Category Archives: Sorghum

Milan No-Till Field Day Set for July 28

Author: Ginger Rowsey, Marketing and Communications No Comments

2016No Till Logo Finalhigh resMILAN, Tenn. – UT AgResearch will host the Milan No-Till Crop Production Field Day on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the AgResearch and Education Center at Milan. The event will offer 40 research-based presentations. Sessions will cover best management strategies for no-till crop production, including nutrient enhancement, water use, new technologies in pest control and advancements in plant breeding.

The event is free and open to the public. Gates open at 6 a.m. Presentations and an agricultural industry trade show begin at 7 a.m. The field day will conclude at 2 p.m.

A schedule, a list of presentation topics, and information on pesticide recertification points as well as Certified Crop Advisor CEUs are available at http://milan.tennessee.edu/MNTFD. Individuals are also encouraged to follow the event on social media platforms using the hashtag #MilanNoTill.

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Moth Trapping Data for 2016

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist No Comments

SWCB-moth1-webA reminder that moth trapping data for corn earworm, tobacco budworm, and southwestern corn borer are posted weekly on this website. Look for “Moth Trapping Data” on the quick links menu to open an Excel file with the trapping data. Moth catches were low for all species last week.

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2015 Planted Acreage for Corn, Cotton, Grain Sorghum, Soybeans, and Wheat in Tennessee by County

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off on 2015 Planted Acreage for Corn, Cotton, Grain Sorghum, Soybeans, and Wheat in Tennessee by County

A new publication has been released detailing the 2015 planted acreage for corn, cotton, grain sorghum, soybeans, and wheat in Tennessee by County. To review this publication go to 2015 Planted Acreage in Tennessee.

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Sugarcane Aphid Tolerant Hybrids

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on Sugarcane Aphid Tolerant Hybrids

Although it appears acres of grain sorghum will drop substantially in Tennessee during 2016, those still planning on growing sorghum may find the information linked below helpful. This publication was developed by Sebe Brown and Dr. David Kerns (LSU AgCenter). It is a list of hybrids that have shown some resistance to infestations of sugarcane aphids. This list is not all inclusive, including only those hybrids that have been evaluated. Not all hybrids would be appropriate for our area, but it is a starting point. Please note that insecticides may still be needed to manage infestations.  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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New Sorghum Insect Scouting Video

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on New Sorghum Insect Scouting Video

A new, 12-minute video on the scouting of common insect pests in sorghum is now available at UTcrops.com, or you can directly link to the video below.  Thanks to UT’s own Ginger Rowsey for her hard work putting this together.

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