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MSU Extension to host forum on soybean pest
STONEVILLE, Miss. -- In response to producer concern over a significant agricultural pest, the Mississippi State University Extension Service will host a forum on Aug. 17.
The free ArkLaMiss Emergency Forum on Redbanded stink bugs will be at 2 p.m. at the Capps Center in Stoneville on the campus of the Delta Research and Extension Center. University researchers, Extension specialists and crop consultants from Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi will share the latest data and management recommendations.
Due to recent heavy rains, many producers have been unable to effectively treat soybean fields for Redbanded stink bugs, a significant and less common insect pest in areas of the Southeast.
Experts will address damage potential, yield loss, insecticide performance, treatment thresholds and insecticide termination. The forum is designed to help answer the many questions producers have.
The meeting will be live-streamed and recorded for those who cannot attend in person. To join the meeting via online video, go to http://ww.uaex.edu/live.
For more information, contact Extension entomologist Angus Catchot at 662-325-2085 or 662-418-8163.