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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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When is it Safe to Apply a Harvest Aid to Sorghum?

When is it Safe to Apply a Harvest Aid to Sorghum?

🕔11:59, 7.Aug 2021

Many Midsouth growers apply a harvest aid to sorghum to facilitate combine efficiency. Although it is possible to harvest sorghum without using a harvest aid, understanding the benefits of usage, along with potential issues, will help you implement a practical plan that will enhance your sorghum harvest.

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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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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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RBSB Ditchbank Survey: Week of 5/3/21

RBSB Ditchbank Survey: Week of 5/3/21

🕔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

🕔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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Video – How to Identify Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

Video – How to Identify Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

🕔09:25, 1.May 2021

This is a video showing the methods used to determine the vegetative growth stages of corn or sorghum in the field. Further information can be found in the accompanying Mississippi Crop Situation blog article.

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RBSB Ditchbank Survey: Week of 4/26/21

RBSB Ditchbank Survey: Week of 4/26/21

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

RBSB Ditchbank Survey: Week of 4/19/21

🕔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?

🕔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?

🕔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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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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2020 Row Crop Short Course – Cancelled

2020 Row Crop Short Course – Cancelled

🕔14:51, 15.Oct 2020

It is with great regret that we have cancelled the 2020 Row Crop Short Course at Mississippi State University.  Due to the global pandemic, we see no viable way to conduct this event.  Our team did not make this decision

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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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Time of Day Sampling and Stink Bugs

Time of Day Sampling and Stink Bugs

🕔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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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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Redbanded Stink Bug Survey: Week of 4/27/20

Redbanded Stink Bug Survey: Week of 4/27/20

🕔14:49, 1.May 2020

We have sampled enough areas at this point to feel reasonably certain that some areas will experience issues with RBSB this season. To what extent is yet to be determined. We will likely not continue the weekly surveys in weeks

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Redbanded Stink Bug Survey: Week of 4/20/20

Redbanded Stink Bug Survey: Week of 4/20/20

🕔13:52, 24.Apr 2020

*Each week we sample, we will add to the previous weeks post with updated map and new counties This year has been unusual to say the least with the COVID-19 outbreak. During this time, worker availability has become our limiting

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True Armyworms in Corn

True Armyworms in Corn

🕔07:34, 9.Apr 2020

We have gotten numerous calls over the last week about true armyworms in seedling corn. Although this is not extremely unusual, the widespread occurrence of high true armyworm numbers across the southern region in wheat and corn (and grass in

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Redbanded Stink Bug Survey 4/6/20

Redbanded Stink Bug Survey 4/6/20

🕔07:20, 9.Apr 2020

*Each week we sample, we will add to the previous weeks post with updated map and new counties This year has been unusual to say the least with the COVID-19 outbreak. During this time, worker availability has become our limiting

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Redbanded Stink Bug Survey 4/2/20

Redbanded Stink Bug Survey 4/2/20

🕔09:12, 2.Apr 2020

This year has been unusual to say the least with the COVID-19 outbreak. During this time, worker availability has become our limiting factor.  It has ultimately limited our ability to conduct as many state wide surveys with student workers at

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2019 MSU Corn Hybrid Trial Disease Evaluations NON-irrigated Locations

2019 MSU Corn Hybrid Trial Disease Evaluations NON-irrigated Locations

🕔14:26, 15.Nov 2019

Locations containing the MSU official corn hybrid trials (OHT) were evaluated for foliar diseases during the 2019 season. Curvularia leaf spot and northern corn leaf blight (NCLB) were the two most commonly observed diseases. Presently, the evaluations from the non-irrigated locations (n=4) are included in the current post. The irrigated locations (n=4) will be posted at a later date.

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Free Mississippi Soybean Nematode Testing Through August 2020

Free Mississippi Soybean Nematode Testing Through August 2020

🕔08:44, 5.Oct 2019

The Plant Diagnostic Lab is offering free nematode testing for Mississippi soybean fields through August 30, 2020. The free testing, offered as a portion of a check-off funded project by the United Soybean Board, has been expanded to include all plant parasitic nematodes of soybean, not just soybean cyst nematode (SCN).

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Use the CCA App to Get Your CEUs

Use the CCA App to Get Your CEUs

🕔11:06, 3.Oct 2019

Although it has been a little warm, winter meeting season is approaching. Certified Crop Advisers can be prepared to get the proper credit for their CEU’s. Do this before the meetings. #mscrops

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