Plans are currently being made to hold the 2021 Row Crop Short Course face to face at The Mill Conference Center in Starkville, MS.  We are closely monitoring the pandemic  as well as local health and safety guidelines and are

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Root Diseases in Soybean (Podcast)

Root Diseases in Soybean (Podcast)

🕔06:49, 13.Aug 2021

From the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville, Tom and Jason discuss root diseases in soybean.  They compare symptoms and techniques to diagnose taproot decline, sudden death syndrome, and southern blight.

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Insect and Disease in Ultra-Late Soybean (Podcast)

Insect and Disease in Ultra-Late Soybean (Podcast)

🕔15:03, 3.Aug 2021

From the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville, Jason, Tom, Don, and Jeff discuss insect and disease management in ultra-late planted soybean.  They talk about the acres replanted following the June flood, disease possibilities, insect targets, and timings for insecticides

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Cercospora Blight Discussion with Trey Price (Podcast)

Cercospora Blight Discussion with Trey Price (Podcast)

🕔08:30, 20.Jul 2021

Trey Price again visits the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to talk about Cercospora Blight in soybean.  Tom and Trey discuss current research on the disease, symptom identification, fungicide treatments and timings, as well as cultural management tactics.

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MS Ag Industry Council – 2021 Row Crop Update

MS Ag Industry Council – 2021 Row Crop Update

🕔18:10, 14.Jul 2021

We welcome you to attend the Row Crop Update at the 2021 Mississippi Agricultural Industry Council Annual Convention. This event is hosted at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama on Wednesday, July 21 starting at 8:00am.

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Identifying Corn Reproductive Stages and Management Implications

Identifying Corn Reproductive Stages and Management Implications

🕔17:35, 14.Jul 2021

Corn progresses through six stages as ears develop through reproductive growth stages. Identification of these stages can be helpful for timing development, making prudent management decisions and anticipating crop response to practices and environmental conditions.

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How to Enhance Your Strategy Regarding Tassel Applications

How to Enhance Your Strategy Regarding Tassel Applications

🕔11:28, 29.May 2021

As the Mississippi corn crop approaches tassel, crop health and weather may greatly affect crop response to various management inputs, including nitrogen fertilizer or other products. This article will discuss factors that may affect your strategy and improve your response.

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2020 Soybean OVT Foliar Disease Evaluations: Maturity Group V

2020 Soybean OVT Foliar Disease Evaluations: Maturity Group V

🕔07:52, 17.Apr 2021

The MSU OVT soybean locations were evaluated for disease during the 2020 season. The MG V entires are contained in the current post. Multiple diseases were evaluated at multiple locations and are provided in this post. Cercospora blight, frogeye leaf spot (when present), Septoria brown spot, southern blight, and target spot were the most commonly encountered diseases during the season. In addition, green stem was also evaluated at multiple locations.

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2020 Soybean OVT Foliar Disease Evaluations: Maturity Group IV

2020 Soybean OVT Foliar Disease Evaluations: Maturity Group IV

🕔17:45, 14.Apr 2021

The MSU OVT soybean locations were evaluated for disease during the 2020 season. Multiple diseases were evaluated at multiple locations and are provided in this post. Cercospora blight, frogeye leaf spot (when present), Septoria brown spot, southern blight, and target spot were the most commonly encountered diseases during the season. In addition, green stem was also evaluated at multiple locations.

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Seed Treatment Basics (Podcast)

Seed Treatment Basics (Podcast)

🕔13:06, 23.Feb 2021

Jason, Tom, and Don swap stories on cold weather, and then Tom and Don go deep on seed treatments.

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2021 Delta Ag Expo

2021 Delta Ag Expo

🕔08:48, 9.Feb 2021

The 2021 Delta Ag Expo will be held on February 17th, beginning at 8:30 am.  Due to ongoing renovations to the Ag Expo building in Cleveland, this year’s event will be held at the Capps Auditorium at the Delta Research

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2020: Response of Cotton Varieties to Inoculation with Xanthomonas citri pv. malvacearum, the Causal Organism of Bacterial Blight

2020: Response of Cotton Varieties to Inoculation with Xanthomonas citri pv. malvacearum, the Causal Organism of Bacterial Blight

🕔15:45, 30.Nov 2020

Response of the cotton varieties contained within the 2020 Official Variety Trial to bacterial blight following evaluations conducted on inoculated plots from Stoneville, MS are included in this blog post.

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UPDATE: 2020 Soybean Variety Demonstration Program Summary

UPDATE: 2020 Soybean Variety Demonstration Program Summary

🕔11:06, 23.Nov 2020

When previously posted, two locations from this year’s program had yet to be harvested. Since that time, harvest has been completed and the link below has been updated to reflect the addition of these data. As a reminder, the annual

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2020 Soybean Stem Canker Inoculated Variety Trial Evaluations

2020 Soybean Stem Canker Inoculated Variety Trial Evaluations

🕔15:41, 20.Nov 2020

The cultivars contained in the Mississippi State University Official Variety Trial (OVT), as well as several additional cultivars, were field-evaluated for their susceptibility/resistance to stem canker. Trials were conducted in Stoneville with toothpick-inoculated plants during the 2020 season. Tables contain the average of the field observations (on a 0-9 scale) as well as an assessment of resistance to stem canker (R, MR, MS, S) based on the evaluations conducted.

