Category Archives: Soybean

Bollworm / Corn Earworm Update in Cotton and Soybean

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on Bollworm / Corn Earworm Update in Cotton and Soybean

Good news, bad news.  The good news – I’ve only had a few calls about high infestation levels of bollworm (= corn earworm) in soybean. Most of these reports have been in late maturing soybean fields in or near the Mississippi River Bottoms. Bollworm infestation in cotton appear to be light to moderate. However, Continue reading

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Dicamba Drift Round 2

Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist Comments Off on Dicamba Drift Round 2

Dicamba drift calls had died down for a short spell but really blew back up in the last few days (7/28 to 8/3). Clearly a good bit of late planted Xtend soybeans were sprayed with a dicamba product about 14 days ago.  Continue reading

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Soybean diseases and fungicides

Author: Heather Marie Kelly, Extension Plant Pathologist Comments Off on Soybean diseases and fungicides

Soybeans have gotten into reproductive growth stages and diseases have started appearing. To better identify diseases and guide management decisions use the resources below… Continue reading

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Bollworm moth flight kick off

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on Bollworm moth flight kick off

The bollworm moth flight is kicking off now in some areas. Of course this has implications for managing bollworm in cotton, soybean, and grain sorghum. Hot spots this week included traps located near Whiteville, Goldust, south Jackson, and Ridgley. Please keep in mind that local populations may vary considerably. You can check out this week catches at the link below. I’ve had another report of 100+ west of Covington in the Hatchie Bottoms in 3 nights.

http://www.utcrops.com/BlogStuff/2017MothTrappingData.pdf

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What the heck are redbanded stink bugs?

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on What the heck are redbanded stink bugs?

The redbanded stink bug is a more infamous stink bug in the Gulf States, but after a couple of warm winters, this soybean pest can find its way into Tennessee. This has happened once before in the last 15 years, and based on observations to our south, I’m betting we will Continue reading

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Corn Earworm in Late Planted Soybean

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on Corn Earworm in Late Planted Soybean

As our moth flight picks up, we need to be very aware about corn earworms (bollworm) infestations in soybean. It can be very destructive. Infestations most often occur in late maturing fields. Moths are most attracted to beans during R1 – R3 (early flowering), and open canopies really turn them on. Typically, problems are worse in the Continue reading

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Soybean Scout School Reminders (Monday and Friday)

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on Soybean Scout School Reminders (Monday and Friday)

Haywood County – Monday morning, July 17, 9:00 AM (Robert Thornton Farm, GPS: 35.469042, -89.397213). Location is field side on US-70/US-79/TN-1/1st St E approximately 1/4 mile north of Stanton, TN Link to Flyer

Henry County – Friday, July 21, 9:30 AM (Norwood Farms, 645 Norwood Road, Mansfield, TN) Link to Flyer

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Heat stress on its way

Author: Avat Shekoofa, Crop Physiologist Comments Off on Heat stress on its way

The three-month outlook for July, August, and September currently depicts enhanced odds of warmer than normal temperatures. Meanwhile, the precipitation outlook for the same three-month time period places the region in an area of equal chances of above, near, or below normal precipitation totals (see the map). Continue reading

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