Category Archives: Soybean

Corn and Cotton Producers’ Prevented Planting Decision

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Federal crop insurance programs have a prevented planting provision that can protect producers from the financial losses and risks associated with not being able to plant the intended crop within the desired planting period. Revenue Protection, Revenue Protection with Harvest Price Exclusion, Yield Protection, and Area Risk Protection insurance policies pay indemnities if producers were unable to plant the insured crop by a designated final planting date or within any applicable late planting period due to natural causes, typically drought or excess moisture. This post highlights several components of those provisions and provides a few examples.  

Kevin Adkins, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Tennessee

**Christopher N. Boyer, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Tennessee 302-I Morgan Hall Knoxville, TN 37996 Phone: 865-974-7468 Email: cboyer3@utk.edu **Corresponding author Continue reading

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Pest Issues on the Radar

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Well it’s a start anyhow. Most folks are dodging weather trying to get seed in the ground. With limited crops emerged, it is not too surprising that I’ve not been getting many calls about pest problems. The most frequent calls are listed below, along with some management tips and some photos. Continue reading

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Ryegrass and Poa Management in Corn

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Ryegrass escaping glyphosate plus dicamba burndown

Clearly this year,  many are having trouble managing ryegrass and poa.  Questions began months ago and continue today and have ranged from tactics to burn them down before planting to how to control them in a standing corn crop. What has become abundantly clear is that glyphosate is no longer an effective burn down option for either species across much of the state. Continue reading

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AMS or Glyphosate Mixed with the Low-Volatile Dicamba Formulations – Which One Lowers Spray Tank pH the Most?

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This is the second in a series of blogs on research that Dr. Tom Mueller and I did to examine some of the directions on the XtendiMax and Engenia labels. In the second test, we examined the effect on spray solution pH when AMS was added to Engenia or XtendiMax, with or without glyphosate. Continue reading

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Effect on Tank-Mixture pH when Glyphosate is Added to Either XtendiMax or Engenia

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With the off-target dicamba movement in recent years, Tennessee soybean growers asked my colleague, Dr. Tom Mueller, and me to vet some of the directions on the XtendiMax and Engenia labels.  The goal was to come up with information to help mitigate off-target dicamba. In a series of blog posts this week, we will share our most current findings. Continue reading

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Clethodim and Managing Glyphosate-Resistant Grasses

Clethodim is quickly replacing glyphosate as the “go-to” herbicide for grass control in West Tennessee.  It began a few years ago as folks found that ryegrass and poa in many fields could no longer be controlled with glyphosate.  In more recent years the pace has accelerated as the spread of glyphosate-resistant (GR) summer grasses like goosegrass, jungle rice and Johnsongrass have made it necessary to add clethodim to glyphosate to “prop up” the grass control. Continue reading

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