We have yet another round of fall armyworms infesting bermudagrass here at the station. Others have reported picking up some FAW larvae in late-planted soybeans. Continue reading
Category Archives: Pasture
Managing Knotroot Foxtail in Pasture
This is an update to a post run several years ago. You can also download a print-friendly PDF version of this article here, Knotroot Foxtail Facet L Fact Sheet-Revised.
Knotroot foxtail is a warm-season perennial grass that is also known as knotroot bristlegrass or simply perennial foxtail. It is native to the Americas and can be found throughout Tennessee in hay fields, pastures, lawns, roadsides and waste sites.
Knotroot foxtail is difficult to control. Some of the most serious knotroot foxtail problems are in bermudagrass hay fields. The Continue reading
Field Crop Insect Management Recommendations (PB 1768) Available Online
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.
UT Insect Management Guide for Field Crops
The 2018 Insect Control Recommendations for Field Crops (cotton, corn, soybean, wheat, sorghum, and pastures) can be found online on UTcrops.com. Insect and disease management recommendations for cotton and soybean are also available on the mobile-friendly Field Guide website at http://guide.utcrops.com/.
Suggestions: Add the UTcrops News Blog to your home screen for easy access to all these resources.
UT Extension County Meeting Schedule, January/February
In addition to the East, Middle and West TN Grain Conferences and the Cotton Focus event, UT Extension is hosting a series of meetings to be held throughout the state to prepare growers for the upcoming season. These meetings will focus on variety selection, insect and plant disease management, weed management, and other current crop production topics.
Below is a list of the production meetings to be held in January and February. Please contact your local UT Extension office for more details on time and location. Continue reading
Fall Armyworms Look to Make and Early Start (again)
It seems that fall armyworms have gotten a running start in recent years. This species does not overwinter in Tennessee, but it may survive warm winters in the extreme southern areas of coastal states during mild winters. It migrates into Tennessee each year. Often, fall armyworms don’t show in substantial numbers until late July or August. However, they are being found Continue reading
2017 Insect Control Recommendations for Field Crops
The University of Tennessee’s 2017 Insect Control Recommendations for Cotton, Soybean, Corn, Sorghum, Wheat and Pastures (PB 1768) is now available online. Once available, hard copies will be distributed at Cotton Focus, grain conferences, and other crop production meetings.
Some features you may have overlooked in the back of the book include:
- Listing of insecticide classes (mode of action) and registration numbers
- A list of common “generic” trade names for various insecticides
- Tables ranking the relative efficacy of insecticides on common pests
- