Category Archives: Corn

Corn Planting Into Green Cover Crop April 2016. photo credit: R. Blair

Residual Control of Palmer amaranth with PRE Applied Herbicides Through Heavy Cover Crops

Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist 2 Comments
Corn Planting Into Green Cover Crop April 2016. photo credit: R. Blair
Corn Planting Into Green Cover Crop April 2016. photo credit: R. Blair

All the cover crops planted last year has led to many calls on management this year.  One of the most common calls is do herbicides applied to heavy and, on occasion, sometimes still very green cover get to the soil so they can provide residual Palmer amaranth control?  Continue reading

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Cover Crops: Planting Green

Author: Garret Montgomery Comments Off on Cover Crops: Planting Green

Planting Soybeans in Green CoverThere have been a lot of questions this spring about planting into green cover crops. We have conducted a fair amount of research on this at Jackson and through trial and error we have found that planting into a green cover crop can be done effectively. Controlling and properly managing the cover crop are the most important things to consider when planting in a green cover (termination 0-7 days prior to planting). Less than complete control of your cover can cause stunting or stand loss of cash crop. Continue reading

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Will We Farm Every Acre in 2016?

Author: Danny Morris, Ext Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off on Will We Farm Every Acre in 2016?

In tough economic times, producers review their cost structure to determine what crops are profitable. In a year like 2016, some farmers are going a step further and looking at each individual field to decide what is the best option for that particular farm. On land that is deemed to be more marginal, what is the best option? Should that ground even be farmed? Could it be enrolled in CRP for a greater return? Read the following article for more considerations on this topic: Will We Farm Every Acre in 2016

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Crop Progress – U.S.

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off on Crop Progress – U.S.

The Crop Progress reports by NASS have started back. Continue reading at CropProg-04-05-2016.

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TPB nymph

Tarnished plant bugs get an early start

Author: Sandy Steckel, Extension Assistant Comments Off on Tarnished plant bugs get an early start

Tarnished plant bugs are the #1 insect pest of cotton in Tennessee. In the fall of the year, tarnished plant bug (TPB) nymphs develop into adults on weedy hosts in response to decreasing day lengths (Snodgrass 2014).   Continue reading

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Glyphosate-Resistant Ryegrass Escapes in Corn

Ryegrass Control POST Options in Corn

Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist Comments Off on Ryegrass Control POST Options in Corn

We will clearly have some ryegrass not controlled by the time corn emerges in a few fields.  So what are the options if ryegrass is present in emerged corn? Continue reading

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