The following is a short video clip showing sugarcane aphids building on the flag leaf of mature grain sorghum. This will have to be addressed in this field to avoid complications with harvest equipment. Options are Transform at .75 –
Sampling for Soil Fertility High-yielding soybeans require large amounts of plant nutrients that are supplied by the soil. A significant portion of the soil’s nutrients are removed in the harvested seed, while some amount may be lost to leaching and
Right now (Aug 17), a May 12 planted crop is at peak water use, using around 3/10 of an inch of water per day and slightly over two inches per week.
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 16, 2015. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Terry Glidewell, Prentiss County “Good week for all farming activities in Prentiss County following some moisture the week before. We saw a
Many growers in the Mid-South apply a herbicide shortly prior to sorghum harvest to facilitate combine efficiency. Although it is possible to harvest sorghum without using a harvest aid, understanding the benefits of usage, along with adverse consequences, will help
Furrow irrigation: Terminate irrigation when the lowermost first position bolls begin to crack open across the field. Some folks prefer to continue irrigation a week to 10 days after this point. Little current data exists to confirm or refute this
The cold, wet spring slowed cotton development by about 10 days, and now producers are battling plant bugs, bollworms and dry weather to bring their crops to harvest this year. Darrin Dodds, cotton specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension
There has always been a struggle with properly defining the correct cutoff for spider mites in cotton in the Mid-South region.
The corn balance sheet for the 2015/16 crop currently growing in the field saw several changes from last month. Ending stocks for the 2015/16 crop were revised up by 114 million bushels as a result of higher production. Acreage remained
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 9, 2015. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Dr. Bill Burdine, Pontotoc County “Soybean diseases have increased but are not at serious levels. Insect populations are increasing in all crops.
Bottom line, the cotton market is going higher, in fact, higher to the extent that U.S. planted acreage will expand in 2016. Certainly the market knows what it is doing…the