Category Archives: Nematodes

Reminder – Cotton Scout School (Friday, May 26th)

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist No Comments

The University of Tennessee Cotton Insect Scout School is scheduled for Friday, May 26 at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center in Jackson. The address in 605 Airways Blvd, Jackson TN. There is no fee, and preregistration is not required.  Registration begins at 8:00 AM with the program starting at 8:30. Content will include hands-on training with an optional ‘go-to-the-field session’ after a box lunch. Topics covered will include cotton development, identification of insects (and their damage) weed and diseases and their damage, and weed identification.


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Wrapping up harvest aid applications in 2016

Author: Tyson Raper, Cotton & Small Grains Specialist Comments Off on Wrapping up harvest aid applications in 2016


We have been blessed with another great harvest season and it appears we may be able to finish harvest with little rain.  Here on the 5th day of Oct, I would guess the average cotton acre within the state has already received the first application of harvest aids and is very close to seeing a picker.  Even so, several acres have not been defoliated.  This has led many to call with concerns about the cooler temperatures in the forecast over the weekend and several have asked if it is simply time to defoliate based on calendar date.   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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