All posts by Heather Marie Kelly, Extension Plant Pathologist

Reminder: Soybean Disease Field Day Sept. 9th

Author:  Comments Off on Reminder: Soybean Disease Field Day Sept. 9th

Wondering what’s been making your soybeans sickly? Come to The University of Tennessee Soybean Disease Field Day, held Thursday, Sept. 9th, 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


Wheat Disease Update – Stripe Rust, Bacterial Leaf Streak, and Head Scab Risk

Author:  Comments Off on Wheat Disease Update – Stripe Rust, Bacterial Leaf Streak, and Head Scab Risk

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


Wheat Disease Update and Fungicide Considerations

Author:  Comments Off on Wheat Disease Update and Fungicide Considerations

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