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2020 MSU Corn Hybrid Trial Disease Evaluations – Non-Irrigated Locations

2020 MSU Corn Hybrid Trial Disease Evaluations – Non-Irrigated Locations

🕔09:46, 20.Nov 2020

Non-irrigated locations containing the MSU official corn hybrid trials (OHT) were evaluated for foliar diseases during the 2020 season. Curvularia leaf spot and southern corn leaf blight were the two most commonly observed diseases. Little if any northern corn leaf blight (NCLB) was observed; however, where observed the evaluations were captured and are contained in the associated tables from each location. In addition, and when present, lodging was evaluated on a percent scale to capture any meaningful differences between hybrids. Presently, the evaluations from the non-irrigated locations (n=6) are included in the current post.

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2020 MSU Corn Hybrid Trial Disease Evaluations – Irrigated Locations

2020 MSU Corn Hybrid Trial Disease Evaluations – Irrigated Locations

🕔15:33, 16.Nov 2020

Locations containing the MSU official corn hybrid trials (OHT) were evaluated for foliar diseases during the 2020 season. Curvularia leaf spot and southern corn leaf blight were the two most commonly observed diseases. Little if any northern corn leaf blight (NCLB) was observed; however, where observed the evaluations were captured and are contained in the associated tables from each location. In addition, and when present, lodging was evaluated on a percent scale to capture any meaningful differences between hybrids. Presently, the evaluations from the irrigated locations (n=4) are included in the current post.

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Mississippi Soybean Rust Foliar Disease Update: September 5, 2020

Mississippi Soybean Rust Foliar Disease Update: September 5, 2020

🕔15:11, 5.Sep 2020

Soybean rust has been observed to be much more widespread throughout the MS soybean production area this year. Normally, soybean rust is a late-season disease that goes unnoticed and ends up being observed at growth stages when the disease does not likely reduce yield (R6.5+). Soybean rust has been observed for the last three weeks across MS in soybean fields that range from R5.5 to R7. In some specific parts of the state management options have already been suggested due to the rust pressure in adjacent fields.

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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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Soybean Diseases Issues in the Late Season (Podcast)

Soybean Diseases Issues in the Late Season (Podcast)

🕔13:30, 21.Aug 2020

Tom and Trent sit down with Bobby and Jason to Discuss where we are at with Late season soybean diseases and how to manage them

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Mississippi Crop Situation Podcast – Corn Episodes

Mississippi Crop Situation Podcast – Corn Episodes

🕔14:12, 18.Jul 2020

The corn agronomy guys are also recording Mississippi Crop Situation Podcasts. We are using this format to share our latest recommendations and issues we are finding in the Corn Verification Program and grower fields throughout the state.

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Corn Disease Update: July 12, 2020

Corn Disease Update: July 12, 2020

🕔19:59, 12.Jul 2020

The presence of foliar diseases in the MS corn production system has certainly increased over the past several weeks. In general, the presence of disease increases as the corn crop ages. Questions regarding common and southern rust, Curvularia leaf spot, Diplodia leaf streak, and Physoderma brown spot have been posed over the past several weeks. Information regarding the aforementioned diseases is contained in the current blog post.

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Corn Reproductive Stages and Their Management Implications

Corn Reproductive Stages and Their Management Implications

🕔13:01, 27.Jun 2020

Corn progresses through six stages as ears develop through reproductive growth stages. Identification of these stages can be helpful for timing development, making prudent management decisions and anticipating crop response to practices and environmental conditions.

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2019 Soybean OVT Foliar Disease Evaluations: Maturity Group V

2019 Soybean OVT Foliar Disease Evaluations: Maturity Group V

🕔15:36, 26.May 2020

The MSU OVT soybean locations were evaluated for disease during the 2019 season. Multiple diseases were evaluated at multiple locations and are provided in this post. Cercospora blight, frogeye leaf spot (when present), Septoria brown spot, southern blight, and target spot were the most commonly encountered diseases during the season.

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2019 Soybean OVT Foliar Disease Evaluations: Maturity Group IV

2019 Soybean OVT Foliar Disease Evaluations: Maturity Group IV

🕔15:07, 26.May 2020

The MSU OVT soybean locations were evaluated for disease during the 2019 season. Multiple diseases were evaluated at multiple locations and are provided in this post. Cercospora blight, frogeye leaf spot (when present), Septoria brown spot, southern blight, and target spot were the most commonly encountered diseases during the season.

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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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