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Cummings and Goings in Agriculture

Horse Show Will Be Saturday At Multipurpose Building

By Steve Cummings

Harvest is moving right along.  With good weather conditions we should be through in three weeks or so.  Yields have been better than we expected, especially considering the drought in June and July.  There have been some soybean yields reported as high as 62 bushels and cotton yields over 2 bales to the acre.

There will be an open horse show this Saturday at the Yalobusha County Multipurpose Building in Coffeeville.  A Halloween Costume class will begin at 1:30 pm with the regular show starting at 2:00 pm.  There will be both judged and timed event classes, with some fun classes mixed in.  This show will be a great opportunity for anyone wanting to start showing and a good practice if you’ve qualified for the state show being held in November.  This show is free and open to the public.

Looking to do some early Christmas shopping?  Then plan to attend the MHV Holiday Bazaar on November 1st at the Yalobusha County Multipurpose Building.  A number of vendors have reserved space and they represent a wide variety of items for sale.

Reports are that cheese at Mississippi State is getting low.  We’ll take orders until they run out.  I encourage you to call our office soon if you want to place an order for Christmas.

The Yalobusha County Extension Service would like to welcome Dr. Bill Herndon as the new Director of the Northeast Research and Extension Center.  In other words, he is our new regional boss.  Many of you may know Dr. Herndon, as he is a long time professor in the MSU Ag Economics Department.  Please help us welcome him in his new position.

Horticulture Tips:

Wooly bear or salt marsh caterpillars are currently chewing their way through greens in many gardens. Bacillus thurengiensis (DiPel, Javelin, Thuricide and other brand names) products will control these insects, as will the pyrethroid insecticides(bifenthrin, cypermethirn, permethrin and other chemical names).  It is always easier to kill small insects than large ones, so prompt application of control measures is more effective whenever you see signs of feeding.

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