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Cotton – Midsouth – Picking Starts, More Defoliation Underway – AgFax

Cotton – Midsouth – Picking Starts, More Defoliation Underway – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Sep 15, 2017

Too much rain and cloudy weather have clearly taken a toll on cotton in parts of our coverage area. Much of the damage – boll rot, hardlocking and fruit shed – was triggered by rains and cloudy conditions that predated hurricanes

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AgFax Midsouth Cotton: More Defoliation On Tap As Weather Opens Up

AgFax Midsouth Cotton: More Defoliation On Tap As Weather Opens Up

🕔Sep 8, 2017

Defoliation started on a limited basis. mainly in the week before Harvey. More rain fell in the region after Harvey’s passage, triggered by a cold front that moved through the Delta states. That put defoliation on hold yet again. However, a

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Cotton – Midsouth – Harvey Dumps Rain, Uncertainty On The Crop – AgFax

Cotton – Midsouth – Harvey Dumps Rain, Uncertainty On The Crop – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Sep 1, 2017

What remains of Hurricane Harvey moved into the Midsouth to varying degrees and could likely effect areas in western and northern Alabama along the way. This is not a good situation.

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AgFax Midsouth Cotton: Harvey Approaching – This Can’t Be Good

AgFax Midsouth Cotton: Harvey Approaching – This Can’t Be Good

🕔Aug 24, 2017

The current tropical system – Harvey – couldn’t have taken shape at a worse time for cotton farmers in the lower Midsouth. Later this week the system will bring heavy amounts of rain to Louisiana and somewhat lesser amounts to portions

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Cotton – Midsouth – Bollworms Continue To Vex Bollgard 2 Cotton – AgFax

Cotton – Midsouth – Bollworms Continue To Vex Bollgard 2 Cotton – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Bollworm sprays continue in dual-gene cotton where necessary, and applications are being made in areas in the upper Delta where that’s a rarity.

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Redbanded Stink Bug Concerns – ArkLaMiss Forum Set For August 17

Redbanded Stink Bug Concerns – ArkLaMiss Forum Set For August 17

👤By Angus Catchot, Extension Entomologist, Mississippi State University 🕔Aug 13, 2017

Due to the potential severity of this pest, and the large number of acres being treated and lined up to be treated, we are hosting an ArkLaMiss Emergency Forum on Redbanded stink bug, Thursday, August 17, at the Capps Center in

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AgFax Midsouth Cotton: Wet-Weather Complications Ahead?

AgFax Midsouth Cotton: Wet-Weather Complications Ahead?

🕔Aug 11, 2017

A rainy pattern is in the forecast into next week through much of our coverage area. So far, most people report relatively light levels of target spot and bacterial blight, although wetter weather could favor disease pressure. According to one report

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Mississippi Soybeans: When Can I Quit Treating Redbanded Stink Bug?

Mississippi Soybeans: When Can I Quit Treating Redbanded Stink Bug?

👤By Angus Catchot, Don Cook, and Jeff Gore, Mississippi State University Entomologists 🕔Aug 7, 2017

As we suspected, now that the earliest planted soybeans are winding down on substantial acres and desiccants are being applied, we are seeing Redbanded Stink Bug make a move into later planted soybeans on wider scale. The number one question

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AgFax Midsouth Cotton: Bollworms Still Forcing Applications

AgFax Midsouth Cotton: Bollworms Still Forcing Applications

🕔Aug 3, 2017

Bollworms have slacked off in places but are building in others. In some cotton a third application has either been made or will be soon. They are beginning to turn up slightly more now in the upper Delta. Plant bug pressure varies widely.

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Mississippi Cotton, Soybeans: Heavy Bollworm Numbers; Sprays Issues Likely NOT from Resistance

Mississippi Cotton, Soybeans: Heavy Bollworm Numbers; Sprays Issues Likely NOT from Resistance

👤By Angus Catchot, Jeff Gore, and Don Cook, Mississippi State University Entomologists 🕔Jul 31, 2017

Bollworms have certainly been the hot topic in cotton and later planted soybeans this year. This flight started in some areas the week of July 4th and peaked in the Southern Delta around July 10-15. Since that time it has

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