Category Archives: Diseases

Wheat N considerations for early 2015

Author: Tyson Raper, Cotton & Small Grains Specialist Comments Off


I’ve recently received several calls concerning N applications on wheat. Although this cold front has made it easier to get across wet fields, it is still early for the first split in a late winter/early spring split-N application approach. To make the most of the first split, target ‘spring greenup’, or the period in which wheat breaks dormancy and begins to grow rapidly (typically Feekes 3 or Zadoks 25). Delaying applications until this point can help ensure the applied N is available to the developing crop by reducing the potential for N loss. The current N demand of the dormant crop Continue reading

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Private Applicator Certification Deadline Approaching

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off

One of our County Agents, Walter Battle, had the good idea of asking me to post this information.

Producers as the 2014 harvest continues, be mindful that on October 21st, Tennessee Department of Agriculture Private Applicator Certifications will expire. With that in mind, many University of Tennessee Extension offices are providing re-certification trainings. Call or check with your Continue reading

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Soybean Disease Update

Author: Heather Young Kelly, Extension Plant Pathologist 3 Comments

While many full season soybean fields are past the growth stage of spraying a fungicide (R6), later planted soybean may still benefit from a fungicide application. Continue reading

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