The 2020 version of PB 1768, Insect Management Recommendations for Field Crops (and pasture), is now available. The guide has gone through substantial revision this year and closely matches the content on the mobile friendly Disease and Insect Field Guides at https://guide.utcrops.com/. Hard copies will be available soon and distributed through county extension offices and at various educational meetings.
This is a repeat of an article from last year (as a reminder). One of the most consistent yield responses I’ve seen in my time at UT is when a foliar insecticide application is made to wheat at this time of year (late January – late February). An insecticide application, specifically a pyrethroid insecticide, has increased yield by an average of 5.7 bushels/acre. Thus, this application has become a fairly routine recommendation. Insecticides can be co-applied with a herbicide or Continue reading
Below are the presentations and handout given at the recent public forum on the essentials of growing hemp held at the West TN Research and Education Center on Jan. 14, 2020. Thanks to the Madison County UT Extension agent, Jake Mallard, and the West TN Chapter of the TN Hemp Industries Association for sponsoring the forum.
Diseases, Insects, & Yields – What we saw in 2019 – presentation
Hemp Economics and Marketing – presentation
January 24, 2020 – Gibson County Extension Crop Production (Ed Jones Agri-plex) 8:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. (Contact Philip Shelby for details)
January 30-31, 2020 – Cotton & Rice No-Till Conference (Memphis, TN)
February 3, 2020 – Henry County Extension Crop Production (Henry Co. Fairgrounds) 6 – 9 p.m. (Contact Ranson Goodman for details)
February 4, 2020 – Middle Tennessee Grain Conference (UT Space Institute in Tullahoma, TN)
February 6, 2020 – West Tennessee Grain and Soybean Conference (Dyer Co. Fairgounds, Dyersburg, TN)
February 7, 2020 – KY/TN Grain Conference (Russellville, KY)
February 11, 2020 – Haywood/Madison Extension Crop Production (Samuel T. Bryant Distillery, Jackson, TN) 9AM-12PM (Contact Jake Mallard or Lindsay Stephenson for details)
February 12, 2020 – Tennessee Agricultural Production Association Winter Agronomic Workshop (DoubleTree Hotel, Jackson, Tennessee) 8 AM – 4 PM
February 13, 2020 – Cotton Focus (West Tennessee Research and Education Center, Jackson, TN) 8 AM-12PM (lunch provided, pre-registration is not required)
The annual West Tennessee Grain and Soybean Producer’s Conference will be held at the Dyersburg fairgrounds on Thursday, February 6th. Continue reading
Tennessee Certified Pesticide Applicators must take recertification training in 2020. The recertification training is good for three years. In addition, those who will be spraying Engenia, Tavium, FeXapam or XtendiMax on Xtend crops must take dicamba training in 2020. A new addition from the EPA will be the requirement that anyone who purchases, mixes or applies a paraquat-containing herbicide to take the “How to Safely Use and Handle Paraquat-Containing Products” training module. Continue reading
The 2020 Middle Tennessee Grain Conference will be held at the UT Space Institute in Tullahoma, TN on February 4th. Registration begins at 7:30 AM with the program starting at 8:30 AM. Participants are asked to pre-register at their local UT Extension Office until noon on January 31. Payment will also be accepted at the door. The $10 registration fee includes the program, refreshments, lunch, a conference cap, and a proceeding notebook.
Pesticide/dicamba re-certification will also be offered at 2:30 PM. Additional details, including the registration form are available at Middle TN Grain Conference Flyer.