Podcast: Spider Mite Management and Rainfastness of Insecticides

Podcast: Spider Mite Management and Rainfastness of Insecticides

🕔14:33, 16.Jul 2019

This podcast discusses spider mite management and rainfastness of insecticide. Click the icon below to listen.

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MS Ag Industry Council – 2019 Row Crop Update

MS Ag Industry Council – 2019 Row Crop Update

🕔11:23, 13.Jul 2019

We welcome you to attend the Row Crop Update at the 2019 Mississippi Agricultural Industry Council Annual Convention. This event is hosted at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama on Wednesday, July 24 starting at 8:00am.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 12, 2019

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 12, 2019

🕔08:40, 13.Jul 2019

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Corn Reproductive Stages and Their Management Implications

Corn Reproductive Stages and Their Management Implications

🕔15:47, 11.Jul 2019

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

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Bollworm Management in Cotton: 2019 Guidelines

Bollworm Management in Cotton: 2019 Guidelines

🕔14:59, 10.Jul 2019

As we write this article, July 10, 2019, there are only sporadic reports of bollworm eggs beginning to show up in MS cotton. Generally the first big bollworm flight begins around the week of July 4 and peaks around July

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Heliothine Trap Counts, July 5, 2019

Heliothine Trap Counts, July 5, 2019

🕔15:50, 8.Jul 2019

Bollworm moth trap counts rose in all counties except Noxubee, which was extremely high last week. Most corn is no longer attractive to bollworm moths, so these moths are likely to lay most of their eggs in cotton and soybean.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 5, 2019

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 5, 2019

🕔20:08, 6.Jul 2019

Several traps exceeded thresholds for the week ending on July 5. As a reminder, our current thresholds are 50 southwestern corn borer moths within a weeks time for corn that has not yet tasseled.  From tassel to dent, the threshold

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Podcast: Week of 6/24/19 Insect Pest Update in Cotton and Soybean

Podcast: Week of 6/24/19 Insect Pest Update in Cotton and Soybean

🕔07:21, 29.Jun 2019

Angus Catchot, Jeff Gore, and Don Cook discuss the current situation with insect pests in cotton and soybean for the week of June 24, 2019. Click the image below to listen to the podcast.  

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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – June 28, 2019

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – June 28, 2019

🕔20:55, 28.Jun 2019

Southwestern corn borer trap numbers are starting to increase in some areas of the state. Scouting should be intensified over the next couple of weeks.  It is likely some fields will reach threshold numbers over the next 10 days to

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Heliothine Trap Counts, June 28, 2019

Heliothine Trap Counts, June 28, 2019

🕔18:14, 28.Jun 2019

Bollworm and tobacco budworm moth catches in pheromone traps were very high in Noxubee County, but low to average in all other regions. I have been finding an unusually large number of yellow-striped armyworms in my pheromone traps the last

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 21, 2019

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 21, 2019

🕔19:22, 21.Jun 2019

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Heliothine Trap Catches, June 21, 2019

Heliothine Trap Catches, June 21, 2019 Updated

🕔06:27, 21.Jun 2019

This week’s pheromone trap catches of adult bollworm moths were similar to last week, which are similar to historic levels in NE Mississippi, but much lower than typical in the MS Delta region. Tobacco budworm catches remained low except for 2

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Podcast: Early Season Insect Management in Cotton

Podcast: Early Season Insect Management in Cotton

🕔13:03, 19.Jun 2019

This podcast discusses threecornered alfalfa hoppers, thrips, and aphids in cotton. Please click the icon below to listen to the podcast.

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Heliothine Trap Counts, June 14, 2019

Heliothine Trap Counts, June 14, 2019

🕔13:05, 14.Jun 2019

Bollworm moth trap catches changed little from last week and were similar to or lower than long term average catches for the week. Tobacco budworm moth catches were slightly higher this week than last week, but were still lower than

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Threecornered Alfalfa Hoppers Damaging Young Cotton

Threecornered Alfalfa Hoppers Damaging Young Cotton Updated

🕔08:49, 13.Jun 2019

I have had quite a few calls this year about threecornered alfalfa hoppers in cotton. There have been a few treatments on limited acres to date.  In the past damage has usually been confined to field borders, but again this

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Assessing Adult Plant Bug Control Migrating Into Cotton

Assessing Adult Plant Bug Control Migrating Into Cotton Updated

🕔08:31, 13.Jun 2019

Square retention is a critical component of early season plant bug management.  I would strongly encourage you to take square retention counts along with your sweep net counts prior to bloom. Not only does this help in the decision making

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Heliothine Trap Counts, June 7, 2019

Heliothine Trap Counts, June 7, 2019

🕔09:43, 7.Jun 2019

Pheromone traps in the Delta caught about twice as many bollworm moths this week compared to last week while bollworm trap counts in the Northeastern counties declined. Both regions were still lower than last year and long-term average catches. Tobacco

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How to Determine Growth Stages of Young Corn or Sorghum

How to Determine Growth Stages of Young Corn or Sorghum

🕔11:33, 25.May 2019

Vegetative growth stages of corn or sorghum are determined by counting the number of fully emerged leaves with leaf collars present. This methodology can be used to anticipate growth and determine appropriate timing of many management decisions, including herbicide application, sidedress fertilizer, etc….

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Management of Slugs in MS Row Crops: Podcast

Management of Slugs in MS Row Crops: Podcast

🕔07:17, 24.May 2019

Click to listen Management of Slugs in MS Row Crops Podcast

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Impact of Rainfall on Insecticide Seed Treatments in Rice

Impact of Rainfall on Insecticide Seed Treatments in Rice

🕔18:11, 10.May 2019

The 2019 planting season has gotten off to a rough start with all of the rain. Today (Thursday May 9), we have gotten well over 4 inches of rain in the last 24 hours in Stoneville and a lot of

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2019 Agronomic Crop Scout Schools

2019 Agronomic Crop Scout Schools

🕔09:46, 9.May 2019

Mississippi State University will be hosting 2 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, and herbicide symptomology.

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Bifenthrin Alternatives for Brown Stink Bugs in Corn?

Bifenthrin Alternatives for Brown Stink Bugs in Corn?

🕔07:46, 9.May 2019

Brown stink bugs have been treated on a fair number of acres of corn in the Delta this year. With the loss of Methyl, there are not a lot of good choices to control this pest in corn. We are

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Brown Stink Bugs in Seedling Corn

Brown Stink Bugs in Seedling Corn Updated

🕔14:00, 25.Apr 2019

Over the last couple days we have begin to receive a few calls about brown stink bugs in seedling corn in the Delta region of the state. Stink bugs attack corn by feeding through the side of the stem or

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Podcast: Cotton Seed Treatments and 2019 Insect Pest Predictions

Podcast: Cotton Seed Treatments and 2019 Insect Pest Predictions

🕔07:55, 25.Apr 2019

In this podcast, Angus Catchot, Jeff Gore, and special guest, Crop Consultant, Jeff North discuss cotton insecticide seed treatments and give some predictions on pest problems growers may face in 2019. Click Icon Below to Listen

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Pesticide Calibration Made Easy

Pesticide Calibration Made Easy Updated

🕔08:00, 24.Apr 2019

Proper calibration of agricultural pesticide application equipment can mean the difference in control or failure of a pesticide against the targeted pest and potentially thousands of dollars of savings to the grower. Many growers are now using rate controllers; however,

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