Category Archives: Weeds

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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Mid May Weather has Hampered Liberty, Engenia and XtendiMax Weed Control

Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist Comments Off on Mid May Weather has Hampered Liberty, Engenia and XtendiMax Weed Control

I have gotten a number of reports and pictures from consultants on disappointing Palmer amaranth control from POST applications last week of Engenia, Liberty and XtendiMax.  This is not surprising.  Spraying those herbicides on Palmer amaranth that is 6 to 10” tall with frequent overcast skies and showers most every afternoon is a recipe for poor control. Continue reading

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Mitigating Cotton Burn from Post Herbicide Applications

Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist Comments Off on Mitigating Cotton Burn from Post Herbicide Applications

There have been numerous calls on burned cotton from either Dual, Outlook or Warrant tankmixed with herbicides like XtendiMax, Engenia or Enlist One. There are a couple reasons for the additional burn we have seen so far this spring. Continue reading

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Palmer Amaranth Management: Frequent Rain Making it very Difficult

Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist Comments Off on Palmer Amaranth Management: Frequent Rain Making it very Difficult

This weather pattern has Palmer amaranth management in a terrible fix for many fields in West Tennessee.  The rain that has occurred on an almost daily basis for over a week in many areas has delayed early POST herbicide applications.  The forecast for rain into June looks to be a similar pattern. There will likely be a very small window to spray until the first week of June for numerous fields.  Palmer amaranth is growing quickly and now is often in the 1 to 3” range where a PRE was used and 10 to 14” range in fields where no PRE was used.  Continue reading

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