Category Archives: Diseases

Milan No-Till Field Day Set for July 28

Author: Ginger Rowsey, Marketing and Communications No Comments

2016No Till Logo Finalhigh resMILAN, Tenn. – UT AgResearch will host the Milan No-Till Crop Production Field Day on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the AgResearch and Education Center at Milan. The event will offer 40 research-based presentations. Sessions will cover best management strategies for no-till crop production, including nutrient enhancement, water use, new technologies in pest control and advancements in plant breeding.

The event is free and open to the public. Gates open at 6 a.m. Presentations and an agricultural industry trade show begin at 7 a.m. The field day will conclude at 2 p.m.

A schedule, a list of presentation topics, and information on pesticide recertification points as well as Certified Crop Advisor CEUs are available at Individuals are also encouraged to follow the event on social media platforms using the hashtag #MilanNoTill.

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UT Cotton Scout School, May 27th

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist No Comments

The annual UT Cotton Scout School will be held on Friday, May 27th in Room A at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center (605 Airways Blvd, Jackson). Registration will begin at 8:00 AM with the official program starting at 8:30. It will end with a lunch, but those interested can attend a short  ‘go to the field’ session Continue reading

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Fusarium Head Blight/Head Scab Update

Author: Heather Marie Kelly, Extension Plant Pathologist Comments Off on Fusarium Head Blight/Head Scab Update

As expected risk for Fusarium Head Blight/Head Scab has started to increase in the western part of Tennessee with wheat starting to bloom and rain in the forecast. Continue reading

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Cotton Planting Forecast

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

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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