Category Archives: Insects

2015 TN Cotton Quick Facts

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

w319With snow in the forecast, I hope you find some warmth in our hot-off-the-press 2015 Tennessee Cotton Quick Facts Publication (W 319) which is now available online.  New this year are digital hyperlinks to all full-length UTIA publications.  Simply click on the grey boxes or related QR codes describing the publication in which you are interested and your browser will do the rest. Keep losing your guide or tired of carrying paper guides around? Open this document with the reader on your mobile device (if Apple, your iBooks app) to have a digital copy at your fingertips at all times.  Hyperlinks will still work!

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2014 University of Tennessee XtendFlex™ Cotton Variety Trials

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

Tyson Raper and Larry Steckel

During the 2014 growing season, the University of Tennessee Cotton Variety Testing program was given an opportunity to evaluate several of the new Monsanto Bollgard II® XtendFlex™ cotton varieties. Given the recent de-regulation of this trait, many may find this data of interest. (De-regulation of dicamba applications to these varieties is still pending.) Continue reading

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Spraying aphids in wheat the next several weeks

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist 4 Comments

The following is an updated version of an older article … The next 4-5 weeks is the time to consider making a foliar application for aphids in wheat. I’ve discussed the potential value of managing aphids to prevent the spread of barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) in a previous article. A late-winter, foliar insecticide application, at least on wheat not having an insecticide seed treatment, has shown a consistent yield benefit in my testing over the last five years (figure below). Continue reading

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Insecticide Seed Treatments in Wheat … Know What You’re Buying!

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist 1 Comment

Insecticide seed treatments are not universally recommended in wheat, but they are often suggested for early planted wheat. Indeed, recent data suggests that a foliar insecticide application late in the fall or during the winter can often accomplish the same objective, sometime even better, of preventing early transmission of barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) by aphids. Continue reading

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