One of the most important decisions a soybean producer makes every year is variety selection. The LSU AgCenter conducts an Official Variety Trial (OVT) and Core-block demonstration plots to provide […]
The weather is cooperating with some areas more than others. East Louisiana and Arkansas are experiencing perfect harvest weather, but it’s been raining in south Mississippi for four days with another week of rain in the forecast.
Cercospora leaf blight has been a bane to soybean farmers in the mid-South region of the United States for the better part of two decades, costing the industry more than […]
Laykyn Rainbolt, Contributing Editor Katie Humphreys, Editor Ernst Undesser, Editor Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Midsouth Cotton, sponsored by the Midsouth Cotton Team of AMVAC. Subscribe OVERVIEW Cotton defoliation […]
Most of the cotton is past the point of scouting for insects, a welcomed time by growers and consultants. Most expect a large harvest in October.
Midsouth Cotton: Cotton Hasn’t Been Let Loose But Harvest Is In Full Swing for Other Crops Aug 27, 2021
Last pest applications are going out on cotton before it’s turned loose. The end is definitely a welcomed sight this year.
Potassium (K) is the second most critical nutrient after nitrogen (N) for cotton production. Potassium deficiency can cause significant lint yield reduction with reduced fiber quality. Cotton experiences K deficiency […]
Louisiana Soybeans: Applying Harvest Aids Aug 20, 2021
Use of a herbicide as a desiccant in soybean has become popular to potentially improve harvest efficiency in Louisiana. Herbicides such as paraquat, Aim, Sharpen, and sodium chlorate are labeled […]
A lot of cotton acres are just about to the point of letting go for the season, but late season pests are presenting growers with difficult management decisions. Pests vary across the Midsouth, but many areas are still fighting spotty plant bugs and a second wave of bollworms.
Plant bugs are still around, but many see the large stink bug populations coming to an end in a couple weeks. Stink bugs are at typical levels, but don’t let them sneak in with lapses in sprays for plant bugs.