As soybean fields are blooming, disease scouting needs to start to guide fungicide application decisions. Continue reading
While southern rust reports continue to come in from TN counties, the question now is – do you need to protect your corn with a fungicide application? Continue reading
UT’s Soybean Scout Schools will be held in July (see details below). Continue reading
While there are no confirmed reports of southern rust in Tennessee, the number of reports in MS and AR suggest it is most likely in West TN. Continue reading
To date there have been additional reports of stripe rust in West TN and some fields with bacterial leaf streak. As wheat starts to bloom, continue to monitor the Fusarium Head Blight(FHB)/Head Scab model to assess if fungicide application is needed. Continue reading
As wheat approaches bloom, start considering fungicide options. While up until today little to no disease had been reported in Tennessee this season, stripe rust has just been sighted in West TN. So scouting should be continued and the Fusarium Head Blight (Scab) Prediction model should be consulted when considering fungicide applications. Continue reading
I’m extremely excited to introduce the presenter for our third segment of the 2021 Cotton Focus Video Series- Dr. Bob Kemerait, Professor and Extension Specialist for the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Georgia. Dr. Kemerait’s program covers corn, cotton, peanuts and soybeans for the state of Georgia. As many of you know, Georgia cotton growers are faced with big challenges every year, including boll rot, Bacterial blight, Cotton leafroll dwarf virus, Fusarium wilt, nematodes, Target spot, Areolate mildew and seedling diseases. Dr. Kemerait’s program guides his growers through each of these challenges. While we face our own unique challenges, I always find it beneficial to learn about challenges faced by other regions and I believe understanding these issues from other perspectives makes us better at producing within our own environment.
On behalf of Dr. Heather Kelly and myself, special thanks to Dr. Kemerait for taking the time out of his extremely busy schedule to deliver this presentation. I should also add, Dr. Kemerait is on Twitter. I thoroughly enjoy following his profile- his posts are very informative and often entertaining; who else do you know that has video of a turtle eating a cotton plant? You can find his profile here.
Dr. Kemerait’s presentation is linked below:
Again, thank you Dr. Kemerait!
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