Growing regions often cross state lines but variety test information is typically reported by state. To provide stakeholders with a clearer picture of variety performance, a project is underway to develop a web-based, Mid-South soybean variety testing database that allows end-users to summarize and filter yield, quality, and phenotypic data based on location characteristics that cross multiple states. This research is being performed as a collaborative project with the University of Tennessee, University of Kentucky, Virginia Tech, NC State, and University of Arkansas and is funded by the United Soybean Board. Input from those involved in soybean production (grower, seed industry, Extension, crop advisor) is important for developing a product that best meets the needs of stakeholders. If you are interested in providing input for this research project, the survey can be found at soybeandatabase.questionpro.com (respondents must be 18 or older). If you have any additional questions regarding this project, please contact the lead PI, Dr. Virginia Sykes, at email@example.com.
A special thanks to all cooperators, agents, and all others who make the County Standardized Trials Program a success.
With Covid limiting in-person meetings and office visits, I want to make available the 2020 CST handout. The above link is available for you to use in assisting variety/hybrid selection for the coming season. Agents, feel free to print and send out or send this attachment to your row crop producers via email. The full report above contains data from 2019 and 2020 for corn and soybean, 2020 Wheat, and 2020 Cotton.
The following links are segments of the full report to simplify searches through all 2020 CST data.
Herbicide resistant traits available in soybean continue to increase. It does not seem that long ago that there was either Roundup Ready or conventional soybean. There are no less than eight different soybean herbicide resistant traits available today with the most recent being XtendFlex soybean. Continue reading
The Feb 4th Virtual Tennessee Grain and Soybean conference is now open for registration. Continue reading
There are two VIRTUAL county meetings coming up next week that many of you may be interested in attending.
January 12, 2021: The Fayette and Hardeman County Extension Offices will be hosting a Winter Production meeting. This meeting will be held on Zoom live, and recorded starting at 9:00 a.m. The following specialists will be speaking at this meeting: Dr. Larry Steckel, UT Weed Specialist, Dr. Tyson Raper, UT Cotton and Small Grains Specialist, and Ryan Blair, Extension Area Specialist with Grain & Cotton Variety Testing. Dicamba and Paraquat training meetings via Zoom will be scheduled later. For more information including the ZOOM meeting link, contact Jeff Via at (901) 465-5233 firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 14, 2021: The Tipton County Extension Office will be hosting a Winter Production meeting. This meeting will be held on Zoom live, and recorded starting at 9:00 a.m. The following specialists will be speaking at this meeting: Dr. Larry Steckel, UT Weed Specialist, Dr. Tyson Raper, UT Cotton and Small Grains Specialist, and Ryan Blair, Extension Area Specialist with Grain & Cotton Variety Testing. Dicamba and Paraquat training meetings via Zoom will be scheduled later. For more information including the ZOOM meeting link, contact Becky Muller at (901) 619-3186 or email@example.com.
During 2020, UT Extension helped coordinate the second annual ‘Top Bean’ state soybean yield contest. This contest was sponsored by the TN Soybean checkoff, and was open to any producer in Tennessee, or growers who farm in the state. Continue reading
As we wrap up 2020, plans are in the works for UT Extension and UK Extension partners to host a single virtual Tennessee Grain and Soybean conference on Thursday Feb 4th, 2021. Continue reading
The 2020 Tennessee Cotton Variety Trial Results publication (PB 1742) is now available online. Included within these results are nine large strip trials (CSTs) testing 15 XtendFlex commercial varieties, five large strip trials (CSTs) testing 5 Enlist commercial varieties, and six small plot trials (OVTs) testing 44 experimental and commercial varieties. Continue reading