As the time to start harvesting corn quickly approaches, we have had a few calls about scouting for ear rots and managing mycotoxins. Continue reading
Wondering what’s been making your soybeans sickly? Come to The University of Tennessee Soybean Disease Field Day, held Wednesday, Sept. 7th, at the Milan Research and Education Center. Registration will be from 8:30-9:00 AM with the tour beginning at 9 AM and concluding with a box lunch. Preregistration is not required. Pesticide re-certification and CCA points will be available. Continue reading
As many of you know, Dr. Angela McClure, our Extension Corn and Soybean Specialist, retired at the end of June after 20 years of service. Dr. McClure will be greatly missed. We are actively searching for a replacement and hope to have the position filled quickly. In the meantime, my colleagues and I will do our best to cover these commodities until the position is filled.
Rainfall (or lack thereof) has been the main topic of conversation in double crop soybean, full season soybean and corn. Several specific questions have arisen lately on irrigation management and how to maximize returns during 2022. With help from several of my colleagues, I’ve worked to update a previous post of Dr. McClure’s with information from 2022. Continue reading
Even with some rain in the forecast, the dry to drought conditions in Tennessee have reduced disease development and hence reduced the potential to break even on a fungicide in corn.
So far only the usual suspects of powdery mildew (when it was still cool) and now Septoria have been reported in Tennessee wheat. Continue reading
Even though wheat is still dormant, you don’t have to be when it comes to learning about Fusarium Head Blight (FHB)/head scab of wheat and barley. On March 15, 2022 there is a free 2-hour webinar (called “Scabinar”) starting at 10:00 am CST. Continue reading
Do you know a college student who is interested in science or agriculture, but needs more experience before starting their career? Tell them about the USDA-NIFA funded Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (REEU) Internship at the West TN AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson, TN. Continue reading
Taking soil samples this fall? Why not send them for nematode screening? Take the test and beat the pest! Read on to learn how to take and submit soil samples and the importance of soybean cyst nematode (SCN). Continue reading