Category Archives: Weeds

Red leaves in cotton: Causes and implications

Author: Tyson Raper, Cotton & Small Grains Specialist Comments Off on Red leaves in cotton: Causes and implications

Tyson Raper, Heather Kelly and Frank Yin
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IMG_1778Observing canopy characteristics during the growing season is a good way to understand the plant’s response to its environment.  Occasionally, portions of the canopy may develop reddish-purple or red tones.  The synthesis of anthocyanin, the pigment which typically causes the reddening, is commonly increased after leaves are exposed to light following multiple abiotic and biotic stresses.  Continue reading

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Pesticide Points and CEUs at Milan No-Till Field Day

Author: Ginger Rowsey, Marketing and Communications Comments Off on Pesticide Points and CEUs at Milan No-Till Field Day

 

2016No Till Logo Finalhigh resCommercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Points can be obtained in C1, C10 and C12. Seven points will be available in each category. A total of 13 Certified Crop Advisor Continuing Education Units will also be available. See the complete breakdown here.

 

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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 how Palmer amaranth just keeps coming this year these directed applications are critical to obtain consistent control of Palmer amaranth.  Continue reading

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Managing cotton plant growth in 2016

Author: Tyson Raper, Cotton & Small Grains Specialist Comments Off on Managing cotton plant growth in 2016

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Many fields in West TN reached first flower well-before the 4th.  I wouldn’t be surprised if over half of our acres will be blooming by the end of the week.  With rain and warm temperatures in the forecast, expect very rapid plant growth in areas which have adequate moisture as we move into flowering.  For those who have not applied an early shot of a plant growth regulator (PGR), you should consider doing so very soon.  Several points should be considered when attempting to regulate growth in 2016. Continue reading

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Dicamba Injury to Soybean

Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist 1 Comment

A topic of conversation lately has been dicamba injury on soybeans.  There are 4 ways dicamba can move off target and injure soybean: sprayer contamination, temperature inversion, spray drift, and volatility. Continue reading

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Cover Crops for Corn

Author: Ginger Rowsey, Marketing and Communications Comments Off on Cover Crops for Corn

A couple more videos from the 2016 weed management series. Here, Garret Montgomery discusses cover crops and termination timing in corn. More in-depth information will be covered at the Weed Tour on June 22, 2016.

 

 

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