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Mississippi Field Reports: Rains Benefit Crops; Armyworms Devastating Pastures

Mississippi Field Reports: Rains Benefit Crops; Armyworms Devastating Pastures

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 23, 2016

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

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Mississippi Soybeans: 4 Main Diseases Attacking Fields

Mississippi Soybeans: 4 Main Diseases Attacking Fields

👤By Tom Allen, Mississippi State University 🕔Aug 22, 2016

Anthracnose, Septoria brown spot, target spot, and soybean rust are currently the major problem diseases for Mississippi soybean growers with ongoing favorable development conditions.

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Mississippi Soybeans: Identifying Late Season Growth Stages

Mississippi Soybeans: Identifying Late Season Growth Stages

👤From Mississippi State University Extension 🕔Aug 22, 2016

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.

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Mississippi Soybeans: Harvest Aid Options

Mississippi Soybeans: Harvest Aid Options

👤From Mississippi State University Extension 🕔Aug 22, 2016

Several calls have come in over the last week regarding soybean harvest aid options for various scenarios.

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Mississippi Cotton: Keep Watch for Target Spot, Boll Rot, Bacterial Blight

Mississippi Cotton: Keep Watch for Target Spot, Boll Rot, Bacterial Blight

👤By Tom Allen and Darrin Dodds, Mississippi State University 🕔Aug 22, 2016

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.

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Flint on Crops: Wet Weather Threatening Crops

Flint on Crops: Wet Weather Threatening Crops

👤By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University 🕔Aug 22, 2016

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

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Mississippi Cotton: Good Crop Expected Despite Dropped Bolls

Mississippi Cotton: Good Crop Expected Despite Dropped Bolls

👤By Bonnie Coblentz, MSU Extension Service 🕔Aug 19, 2016

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

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Mississippi Rice: Bacterial Panicle Blight in Multiple Delta Fields

Mississippi Rice: Bacterial Panicle Blight in Multiple Delta Fields

👤From Mississippi State University Extension 🕔Aug 18, 2016

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

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Mississippi Field Reports: Rains Slow Harvest, Crops Look Good

Mississippi Field Reports: Rains Slow Harvest, Crops Look Good

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 15, 2016

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

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Mississippi Cotton: Numerous Caterpillars Showing Up

Mississippi Cotton: Numerous Caterpillars Showing Up

👤From Mississippi State University Extension 🕔Aug 15, 2016

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

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