Heliothine Trap Counts, June 17, 2021

Heliothine Trap Counts, June 17, 2021 Updated

🕔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 Updated

🕔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 Updated

🕔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 Updated

🕔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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Early Season Insect Management Considerations in Peanuts

Early Season Insect Management Considerations in Peanuts Updated

🕔15:24, 7.May 2021

As peanut planting ramps up across the state, it is important to consider thrips management options.  North Carolina State University has a thrips predictor model on their climate webpage that predicts thrips infestation severity based on planting date.  The model

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RBSB Ditchbank Survey: Week of 5/3/21

RBSB Ditchbank Survey: Week of 5/3/21 Updated

🕔09:08, 7.May 2021

After finding low numbers of RBSB in the last couple weeks of sampling, we made an effort to really increase sample areas this week. Although most areas were zero to very low, we have a couple hot spots this week

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2021 Virtual Insect Scout Schools

2021 Virtual Insect Scout Schools Updated

🕔15:30, 3.May 2021

Due to the uncertainty of being allowed to hold face to face meetings during the early planning sessions for our Insect Scout Schools, we decided to pre-record the entire scout school for General Thresholds, Cotton, Corn, Grain Sorghum, and Soybean

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RBSB Ditchbank Survey: Week of 4/26/21

RBSB Ditchbank Survey: Week of 4/26/21 Updated

🕔09:28, 30.Apr 2021

As we move through the last week of April, we are finding RBSB in some locations in crimson clover. I have added the same time period for last year to give some perspective as to our numbers this year. Although,

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Mississippi Cotton Early Season Management Considerations 2021

Mississippi Cotton Early Season Management Considerations 2021 Updated

🕔14:46, 29.Apr 2021

Mississippi Cotton Early Season Management Considerations

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Insecticide Seed Treatments in Rice 2021

Insecticide Seed Treatments in Rice 2021 Updated

🕔16:12, 22.Apr 2021

A lot of rice has been planted in the state over the last couple of weeks and most of it had an insecticide seed treatment as we recommend.  The most common insecticide seed treatments in rice are one of the

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RBSB Ditchbank Survey: Week of 4/19/21

RBSB Ditchbank Survey: Week of 4/19/21 Updated

🕔08:44, 22.Apr 2021

*Each week we sample, we will add to the previous weeks post with updated map and new counties Over the next few weeks we will be posting RBSB Ditchbank survey information. Although we feel that we had a cold enough

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Insecticide Seed Treatments in MS Soybeans: Do They Pay?

Insecticide Seed Treatments in MS Soybeans: Do They Pay? Updated

🕔13:55, 19.Apr 2021

We have over 15 years of experience testing insecticide seed treatments in soybeans in Mississippi and have developed an extensive data set over the years of potential benefits to soybean farmers. I am a firm believer that the choice to

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Should We Treat Stink Bugs in Wheat?

Should We Treat Stink Bugs in Wheat? Updated

🕔07:57, 19.Apr 2021

Over the last week or so we have a few calls coming in about stink bugs in heading wheat. It is not uncommon to find stink bugs in wheat after head emergence. However, it takes extremely high numbers to cause

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Seed Treatment Basics (Podcast)

Seed Treatment Basics (Podcast) Updated

🕔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 Updated

🕔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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Time of Day Sampling and Stink Bugs

Time of Day Sampling and Stink Bugs Updated

🕔09:33, 4.Sep 2020

This is some old data from 2007 but it is still relevant today. How does time of day effect stink bug populations? When this small test was conducted we did not have redbanded stink bugs in our system but I

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Heliothine Trap Catches, August 27, 2020

Heliothine Trap Catches, August 27, 2020 Updated

🕔08:33, 27.Aug 2020

Bollworm moth catches for this week remained about average while tobacco budworm moth catches were very low.

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Identifying Late Season Soybean Growth Stages

Identifying Late Season Soybean Growth Stages Updated

🕔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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REDBAND round #2 (Podcast)

REDBAND round #2 (Podcast) Updated

🕔13:29, 21.Aug 2020

Angus, Don, and Whitney sit down with Jason and Bobby to discuss how to manage Redbanded Stinkbugs at R6 and Beyond as well as how to approach late infestations of Kudzu Bug.

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Heliothine Trap Catches, August 20, 2020

Heliothine Trap Catches, August 20, 2020 Updated

🕔09:43, 21.Aug 2020

Average bollworm trap catches for the week were at or below average for this time of year, while tobacco budworm catches remained very low this week.

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Heliothine Trap Catches, August 13, 2020

Heliothine Trap Catches, August 13, 2020 Updated

🕔16:35, 14.Aug 2020

Average bollworm moths per trap for this week were similar to last week and a little low for this time of year. Tobacco budworm moth catches were 0 in all traps except for 1 trap in Noxubee County.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps, August 8, 2020

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps, August 8, 2020 Updated

🕔01:07, 8.Aug 2020

Although most corn across the state is beyond the susceptible stage, southwestern corn borer traps were very high in some counties with multiple traps exceeding 100 moths per trap.

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Can you smell what Don is cooking?- All about red bands. Podcast Updated

🕔07:13, 7.Aug 2020

The Entomology Team discuss all aspects of Stink Bug Management.

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Massive Egg Lay Management in Late Cotton- Podcast

Massive Egg Lay Management in Late Cotton- Podcast Updated

🕔07:11, 7.Aug 2020

The Entomology Team sits down with Bobby to discuss how to manage Bollworms larvae in late cotton

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