Category Archives: Diseases

2017 MidSouth Cotton Defoliation Guide

Author: Tyson Raper, Cotton & Small Grains Specialist Comments Off on 2017 MidSouth Cotton Defoliation Guide

The Mid-South’s cotton crop is rapidly maturing and many of our acres will receive a harvest aid application soon after Hurricane Irma moves through the area.  There are many factors to consider in determining timing, products and rates.   In an effort to outline these decisions and provide harvest aid recommendations for the Mid-South, the 2017 Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide has just been updated by the MidSouth Cotton Specialists’ Working Group and is now available online.   To access the guide, click the image above or the included link.  Please keep in mind that this was compiled as a regional guide and should be used in conjunction with your previous experiences.

 

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Soybean Disease Update

Author: Heather Marie Kelly, Extension Plant Pathologist Comments Off on Soybean Disease Update

This season has produced good looking soybeans as well as a bounty of diseases… 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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Soybean diseases and fungicides

Author: Heather Marie Kelly, Extension Plant Pathologist Comments Off on Soybean diseases and fungicides

Soybeans have gotten into reproductive growth stages and diseases have started appearing. To better identify diseases and guide management decisions use the resources below… Continue reading

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Identification and Management of Leaf Spots in Cotton

Author: Heather Marie Kelly, Extension Plant Pathologist Comments Off on Identification and Management of Leaf Spots in Cotton

This year I have gotten more questions about leaf spots in cotton than any other.  It hasn’t always been clear which leaf spot is present, but the following resources can help identify and understand management options of leaf spots in cotton.

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