Category Archives: Soybean

Launch of New Soybean Insect ‘App’

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist No Comments

A new web-based field guide for soybean insects has been launched. This site performs like an ‘app’ wherever you have cellular service and provides general information about common pests, suggestion for samplings, recommended insecticide treatment thresholds, photos, and management recommendations (including insecticide selection).

This site is complimentary of the cotton insect field guide and disease guides for soybean, cotton and wheat developed by Dr. Heather Kelly. You can access the “UT Disease and Insect Field Guides” directly at http://guide.utcrops.com/ or from the menu on the UTcrops News Blog at http://news.utcrops.com/.

Tip – Save the UTcrops News Blog website to the home screen of your Android, iPhone or iPad to have app-like access to content including this news feed, the above field guides, UTcrops.com, and other content.

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UT Extension County Meeting Schedule, January/February

Author: Tyson Raper, Cotton & Small Grains Specialist No Comments

In addition to the East, Middle and West TN Grain Conferences and the Cotton Focus event, UT Extension is hosting a series of meetings to be held throughout the state to prepare growers for the upcoming season. These meetings will focus on variety selection, insect and plant disease management, weed management, and other current crop production topics.

Below is a list of the production meetings to be held in January and February. Please contact your local UT Extension office for more details on time and location. Continue reading

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Tennessee Grain & Soybean Producers Conference (Dyersburg, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018)

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist No Comments

The Tennessee Grain & Soybean Producers Conference will be held in Dyersburg on Thursday, February 1st at the Dyer County Fairgrounds. Free registration is from 7:45 – 8:45 AM. The program includes a trade show, multiple presentations on crop management, and a sponsored lunch. The keynote speaker this year is Greg Peterson of You Tube Farming Sensations and Peterson Farm Brothers discussing “Being an Advocate for Ag: the Role of Millennials”.

2018 Grain Conference Draft Agenda (Revised)

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Middle TN Grain Conference (Tuesday, January 30th, 2018)

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist No Comments

Manchester, Tenn. — The thirteenth annual Middle Tennessee Grain Conference is set for Tuesday, January 30th at the Coffee County Fairgrounds in Manchester. This conference offers farmers insights and solutions to a number of emerging corn, soybean, and wheat production concerns.

The conference will be underway at 7:30 A.M. beginning with registration which is $20 at the door or $10 if pre-registered before noon, Monday, January 25 through their local UT Extension office. Registration fees cover the cost of program materials, refreshments, lunch, conference proceedings (copies of all presentations), and one grain conference cap per person (given at the end of the Conference). Continue reading

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Yield Reports on Dicamba Injured Soybeans

Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist Comments Off on Yield Reports on Dicamba Injured Soybeans

The question going into this fall is how much yield loss have the dicamba injured soybeans sustained?  As with every concern with this dicamba drift mess, the answers are hard to get and then the results are often a mixed bag. Continue reading

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Soybean Insect Problems Remain Generally Calm But …

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on Soybean Insect Problems Remain Generally Calm But …

With the cool and drizzly weather, not too many people have bee looking at late maturing soybean. But it appears there are not any serious, widespread insect problems. There have been some reports of stink bug and soybean looper infestations, albeit mostly at sub-threshold levels. Having said that, the exception proves the rule. It remains very important to Continue reading

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Soybean insect update and identifying redbanded stink bugs

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist 1 Comment

Many of our early soybean fields are turning yellow and came through the season not needing an insecticide application. I’ve had a number of calls about threshold levels of kudzu bugs in some of these fields. The threshold is 1 nymph/sweep, and some fields are running 2-3 times this level. Although this exceeds threshold, I’m Continue reading

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