Posts Tagged ‘pests’

EPA approves emergency exemption for state’s cotton farmers

JACKSON — The Environmental Protection Agency has approved an emergency exemption that will help farmers in the Mississippi Delta control tarnished plant bugs in cotton, according to Mississippi Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith. The tarnished plant bug has become one of the most damaging pests of cotton in recent years, responsible for an estimated $81 million […] [...]

Armyworms invading pastures, hayfields

by Published: July 27,2010

Tags: agriculture, pests

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi forage producers are experiencing a major invasion of fall armyworms for the second consecutive year in pastures and hay fields across the state. Blake Layton, a Mississippi State University Extension Service entomologist, said fall armyworm populations were unusually heavy last year with treatable populations reaching North Mississippi relatively early in the […] [...]

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