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10
Oct
2014
Private Applicator Certification Deadline Approaching
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist No Comments

One of our County Agents, Walter Battle, had the good idea of asking me to post this information.

Producers as the 2014 harvest continues, be mindful that on October 21st, Tennessee Department of Agriculture Private Applicator Certifications will expire. With that in mind, many University of Tennessee Extension offices are providing re-certification trainings. Call or check with your Continue reading

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03
Sep
2014
Fall Armyworm Onslaught Continues
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off

Fall armyworms attack a wide range of grasses and other crops. Outbreaks have been reported on soybeans, sorghum, pastures and several other crops for over a month. We are having a biblical year with fall armyworm, especially in pastures and lawns. However, many are also wandering into the edges of soybean fields. My colleague, Dr. Frank Hale, recently sent the following information. Continue reading

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26
Jul
2014
Insecticides – So Many Names!
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist 1 Comment

By request, I am providing a list of active ingredients and trade names (see below). This does not include all examples. Feel free to make comments about other “generic” trade names you may be using. Please keep in mind that formulations may vary considerably, and thus, rates may need to be adjusted accordingly. Also, not all products be labeled for the same crops. It is your responsibility to follow instructions on the insecticide label. The information below is also available in UT’s insect control recommendations for field crops. Continue reading

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19
Jul
2014
Proper Nozzle Selection for Pesticide Applications
Author: Shawn Butler, Graduate Research Assistant Comments Off

As we get further into the year, bugs begin to enter our fields, disease onset starts to occur, and weeds continue to flourish, our chances of making tank-mixed applications increase. This ultimately makes spray nozzle selection more challenging as most products require different droplet sizes.  Continue reading

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14
Jul
2014
Reminder: Milan No-till Field Day This Thursday
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off

Without a doubt, the Milan No-Till Crop Production Field Day is one of the most far-ranging agricultural field days in the nation. The event is a junction for producers with varied farming interests. Tours will cover topics as diverse as row crop sustainability, beef cattle production, natural resource management, unmanned aerial systems and even the compatibility of honeybees and agriculture. Registration is free and begins at 6 a.m. CDT, with the first tours leaving at 7 a.m. A total of 16 tours are on the agenda. Continue reading

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03
Jun
2014
Industrial Hemp in Tennessee
Author: Angela McClure, Extension Corn and Soybean Specialist Comments Off

Governor Haslam signed a bill into law (SB2495) that takes effect July 1, starting the process to allow private farms to legally grow hemp in Tennessee once regulatory details have been worked out.  It is not clear at this point where the market opportunities would be for locally produced industrial hemp.  Continue reading

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14
Apr
2014
Automatic Delivery of Our Newsletter
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off

From now on you will receive automatic emails about new content on the UTcrops News Blog. This email will arrive each Thursday afternoon if new articles have been published.  You will have subscribe/unsubscribe options Continue reading

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10
Mar
2014
Cold Weather Effects on Insect Populations?
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist 5 Comments

Hey, let’s face it. The reason we have more kinds of bugs in the South is because we have a warmer environment. However, not all insect pests are equally affected. Some are very tolerant of cold weather while others take a hit during a hard winter. Below are some examples. Continue reading

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07
May
2012
Controlling Scouring Rush In and Around Crop Areas
Author: Matthew Wiggins, Graduate Research Assistant Comments Off

Scouring Rush

                                           

Over the past several years many have had concerns about scouring rush creeping into crop production areas.  Scouring rush is not a typical agronomic weed. It normally grows along fence rows, ditch banks, and low lying areas.  However, in long term no-tillage production systems scouring rush is increasingly encroaching into crop production areas. 

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30
Mar
2012
Follow UTcrops on Twitter
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off

You can now follow us on Twitter, UTcrops@UTcrops.  Receive a tweet as news updates are posted on our blog, and re-tweet articles to your followers.

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24
Feb
2011
Additional Cuts for UT Extension?
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off

Many of you have heard about the budget reductions that were passed by the House of Representatives last week. The Smith-Lever cuts, if approved by the Senate Continue reading

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