Category Archives: Wheat

Plant’s microbiomes and farm profitability

Author: Avat Shekoofa, Crop Physiologist Comments Off on Plant’s microbiomes and farm profitability

Seems like producers in West Tennessee are interested in microbiomes and how bacterial seed coating could help plants to be more drought tolerant later in the growing season. Continue reading

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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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Wheat Disease Update

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

Walking field fields in Tennessee, one might find some diseases including stripe rust, leaf rust, and head scab (fusarium head blight).

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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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