Category Archives: Diseases

Cotton Planting Forecast

Author: Tyson Raper, Cotton & Small Grains Specialist No Comments

I’ve spoken with several who planted a few fields last week.  Soils have been a little cooler than we would prefer but it was hard to keep the planter at the shop with 60+ degree soil temperatures at 3” at 8 AM with warm temperatures in the forecast.  Moisture is currently not hard to find in most areas given you caught some of the showers Continue reading

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Fungicide Considerations in Wheat

Author: Heather Marie Kelly, Extension Plant Pathologist Comments Off on Fungicide Considerations in Wheat

More observations of stripe rust in wheat have been reported in West Tennessee. The answer to the question, “Do I spray now or wait until bloom?” depends on amount of disease present, variety, growth stage, and weather. Continue reading

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Rusts and other diseases to be on the lookout for in wheat

Author: Heather Marie Kelly, Extension Plant Pathologist Comments Off on Rusts and other diseases to be on the lookout for in wheat

As wheat progresses into jointing growth stages, one should be on the lookout for diseases in wheat. In particular, both stripe rust and leaf rust have been reported in Louisiana and Arkansas. Continue reading

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Upcoming Crop Production Meetings

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on Upcoming Crop Production Meetings

Meeting season is in full swing, and there are several educational opportunities fast approaching (see below). Pesticide re-certification points and CCA points will be available at all these meeting. Additional details will be provided soon! Continue reading

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Time to Sample for Nematodes

Author: Heather Marie Kelly, Extension Plant Pathologist Comments Off on Time to Sample for Nematodes

It’s that time of year to sample fields for nematodes, especially problematic fields.  Many fields that exhibit nutrient deficiencies may have nematode problems and the only way to know is to sample.  Continue reading

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