Rain, rain, rain! We are behind the burndown pace of most Tennessee springs where at least some would have burndown applications applied by this time. This has resulted in a flurry of calls on options. Continue reading
Information related to row crop production will be shared during two UT Extension sponsored regional grain and soybean conferences on Tuesday, Feb 4th and Thursday, Feb 6th.
The 2020 version of PB 1768, Insect Management Recommendations for Field Crops (and pasture), is now available. The guide has gone through substantial revision this year and closely matches the content on the mobile friendly Disease and Insect Field Guides at https://guide.utcrops.com/. Hard copies will be available soon and distributed through county extension offices and at various educational meetings.
The annual West Tennessee Grain and Soybean Producer’s Conference will be held at the Dyersburg fairgrounds on Thursday, February 6th. Continue reading
Tennessee Certified Pesticide Applicators must take recertification training in 2020. The recertification training is good for three years. In addition, those who will be spraying Engenia, Tavium, FeXapam or XtendiMax on Xtend crops must take dicamba training in 2020. A new addition from the EPA will be the requirement that anyone who purchases, mixes or applies a paraquat-containing herbicide to take the “How to Safely Use and Handle Paraquat-Containing Products” training module. Continue reading
The 2020 Middle Tennessee Grain Conference will be held at the UT Space Institute in Tullahoma, TN on February 4th. Registration begins at 7:30 AM with the program starting at 8:30 AM. Participants are asked to pre-register at their local UT Extension Office until noon on January 31. Payment will also be accepted at the door. The $10 registration fee includes the program, refreshments, lunch, a conference cap, and a proceeding notebook.
Pesticide/dicamba re-certification will also be offered at 2:30 PM. Additional details, including the registration form are available at Middle TN Grain Conference Flyer.
The 2019 County Standardized Trials data are now available. This year, 58 hybrids were evaluated with 49 test locations being harvested. A great corn year brings the overall average across all locations and hybrids to 206 bu/ac. The tables are separated into 3 maturity groups, early <114 day, medium 114-116 day, and full >116 day corn. Hybrids are listed in descending order within each maturity across locations. UT recommends selecting hybrids that are in the A group statistically. Hybrids with *’s next to their name, have been in the A group for consecutive years. Two (**) indicate this hybrid has been in the A group for 3 consecutive years.
A special thanks to those companies involved in these trials for sending a great lineup. Thank you to all the county agents involved in getting these trials in and out. Thank you especially to the producers who allow these trials to be placed in their fields to provide all of Tennessee with a non-bias look at head to head yield comparisons across the state.