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Mississippi Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Building on Flag Leaf – Video

Mississippi Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Building on Flag Leaf – Video

👤By Angus Catchot, Mississippi State University 🕔Aug 21, 2015

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 –

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Mississippi Soybeans: Time to Sample Soil for Fertility and Nematodes

Mississippi Soybeans: Time to Sample Soil for Fertility and Nematodes

👤By Larry Heatherly, Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board 🕔Aug 19, 2015

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

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Mississippi Peanuts: Late-Season Water Use

Mississippi Peanuts: Late-Season Water Use

👤By Jason Sarver, MSU Extension Peanut Specialist 🕔Aug 18, 2015

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.

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Mississippi: Corn Harvest Picks Up Speed – USDA

Mississippi: Corn Harvest Picks Up Speed – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 18, 2015

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

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Mississippi Sorghum: Timing Harvest Aids; Dealing with Sugarcane Aphids

Mississippi Sorghum: Timing Harvest Aids; Dealing with Sugarcane Aphids

👤By Erick Larson, Angus Catchot, and Jason Bond, Mississippi State University 🕔Aug 14, 2015

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

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Mississippi Cotton: When You Should be Terminating Irrigation

Mississippi Cotton: When You Should be Terminating Irrigation

👤By Darrin Dodds, Mississippi State University 🕔Aug 14, 2015

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

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Mississippi Cotton: Slow to Mature Because of Wet, Cold Start

Mississippi Cotton: Slow to Mature Because of Wet, Cold Start

👤By Bonnie Coblentz, Mississippi State University 🕔Aug 14, 2015

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

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Mississippi Cotton: When to Stop Spraying for Spider Mites

Mississippi Cotton: When to Stop Spraying for Spider Mites

👤From Mississippi State University Extension 🕔Aug 13, 2015

There has always been a struggle with properly defining the correct cutoff for spider mites in cotton in the Mid-South region.

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Mississippi: Corn, Soybeans Exceed Expectations, Cotton Falls Short of USDA Reports

Mississippi: Corn, Soybeans Exceed Expectations, Cotton Falls Short of USDA Reports

👤By Brian Williams, Mississippi State University 🕔Aug 12, 2015

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

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Mississippi: Hot, Dry Weather Stressing Crops, May Speed Corn Harvest – USDA

Mississippi: Hot, Dry Weather Stressing Crops, May Speed Corn Harvest – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 10, 2015

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.

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