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14
Apr
2014
Automatic Delivery of Our Newsletter
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist No Comments

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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08
Nov
2013
Profitability Outlook Update for 2014
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

As producers start to wrap up 2013 harvest, decisions for 2014 will soon need to be made. Of immediate attention is the decision of whether to plant wheat. The recommended planting window will soon be closing. Other decisions will soon focus on variety selection for 2014 as suppliers generally start booking the varieties for the next year. Considering those decisions, the 2014 crop plan has definitely started as producers start sketching out their 2014 cropping plan. Continue reading

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27
Sep
2013
September 2013 Tennessee FSA Crop Acres Released
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

The Farm Service Agency updated their Tennessee certified acres for September and a summary of the planted and failed acres can be found at FSA TN Certified Acres 9 17 13. FSA will continue to make revisions to their certified acres as additional information becomes available. These acres are a major piece of the information used in factoring in the USDA acres in the USDA monthly reports. Continue reading

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12
Sep
2013
Profitability Outlook – 2014
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management 2 Comments

As crop harvest for 2013 has started in earnest, planning and cropping decisions shift to the 2014 crop. With wheat seeding just around the corner, the 2014 crop plan has started. Continue reading

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27
Aug
2013
Soybean and Sorghum Insect Updates
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off

Soybean:  There have now been a few reports of treatable numbers of corn earworm in soybean. Treatment is warranted if an average of 9 or more larvae are found per 25 sweeps. Infestations are being reported in the latest and shortest Continue reading

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23
Apr
2013
Palmer Amaranth Burndown Strategies
Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist Comments Off

Palmer amaranth started emerging last week.  Some of it is ½ to a 1” tall today April 22. Of course this is just the vanguard of the Palmer that will be coming.  Despite this early Palmer flush typically being less numbers per foot than later emergence events, it is the most important emergence event to control. Continue reading

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17
Apr
2013
Calibration
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off

I thought I would put a plug in for a good article written by my counterpart at Mississippi State University (Dr. Angus Catchot).  See this link for everything you wanted to know about calibration and more:  Calibration Tips for Insecticides.

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13
Apr
2013
Recrop Intervals After Wheat Herbicides
Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist Comments Off

The 4 to 5” of rain much of West Tennessee saw last Thursday 4/11/13 was not good on the wheat, particularly in poorly drained fields. Winter wheat that went under water may have to be planted back to another crop. Knowing when and what herbicides were applied to flood damaged wheat is a major consideration on a potential recrop decision. Continue reading

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