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UT Extension County Meeting Schedule, January/February

Author: Tyson Raper, Cotton & Small Grains Specialist No Comments

In addition to the East, Middle and West TN Grain Conferences and the Cotton Focus event, UT Extension is hosting a series of meetings to be held throughout the state to prepare growers for the upcoming season. These meetings will focus on variety selection, insect and plant disease management, weed management, and other current crop production topics.

Below is a list of the production meetings to be held in January and February. Please contact your local UT Extension office for more details on time and location. Continue reading

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Tennessee Grain & Soybean Producers Conference (Dyersburg, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018)

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist No Comments

The Tennessee Grain & Soybean Producers Conference will be held in Dyersburg on Thursday, February 1st at the Dyer County Fairgrounds. Free registration is from 7:45 – 8:45 AM. The program includes a trade show, multiple presentations on crop management, and a sponsored lunch. The keynote speaker this year is Greg Peterson of You Tube Farming Sensations and Peterson Farm Brothers discussing “Being an Advocate for Ag: the Role of Millennials”.

2018 Grain Conference Draft Agenda (Revised)

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Middle TN Grain Conference (Tuesday, January 30th, 2018)

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist No Comments

Manchester, Tenn. — The thirteenth annual Middle Tennessee Grain Conference is set for Tuesday, January 30th at the Coffee County Fairgrounds in Manchester. This conference offers farmers insights and solutions to a number of emerging corn, soybean, and wheat production concerns.

The conference will be underway at 7:30 A.M. beginning with registration which is $20 at the door or $10 if pre-registered before noon, Monday, January 25 through their local UT Extension office. Registration fees cover the cost of program materials, refreshments, lunch, conference proceedings (copies of all presentations), and one grain conference cap per person (given at the end of the Conference). Continue reading

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Cotton Variety Guide | 2018

Author: Tyson Raper, Cotton & Small Grains Specialist Comments Off on Cotton Variety Guide | 2018
The 2018 TN Cotton Variety Guide is now available  online. This document summarizes results from the 2017 University of Tennessee Cotton Agronomy program and serves as a precursor to a full release of trial results in PB 1742 to come within the next few days.  Summary tables from the 2017 season were calculated from six Official Variety Trials (OVTs), three large, replicated on-farm trials and thirteen County Standard Trials (CSTs) scattered throughout TN’s cotton producing counties.  To access the document click the adjacent image or the hyperlinks above or below.

Special thanks to all those who participated and/or contributed to the program during the 2016 growing season. See more here: W285

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Yield Reports on Dicamba Injured Soybeans

Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist Comments Off on Yield Reports on Dicamba Injured Soybeans

The question going into this fall is how much yield loss have the dicamba injured soybeans sustained?  As with every concern with this dicamba drift mess, the answers are hard to get and then the results are often a mixed bag. Continue reading

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Defoliation window closing?

Author: Tyson Raper, Cotton & Small Grains Specialist Comments Off on Defoliation window closing?

If historical weather trends are true and our forecast holds, we are staring at one of the last opportunities to use moderate to warm temperatures to coax leaves off and open bolls.  The long term forecast suggests low temperatures next week will consistently fall below 60F with a few nights forecast to touch the low 50s.  Furthermore, rain is in the forecast over the weekend/through the beginning of next week.

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Consider Establishing a Cover Crop this Fall

Author: Drake Copeland 1 Comment
Soybeans in a cereal rye cover crop

PPO-resistant Palmer amaranth has required growers to adapt to an integrated weed control approach with the assistance of the new technologies available. The adoption of cover crops in the state has shown to be a major tool for successfully controlling Palmer amaranth. Furthermore, Palmer amaranth infested fields in Tennessee are cleaner this year compared to the last decade. Continue reading

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Dicamba Drift Round 2

Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist Comments Off on Dicamba Drift Round 2

Dicamba drift calls had died down for a short spell but really blew back up in the last few days (7/28 to 8/3). Clearly a good bit of late planted Xtend soybeans were sprayed with a dicamba product about 14 days ago.  Continue reading

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