Everywhere I go I hear people talking about how difficult it is to deal with the summer weather we are experiencing. Many people are convinced that this weather is the result of “climate change”. The fact is that we live
In just the last 3-5 there have been several reports of bollworms now showing up at threshold numbers in soybeans in the Delta region of the state. In many other areas of the Delta folks are reporting flushing extremely high
Mississippi soybean farmers are projected to harvest the most acres in over 25 years despite narrow planting windows and issues getting the crop established. Trent Irby, soybean specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said planting challenges as a
Throughout the 2015 growing season numerous fields of blast-susceptible rice varieties have been observed to contain leaf blast throughout the Delta.
According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, there were 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, July 12, 2015. Topsoil moisture supplies were 1 percent very short, 24 percent short, 62 percent adequate, and 13
Beginning July 6, 2015 Mississippi producers in eligible counties may enroll in the Cotton Transition Assistance Program (CTAP). The deadline for enrollment is Sept. 30, 2015. CTAP is for farms with former cotton base acres that are physically located in
Considering the recent abundant rainfall during the July 4th week and the corn crop progressing closer toward maturity, some might begin wondering if the 2015 corn crop is finished. Our field scouting the last few days indicate the earliest South
Not a tremendous amount has changed since last week. The diseases encountered throughout Mississippi continue to be the same. However, southern rust continues to be one of the more talked about issues. Even though more southern rust was encountered over
Special Notice: 2015 Seed Technology Short Course. August 4-5. Bost Extension Center, Mississippi State University. See details below. When people talk about the study of law they commonly accept that Yale or Harvard may be the best. In the field
With corn and soybeans moving passed the stage for plant bugs at the same time, the pests are swarming into cotton looking for a suitable place to reproduce.
Lack of rain and excessive heat have taken a toll on Louisiana’s dryland cotton. Rainfall continues to favor the upper Midsouth. Rains developed last week and into this week in parts