The end of the EPA open comment period for registration of dicamba (specifically the product M1691) on Roundup Xtend cotton and soybean is May 31st. I just checked and there is well over 4000 comments to date. I opened a few and many are favorable and there are a good number that are not. I know we are in the middle of planting but it might be good to let your opinion be heard as well. Continue reading
Clearly, one weed many have had trouble with in 2016 is ryegrass. Questions began a couple months ago and continue today. They have ranged from tactics to burn ryegrass down before planting to how to control it in a standing corn crop and more recently, where did all that ryegrass come from that is in my wheat? Continue reading
Judging by questions we all are getting this spring, clearly we are having some growing pains managing cover crops across Tennessee. Indeed the 2nd most common question I have gotten over the past month is how and when to burndown a cover crop “X“ before a cash crop “Y”. Continue reading
MILAN, 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.
A few years ago clethodim was rarely used in Tennessee but in the last couple of years that has really changed. Clethodim has become the tankmix of choice with glyphosate to control glyphosate-resistant (GR) ryegrass, johnsongrass, goosegrass and in some areas, barnyardgrass. Continue reading
A 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.
There have been a number of calls where folks have asked my thoughts on “creative” PRE applied herbicides for soybeans. Continue reading
The first reports of small Palmer amaranth escaping PPO and glyphosate tankmixes started today (5/13/16). Continue reading