Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 21, 2016. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Jimbo Burkhalter, Tallahatchie County “Scattered showers covered the county last week giving relief to all crops, pastures, & hay fields. Cooler temperatures
Anthracnose, Septoria brown spot, target spot, and soybean rust are currently the major problem diseases for Mississippi soybean growers with ongoing favorable development conditions.
Proper identification of late season soybean growth stages will assist with decisions to be made regarding late season management termination (i.e. insecticide termination, irrigation termination) as well as preparation for harvest aid applications.
Several calls have come in over the last week regarding soybean harvest aid options for various scenarios.
Numerous calls have been received in the past week regarding the initiation of boll rot. The environmental conditions at present remain conducive for the development of boll rot.
My usual Saturday consists of cutting grass and taking care of maintenance issues. I also try to squeeze in the writing of this weekly article since it has become more of a hobby than work in recent years. Today I
Wet, cloudy weather has put a lot of cotton bolls on the ground, but experts still expect an above average crop from Mississippi’s cotton acreage. Darrin Dodds, cotton specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said experts knew boll
The symptoms associated with bacterial panicle blight are generally first observed on the bottom of developing kernels. In advanced stages of the disease, bacterial panicle blight can result in panicles that remain upright in the field as a result of
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 14, 2016. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Drew Wilson, Quitman County “Crops look good. Could use some rain across the county, and it looks like we may get some
Over the last couple weeks, we have received numerous calls about multiple caterpillar pests in Bt cotton. By far, the most common and widespread species has been bollworm, but populations of fall armyworm are also high and we have even heard
Cotton prices slid all week with the exception of 2 minor higher days at midweek. The important 68 cent level was breached in Friday trading opening the way for another