Category Archives: Corn

Crop Progress

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

SPOTTY RAINS PREVALENT ACROSS THE STATE

Depending on where you were in any given county, you either looked to the sky in hopes of a rain shower or wished the rain would stop.  In most cases, however, producers were in hopes of rain.  Crops are beginning to show signs of stress in some areas due to the lack of rain. Continue reading at Crop Progress 6 29 15.

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Insecticide Rainfastness

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist No Comments

With scattered rains in the forecast and plant bugs in our cotton, the question of rainfastness always comes up. This most common question this year has been … should I use Acephate/Orthene to get rapid knock down of plant bugs before the rain hits? The short answer is not necessarily, and let me explain why. Continue reading

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Crop Progress

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

Warmer weather allowed producers to finish their wheat harvest and some ground had already been planted to soybeans.  Cotton replanting was practically finished while there was still acreage of soybeans to be replanted.  Even with the unrelenting rains that kept producers out of fields earlier in the season, a general rain is now needed to improve crop and livestock conditions. Continue reading at Crop Progress 6 22 15.

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Crop Progress

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

As reported by NASS on June 15, 2015

AT LAST, A WEEK OF SUNSHINE AND WARMER WEATHER

A week of sunshine and warmer weather gave producers the opportunity to plant and/or replant soybeans and cotton while giving a boost to crops already in the field. Wheat harvest continued. Both wheat yields and moisture levels were widely variable. Continue reading at Crop Progress 6 15 15.

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Jap Beetle Soybean Good Web

Japanese Beetles

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off

This is a repeat from an article from last year at about this same time.  Japanese beetles are beginning to show up in numbers. Fortunately, they seldom cause economic injury to field crops. In soybean, treatment is recommended Continue reading

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Crop Progress

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

As reported by NASS on June 8, 2015
DRIER CONDITIONS IN SOME AREAS ALLOW FOR WHEAT, HAY HARVEST

Drier conditions in some parts of the State allowed producers to harvest hay, which had been on hold because of unfavorable weather conditions. Cloudy and cooler conditions took a toll on crop development, particularly cotton. Some soybeans and cotton fields were replanted. Excellent wheat yields were reported in East Tennessee. Pastures are in mostly good to excellent condition. Continue reading at Crop Progress 6 8 15.

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Selecting the Right Nozzle

Author: Garret Montgomery Comments Off

Nozzle selection is not always the foremost thought when preparing to make a weed control application. However, it can have a significant impact on the effectiveness of the herbicide.  This is especially true with contact herbicides like fomesafen or glufosinate.  Choosing the correct nozzle can be the difference between having a weedy mess or an effective application. Continue reading

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