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2019 MSU Corn Hybrid Trial Disease Evaluations

2019 MSU Corn Hybrid Trial Disease Evaluations

🕔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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Podcast: Cotton Insect Update 7/31/19

Podcast: Cotton Insect Update 7/31/19

🕔06:31, 2.Aug 2019

Click the icon below to listen to the latest podcast where Angus Catchot, Jeff Gore, and Don Cook discuss the current insect situation in cotton around the state.

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Cotton Leafroll Dwarf Virus: First Report in MS in 2019, Identification and Management Considerations

Cotton Leafroll Dwarf Virus: First Report in MS in 2019, Identification and Management Considerations

🕔10:51, 24.Jul 2019

A lot of information regarding a new cotton virus, cotton leafroll dwarf virus (CLRDV), has been swirling around the internet since last fall. A low number of CLRDV-positive samples were detected from Coahoma County, MS last week. The current blog post contains information regarding the virus.

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The Principles of Plant Pathology: The Response of the Host

The Principles of Plant Pathology: The Response of the Host

🕔11:37, 18.Jun 2019

Plant pathogens require a specific set of factors to occur within a given period of time for disease to occur. Oftentimes the disease triangle is the main image behind plant pathology, when a susceptible host, plant pathogenic organism and the environment work together to cause a plant disease. Even though the environment is most often considered the main factor behind the occurrence of plant diseases, the host and the response of the host can also be factored into the occurrence of plant diseases. Defining the different responses of the host (e.g., susceptible versus resistant) is important to understand the level of disease that can occur on a given host.

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2018 Soybean OVT Foliar Disease Evaluations: Maturity Group V

2018 Soybean OVT Foliar Disease Evaluations: Maturity Group V

🕔07:51, 16.Jun 2019

The MSU OVT soybean locations were evaluated for disease during the 2018 season. Multiple diseases were evaluated at multiple locations and are provided in this post. Cercospora blight, Septoria brown spot, southern blight, and target spot were the most commonly encountered diseases during the season.

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Corn Disease Update: June 14, 2019

Corn Disease Update: June 14, 2019

🕔11:51, 15.Jun 2019

Most of the corn disease questions over the past week to 10 days have had to do with diseases in the lower canopy. Common rust has been one of the most commonly observed diseases and continues to be observed once plants reach reproductive growth stages.

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Video – How to Identify Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

Video – How to Identify Corn Vegetative Growth Stages

🕔11:40, 25.May 2019

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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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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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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FREE Soybean Cyst Nematode Testing Through August 30, 2019

FREE Soybean Cyst Nematode Testing Through August 30, 2019

🕔11:59, 29.Mar 2019

The Mississippi State University Extension Service is offering free Soybean Cyst Nematode testing through August 30, 2019. For details click the links below. Soybean Cyst Nematode Sample Submission Form SCOUTING AND SOIL TESTING FOR SOYBEAN CYST NEMATODE

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Potato Leafhoppers in Soybean

Potato Leafhoppers in Soybean

🕔09:13, 28.Jun 2018

Every few years we have a surge of potato leafhopper calls in soybean in MS. This is one of those years. Potato leafhoppers strongly prefer smooth leaf soybean varieties and I suspect that the calls increase on years where popular

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Corn Disease Update: June 26, 2018

Corn Disease Update: June 26, 2018

🕔18:28, 26.Jun 2018

Over the past week the corn disease situation in MS has changed. Several foliar diseases are starting to be observed in our production system. However, the vast majority of the leaf spots present are not yield-limiting issues.

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Common Questions, Myths, and Facts About Soybean Insect Control in MS

Common Questions, Myths, and Facts About Soybean Insect Control in MS

🕔09:43, 15.Jun 2018

This is a recycled article from 2012 and slightly updated but it fits well with recent calls. Sentences in italics have been added or updated since original posting. We have some of the earliest beans that are R3/R4 getting fungicide applications

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Reminder: 2018 Agronomic Scout School Dates

Reminder: 2018 Agronomic Scout School Dates Updated

🕔12:00, 18.May 2018

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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Redbanded Stink Bug Ditch Bank Survey 4/15/2018

Redbanded Stink Bug Ditch Bank Survey 4/15/2018

🕔08:42, 18.Apr 2018

In 2017, we were able to accurately predict the threat of RBSB based on sampling ditch banks in the spring. Every year we sample ditch banks across the state to make collections of various insect pests. With most pests, such

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Cool, Wet Weather, and Residue Brings Slugs

Cool, Wet Weather, and Residue Brings Slugs

🕔09:20, 10.Apr 2018

I have recently received a few call about slugs in corn. I suspect this will increase in more crops as planting continues and they begin to emerge. Slug problems usually start on corn first, then move to soybeans, then cotton in our area.

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Cotton Target Spot: 2017 Lucedale OVT Disease Rating Results

Cotton Target Spot: 2017 Lucedale OVT Disease Rating Results

🕔11:42, 27.Jan 2018

Observations of target spot were made in the MSU OVT location conducted in Lucedale, MS during 2017. Included in this blog post are the observations of disease on leaves as well as the percent defoliation from all 52 varieties included.

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2018 County Extension Meeting Schedule

2018 County Extension Meeting Schedule

🕔08:55, 21.Dec 2017

The Mississippi State University Extension Service will be hosting a number of county row crop extension meetings in the spring of 2018. Each meeting will cover issues specific to the area and will provide information on weeds, insects, disease, economics,

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2017 North MS Maturity Group IV and V Variety Trial Report

2017 North MS Maturity Group IV and V Variety Trial Report

🕔10:46, 13.Dec 2017

A Maturity Group IV and V variety trial was conducted in Verona, MS at the NMREC during the 2017 season. Yield and disease data are included in the attached report for all entries contained in the trial (RoundUp, Conventional and LibertyLink).

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Soybean Stem Canker: 2017 Visual Observations from the Clarksdale OVT

Soybean Stem Canker: 2017 Visual Observations from the Clarksdale OVT

🕔09:13, 19.Nov 2017

Over the past several weeks numerous comments have been made regarding the validity of the harvested yield data from the Clarksdale OVT location. Several varieties were observed to be “poor performers” based on low yield. The Clarksdale OVT was observed to contain severe stem canker in multiple variety entries. The current blog post contains comparisons between the visual observations of stem canker (0-9 scale) and harvested yield from the 2017 MSU OVT entries at the Clarksdale location.

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Foliar Soybean Disease Update: August 19, 2017

Foliar Soybean Disease Update: August 19, 2017

🕔10:50, 19.Aug 2017

The disease situation in MS soybean fields has certainly increased over the past 7-14 days. Active aerial web blight, Cercospora blight, soybean rust, and target spot remain the most commonly observed diseases over much of the production area.

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