Occasionally nitrogen deficiency may be confused with sulphur deficiency. Sulphur deficiency symptoms will be very similar to nitrogen deficiency symptoms in appearance except they occur on the plant. Sulphur is a somewhat immobile nutrient in the plant and thus the deficiency symptoms develop in the young leaves and organs first, generally in or near the top of the plant. Remember, nitrogen deficiency shows up on older tissue first, then moves up the plant. Sulphur deficiency is similar in appearance but shows up on the younger tissue first. Sulphur deficiency should be suspected when nitrogen deficiency symptoms develop in or near the top of plants growing in low organic matter soils or in areas recently land-formed. Soil testing and sound soil fertility is the proper sulfur management routine.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Cotton leafroll dwarf virus is capable of causing significant yield loss and was reported for the first time in Mississippi earlier this year.
The implications of this disease will be a major focus of the 2019 Mississippi State University Row Crop Short Course Dec. 2-4 at the Cotton Mill Conference Center in Starkville. This course is hosted by the MSU Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station.
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.
All of Mississippi’s 2019 cotton crop has emerged, but it’s off to a slow start.
Of approximately 700,000 acres of cotton planted statewide this year, 57% is rated fair or worse by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as of July 8.
Although numbers on paper look about right for Mississippi row crops, the reality is actually quite grim in places.
HAMILTON, Miss. -- Determining the extent of tornado damage to farms in Monroe County will take weeks, but video shot from flying drones will speed up the process.
Mississippi State University Extension Service personnel have been assisting in relief efforts since the morning after an EF-2 tornado on April 13 damaged more than 140 homes in Hamilton, claiming one life and injuring 19 others.