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21
Apr
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

As reported by NASS on April 21, 2014

 ROW CROP PLANTING STILL OFF TO ROUGH START

STRAWBERRY CROP DAMAGE REPORTED

A cold snap seriously damaged and/or killed unprotected, open strawberry blooms, and also had negative effects on the apple crop. Though the extent of damage has not yet been determined, losses of up to 40 percent of the strawberry crop have been reported in some areas of the State. Statewide, over one-third of the crop is rated in fair condition. Cool soil temperatures and rain again hampered corn and cotton plantings. Continue reading

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15
Apr
2014
Late-Season Burndown Options for Cotton and Soybean
Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist No Comments

A large general rain yesterday and back to winter temperatures this morning keeps field progress in slow motion again this spring.  As soon as the weather permits corn planting will take priority followed by late burndown in some fields. Continue reading

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

From now on you will receive automatic emails about new content on the UTcrops News Blog. This email will arrive each Thursday afternoon if new articles have been published.  You will have subscribe/unsubscribe options Continue reading

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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 Comments Off

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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02
Apr
2014
Residual Options for Cotton Burndown
Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist Comments Off

It is getting late early with respect to burndown.  With the long, cold, snowy February and March there was very little opportunity to get early burndowns applied.   The planting season is now here and a large majority of the burndowns have yet to be applied. 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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21
Mar
2014
Focus on Cotton Webcasts – Variety Selection, Weed and Nematode Management
Author: Heather Young Kelly, Extension Plant Pathologist Comments Off

Variety selection, weed management strategies, and nematodes are often at the front of cotton producers minds during the winter and early spring months. Continue reading

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12
Mar
2014
Farm Management Minute
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

Check out the latest issue of Farm Management Minute at Farm Management Minute_Issue 6.

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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
Sampling Supplies – Sweep Nets, Southwestern Corn Borer
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off

I get several questions each year about sources for sweep nets and pheromone trapping supplies, especially for southwestern corn borer. We get ours from Great Lakes IPM (http://www.greatlakesipm.com/). I’ve included specific links below, but there are other sources including Gemplers (sweep net and bucket traps) and Forestry Suppliers (for sweep nets).http://news.utcrops.com/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/wordpress/img/trans.gif Continue reading

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