Category Archives: Other Crops

2017 Middle TN Grain Conference

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on 2017 Middle TN Grain Conference

The twelfth annual Middle Tennessee Grain Conference set for Thursday, January 26 at Coffee County’s Fairgrounds in Manchester offers farmers insight to a number of emerging corn, soybean, and wheat production concerns. The conference is scheduled to get underway with registration beginning at 7:30 am. Registration is $20 at the door or $10 if participants pre-registering by Noon, Monday, January 23 through their local UT Extension office. Registration fees include the program and materials, refreshments, lunch, a copy of the conference proceedings, and a grain conference cap.   View Program

 

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Fall Seeding Info for Canola

Author: Angela McClure, Extension Corn and Soybean Specialist Comments Off on Fall Seeding Info for Canola

With the arrival of September, preparations are being made to plant cover crops and winter canola. The success of obtaining a stand in a fall planted crop will depend on timely planting as well as receiving adequate rain for emergence. Continue reading

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Report Finds of Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on Report Finds of Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs

I’m just putting the word out to report any finds of brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB). This is especially for those located in the western one-half of the state. This invasive pest is well established in the eastern parts of the state, around Nashville, and has been found in at low numbers in soybean in Shelby (2015) and Madison Counties (2016). However, 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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Weed and Insect Control Recommendations Now Available

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on Weed and Insect Control Recommendations Now Available

The 2016 Weed Control Manual for Tennessee (PB1580) and the 2016 Insect Control Recommendations for Field Crops (PB1768) are now available online.  As always, hard copies will be made available at various county and state production meetings and at Extension county offices.  But they are always a couple of clicks away at UTcrops.com.

Insect Control Guide
Insect Control Guide
Weed Control Manual
Weed Control Manual
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Keep soil compaction in mind while harvesting

Author: Tyson Raper, Cotton & Small Grains Specialist Comments Off on Keep soil compaction in mind while harvesting

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September has been warmer and drier than normal but rain is in the forecast over the next few days.  The first report of picking in TN came in late last week and we should be in full-picking-mode after this rain moves through.  Still, there is more to getting back into the field than just waiting for the bolls to dry and ground to ‘hold up’.  With the adoption of the new module-building pickers, the weight of our equipment has increased to record levels.  Continue reading

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