Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 5, 2015. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Jimbo Burkhalter, Tallahatchie County “Plenty of rain this week kept us out of the field. Insect pressure is increasing in most crops.
In all trials, Armor DK 4744, a frogeye leaf spot susceptible soybean variety was used. Fungicide trials were conducted in Starkville (n=2) and Stoneville (n=6) in field situations where continuous soybean had been planted. The Starkville location was non-irrigated while
The term “yield enhancement” is a term that is meant to describe the combination of practices that are used to increase yields and quality of crops. In the past this term has been used almost exclusively in soybeans, but I
A series of field days will be held throughout Mississippi in 2015 which will highlight crops with new and developing herbicide and insect trait technologies. Field days will be held at the following locations: Dundee – Douglas and Chris Hood
An agronomic crops turn row talk will be held at Cliff Heaton farms, just east of the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 6 on July 9, 2015. The field day will be held in the cotton field on the
We are now beginning to get numerous calls from around the state about sugarcane aphid infestations. Populations range from very low to well above threshold with treatments becoming more common this week. At this time aphids are being found in the Hills and
Midsouth crop producers must use every available tool to get the most benefit from application of herbicides to control weeds, as well as ensure that applied herbicides are confined to the intended spray site. One of the unknown or oft-overlooked
Typically, southern corn rust turns up in Mississippi in late July/early August. However, with the general southern flow of air currents since the spring, this is no surprise to find it in scattered locations in early July.
Similar to defoliation, albeit with somewhat less pronounced effects if overdone, managing vegetative growth in cotton with PGR’s does involve some art as well as science.
Friday, July 3: USDA confirmed the market’s weather rumbling and on the heels of its June plantings report prices shot higher, taking the market across the 68 cent mark and