Category Archives: Sorghum

Common Herbicides Used in Soybean That Could Carryover into Grain Sorghum

Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist No Comments

I have written a couple of pieces on fomesafen carryover into grain sorghum. I emphasized fomesafen because it is used on almost all soybean acres in Tennessee.  However, I would be remiss if I did not add that some other herbicides commonly used in soybean have lengthy plant backs to grain sorghum as well.  Continue reading

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Grain Sorghum as Alternative in 2015

Author: Angela McClure, Extension Corn and Soybean Specialist 2 Comments

I have had a number of calls about grain sorghum this week as lower production costs compared to corn and the latest increased premium offered for Memphis delivery have driven up interest in this crop.  Check out our newest regional sorghum production guide at utcrops.com.  Some pre-plant reminders are included about sorghum for those who have not grown sorghum lately (or ever): Continue reading

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Does Adding a Residual to Burndown Make Sense?

Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist Comments Off

When planning your burndown does a residual make sense?  That depends on if a follow-up burndown is planned at planting, the expected planting date and what is the intended crop. If the expected planting date is 3 weeks or so off and the plan is to burndown with something at planting then a residual in with the burndown now is probably not warranted. However, if the intended planting date is more than 30 days away, then a residual can provide the advantage of not having a big, grown up mess to have to plant into. Continue reading

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Private Applicator Certification Deadline Approaching

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off

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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