Category Archives: Insects

UT Insect Management Guide for Field Crops

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on UT Insect Management Guide for Field Crops

The 2018 Insect Control Recommendations for Field Crops (cotton, corn, soybean, wheat, sorghum, and pastures) can be found online on UTcrops.com.  Insect and disease management recommendations for cotton and soybean are also available on the mobile-friendly Field Guide website at http://guide.utcrops.com/.

Suggestions: Add the  UTcrops News Blog to your home screen for easy access to all these resources.

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2018 Tennessee Grain Conferences – Presentations

Author: Heather Marie Kelly, Extension Plant Pathologist Comments Off on 2018 Tennessee Grain Conferences – Presentations

Below are links to the presentations given at the 2018 Tennessee Grain Conferences and they can also be found at http://utcrops.com/presentations.htm.

2018 Tennessee Grain Conferences

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2018 Cotton Focus Presentations

Author: Heather Marie Kelly, Extension Plant Pathologist Comments Off on 2018 Cotton Focus Presentations

Below are links to the 2018 Cotton Focus presentations and they can also be found at http://utcrops.com/presentations.htm.

2018 Cotton Focus
Cotton Outlook, Dr. Aaron Smith
Bacterial blight and target spot – known impacts, Dr. Heather Kelly
Cotton Insects, Dr. Scott Stewart
Cotton Weed Management, Dr. Stanley Culpepper
Cotton Specialists Roundtable, Drs. Tyson Raper, Darrin Dodds, Bill Robertson, and Tyler 
Sandlin

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TAPA (Tennessee Agricultural Production Association), Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on TAPA (Tennessee Agricultural Production Association), Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018

The Tennessee Agricultural Production Association is having its Winter Agronomic Workshop on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at the Doubletree Hotel in Jackson, Tennessee. Registration will open at 7:00 a.m., with presentations kicking off at 8:00 a.m. Lunch will be provided. To review the day’s agenda, please click here: Meeting Agenda

The last day to pre-register is January 31. If you prefer, you can register at the door Continue reading

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Launch of New Soybean Insect ‘App’

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on Launch of New Soybean Insect ‘App’

A new web-based field guide for soybean insects has been launched. This site performs like an ‘app’ wherever you have cellular service and provides general information about common pests, suggestion for samplings, recommended insecticide treatment thresholds, photos, and management recommendations (including insecticide selection).

This site is complimentary of the cotton insect field guide and disease guides for soybean, cotton and wheat developed by Dr. Heather Kelly. You can access the “UT Disease and Insect Field Guides” directly at http://guide.utcrops.com/ or from the menu on the UTcrops News Blog at http://news.utcrops.com/.

Tip – Save the UTcrops News Blog website to the home screen of your Android, iPhone or iPad to have app-like access to content including this news feed, the above field guides, UTcrops.com, and other content.

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UT Extension County Meeting Schedule, January/February

Author: Tyson Raper, Cotton & Small Grains Specialist Comments Off on UT Extension County Meeting Schedule, January/February

In addition to the East, Middle and West TN Grain Conferences and the Cotton Focus event, UT Extension is hosting a series of meetings to be held throughout the state to prepare growers for the upcoming season. These meetings will focus on variety selection, insect and plant disease management, weed management, and other current crop production topics.

Below is a list of the production meetings to be held in January and February. Please contact your local UT Extension office for more details on time and location. Continue reading

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Tennessee Grain & Soybean Producers Conference (Dyersburg, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018)

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on Tennessee Grain & Soybean Producers Conference (Dyersburg, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018)

The Tennessee Grain & Soybean Producers Conference will be held in Dyersburg on Thursday, February 1st at the Dyer County Fairgrounds. Free registration is from 7:45 – 8:45 AM. The program includes a trade show, multiple presentations on crop management, and a sponsored lunch. The keynote speaker this year is Greg Peterson of You Tube Farming Sensations and Peterson Farm Brothers discussing “Being an Advocate for Ag: the Role of Millennials”.

2018 Grain Conference Draft Agenda (Revised)

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Middle TN Grain Conference (Tuesday, January 30th, 2018)

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on Middle TN Grain Conference (Tuesday, January 30th, 2018)

Manchester, Tenn. — The thirteenth annual Middle Tennessee Grain Conference is set for Tuesday, January 30th at the Coffee County Fairgrounds in Manchester. This conference offers farmers insights and solutions to a number of emerging corn, soybean, and wheat production concerns.

The conference will be underway at 7:30 A.M. beginning with registration which is $20 at the door or $10 if pre-registered before noon, Monday, January 25 through their local UT Extension office. Registration fees cover the cost of program materials, refreshments, lunch, conference proceedings (copies of all presentations), and one grain conference cap per person (given at the end of the Conference). Continue reading

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