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
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 University of Tennessee Extension is working with our State USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) to increase awareness of CFAP money that is available to assist crop, livestock, and dairy producers. Continue reading
Just a quick reminder to get those contest entry forms in by end of the day on Monday August 3rd. Continue reading
Generally, a nutrient deficiency occurs as a result of low soil nutrient levels. However, prevailing environmental conditions, soil properties, and growth conditions may restrict nutrient uptake and induce deficiencies in crops even if soil nutrient levels are deemed sufficient for optimum yield. For example, low or high soil pH, soil compaction, and excessively wet or dry soil may prevent nutrient uptake. A handy diagnostic tool to identify nutrient deficiency in crops is via visual symptoms. In some instances, this tool may not provide a definite diagnosis of the nutrient status of the plant. Keep in mind that there are other conditions that are cable of inducing symptoms that closely resemble those of nutrient deficiencies. Visual symptoms should be corroborated with tissue and/or soil testing. Adequate knowledge of visual symptoms and tissue testing may help guide corrective actions in-season or preventive action in the following season to avoid yield loss.
The Tennessee Soybean Association and Promotion Board will once again sponsor the ‘Top Bean’ soybean yield contest in 2020. Continue reading