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Category Archives: Weeds

15
Apr
2014
Late-Season Burndown Options for Cotton and Soybean
Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist No Comments

A large general rain yesterday and back to winter temperatures this morning keeps field progress in slow motion again this spring.  As soon as the weather permits corn planting will take priority followed by late burndown in some fields. Continue reading

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14
Apr
2014
Automatic Delivery of Our Newsletter
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist No Comments

From now on you will receive automatic emails about new content on the UTcrops News Blog. This email will arrive each Thursday afternoon if new articles have been published.  You will have subscribe/unsubscribe options Continue reading

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03
Apr
2014
Cover Crop Burndown 2014
Author: Matthew Wiggins, Graduate Research Assistant Comments Off
Cereal Rye - Roundup Powermax 32 oz/a - 14 Days After Application

Cereal Rye – Roundup Powermax 32 oz/a – 14 Days After Application

Spring time is finally here and it is time to consider terminating winter-annual cover crops.  Many people have been questioning the timing of cover crop termination.  Much of West Tennessee has encountered a cool and wet spring, which has limited the biomass accumulated by the cover crops when compared to the last several warmer winter/springs.  So do we delay cover crop termination to get more growth or wait? Continue reading

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02
Apr
2014
Residual Options for Cotton Burndown
Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist Comments Off

It is getting late early with respect to burndown.  With the long, cold, snowy February and March there was very little opportunity to get early burndowns applied.   The planting season is now here and a large majority of the burndowns have yet to be applied. Continue reading

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02
Apr
2014
Metribuzin Injury in Wheat
Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist Comments Off

There has been more metribuzin injury on wheat stands this year than we have seen in more than a decade.  This has been very evident in research trials as well as walking some grower’s wheat fields. Continue reading

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24
Mar
2014
Ryegrass Burndown Before Corn Planting
Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist Comments Off

What are some good options to control ryegrass with a short turn around to plant back to corn? Continue reading

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21
Mar
2014
Two-Pass Herbicide Applications in Corn Provides More Consistent Weed Control
Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist Comments Off

Apparently there has been a little corn planted in West Tennessee this week. I for one believe in early planted corn and am hoping the weather next week cooperates to where we can plant the bulk of the corn in early April. With corn planting in mind, I keep seeing an advertisement on TV about one-pass programs providing season-long weed control.  This advertisement might be true in some places but not in our neck of the woods. Continue reading

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21
Mar
2014
Focus on Cotton Webcasts – Variety Selection, Weed and Nematode Management
Author: Heather Young Kelly, Extension Plant Pathologist Comments Off

Variety selection, weed management strategies, and nematodes are often at the front of cotton producers minds during the winter and early spring months. Continue reading

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20
Mar
2014
New Grain Sorghum Herbicides to Consider
Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist Comments Off

There really has not been anything “new” in grain sorghum herbicides to talk about for years.  Basically it all started and ended with Bicep.  In recent years that has changed and there are several new herbicides for grain sorghum. Continue reading

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10
Mar
2014
Burndown Questions
Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist 7 Comments

It finally looks like this long winter is coming to a close.  We will likely start putting out burndown applications this week.  We are well behind the burndown pace of most Tennessee springs where at least some would have burndown applications applied by this time.   However, this was not a typical winter and as such we are not behind with respect to weed maturity. Continue reading

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07
Mar
2014
Tennessee Granted Brake F2 Label for GR Palmer Amaranth Control in Cotton
Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist 2 Comments

Tennessee just received a Section 18 label (Brake F2 Label) for the use of Brake F2 (fluridone + fomesafen) for control of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth in cotton.  Continue reading

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22
Feb
2014
Herbicide Cut-Offs by Wheat Maturity
Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist Comments Off

The wheat maturity stage across Tennessee varies quite a bit. Much of the variance is due to the wide range of planting dates last fall coupled with the cold winter which has really checked up growth particularly of later planted fields. Unfortunately, you really have to squint to see the wheat in some of these later planted fields.  A good bit of the Tennessee wheat crop falls into this category.  However, there were some more timely planted wheat fields last fall and this wheat looks good and is well on its way to getting to the first node.  This maturity stage of wheat is a major cut-off point for many herbicides used in wheat. Continue reading

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