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
As wheat progresses to flag leaf growth stage, the first reports of stripe rust in Western Tennessee have come in.
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
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.
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
- Soybean Diseases, Dr. Heather Kelly
- No-till Planting into Cover Crops: Opportunities and Obstacles, Dr. Angela McClure
- Implications of Cover Crops for Crop and Insect Management… the good, the bad, and the ugly, Dr. Scott Stewart
- Cover Crops in Tennessee, Mrs. Lori Duncan
- Soybean, Corn, & Wheat Outlook, Dr. Aaron Smith
- Fungicides: Efficacy and Economics, Dr. Heather Kelly and Mr. Danny Morris
- Seed Protection and Emerging IPM Issues, Dr. Scott Stewart
- Farming on the Go – Apps in Ag, Mrs. Lori Duncan
- Removing Herbicide Residues from Ag. Application Equip. & Sprayers on County Roads, Dr. Fred Whitford
- Lab Update with Soil Sampling and Results Interpretation, Dr. Robert Florence
- Mississippi River and Tributaries Project, Colonel Michael Ellicott
- Being an Advocate for Ag: Role of Millennials, Mr. Greg Peterson
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
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
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”.