All posts by Heather Marie Kelly, Extension Plant Pathologist

Free soil testing for pathogenic nematodes in 2019 & results from 2018 samples

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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 soil samples, the importance of soybean cyst nematode (SCN), and what 2018 soil samples revealed with regard to SCN. Continue reading


Cotton Diseases – what to be on the lookout for

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As seen in previous news.utcrops.com blog articles both insects and weather are impacting cotton (Crunch Time for Cotton Insects and Cotton response to saturated soils in West TN), and this article discusses the diseases (fungal, bacterial, and viral pathogens) that may also be impacting cotton. Continue reading


Cotton – fungicide options and if you need them

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Cotton is blooming in Tennessee and I’ve gotten some calls asking about fungicides – there are options but none is warranted at this time, but as the rain, heat, and humidity continue we may start to see target spot develop which could justify a fungicide application.

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