Category Archives: Weeds

Monitor for Grass Control Failures from the Combine or Picker

Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist Comments Off on Monitor for Grass Control Failures from the Combine or Picker
Awned Barnyardgrass Left and Awnless Jungle Rice Right

In a good part of West Tennessee most soybean and cotton fields have at least some goosegrass and jungle rice (awnless barnyardgrass) present.  In southwest Tennessee a good many cotton fields and particularly soybean fields have serious infestations of both of these grass species.  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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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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Herbicide injured cotton: Deciding to keep it and management after

Author: Tyson Raper, Cotton & Small Grains Specialist Comments Off on Herbicide injured cotton: Deciding to keep it and management after

I’ve received several calls this week requesting information on whether or not to keep injured cotton and management after the injury.  In this brief article, I will cover the ‘keep or discard’ decision and briefly cover best management practices after the decision to keep the crop has been made. Depending on your situation, you may need to document the injury and/or keep a portion of the field to determine the yield penalty. That information is beyond the scope of this article but should be available from your insurance agent or attorney.  Continue reading

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When Sensitive Vegetation is Downwind from DT Soybeans

Author: Ginger Rowsey, Marketing and Communications Comments Off on When Sensitive Vegetation is Downwind from DT Soybeans

Watch as Dr. Steckel advises on best dicamba alternatives for DT soybeans when wind and weather are not cooperating.

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