Category Archives: Diseases

Reminder – UT Soybean Scout School via Zoom (July 8th, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM)

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Because of restrictions due to the COVID-19 situation, the UT Soybean Scout School will be offered by Zoom from 9:00-11:30 AM on Wednesday, July 8th. The Zoom link is provided below.  However, a password is required. Please contact Ms. LaDonn Kelso (dkelso2@utk.edu) or myself (sdstewart@utk.edu) to obtain the meeting password.

The Soybean Scout School provides training for understanding soybean growth and development and the identification, scouting and basic management of pests including insects, weeds, and disease. Pesticide re-certification points and Continue reading

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Reminder – UT Cotton Scout School (8:30, Friday May 29th via Zoom)

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Because of the COVID-19 situation, the 2020 UT Cotton Scout School will be held by webinar (via Zoom) on May 29th, beginning at 8:30 AM and ending by Noon. Participants will be required to preregister to receive the Zoom password to enter the meeting. To preregister, please email LaDonn Kelso at dkelso2@utk.edu. She will reply to your message with the Zoom meeting password.

Pesticide re-certification points and Continue reading

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Cotton Seedling Diseases: Getting to the ‘Root’ of the Problem

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So far, the cotton growing season in Tennessee has been a little on the cool side with highs in the mid 60’s for most days and typically dropping into the lower 40’s at night. In addition to cooler temperatures, there has also been frequent rain fall. These two factors could potentially play into cotton seedling disease development. Continue reading

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So, You Wanna Be a Hemp Farmer?

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Below are the presentations and handout given at the recent public forum on the essentials of growing hemp held at the West TN Research and Education Center on Jan. 14, 2020. Thanks to the Madison County UT Extension agent, Jake Mallard, and the West TN Chapter of the TN Hemp Industries Association for sponsoring the forum.

Preliminary Summary of 2019 UT Hemp Variety Trial Data – handout

Table Summary of UT 2019 Hemp Variety Trial Data – handout

Diseases, Insects, & Yields – What we saw in 2019 – presentation

Hemp Economics and Marketing – presentation

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