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19
Jul
2014
Proper Nozzle Selection for Pesticide Applications
Author: Shawn Butler, Graduate Research Assistant No Comments

As we get further into the year, bugs begin to enter our fields, disease onset starts to occur, and weeds continue to flourish, our chances of making tank-mixed applications increase. This ultimately makes spray nozzle selection more challenging as most products require different droplet sizes.  Continue reading

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14
Jul
2014
Reminder: Milan No-till Field Day This Thursday
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist No Comments

Without a doubt, the Milan No-Till Crop Production Field Day is one of the most far-ranging agricultural field days in the nation. The event is a junction for producers with varied farming interests. Tours will cover topics as diverse as row crop sustainability, beef cattle production, natural resource management, unmanned aerial systems and even the compatibility of honeybees and agriculture. Registration is free and begins at 6 a.m. CDT, with the first tours leaving at 7 a.m. A total of 16 tours are on the agenda. Continue reading

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14
Jul
2014
Webcast on Management of Frogeye Leaf Spot and Fungicide Resistance
Author: Heather Young Kelly, Extension Plant Pathologist No Comments

There is a 14 minute webcast on the Plant Management Network on Management of Frogeye Leaf Spot and Fungicide Resistance that provides some basic knowledge on FLS disease, its management, and fungicide resistance. Continue reading

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13
Jul
2014
Scouting for Soybean Diseases and Deciding on Fungicides and Application Timing
Author: Heather Young Kelly, Extension Plant Pathologist No Comments

As full season soybeans in Tennessee reach reproductive growth stages, scouting for disease is critical to determine how necessary a fungicide application may be in protecting yield from disease. Continue reading

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13
Jul
2014
Distinguishing Frogeye Leaf Spot from Chemical Injury in Soybean
Author: Heather Young Kelly, Extension Plant Pathologist 1 Comment

Frogeye leaf spot (FLS) has begun to show up in susceptible varieties in Tennessee, but there is also some chemical burn in soybean that can be mistaken for FLS. Continue reading

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10
Jul
2014
Reminder: Soybean Scout Schools
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist 3 Comments

UT’s annual Soybean Scout Schools are set for the dates and times below.  These field-side programs last 2-2.5 hours and address general crop management including plant development and management of weed, disease and insect pests. As always, scouting supplies and sweep nets are Continue reading

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26
Jun
2014
Considerations for Fungicide Application in Tasseling Corn
Author: Heather Young Kelly, Extension Plant Pathologist Comments Off

With corn tasseling in Tennessee, it is time to consider a fungicide application. Continue reading

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30
May
2014
Scabby Wheat Showing Up
Author: Heather Young Kelly, Extension Plant Pathologist 3 Comments

Wheat in Tennessee has entered the ripening stage (Feekes 11 – kernel development) and symptoms of Head Scab can be seen in some fields. Continue reading

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27
May
2014
UT Cotton Scout School is Friday
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off

The UT Cotton Scout School will be held this Friday (May 30th) in Room A at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center (605 Airways Blvd., Jackson). Registration will be from 8:00 – 8:30 AM with the formal program concluding at noon with a box lunch. Those wishing to stay can attend a go-to-the-field session after lunch. Preregistration is not required. Topics covered will include cotton growth and development and general pest management (insects, weeds and diseases).

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06
May
2014
UT Cotton Scout School (May 30th)
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off

The UT Cotton Scout School will be held the last Friday in May, the 30th, at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center.  Registration will Continue reading

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05
May
2014
Wheat Diseases – Updates and Management Options
Author: Heather Young Kelly, Extension Plant Pathologist Comments Off

Some of the earliest planted wheat in Tennessee has begun to head and with warming temperatures wheat will most likely develop at a quick pace and dependent upon weather conditions diseases could do the same. Continue reading

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14
Apr
2014
Automatic Delivery of Our Newsletter
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off

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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