Category Archives: Fertility

Corn Nitrogen and Wet Soils

Author: Angela McClure, Extension Corn and Soybean Specialist Comments Off on Corn Nitrogen and Wet Soils

With continued wet weather, growers are sharing concerns about how rains may have impacted pre-plant or at-plant nitrogen in fields designated for corn. Continue reading

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Use Full Nitrogen Rate behind Mixed Cover Crops

Author: Angela McClure, Extension Corn and Soybean Specialist Comments Off on Use Full Nitrogen Rate behind Mixed Cover Crops

Frequent rains have put everybody behind schedule this spring for terminating their cover crops.  Termination timing impacts how quickly cover crops start to break down, potentially releasing nitrogen to corn, however, recent research suggests many cover mixtures are quite limited in their ability to contribute enough nitrogen to warrant cutting fertilizer rates. Continue reading

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UT Extension County Meeting Schedule, January/February

Author: Tyson Raper, Cotton & Small Grains Specialist Comments Off on UT Extension County Meeting Schedule, January/February

In addition to the East, Middle and West TN Grain Conferences and the Cotton Focus event, UT Extension is hosting a series of meetings to be held throughout the state to prepare growers for the upcoming season. These meetings will focus on variety selection, insect and plant disease management, weed management, and other current crop production topics.

Below is a list of the production meetings to be held in January and February. Please contact your local UT Extension office for more details on time and location. Continue reading

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Heat unit accumulation during 2017

Author: Tyson Raper, Cotton & Small Grains Specialist Comments Off on Heat unit accumulation during 2017

Heat unit accumulation has been the big question over the past week.  Mild temperatures settled over Tennessee during early August and there is some concern that the crop may not be maturing as quickly as noted in years past.  While I agree the weather has been quite comfortable, we are currently very close to the 30 year average heat unit accumulation trend noted from 1980-2010.

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