On October 31, EPA extended the registration for over-the-top use of dicamba through 2020. In this podcast, Dr. Larry Steckel discusses changes to the new federal label. Listen here.
Weed control in wheat has become more of a struggle in recent years. This is due to several reasons including that more wheat is following corn where volunteer RR corn can be an issue, Poa has become more of a weed problem in wheat and herbicide resistance development in ryegrass. Continue reading
In a good part of West Tennessee most soybean and cotton fields have at least some goosegrass and jungle rice (awnless barnyardgrass) present. In southwest Tennessee a good many cotton fields and particularly soybean fields have serious infestations of both of these grass species. Continue reading
Visitors to the Milan No-Till Field Day can hear presentations on research involving corn, cotton and soybeans. Due to growing interest in cover crops, two tours (10 total presentations) will be devoted to that topic. New this year – a tour devoted to managing resistance, a tour on fragipans, and a producer-led panel discussing personal experiences with precision agriculture technology. Continue reading
How often do temperature inversions occur in west Tennessee? Recent research funded by the United Soybean Board designed to study low level inversions has had some interesting results. Continue reading
It appears that in 2019 there will be soybeans available that will be tolerant to Liberty and Roundup. MS Technologies and Bayer announced very quietly last week the commercial launch of Liberty Link GT27 soybeans. Continue reading
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