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Late season heat, dry weather aided Mississippi cotton

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Parts of Mississippi’s landscape are turning white, but unlike some northern areas, this coloration is caused by cotton bolls opening for harvest, not snow accumulation. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated that nearly a quarter of Mississippi’s cotton crop had been harvested by Sept. 29. To date, 45% of the crop is rated in good condition and 39% fair. Cotton ... Read More »

Threecornered Alfalfa Hoppers Damaging Young Cotton

Threecornered alfalfa hopper

• By Angus Catchot • I have had quite a few calls this year about threecornered alfalfa hoppers in cotton. There have been a few treatments on limited acres to date. In the past damage has usually been confined to field borders, but again this year it seems to be more widespread across whole fields in the areas where they ... Read More »

Across The Belt

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Cotton Planting Described As Mixed Bag In 2019. • By Carroll Smith, Editor • This year’s planting season has been a mixed bag with Mother Nature taking the reins in producing unusual weather in some areas of the Cotton Belt. Other parts of the U.S. cotton-growing region were somewhat dry and waiting on a rain to get seed in the ... Read More »

Researchers Examine Broiler Litter As Fertilizer For Row Crops

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• By Larry Oldham • Editor’s note: Here are highlights of Larry Oldham’s broiler litter article. To see the complete report, go to https://bit.ly/2TTx6X1. Extensive research has been conducted with poultry litter as a nutrient source for row crops within Mississippi. Here are several considerations about including poultry litter in the nutrient program. ▶ How much is it worth and what ... Read More »

Response Of Cotton Varieties To Target Spot During 2018: Lucedale And Stoneville Evaluations

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• By Tom Allen and Darrin Dodds • During 2018, the cotton OVT (official variety trial) at Lucedale and Stoneville was evaluated for the response to target spot. Natural infection occurred during the season and plots were evaluated for the presence (incidence), severity and defoliation as a result of target spot. Evaluations were made a single time at each location in an ... Read More »