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Ryegrass Questions and Management

Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist No Comments

Clearly, one weed many have had trouble with in 2016 is ryegrass.  Questions began a couple months ago and continue today.  They have ranged from tactics to burn ryegrass down before planting to how to control it in a standing corn crop and more recently, where did all that ryegrass come from that is in my wheat?  Continue reading

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Cover Crop Burndown Learning Curve

Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist 1 Comment

Judging by questions we all are getting this spring, clearly we are having some growing pains managing cover crops across Tennessee. Indeed the 2nd most common question I have gotten over the past month is how and when to burndown a cover crop “X“ before a cash crop “Y”. Continue reading

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Milan No-Till Field Day Set for July 28

Author: Ginger Rowsey, Marketing and Communications No Comments

2016No Till Logo Finalhigh resMILAN, Tenn. – UT AgResearch will host the Milan No-Till Crop Production Field Day on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the AgResearch and Education Center at Milan. The event will offer 40 research-based presentations. Sessions will cover best management strategies for no-till crop production, including nutrient enhancement, water use, new technologies in pest control and advancements in plant breeding.

The event is free and open to the public. Gates open at 6 a.m. Presentations and an agricultural industry trade show begin at 7 a.m. The field day will conclude at 2 p.m.

A schedule, a list of presentation topics, and information on pesticide recertification points as well as Certified Crop Advisor CEUs are available at http://milan.tennessee.edu/MNTFD. Individuals are also encouraged to follow the event on social media platforms using the hashtag #MilanNoTill.

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Moth Trapping Data for 2016

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist No Comments

SWCB-moth1-webA reminder that moth trapping data for corn earworm, tobacco budworm, and southwestern corn borer are posted weekly on this website. Look for “Moth Trapping Data” on the quick links menu to open an Excel file with the trapping data. Moth catches were low for all species last week.

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Delayed POST Herbicide Applications in Corn for Palmer Amaranth Control

Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist Comments Off on Delayed POST Herbicide Applications in Corn for Palmer Amaranth Control
Large Palmer in corn
Large Palmer in corn

Corn planting is winding down. A good bit of the early April planted corn will need to be sprayed POST shortly.  However, the wet weather in the forecast for the next week will likely make for a narrow window to get these fields sprayed timely.     Continue reading

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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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