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21
Jul
2014
Reminder: Milan No-till Field Day This Thursday
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist No Comments

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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19
Jul
2014
Proper Nozzle Selection for Pesticide Applications
Author: Shawn Butler, Graduate Research Assistant No Comments

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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16
Jul
2014
Good News (Kudzu Bug), Bad News (White Sugarcane Aphid)
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist No Comments

These are a couple of new pests we need to be on the lookout for. Let’s start with the good news. Continue reading

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08
Jul
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

As reported by NASS on July 7, 2014

HEAVY RAIN SHOWERS IN SOME AREAS, GENERAL RAIN NEEDED IN OTHERS

Persistent rains over the past two weeks are now showing advantages through steady development of crops, though the cotton crop would benefit from more heat units. Steady rains kept some producers out of the field for a time, but diminished enough for wheat harvest to be completed in a few areas. Continue reading at Crop Progress 7 6 14 .

 

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12
Jun
2014
New Sorghum and Cotton Publications
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off

The following publications are available at UTcrops.com and can be accessed through the links below.

Grain Sorghum Production in the Mid-South (A regional production guide for Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee).

Nitrogen Requirements of Contemporary Cotton Cultivars (Cotton Incorporated)

 

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16
May
2014
Moth Trapping Data Available
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off

We are beginning our run of moth traps on a weekly basis.  Trap catches will be updates weekly on this web site.  Click on Moth Trapping Data under the Quick Links menu to keep up with the latest moth catches.   Continue reading

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15
May
2014
Grain Sorghum Basics
Author: Angela McClure, Extension Corn and Soybean Specialist Comments Off

I have been getting more calls about grain sorghum, as folks consider options for planting into ground treated with corn herbicides or where nitrogen levels are high enough to make soybeans not feasible 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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20
Mar
2014
New Grain Sorghum Herbicides to Consider
Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist Comments Off

There really has not been anything “new” in grain sorghum herbicides to talk about for years.  Basically it all started and ended with Bicep.  In recent years that has changed and there are several new herbicides for grain sorghum. 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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18
Feb
2014
Summary of Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill)
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off

Drs. Jason Fewell and Aaron Smith, Ag Economists at the University of Tennessee, have written a brief publication about the recently passed Agricultural Act of 2014. This document highlights some changes that may affect producers in your areas. Click here to view the article.

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19
Dec
2013
New Publications: Soybean Variety Trials and Insect Control Recommendations
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off

Results of the 2013 Soybean Variety Performance Tests in Tennessee have been posted at www.UTcrops.com.

 

The 2014 Insect Control Recommendations for Field Crops (PB 1768) is now available online.  Hard copies of this publication are not yet available.

 

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