I blogged several weeks back on the poor Palmer amaranth control with Engenia in a field in Fayette County. We followed up by applying another application of Engenia on the still green Palmer 14 days after the first application. I am glad to report that all the Palmer amaranth were controlled 14 days after the second Engenia application. Continue reading
The University of Tennessee Variety Testing team is pleased to announce the launch of a new search tool for yield and agronomic data for corn grain and silage, cotton, soybeans and wheat. Continue reading
The question of the week is will the Palmer amaranth die that is still green after an Engenia or Xtendimax application? The situation is that many pigweeds in some fields have not grown after an Engenia or Xtendimax application but still remain green going on 10 days or more after the application. The question is will these pigweeds start to regrow? Continue reading
There have been some Gramoxone burndown applications that have left some Palmer amaranth survivors. This happens to some extent every year. The cause of the problem is almost always coverage. Continue reading
My phone hasn’t been going crazy with critter calls, but slug injury has been the clear winner this week, both in cotton and soybean. I also want to put forth a few reminders about thrips in cotton. Continue reading
The blog on inconsistent dicamba performance on Palmer amaranth has caused some follow up questions.
Is there any difference between Engenia, Xtendimax and Clarity for actual Palmer amaranth control? NO. I know from repeated research with all three that they all perform fairly well on a 1 to 4” Palmer amaranth. They all often need follow up applications on Palmer that is larger than 4”.
Are PRE applied herbicides needed in Xtend soybeans? YES. The folks to date who have had issues with dicamba performance were not using any PRE applied herbicides. It is hard to get good coverage in those thick mats of pigweeds where PREs have not been used.
In a March blog I noted the lack of horseweed (marestail) in many fields but thought an April germination event of this weed could come late to the party and pose a problem. On occasion I make a good guess, as that has clearly been the case. Continue reading
The worst kept secret in West Tennessee has been the reports of poor Palmer amaranth control with Engenia in a field in Fayette County. Continue reading