Mississippi Field Reports: Rains Make Pesticide Applications Tricky

    Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 30, 2019.

    Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents

    Jimbo Burkhalter, Panola and Tallahatchie Counties
    “Rain ran growers out of the fields this week. Crops are looking pretty good but are very late and will need extra care throughout the rest of the growing season.”

    Steve Winters, Grenada County
    “High winds on Thursday laid some corn down. Showers throughout the week have made insecticide and herbicide applications a little tricky.”

    Skip Glidewell, Prentiss County
    “Prentiss County has been receiving very timely pop up showers that have been extremely beneficial. All row crops and pastures are beginning to progress very well!”

    Dr. Bill Burdine, Union County
    “Overall it was a good week. Received 2 inches of rain midweek but soybean planting had wrapped up. Plants in low-lying fields are dealing with saturated conditions and increasing disease pressure. Bollworm moth flights picked up so worms should be an issue soon.”

    Ross Alan Overstreet, Lamar County
    “Recent rains have kept forages, crops, and hayfields sustained. There is no extra soil moisture but enough to keep things growing and green.”

    General Comments

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    According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, there were 3.0 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, June 30, 2019. Topsoil moisture supplies were 1 percent very short, 11 percent short, 64 percent adequate, and 24 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were 0 percent very short, 10 percent short, 65 percent adequate, and 25 percent surplus.

    Low temperatures ranged from 64.8 degrees Fahrenheit at Winona to 79.0 degrees Fahrenheit at Philadelphia. Highs ranged from 84.6 degrees Fahrenheit at Independence to 92.0 degrees Fahrenheit at Columbus and Laurel. Moderate precipitation was received throughout the State, with the highest concentration in the lower delta part of the State with an average of 3.93 inches.

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