Category Archives: Soybean

The Problem with Insects is ….

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on The Problem with Insects is ….

Insect pests are irritatingly unpredictable about when, where and how bad infestations will be. But there are patterns that repeat themselves annually. Continue reading

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Don’t Forget, Milan No-Till Field Day is Thursday!

Author: Ginger Rowsey, Marketing and Communications Comments Off on Don’t Forget, Milan No-Till Field Day is Thursday!

Visitors to the Milan No-Till Field Day can hear presentations on research involving corn, cotton and soybeans. Due to growing interest in cover crops, two tours (10 total presentations) will be devoted to that topic. New this year – a tour devoted to managing resistance, a tour on fragipans, and a producer-led panel discussing personal experiences with precision agriculture technology. Continue reading

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Temperature Inversions in West Tennessee

Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist Comments Off on Temperature Inversions in West Tennessee

How often do temperature inversions occur in west Tennessee?  Recent research funded by the United Soybean Board designed to study low level inversions has had some interesting results. Continue reading

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New Palmer Amaranth Control Option in Soybean for 2019

Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist Comments Off on New Palmer Amaranth Control Option in Soybean for 2019

It appears that in 2019 there will be soybeans available that will be tolerant to Liberty and Roundup.  MS Technologies and Bayer announced very quietly last week the commercial launch of Liberty Link GT27 soybeans. Continue reading

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Soybean Insect Update

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on Soybean Insect Update
Green stink bug nymph

Having done several scout schools this past week and spending some time on the phone, there doesn’t appear to be any major insect pest problems in soybean at this time. However, it is also clear that stink bug populations have rebounded from last year. Some early maturing fields are above the suggested treatment threshold of 9 stink bugs per 25 sweeps. Most are green stink bugs, and Continue reading

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Updates – UT Soybean Scout School on July 6, 9 and 10

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on Updates – UT Soybean Scout School on July 6, 9 and 10

UT Extension will be hosting three Soybean Scout Schools during July. Final details will be announced later, but these field-side programs last approximately 2.5 hours and cover the basics of soybean growth, scouting, pest identification, and general management.  Pesticide recertification and CCA CEU points will be available. Scout Schools are offered free of charge with sponsorship from the Tennessee Soybean Promotion Board. Registration is not required. Participants will receive a scouting notebook and a sweep net while supplies last.

  • Friday, July 6 – 9:00 AM at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center, 605 Airways Blvd, Jackson, TN
  • Monday, July 9 – 12:30 PM – Beginning with a lunch at Wales Station Farms shop located at 540 Little Dry Creek Road Pulaski, TN …… and the Scout School will be held field side at 1:30 PM at 18498 Hwy 64 W, Pulaski, TN
  • Tuesday, July 10 – 9:00 AM at 8303 Clay Gregory Road, Orlinda, TN
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