How to Determine Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

How to Determine Corn Vegetative Growth Stages Updated

🕔11:55, 17.May 2024

Vegetative growth stages of corn are determined by counting the number of fully emerged leaves with leaf collars present. It is important to appreciate this methodology since it is a basis for timing many management practices, including herbicide application, sidedress fertilizer, and others.

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Identifying Wheat Growth Stages using the Feekes Scale

Identifying Wheat Growth Stages using the Feekes Scale Updated

🕔08:16, 29.Feb 2024

The Feekes scale is likely the most commonly used system to describe wheat and other small grain’s growth and development stages. Understanding of wheat plant development is important so that you may better time management inputs to optimize crop response. This article helps you identify specific wheat growth stages.

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Registration Reminder: 2023 MSU Row Crop Short Course

Registration Reminder: 2023 MSU Row Crop Short Course Updated

🕔14:19, 10.Nov 2023

2023 MSU Row Crop Short Course December 4-6 Cotton Mill Conference Center Starkville, MS   Meeting Registration: Preregistration ends on November 21. Registration after November 21, including at the door during the event, will be $40 per person. The following

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2023 MSU Row Crop Short Course Registration and Hotel Information

2023 MSU Row Crop Short Course Registration and Hotel Information Updated

🕔18:20, 6.Oct 2023

2023 MSU Row Crop Short Course December 4-6 Cotton Mill Conference Center Starkville, MS   Meeting Registration: Preregistration ends on November 21. Registration after November 21, including at the door during the event, will be $40 per person. The following

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Heliothine Trap Counts, September 14, 2023

Heliothine Trap Counts, September 14, 2023 Updated

🕔08:10, 14.Sep 2023

Bollworm moth pheromone trap catches varied depending on the region of the state. While trap catches in all counties in the Northeastern part of the state were down to single digits this week, catches in the Delta region were up

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Heliothine Trap Counts, September 7, 2023

Heliothine Trap Counts, September 7, 2023 Updated

🕔08:36, 7.Sep 2023

Bollworm moth pheromone trap counts dropped some from last week to levels about average for this time of year. While overall insect pressure is not extremely high at this time, the number of fields that are attractive to bollworms are

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Heliothine Trap Counts, August 31, 2023

Heliothine Trap Counts, August 31, 2023 Updated

🕔16:52, 31.Aug 2023

Overall bollworm trap counts dropped slightly this week from last week, but this varied greatly by county with Lowndes county nearly tripling its counts while Sunflower county had less than 25% as many this week compared to last week. Compared

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Heliothine Trap Counts, August 24, 2023

Heliothine Trap Counts, August 24, 2023 Updated

🕔17:05, 24.Aug 2023

Bollworm moth pheromone trap counts were relatively stable from last week to this week, with catches rising in some counties and falling in others. Tobacco budworm catches remained low, with no moths caught in the Northeast MS counties this week

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Heliothine Trap Counts, August 17, 2023

Heliothine Trap Counts, August 17, 2023 Updated

🕔07:00, 17.Aug 2023

Bollworm moth pheromone trap counts rose modestly in most counties this week in both the Northeast and Delta regions. The moth catches in all counties were higher than the 10-year average, especially in the Delta region, so bollworm pressure in

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Heliothine Trap Counts, August 11, 2023

Heliothine Trap Counts, August 11, 2023 Updated

🕔17:03, 11.Aug 2023

Bollworm trap counts were steady or lower in every county this week, which indicates that we are past the peak emergence from the generation that developed in corn. However, there were still plenty of moths caught, so significant egg pressure

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Corn Borer Trap Counts – Week ending 7/29/2023

Corn Borer Trap Counts – Week ending 7/29/2023 Updated

🕔13:27, 29.Jul 2023

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Heliothine Trap Counts, July 27, 2023

Heliothine Trap Counts, July 27, 2023 Updated

🕔07:29, 28.Jul 2023

Bollworm pheromone trap counts were largely higher this week than last, with catches high enough to generate substantial bollworm pressure in susceptible fields. Tobacco budworm pressure was moderate in the Delta, but light in Northeast MS.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – Week ending 7/22/2023

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – Week ending 7/22/2023 Updated

🕔13:22, 22.Jul 2023

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MS Ag Industry Council – 2023 Row Crop Update

MS Ag Industry Council – 2023 Row Crop Update Updated

🕔21:41, 21.Jul 2023

We welcome you to attend the Row Crop Update at the 2023 Mississippi Agricultural Industry Council Annual Convention. This event is hosted at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama on Wednesday, July 26 starting at 8:00am.

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Heliothine Trap Counts, July 21, 2023

Heliothine Trap Counts, July 21, 2023 Updated

🕔11:13, 21.Jul 2023

Corn earworm pheromone trap counts were average to above average for this time of year while tobacco budworm trap catches were about average overall for the week. With this number of moths flying, you should expect to have Heliothine eggs

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Rice Stink Bug – Endigo ZCX Section 18 in Rice

Rice Stink Bug – Endigo ZCX Section 18 in Rice Updated

🕔17:00, 14.Jul 2023

Rice stink bug infestations in heading rice have increased considerably this week.  With the status of pyrethroid resistance in rice stink bug, these products are not the best option especially if infestation levels are high.  Tenchu 20SG has provided good

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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – Week Ending 7/8/2023

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – Week Ending 7/8/2023 Updated

🕔08:31, 8.Jul 2023

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2023 Bollworm Management Decisions for Cotton

2023 Bollworm Management Decisions for Cotton Updated

🕔09:56, 6.Jul 2023

As expected and right on time, bollworm moths have started trickling into cotton fields across the state. I would imagine since Deltapine 1646 (Bollgard 2) is actively being phased out, 3-gene cotton varieties (Bollgard 3, Widestrike 3, Twinlink Plus) are

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 1, 2023

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – July 1, 2023 Updated

🕔09:08, 1.Jul 2023

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 24, 2023

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 24, 2023 Updated

🕔11:07, 24.Jun 2023

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Identifying Corn Reproductive Stages and Management Implications

Identifying Corn Reproductive Stages and Management Implications Updated

🕔11:47, 10.Jun 2023

Corn progresses through six stages as ears develop through reproductive growth stages. Identification of these stages can help time development, make prudent decisions and anticipate crop response to management practices and environmental conditions.

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Heliothine Trap Counts, June 8, 2023

Heliothine Trap Counts, June 8, 2023 Updated

🕔08:17, 8.Jun 2023

As has been done for many years, pheromone traps for bollworm and tobacco budworm have been placed in numerous fields around Mississippi to give people an overview of the overall moth pressure from these two major pests. The data are

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Upcoming Row Crop Extension Meetings

Upcoming Row Crop Extension Meetings Updated

🕔16:22, 10.Feb 2023

Mississippi State University Extension will be hosting several county row crop meetings this month. Each meeting will cover issues specific to the region including management topics on agronomics, insects, weeds, diseases, and economics. A meal will be provided at each

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Heliothine Trap Catches, September 16, 2022

Heliothine Trap Catches, September 16, 2022 Updated

🕔07:58, 16.Sep 2022

Pheromone trap catches of bollworm and tobacco budworm moths were down this week to more typical levels for this time of year. This is the last week that trap catches will be reported for this year. If you think that

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Heliothine Pheromone Trap Catches, September 9, 2022

Heliothine Pheromone Trap Catches, September 9, 2022 Updated

🕔09:06, 9.Sep 2022

Bollworm moth trap catches rose this week and were very high for this time of year. While most crops are matured past the point where they are susceptible to bollworm feeding, any remaining late crops that are still susceptible could

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