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Mississippi Cotton: Foliar Diseases Don’t Warrant a Fungicide

Mississippi Cotton: Foliar Diseases Don’t Warrant a Fungicide

👤By Darrin Dodds and Tom Allen, Mississippi State University Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 16, 2017

Unsightly spots on cotton leaves are becoming more common as the year progresses.  There are a number of things that can cause cotton leaf spotting including herbicide injury, disease, insect feeding (i.e. spider mites), or numerous other factors.

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Mississippi Corn: How to Enhance Harvest Efficiency and Success

Mississippi Corn: How to Enhance Harvest Efficiency and Success

👤By Erick Larson, Mississippi State University Extension Grain Specialist 🕔Aug 16, 2017

Corn harvest should ramp up quickly as soon as some sunshine returns and muddy fields dry up enough to allow progress. Although early corn harvest reports indicate we have a big crop on hand, we need to successfully get it

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Mississippi Field Reports: Rains Put Corn Harvest on Hold

Mississippi Field Reports: Rains Put Corn Harvest on Hold

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 15, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 13, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Preston Aust, Humphreys County  “Conditions were extremely wet with showers continuing daily. Corn harvest has been put on hold by the recent

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Flint on Crops: Is This a Perfect Storm for Pests? – Commentary

Flint on Crops: Is This a Perfect Storm for Pests? – Commentary

👤By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University Agronomist 🕔Aug 14, 2017

We have seen weather like this before. In fact, the kind of weather pattern we are now experiencing may have been the most common in this region for decades, centuries, and even millennia. No matter how much we want to

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Redbanded Stink Bug Concerns – ArkLaMiss Forum Set For August 17

Redbanded Stink Bug Concerns – ArkLaMiss Forum Set For August 17

👤By Angus Catchot, Extension Entomologist, Mississippi State University 🕔Aug 13, 2017

Due to the potential severity of this pest, and the large number of acres being treated and lined up to be treated, we are hosting an ArkLaMiss Emergency Forum on Redbanded stink bug, Thursday, August 17, at the Capps Center in

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Mississippi Rice: Harvest Totals May Eclipse Early Forecasts

Mississippi Rice: Harvest Totals May Eclipse Early Forecasts

👤By Nathan Gregory, MSU Extension Service 🕔Aug 11, 2017

Combines began rolling in Mississippi Delta rice fields as soon as growers marked the beginning of August, but wet weather soon shut down early harvest attempts. Bobby Golden, a rice and soil fertility agronomist with the Mississippi State University Extension

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Mississippi Field Reports: Crops Look Mostly Good Despite Variable Conditions

Mississippi Field Reports: Crops Look Mostly Good Despite Variable Conditions

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 7, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 6, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents James “Randall” Nevins, Monroe County  “Conditions have been dry for the most part the past few weeks, but crops have been holding

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Mississippi: Alliance of Sustainable Farms Field Day, Lucedale, Aug. 18

Mississippi: Alliance of Sustainable Farms Field Day, Lucedale, Aug. 18

👤By Susan Collins-Smith, MSU Extension Service 🕔Aug 7, 2017

Farmers can learn about free-range livestock rearing and pecan orchard practices during the Aug. 18 Alliance of Sustainable Farms field day. Sweet Grass Pastures in Lucedale will host the event. Topics include raising pastured poultry, beef and pork using rotational grazing. Attendees

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Mississippi Catfish: MSU Research, Outreach Boosts Industry

Mississippi Catfish: MSU Research, Outreach Boosts Industry

👤By Nathan Gregory, Mississippi State University Extension Service 🕔Aug 7, 2017

This year marks Mississippi’s 200th anniversary as a state, but one of its most successful industries — catfish farming — is only about 60 years old.  The Mississippi State University Extension Service has played a significant role in the state’s

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Mississippi Cotton: Late Season Nutrient Deficiency/Fertilizer Applications

Mississippi Cotton: Late Season Nutrient Deficiency/Fertilizer Applications

👤By Darrin Dodds, Mississippi State University Extension Cotton Specialist 🕔Aug 7, 2017

Generally speaking as we approach this time of year, the discussion in cotton turns to irrigation termination.  However, given that we are about 10-14 days later than “normal” numerous questions are still be posed regarding late season fertilizer applications.

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