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    Mississippi: Crops Report From Consultant Tucker Miller

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    By Tucker Miller, Independent Consultant, Drew, Mississippi

    Cotton:

    • Ranges from 6 node (pin head square) to 19 nodes and peak bloom, with an average of 17 nodes. Moisture has been abundant, with 2.5 to 3.5 inches received Friday.
    • Most cotton looks good, with the exception of the bottoms, which are stunted and yellow. Most of our cotton has received 3 plant bug applications, with some next to corn getting 4 to 5 apps. We have been using acephate and imadacloprid with Diamond in the mix.
    • Spider mites and aphids are on the increase as well as heliothine eggs. We will be applying bifenthrin plus Transform plus a miticide on a lot of acres this week.
    • Most of our Pix is out now, with a few spots requiring another shot. Pix applications have been a problem with the crop not being uniform. We will be applying Prevathon to our non-Bt cotton, along with a plant bug material when the weather clears up. Picked up 10% eggs and a few small worms today (7/19).

    Corn:

    • Most of the corn is denting now. Corn planted on May 6 is our latest corn. We sprayed this corn 7 to 10 days with a fungicide plus Intrepid. Disease has been low overall, with a few spots of southern rust seen.
    • A lot of our corn has enough moisture to make it to the finish. This should be a good crop.

    Milo:

    • Most of our milo is heading now, with the exception of the late-planted fields. We applied Beseige last week for midge and head worms to the heading milo. We’ve sprayed all of our milo at some point for armyworms.

    Soybeans:

    • Most of our beans are at R5 to R5.5. Wheat beans are rung from 1 to 3 trifoliate leaves. We sprayed a lot of wheat beans for armyworms last week.
    • Our older beans have all been sprayed for frogeye.
    • Insect pressure has been very low, with the exception of a small acreage with a threshold of stink bugs that we sprayed a few days ago.
    • Still no pod feeders or loopers showing up. Dectis, threecornered alfalfa hoppers, cloverworms, beanleaf beetles and grape colapsis are all present in low numbers. It appears to be a good crop.

    Peanuts:

    • We applied our white mold shot last week. Insect pressure has been low. Peanuts look good. Plants are lapped up now. All of our Cadre went out for layby and was rained in.
    • We also got rain last week to activate the fungicide. We have been lucky.

    Vegetables:

    • Still no problems with the diamondback in our collards and cabbage like we had last year. We have been on a strict program this year using Radiant, Xentari and Avaunt. So far, so good. Transplants are still going out, so we still have a ways to go.

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