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14
Apr
2014
Automatic Delivery of Our Newsletter
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist No Comments

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14
Apr
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

As reported by NASS on April 14, 2014

PERSISTENT WET WEATHER DELAYS CORN PLANTING

Pastures, cattle, and wheat continue to benefit from the rainy weather, but those same rains again hampered corn planting progress. The crop is only seven (7) percent planted as of Sunday, compared to the 5-Year average of 25 percent. With on-going delays due to rain, there is growing concern that the window to plant the crop is closing. Continue reading

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09
Apr
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

Crop Progress

As reported by NASS on April 7, 2014

 CORN PLANTING IN PROGRESS

 Persistent rain in most corn planting areas of the State minimized or prevented producer’s ability to get as much of the crop planted as planned, as confirmed by an average of 3.5 days suitable for field work last week. The warmer weather in some areas was welcome as it helped greening of pastures. Continue reading

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03
Apr
2014
Cover Crop Burndown 2014
Author: Matthew Wiggins, Graduate Research Assistant Comments Off
Cereal Rye - Roundup Powermax 32 oz/a - 14 Days After Application

Cereal Rye – Roundup Powermax 32 oz/a – 14 Days After Application

Spring time is finally here and it is time to consider terminating winter-annual cover crops.  Many people have been questioning the timing of cover crop termination.  Much of West Tennessee has encountered a cool and wet spring, which has limited the biomass accumulated by the cover crops when compared to the last several warmer winter/springs.  So do we delay cover crop termination to get more growth or wait? Continue reading

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01
Apr
2014
How Valuable are Insecticide Seed Treatments?
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off

There has been some reports from various sources suggesting that insecticide seed treatments (IST) have limited value and don’t affect yield.  Some of this is related to the anti-neonicotinoid craze that has become a very political issue.  It is dangerous Continue reading

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26
Mar
2014
Corn Planting off to Slow Start
Author: Angela McClure, Extension Corn and Soybean Specialist Comments Off

Soil temperatures are still running below 50 degrees and while there is a little corn planted in a few places, most folks are waiting for slightly warmer weather to begin planting corn.  Corn sits still below 50 degrees and germination and emergence will take several days at current soil temps.  Tennessee March weather is finicky and even though we can make decent corn by planting in March, every year is going to be different.  This year is just not allowing us to get a very early start.  Fortunately, our weekend and next week’s forecast look decent to start getting seed in the ground where it is dry enough, and this will allow us to have some early planted corn in 2014.

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24
Mar
2014
Ryegrass Burndown Before Corn Planting
Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist Comments Off

What are some good options to control ryegrass with a short turn around to plant back to corn? Continue reading

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21
Mar
2014
Two-Pass Herbicide Applications in Corn Provides More Consistent Weed Control
Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist Comments Off

Apparently there has been a little corn planted in West Tennessee this week. I for one believe in early planted corn and am hoping the weather next week cooperates to where we can plant the bulk of the corn in early April. With corn planting in mind, I keep seeing an advertisement on TV about one-pass programs providing season-long weed control.  This advertisement might be true in some places but not in our neck of the woods. Continue reading

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11
Mar
2014
Thinking Ahead – Thrips Management in Cotton
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist 3 Comments

Thrips-cottonIt’s now old news that tobacco thrips in much of the Mid South have apparently developed resistance to thiamethoxam, the insecticide component used in several cotton seed treatments including Cruiser, Avicta Complete, and Acceleron N. Control failures with thiamethoxam were documented in several experiments throughout the Mid South this past season So what does this mean for thrips management in 2014? Continue reading

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10
Mar
2014
Cold Weather Effects on Insect Populations?
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist 5 Comments

Hey, let’s face it. The reason we have more kinds of bugs in the South is because we have a warmer environment. However, not all insect pests are equally affected. Some are very tolerant of cold weather while others take a hit during a hard winter. Below are some examples. Continue reading

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10
Mar
2014
Burndown Questions
Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist 7 Comments

It finally looks like this long winter is coming to a close.  We will likely start putting out burndown applications this week.  We are well behind the burndown pace of most Tennessee springs where at least some would have burndown applications applied by this time.   However, this was not a typical winter and as such we are not behind with respect to weed maturity. Continue reading

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21
Feb
2014
Mid-South Ag Forum at the Farm and Gin Show
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off

You may want to take time out to attend the Mid-South Ag Forum while at the Farm and Gin Show. The program is Friday, February 28,  1:30 – 3:30 PM.  It will be held on the Mezzanine Level of the Cook Convention Center.  Topics will include … Continue reading

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