Category Archives: Cotton

2020 County Standardized Trial Handout

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A special thanks to all cooperators, agents, and all others who make the County Standardized Trials Program a success.

With Covid limiting in-person meetings and office visits, I want to make available the 2020 CST handout.  The above link is available for you to use in assisting variety/hybrid selection for the coming season.  Agents, feel free to print and send out or send this attachment to your row crop producers via email.  The full report above contains data from 2019 and 2020 for corn and soybean, 2020 Wheat, and 2020 Cotton.

The following links are segments of the full report to simplify searches through all 2020 CST data.

2020 CST Corn Results

2020 CST Soybean Results

2020 CST/OVT Cotton Results

2020 CST Wheat Results

 

 

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Winter Row Crop Meetings for Fayette/Hardeman (1/12/2021) and Tipton (1/14/2021)

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There are two VIRTUAL county meetings coming up next week that many of you may be interested in attending.

January 12, 2021: The Fayette and Hardeman County Extension Offices will be hosting a Winter Production meeting. This meeting will be held on Zoom live, and recorded starting at 9:00 a.m. The following specialists will be speaking at this meeting:  Dr. Larry Steckel, UT Weed Specialist, Dr. Tyson Raper, UT Cotton and Small Grains Specialist, and Ryan Blair, Extension Area Specialist with Grain & Cotton Variety Testing. Dicamba and Paraquat training meetings via Zoom will be scheduled later. For more information including the ZOOM meeting link, contact Jeff Via at (901) 465-5233 jvia@utk.edu.

January 14, 2021: The Tipton County Extension Office will be hosting a Winter Production meeting. This meeting will be held on Zoom live, and recorded starting at 9:00 a.m. The following specialists will be speaking at this meeting: Dr. Larry Steckel, UT Weed Specialist, Dr. Tyson Raper, UT Cotton and Small Grains Specialist, and Ryan Blair, Extension Area Specialist with Grain & Cotton Variety Testing. Dicamba and Paraquat training meetings via Zoom will be scheduled later. For more information including the ZOOM meeting link, contact Becky Muller at (901) 619-3186 or rcherry1@utk.edu.

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2020 TN Cotton Variety Trial Results now available online

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The 2020 Tennessee Cotton Variety Trial Results publication (PB 1742) is now available online.  Included within these results are nine large strip trials (CSTs) testing 15 XtendFlex commercial varieties, five large strip trials (CSTs) testing 5 Enlist commercial varieties, and six small plot trials (OVTs) testing 44 experimental and commercial varieties.  Continue reading

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New Dicamba Labels Mandate Adding Volatility Reducing Agent

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As most know the EPA approved a new five-year registration for Engenia, Tavium and XtendiMax to be used in Xtend cotton and soybean. The new registration has some new labeled directions on application of these herbicides. In a series of articles this winter, we will try to highlight the major label changes.

One of the new labeled requirements for these three herbicides is the addition of a volatility reducing agent (VRA). Continue reading

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Preliminary 2020 Cotton CST Data released

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Preliminary data from the 2020 TN Cotton CST Data is now available.  We are releasing an average table for the XtendFlex trials and the Enlist trials today.  We only tested the XtendFlex and Enlist varieties together in a handful of locations.  I will release the average tables from those locations later, along with results from each individual location.  Also, stay tuned for the OVT small plot trial data average table which includes 44 commercial and pre-commercial varieties.  The last of the OVT samples should gin during the first of next week. Continue reading

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Soybean Variety Tests in Tennessee 2020 – Publication Available

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The 2020 Tennessee soybean variety trial results have been finalized and are now available. You can access the pdf or excel tables on search.utcrops.com/soybean. Our searchable, sortable online tables and database will be available within a couple of weeks.

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Corn Grain Hybrid Tests in Tennessee 2020 – Publication Available

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The 2020 Tennessee corn grain hybrid trial results have been finalized and are now available. You can access the pdf or excel tables on search.utcrops.com/corn-grains. Our searchable, sortable online tables will be available within a couple of weeks.

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Defoliation Strip Trial Overview, insight to performance in cool conditions

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On September 18th, we applied a defoliation strip trial in Gift, TN.  The field was 85% open with juvenile and mature leaves present.  As you likely recall, this was immediately before a cold snap.  Night temperatures for the next five days were 54, 55, 55, 59 and 57. In this blog, I describe the concoctions applied, share a brief video of the results 13 days after the initial application, and highlight a few important take-homes from the video. Continue reading

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