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
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
I don’t know why cotton and soybean crops seem be developing more bolls and pods this year but my guess is that the early moisture recharge had a lot to do with it. That period had some negative effects on
Cotton in many areas of the state has been shedding fruit for the past two to three weeks. Prior to the onset of this shed, many fields were retaining greater than 90% of the total fruiting forms. First and foremost,
Redbanded stink bugs are voracious seed feeders, infest fields later, and are more difficult to control than greens, southern greens, or brown stink bugs.
Since the introduction of the diamide insecticides soybean loopers have essentially been a non-issue, but the pest will likely be making a comeback.
With few problems this year, Mississippi’s peanut growers should see a good crop. “Overall, peanuts are doing very well,” said Jason Sarver, Mississippi State University Extension Service peanut specialist. “Peanuts in south Mississippi received consistent rain throughout the season. We
Mississippi State University faculty and specialists will update producers at a field day in Pontotoc Aug. 24 on recent sweet potato research. Sweet potato producers, researchers, agriculture industry representatives and crop consultants can view research plots and variety trials at
Nearly five decades of Mississippi State’s internationally recognized research in seed technology now is available online. Former university employee Bennie Keith recently joined with administrators of Mississippi State University Libraries to digitize and provide easy access to a half-century of
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 7, 2016. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Dr. Bill Burdine, Union County “Several rain events have made a huge improvement in most crops. Sugarcane aphid populations blowing up in
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