Category Archives: Sorghum

Sweet sorghum, grain sorghum, and sugarcane aphids

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist No Comments

We have much fewer acres of grain sorghum planted in Tennessee this year, and I’ve spent a lot less time blogging or answering questions about sugarcane aphid. That has not stopped this pest from being present in most sorghum fields. Please refer to my many previous articles about managing this pest during the last two years … just search for sugarcane aphid in the search bar. There are a couple of things you need to be aware of before making an insecticide application (see below). Continue reading

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Online Insect Scouting Videos

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on Online Insect Scouting Videos

I just wanted two remind folks that we have some good video resources to help you better manage insects in your crops. With one exception, these videos are about 10 minutes in length and focus on the most likely problems you will encounter. Continue reading

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Sugarcane Aphid Update

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

Grain sorghum acres are way down this year, but those who are growing sorghum should start scouting for sugarcane aphids now. Based on my counterparts reports in more southern states, I suspect there are already low numbers of aphids in some fields. This pest thrives in hot weather, so populations can spread and build quickly. Serious infestations that go untreated can cause catastrophic yield loss. Continue reading

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Grain and Soybean Irrigation Basics

Author: Angela McClure, Extension Corn and Soybean Specialist Comments Off on Grain and Soybean Irrigation Basics

Temperatures are heading up and even west TN is finally experiencing a break in rainfall.   It is time to take stock of crop growth stages, make any last minute repairs to irrigation equipment and irrigate our corn.  We also need to decide how early to begin watering soybeans and any sorghum under a pivot.  Continue reading

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Milan No-Till Field Day Set for July 28

Author: Ginger Rowsey, Marketing and Communications Comments Off on Milan No-Till Field Day Set for July 28

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 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 Comments Off on Moth Trapping Data for 2016

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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