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Lorenz: Scrutinize All Input Choices

March 15, 2016

In a recent web post, Dr. Gus Lorenz, University of Arkansas Extension entomologist, urges growers to be cautious of unsubstantiated product claims, especially during tough financial times.

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Seed Varieties

Variety Maturity Guide Available from MS State

March 8, 2016

A new guide to variety maturity that shows where popular cotton varieties fall on a maturity timeline is now available online from Mississippi State University.

Crop Inputs

11 Considerations for Using Poultry Litter in Cotton

March 4, 2016

Poultry litter can provide an alternative nutrient source for cotton. But growers need to keep several things in mind when thinking about adding litter to their production program.

Insect Control

Thrips Continue to Drive Seed Treatment Use

March 2, 2016

With thrips present in nearly 100% of Mississippi and other Mid-South cotton fields, growers can’t afford to cut back on seed treatments to help get their crop off to a solid start.

Insect Control

Options for Tarnished Plant Bug IPM Programs

February 5, 2016

With the availability of Transform in question for 2016, Mississippi State Extension specialists and researchers have developed two IPM programs for management of tarnished plant bugs.

How to Manage PPO Resistant Pigweed in Cotton

February 4, 2016

Mississippi State Extension specialists say managing Palmer amaranth with multiple resistance to glyphosate, ALS and PPO herbicides will be complicated, but not impossible.

Four Webcasts Added to Focus on Cotton Series

January 22, 2016

Four new webcasts focusing on early-season strategies for weed management, harvest aids, and soil management have been added to the Focus on Cotton online webcast resource.

Taking Drought Tolerance from Passion to Reality

January 7, 2016

Cory Mills blends his passion for drought tolerance into Bayer’s West Texas breeding program.

2015 Mississippi Small Plot Cotton OVT Data Now Online

December 21, 2015

Data from the 2015 Mississippi State University Official Cotton Variety trials can now be accessed online.

2016 Mississippi Insect Control Guide Now Available

December 17, 2015

The Mississippi 2016 Insect Control Guide for Agronomic Crops is now available online, with hard copies available in January.

As Cotton Prices Wane, Growers Turn To Precision Ag

December 10, 2015

In today’s cotton market, practices such as variable rate fertilizer applications can pay immediate, important dividends.

Producers Embrace Diverse Herbicide Programs

December 8, 2015

While growers wait on regulatory approval of new options, residual herbicides become increasingly important.

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Insect Control

When to Terminate Insecticide Applications in Cotton

August 24, 2016

The decision to terminate insect controls in cotton can be challenging in some fields, but a few basic considerations will assist in that decision.

Disease Control / Nematodes

Spotting (and Managing) Target Spot

August 23, 2016

Target spot may never be a major problem in Mid-South cotton. But, as seen this year, growers need to watch for it under the right field conditions.

Insect Control

Finalizing Cotton Insect Control

August 2, 2016

As many cotton fields reach or approach cutout, it’s time for growers to start making final insect management decisions.

Insect Control

Don’t Relax Yet on Plant Bug Treatments

July 26, 2016

Although many cotton fields in the Mid-South are approaching cutout, it’s not yet time to back off on plant bug treatments.

Crop Inputs

Plan PGR Use in Cotton Carefully

July 11, 2016

Mississippi State University Cotton Specialist Darrin Dodds offers five tips for cotton growers to consider when planning PGR use this season.

Weed Control

Post-Direct and Hooded Options for Pigweed Control

July 7, 2016

Considering how Palmer amaranth – or pigweed – seems to just keep coming this year, directed layby applications are critical for maintaining consistent pigweed control.

Crop Inputs

Managing Plant Growth, Fertility in Cotton

July 7, 2016

As cotton moves into a critical growth period, Tennessee Extension Cotton Specialist Tyson Raper offers guidelines regarding plant management with PGRs, as well as recommendations to help offset sulfur deficiencies.

Weed Control

Cut Down on Weed Escapes

June 28, 2016

As new types of resistance appear, 2016 could become a banner year for pigweed escapes.

Weed Control

New Webcast Outlines Flag the Technology Program

June 22, 2016

A new webcast explaining the use and value of the University of Arkansas’ Flag the Technology program has been added to the Focus on Cotton online series from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated.

Insect Control

Keeping a Watchful Eye on Plant Bugs

June 22, 2016

Plant bugs are back. Diligent scouting and careful management can help lessen their impact.

Insect Control

Growers Urged to Comment on Aldicarb Re-Registration

June 13, 2016

Cotton growers in the Mid-South have until June 22 to comment on re-registration of aldicarb for use in the region in 2017.