Over the last week we have been getting a lot of calls about extremely high bean leaf beetle numbers. Most calls have come from the Northwest Delta region of the state.
There are three species that make up the headworm complex in grain sorghum; the corn earworm (bollworm), fall armyworm, and the sorghum webworm.
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 26, 2015. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Don Respess, Coahoma & Quitman Counties “Rains last week were very helpful for all crops. Crops look very good but high temperatures
There is a method you can estimate corn yield by thoroughly sampling random ears in a field. It will take some effort and knowledge to accurately represent your field or area, but it can give you a reasonable estimate and
Wet spring weather prevented Mississippi farmers from planting as many corn acres as they intended, but despite the heat, the crop is mostly looking good in fields across the state. “We should have a good crop this year, but it
Once again, foliar fungicide phytotoxicity has been observed throughout the Mississippi soybean production system as a result of applying certain products. In some cases, and this year in particular, some of the symptoms associated with the “injury” appear to be
Sorghum midges have been an issue for Mississippi grain sorghum producers for as long as they have been growing the crop, but early plantings across the state have been affected more than usual this year. Jeff Gore, an entomologist with
Over the past several weeks blooms have become commonplace in most Mississippi cotton fields. Many of these fields were blooming at or just after the 4th of July. Once cotton begins to square and more so once bloom begins, nutrient
Up until the last week the soybean disease situation had been quiet. However, as soybean fields have matured, the diseases encountered have increased. Generally speaking, as soybean plants develop the diseases encountered will increase throughout the season. Monitoring soybean fields
When it comes to scouting for sorghum midge I have found that very few people have the confidence to accurately find them. Most believe if they are not finding them that they must be missing them or doing something wrong. The
Better rainfall patterns continue to bring along dryland acres in portions of the lower Southeast, but seasonal drought patterns persist in places. Sampling could start in northern Florida in the