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    August 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  2. Louisiana: Sweet Potato Field Day, Chase, Aug. 31

    August 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  3. California: Rice Field Day, Biggs, Aug. 31

    August 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  4. Georgia: Cotton/Peanut Research Field Day, Tifton, Sept. 7

    September 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  5. Tennessee: Cotton Tour Field Day, Jackson, Sept. 7

    September 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  6. Georgia Peanut Tour, Tifton, Sept. 13-15

    September 13 @ 8:00 am - September 15 @ 5:00 pm
  7. West Texas Agricultural Chemicals Institute Annual Conference, Lubbock, Sept. 13

    September 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  8. Tennessee: Soybean Disease Field Day, Milan, Sept. 13

    September 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  9. California: Rice Weed Course, Biggs, Sept. 16

    September 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  10. Michigan: Soybean Harvest Equipment Field Day, Edwardsburg, Sept. 16

    September 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  11. Missouri: Farm Lease Program, Sept. 20

    September 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  12. California Almond Conference, Sacramento, Dec. 6-8

    December 6 @ 8:00 am - December 8 @ 5:00 pm
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Mississippi

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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Flint on Crops:  Keep Scouting Those Fields

Flint on Crops: Keep Scouting Those Fields

👤By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University Extension Service 🕔Aug 14, 2016

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

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Mississippi Cotton: Fruit Shedding – 3 Weeks of Pain

Mississippi Cotton: Fruit Shedding – 3 Weeks of Pain

🕔Aug 12, 2016

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,

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Mississippi Soybeans: Redbanded Stink Bugs on the Rise – What To Do?

Mississippi Soybeans: Redbanded Stink Bugs on the Rise – What To Do?

👤From Mississippi State University Extension 🕔Aug 12, 2016

Redbanded stink bugs are voracious seed feeders, infest fields later, and are more difficult to control than greens, southern greens, or brown stink bugs.

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Mississippi Soybeans: Diamide Insecticides and Soybean Looper Management

Mississippi Soybeans: Diamide Insecticides and Soybean Looper Management

👤By Angus Catchot, Jeff Gore, and Don Cook, Mississippi State University 🕔Aug 12, 2016

Since the introduction of the diamide insecticides soybean loopers have essentially been a non-issue, but the pest will likely be making a comeback.

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Mississippi Peanuts: Timely Rains, Few Issues Indicate Good Yield

Mississippi Peanuts: Timely Rains, Few Issues Indicate Good Yield

👤By Susan Collins-Smith, MSU Extension Service 🕔Aug 12, 2016

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

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Mississippi: Sweet Potato Field Day, Pontotoc, Aug. 24

Mississippi: Sweet Potato Field Day, Pontotoc, Aug. 24

👤By Nathan Gregory, Mississippi State University 🕔Aug 10, 2016

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

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Mississippi: MSU Launches Online Seed Research Data File, Updated Training

Mississippi: MSU Launches Online Seed Research Data File, Updated Training

👤By Karen Brasher, Mississippi State University 🕔Aug 9, 2016

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

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Mississippi Field Reports: Insects on the Rise, Rains Aid Crops, Pastures

Mississippi Field Reports: Insects on the Rise, Rains Aid Crops, Pastures

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 8, 2016

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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