Relatively low disease has been observed in Tennessee so far. The warmer winters most areas had may have allowed survival of disease inoculum and paired with storms coming from the south could result in more disease development this season, so scouting and correctly identifying diseases are important. Continue reading
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 (email@example.com) or myself (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
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 email@example.com. She will reply to your message with the Zoom meeting password.
Pesticide re-certification points and Continue reading
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
Wheat is in bloom across the state and considerations for fungicide applications are being made. While little has been reported on foliar diseases in wheat, the Fusarium Head Blight Prediction model has shown some increased levels of risk for Head Scab. Continue reading
As temperatures warm up, be on the lookout for diseases developing. While disease levels in TN wheat has remained low that can change quickly. This article provides some general info on common wheat diseases one might see and management options.
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.
Diseases, Insects, & Yields – What we saw in 2019 – presentation
Hemp Economics and Marketing – presentation