All posts by Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist

Upcoming Events

January 22, 2019 – Fayette/Hardeman County Extension Crop Production (Lone Oaks Farm, Middleton, TN) 10AM-12PM (Contact Jeff Via or Josh German for details)

January 23, 2019 – Tipton County Extension Crop Production (Farm Bureau Office, Covington, TN) 9AM-12PM (Contact Becky Muller for details)

January 25, 2019 – Gibson County Extension Crop Production (1252 Manufacturers Row Trenton, TN 38382) 8AM-2PM (Contact Philip Shelby for details)

January 28, 2019 – Haywood County Extension Crop Production (H&R Agripower, Brownsville, TN) 10AM-12PM (Contact Lindsay Griffin for details)

January 29, 2019 – Crockett County Extension Crop Production (Gibson Electric, Alamo, TN) 7:30AM-11AM (Contact Richard Buntin for details)

February 5, 2019 – Middle Tennessee Grain Conference (Coffee County Fairgrounds, Manchester, TN)

February 7, 2019 – West Tennessee Grain and Soybean Conference (Dyersburg, TN)

February 15, 2019 – Cotton Focus (West Tennessee Research and Education Center, Jackson, TN) … 8 AM-12PM (lunch provided, pre-registration is not required)

February 20, 2019 – Tennessee Agricultural Production Association Winter Agronomic Workshop (DoubleTree Hotel, Jackson, Tennessee)


Enlist Soybean Gains China Approval: Some Thoughts

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The news this week was the China approval of Enlist E3 soybeans (soybeans tolerant to glufosinate, glyphosate and 2,4-D) for import.  China also approved the import of Syngenta’s MGI soybeans.  Those soybeans are tolerant to Callisto, glufosinate and Balance herbicides. My understanding is this MGI trait in soybeans still needs EU approval so unlike the Enlist E3 soybeans they will not be offered for sale this year. Continue reading

Roundup Ready Soybean Response to Dicamba Exposure

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The most recent inquires have been on what is the likely yield loss from dicamba drift to non-Xtend soybeans? These have come from fields that showed dicamba drift injury to the soybeans this summer and now are staying green delaying harvest this fall.

These questions have been frequent the last few years.  Research funded by the United Soybean Board was conducted in the Mid-south and Midwest this summer to help answer the question. Continue reading

Monitor for Grass Control Failures from the Combine or Picker

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Awned Barnyardgrass Left and Awnless Jungle Rice Right

In a good part of West Tennessee most soybean and cotton fields have at least some goosegrass and jungle rice (awnless barnyardgrass) present.  In southwest Tennessee a good many cotton fields and particularly soybean fields have serious infestations of both of these grass species.  Continue reading