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Flint on Crops: Heat Stress, Not Just Tough on Crops, Farmers Too

Flint on Crops: Heat Stress, Not Just Tough on Crops, Farmers Too

👤By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University Extension Service 🕔Jul 20, 2015

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

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Mississippi Soybeans: Bollworms Beginning to Show Up

Mississippi Soybeans: Bollworms Beginning to Show Up

👤By Angus Catchot, Jeff Gore, and Don Cook, Mississippi State University 🕔Jul 17, 2015

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

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Mississippi Soybeans: Harvest Expected to Exceed Last Year’s Totals

Mississippi Soybeans: Harvest Expected to Exceed Last Year’s Totals

👤By Nathan Gregory, MSU Ag Communications 🕔Jul 17, 2015

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

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Mississippi Rice: Leaf Blast – Scouting, Management Considerations

Mississippi Rice: Leaf Blast – Scouting, Management Considerations

👤From Mississippi State University Extension 🕔Jul 17, 2015

Throughout the 2015 growing season numerous fields of blast-susceptible rice varieties have been observed to contain leaf blast throughout the Delta.

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Mississippi: Heat Helps Dry Up Soggy Fields – USDA

Mississippi: Heat Helps Dry Up Soggy Fields – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Jul 13, 2015

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

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Mississippi Cotton: Enrollment for Transition Assistance Program

Mississippi Cotton: Enrollment for Transition Assistance Program

👤By Larry Falconer, Mississippi State University 🕔Jul 13, 2015

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

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Mississippi Corn: Exactly When is the Crop Made

Mississippi Corn: Exactly When is the Crop Made

👤By Erick Larson, and Jason Krutz, Mississippi State University 🕔Jul 13, 2015

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

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Mississippi Corn: Diseases Remain Consistent

Mississippi Corn: Diseases Remain Consistent

👤By Tom Allen, Mississippi State University 🕔Jul 13, 2015

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

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Flint on Crops: Seed Technology is Returning to Mississippi State

Flint on Crops: Seed Technology is Returning to Mississippi State

👤By: Ernie Flint, Ph.D., CCA, Mississippi State University Extension Service 🕔Jul 13, 2015

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

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Mississippi Cotton: “Perfect Storm” for Plant Bugs

Mississippi Cotton: “Perfect Storm” for Plant Bugs

👤From Mississippi State University Extension 🕔Jul 10, 2015

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.

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