Category Archives: Wheat

Herbicide injured cotton: Deciding to keep it and management after

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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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Freeze damage to winter wheat, forecast April 8th

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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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New Herbicide Options for Broadleaf Weed Control in Wheat

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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

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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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