Category Archives: Weeds

Where did the Horseweed go?

Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist No Comments

Where is the horseweed (marestail)?  That has been a common question this March.  I have no data to say exactly but I can speculate.  My thought is that the main event that has limited its germination was the very dry fall and indeed winter of 2016 and 2017. Continue reading

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Early Corn Burndown Considerations

Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist Comments Off on Early Corn Burndown Considerations

The crazy warm and mostly dry February has many folks thinking about planting March corn.  If this is the case on your farm, it is time to be applying burndown. This is particularly true for fields infested with ryegrass.  Continue reading

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Using the Correct Nozzles Correctly 2

Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist Comments Off on Using the Correct Nozzles Correctly 2

The fourth blog on stewardship of XtendiMax and Engenia on Xtend crops will revisit nozzles. Dr. Bob Wolf, a leading expert on nozzles, wrote me after he read my last blog and stated that his research would suggest that the ideal pressure range to run TTI11004 nozzles on is between 45 and 60 PSI.  I had suggested 30 to 60 psi. Continue reading

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Tennessee Grain & Soybean Producers Conference

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on Tennessee Grain & Soybean Producers Conference

The 2017 Tennessee Grain & Soybean Producers Conference is being held at the Dyer County Fairgrounds in Dyersburg, TN on Thursday, February 2nd.  On-site registration begins at 7:45. The programs ends after lunch following the Keynote Address by Harrison M. Pittman, Director, National Agricultural Law Center (University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture) on “Ag Law Update: Recent & Emerging Issues for the Ag Industry”.   Preliminary Agenda (updated)

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Preliminary UT Cotton Variety Strip Trial Data Now Available

Author: Tyson Raper, Cotton & Small Grains Specialist Comments Off on Preliminary UT Cotton Variety Strip Trial Data Now Available

By Tyson Raper and Ryan Blair

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The University of Tennessee Cotton Agronomy Program provides an unbiased evaluation of experimental and commercial varieties available for production in Tennessee each year. The 2016 program consisted of Continue reading

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Wrapping up harvest aid applications in 2016

Author: Tyson Raper, Cotton & Small Grains Specialist Comments Off on Wrapping up harvest aid applications in 2016

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We have been blessed with another great harvest season and it appears we may be able to finish harvest with little rain.  Here on the 5th day of Oct, I would guess the average cotton acre within the state has already received the first application of harvest aids and is very close to seeing a picker.  Even so, several acres have not been defoliated.  This has led many to call with concerns about the cooler temperatures in the forecast over the weekend and several have asked if it is simply time to defoliate based on calendar date.   Continue reading

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