Category Archives: Soybean

Critter Calls

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist No Comments

Threecornered alfalfa hoppers, snails, Japanese beetles, and plant bugs … should you be worried? I’ve had a variety of calls this week, but the most frequent call has been about  Continue reading

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Threecornered Alfalfa Hopper on Soybean.

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on Threecornered Alfalfa Hopper on Soybean.
TCAH adult
TCAH adult

Recent research in the Mid-South has convinced me that threecornered alfalfa hopper (TCAH) is almost exclusively a pest of only small soybeans. We’ve had a relatively mild winter. Tennessee is on the northern edge of threecornered alfalfa hopper home range, and warm winters generally means higher populations. That appears to be the case in 2016. Late planted soybean such as Continue reading

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Dates for Soybean Scout Schools in July

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on Dates for Soybean Scout Schools in July

New UT EXTENSION logoUT’s Soybean Scout Schools are scheduled in July for the dates and locations below. The programs are supported by the Tennessee Soybean Promotion Board and include basic information about crop development, scouting procedures, and 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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Replanting or Supplementing Soybean Stands

Author: Angela McClure, Extension Corn and Soybean Specialist Comments Off on Replanting or Supplementing Soybean Stands

Growers continue to replant, spot plant or supplement soybean stands this month. In west TN this is due to too much rain, causing surface packing or seed and seedling rots. Dry weather in central TN is creating additional headaches, where wetter spots free of cover crop residue may germinate well, while other parts of fields have seeds germinating over many days as rains fall too late to wet soil profile deep enough. Continue reading

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Recognizing PPO-Resistant Palmer Amaranth

Author: Ginger Rowsey, Marketing and Communications Comments Off on Recognizing PPO-Resistant Palmer Amaranth

Dr. Steckel recently shared a post about PPO-resistant Palmer amaranth. In this short video he covers the visual symptoms of PPO-resistance and how you can spot it in the field. Slide1

 

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2016 Cover Crop FAQs

Author: Ginger Rowsey, Marketing and Communications Comments Off on 2016 Cover Crop FAQs

In this short video, Dr. Larry Steckel goes over cover crop burndown issues he’s seeing frequently in 2016. FullSizeRender

 

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