Mitchell County Ag News

Metribuzin on Soybeans

Via Eric Prostko, Extension Weed Scientist; As many of you know, I have been trying my very best to prevent the overuse of Valor and Reflex in soybeans, especially for growers who also plant cotton and peanuts.  Growers who want to protect Valor and Reflex (PPO’s) have many other PRE…
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Asian Soybean Rust Found in GA!

Asian soybean rust has finally been found in Georgia in 2015.  The disease was found on soybean leaves from sentinel plots in Attapulgus, Decatur County.  Asian soybean rust has been slow to develop in Georgia and Alabama this year, but has been found scattered throughout Mississippi.

Dr. Bob Kemerait says,“Any soybeans that have reached full seed/R6 growth stages are “safe”. Younger beans (especially those in early pod development stages in the southern part of the state) are still vulnerable to the disease. With recent rainfall patterns and cooler temperatures, the disease could begin to spread more quickly.”
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Reminder! Cotton and Soybean Meeting Feb 3rd

This is a reminder for the Cotton and Soybean Meeting next week Tuesday Feb 3rd! The speakers will include; Dr. Jared Whitaker, Extension soybean and cotton agronomist, and Dr. Glenn Harris, Extension Soil Scientist. The meeting will be in the Ag Center at 12:00pm. We will have Roscoe Gay seafood…
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