Intrepid 2F Approved for a Crisis Exemption to Control Fall Armyworm on Rice in Mississippi

Intrepid 2F Approved for a Crisis Exemption to Control Fall Armyworm on Rice in Mississippi

🕔14:57, 28.Jul 2021

A crisis Exemption for Intrepid 2F (methoxyfeonzide) has been approved in Mississippi to control fall armyworms in rice.  We had received numerous reports of unacceptable control of fall armyworms with pyrethroids in late June and early July across the state. 

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 24, 2021

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 24, 2021

🕔04:38, 24.Jul 2021

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Heliothine Trap Catches, July 23, 2021

Heliothine Trap Catches, July 23, 2021

🕔17:39, 23.Jul 2021

Bollworm pheromone trap catches were up sharply in the Delta region this week while the bollworm traps in Northeast MS were down slightly.

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Southwestern Corn Borer – July 17, 2021

Southwestern Corn Borer – July 17, 2021

🕔22:11, 16.Jul 2021

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Heliothine Trap Catches, July 16, 2021

Heliothine Trap Catches, July 16, 2021

🕔14:03, 16.Jul 2021

Bollworm and tobacco budworm moth trap pheromone catches increased this week at most locations. However, trap catches are still below normal for this time of year for both species.

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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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Bollworm Management in Early Bloom Cotton

Bollworm Management in Early Bloom Cotton

🕔15:49, 14.Jul 2021

There are reports of bollworm eggs starting to show up and in some areas are at or above egg threshold. In a normal year, the bollworm flight generally begins around July 4th and peaks about the 15th.  That timeline would

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ThryvOn Cotton (Podcast)

ThryvOn Cotton (Podcast)

🕔15:14, 13.Jul 2021

ngus Catchot sits down in the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to talk with Whitney, Jason, and Tom about ThryvOn cotton.  ThryvOn is a new insect trait with activity against thrips and plant bugs, which is in the final

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 10, 2021

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 10, 2021

🕔06:23, 10.Jul 2021

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Sugarcane Aphid Management

Sugarcane Aphid Management

🕔07:27, 9.Jul 2021

We are beginning to get a few reports of  sugarcane aphid in the state. Sugarcane aphid have the potential to cause significant yield losses if left untreated or if timely applications aren’t made. Aphids detected at low levels will often

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Sorghum Midge Scouting and Management

Sorghum Midge Scouting and Management

🕔07:12, 9.Jul 2021

Often times, people think scouting for midge is difficult, mostly due to a lack of confidence. However, if you know what you are looking for and not finding anything, the likelihood is they simply aren’t there. High numbers of midge

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Heliothine Moth Trap Catches, July 8, 2021

Heliothine Moth Trap Catches, July 8, 2021

🕔17:12, 8.Jul 2021

Bollworm moth catches in pheromone traps were similar or lower than last week, and continue to be lower than long-term average catches. However isolated traps sometimes catch large numbers of moths, so while the overall state should not have a

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 3, 2021

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 3, 2021

🕔11:14, 3.Jul 2021

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Heliothine Trap Catches, July 2, 2021

Heliothine Trap Catches, July 2, 2021

🕔14:15, 2.Jul 2021

Bollworm and tobacco budworm moth catches continued to be average to below average this week in all locations. However, as corn matures past the point where it is attractive to bollworms, more of these moths will begin laying their eggs

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Alert: Poor Control of Fall Armyworm Across the State – Soybean and Rice

Alert: Poor Control of Fall Armyworm Across the State – Soybean and Rice

🕔11:10, 26.Jun 2021

We have had numerous calls over the last week or two about poor control of fall armyworm with pyrethroids.  They started in the southern part of the state and have rapidly expanded north.  The assumption has been that we are

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 26, 2021

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 26, 2021

🕔09:47, 26.Jun 2021

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Heliothine Pheromone Trap Catches, June 24, 2021

Heliothine Pheromone Trap Catches, June 24, 2021

🕔16:09, 24.Jun 2021

Bollworm moth catches were up slightly from last week in the Delta region but down in the Hills region. Overall, both bollworm and tobacco budworm moth catches were below average for the week.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 19, 2021

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 19, 2021

🕔07:12, 19.Jun 2021

Corn borer trap numbers were variable and fairly low throughout the state this week.

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Impact of Effective Thrips Management.

Impact of Effective Thrips Management.

🕔11:46, 18.Jun 2021

Not much has changed in regard to foliar thrips management in cotton. There are still limited options which include acephate, Bidrin, Dimethoate, Intrepid Edge, and Radiant.  These products provide various amount of control and in some area of the Midsouth

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Heliothine Trap Counts, June 17, 2021

Heliothine Trap Counts, June 17, 2021

🕔15:19, 17.Jun 2021

Bollworm and tobacco budworm moth catches were both up slightly during the last week at most locations. Densities are much lower than last year at this time. Compared to long-term averages, bollworm catches are low in the Delta region and

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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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