Monthly Archives: August 2017

Consultant Commentary – Up-to-Date Information from Mississippi’s Crop Professionals

Reporting from South Mississippi, Trey Bullock, Hattiesburg 8/28/2017 – Nothing has really changed since my last crop report. Growers were finally able to stand up in fields today and get some fungicides on peanuts. They sprayed lots of acres in a misting rain. Hopefully it stuck. Weather man says 3-6 inches through Thursday. I guess […]

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Mixing Soybean Desiccants with Insecticides

By Angus Catchot, Extension Entomologist, Jeff Gore, Research and Extension Entomologist, Don Cook, Research Entomologist and Trent Irby, Extension Soybean Specialist This article from the Mississippi Crop Situation blog, August 22, 2017 Over the last few weeks there have been many questions about the legality of mixing insecticides with desiccants applied to soybean. There are […]

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Consultant Commentary – Up-to-Date Information from Mississippi’s Crop Professionals

Reporting from South Mississippi, Trey Bullock, Hattiesburg 8/24/2017 – Cotton has been kind of quiet this week. Most fields are still wet but most have missed rains for the last couple of days. Thunderstorms passed through last night and dumped from .5″ to 1.75″ on lots of areas but most cotton missed it. Older cotton […]

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Consultant Commentary – Up-to-Date Information from Mississippi’s Crop Professionals

Reporting from the North Delta, Bill Pellum, Clarksdale 8/21/2017 – Some cotton has matured to being within a few weeks of defoliation and some will see a frost before it matures. Seeing both stink bug and plant bug numbers up and continuing treatments. Early cotton looks good and some of this later cotton looks horrible […]

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Consultant Commentary – Up-to-Date Information from Mississippi’s Crop Professionals

Reporting from the South Delta, Trent LaMastus, Cleveland 8/18/2017 – Cotton – My cotton ranges from 6 NAWF to starting to open. I have cut out some fields but, I’m still finding eggs in fields that have a lush terminal. Plant bugs remain light overall and spider mites are in check for now. The biggest […]

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Consultant Commentary – Up-to-Date Information from Mississippi’s Crop Professionals

Reporting from the South Delta, Tim Richards, Yazoo City 8/13/2017 – Too much rain is the story for the last week here. Accumulated amounts ranging from 6-15 inches have been recorded and it’s still ongoing. In cotton, insect pressure has been light since the big bollworm flare-up we all experienced 3 weeks ago but the […]

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Consultant Commentary – Up-to-Date Information from Mississippi’s Crop Professionals

Reporting from the South Delta, Lauren Green, Greenwood 8/9/2017 – Cotton is from 2NAWF to 7NAWF. We have gotten anywhere from 1″ up to 4.5″ of rain over last couple of days. Plant bug numbers have not been out of control but are treating while going after spider mites and worms. Eggs are picking back […]

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Consultant Commentary – Up-to-Date Information from Mississippi’s Crop Professionals

Reporting from the South Delta, Herbert Jones, Leland 8/3/2017 – Cotton – Applying my second application of Prevathon to non-Bt cotton. Bollworm egg counts not high but enough to address. In Bt Cotton – Finding few eggs but not high or consistent enough to spray this week. Plant bug counts are low but whiteflies are […]

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Consultant Commentary – Up-to-Date Information from Mississippi’s Crop Professionals

Reporting from South Mississippi, Trey Bullock, Hattiesburg 7/31/2017 – Rainfall over the weekend was from2-3.5″. Cotton is from pre-bloom to cutout. Bollworms moths are heavy in fields. Picking up a few eggs in terminal as well as in bracts and bloom tags. Aphids are exploding again in most fields. Plant bug numbers are increasing so […]

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