Category Archives: Corn

Cover Crops for Corn

Author: Ginger Rowsey, Marketing and Communications No Comments

A couple more videos from the 2016 weed management series. Here, Garret Montgomery discusses cover crops and termination timing in corn. More in-depth information will be covered at the Weed Tour on June 22, 2016.



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Corn Disease Update

Author: Heather Marie Kelly, Extension Plant Pathologist No Comments

With the earliest planted corn in Tennessee tasseling, corn should be scouted for diseases which are key factors when considering fungicide application. In the southeast, common and southern corn rust have been reported, although neither have been found in Tennessee yet. Continue reading

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Grain and Soybean Irrigation Basics

Author: Angela McClure, Extension Corn and Soybean Specialist Comments Off on Grain and Soybean Irrigation Basics

Temperatures are heading up and even west TN is finally experiencing a break in rainfall.   It is time to take stock of crop growth stages, make any last minute repairs to irrigation equipment and irrigate our corn.  We also need to decide how early to begin watering soybeans and any sorghum under a pivot.  Continue reading

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Ryegrass infested wheat field gibson county, tn 2016

Ryegrass Questions and Management

Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist Comments Off on Ryegrass Questions and Management

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 Comments Off on Milan No-Till Field Day Set for July 28

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 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 Comments Off on Moth Trapping Data for 2016

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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