Category Archives: Wheat

Wheat Disease Update

Author: Heather Marie Kelly, Extension Plant Pathologist Comments Off on Wheat Disease Update

Wheat is blooming and considerations about fungicide applications are being made. Continue reading

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Freeze damage to winter wheat, forecast April 8th

Author: Tyson Raper, Cotton & Small Grains Specialist Comments Off on Freeze damage to winter wheat, forecast April 8th

Our wheat crop has matured rapidly in the relatively warm weather.  Several of the fields I walk are past Feekes 8 and are quickly approaching Feekes 9. This puts us several weeks past jointing.  With the head roughly 12 or more inches above the ground at those growth stages, concerns about the temperatures forecast for the weekend have been raised.    Continue reading

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Stripe Rust Reported in Wheat

Author: Heather Marie Kelly, Extension Plant Pathologist Comments Off on Stripe Rust Reported in Wheat

As wheat progresses to flag leaf growth stage, the first reports of stripe rust in Western Tennessee have come in.

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New Herbicide Options for Broadleaf Weed Control in Wheat

Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist Comments Off on New Herbicide Options for Broadleaf Weed Control in Wheat

Phone calls with questions on wheat weed control have started.  Some are asking how to control ALS-resistant (e.g., resistant to Harmony) chickweed.  ALS-resistant chickweed is clearly becoming more of a challenge to control in wheat across the state but particularly in middle Tennessee. Other folks have asked about cleaning up just a sundry of different broadleaf weeds like henbit.  Fortunately, there are two “new” herbicides that have been recently labeled in wheat that can help on these broadleaf weeds. Continue reading

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UT Insect Management Guide for Field Crops

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on UT Insect Management Guide for Field Crops

The 2018 Insect Control Recommendations for Field Crops (cotton, corn, soybean, wheat, sorghum, and pastures) can be found online on UTcrops.com.  Insect and disease management recommendations for cotton and soybean are also available on the mobile-friendly Field Guide website at http://guide.utcrops.com/.

Suggestions: Add the  UTcrops News Blog to your home screen for easy access to all these resources.

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2018 Tennessee Grain Conferences – Presentations

Author: Heather Marie Kelly, Extension Plant Pathologist Comments Off on 2018 Tennessee Grain Conferences – Presentations

Below are links to the presentations given at the 2018 Tennessee Grain Conferences and they can also be found at http://utcrops.com/presentations.htm.

2018 Tennessee Grain Conferences

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TAPA (Tennessee Agricultural Production Association), Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on TAPA (Tennessee Agricultural Production Association), Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018

The Tennessee Agricultural Production Association is having its Winter Agronomic Workshop on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at the Doubletree Hotel in Jackson, Tennessee. Registration will open at 7:00 a.m., with presentations kicking off at 8:00 a.m. Lunch will be provided. To review the day’s agenda, please click here: Meeting Agenda

The last day to pre-register is January 31. If you prefer, you can register at the door Continue reading

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