Category Archives: Weeds

Post-Direct and Hooded Mixtures

Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist Comments Off on Post-Direct and Hooded Mixtures

Many cotton acres are nearing the true “laying it by” application timing.  Given all the drift issues going back to an “old school” layby is a very good plan.  Continue reading

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Best Management Practices to Mitigate Dicamba Drift

Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist 1 Comment

We clearly have to get a better handle on the dicamba drift issue in this state.  In cotton there is no reason to use anything but Liberty now.  In soybeans, particularly seed fields, there maybe no choice but to have to use a dicamba product. The following are some best management practices to reduce the potential of off-target wandering of dicamba. Continue reading

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2017 Soybean Scout Schools in July (Final Details)

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on 2017 Soybean Scout Schools in July (Final Details)
Looper (2 pair of prolegs)

The 2017 Soybean Scout Schools have been scheduled for three locations. Scout schools are sponsored by the Tennessee Promotion Board. They typically last 2-2.5 hours and provide hands-on training on the basics of soybean growth and the scouting and management of weeds, insects, and diseases. Participants will receive a scouting notebook and complimentary sweep net while supplies last. Pesticide recertification points and CCA CEU points are offered. See below for details, and updates and reminders will be posted in future articles. Continue reading

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Herbicide Burn on Cotton and Soybean More of an Issue This Spring

Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist Comments Off on Herbicide Burn on Cotton and Soybean More of an Issue This Spring

There have been a lot of phone calls in the past few days with folks concerned about POST applied herbicide tankmix burn on cotton and soybeans.  We see burn from POST applied tankmixtures every spring but the crop response from applications over the past 10 days has been more pronounced. Continue reading

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Management of Large Horseweed in Soybean

Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist Comments Off on Management of Large Horseweed in Soybean
Horsweed recovering from 0.5 lb of dicamba

There have been a few reports of good sized (>12”) horseweed (marestail) putting on significant new growth after an Engenia or Xtendimax application. Though these occurrences have been relatively few they are a concern as the horseweed appears to be growing back with a vengeance (Picture right).

As we go into the double crop soybean planting stretch these reports are a good reminder to apply a good burndown on horseweed prior to even Xtend soybeans emerging. Continue reading

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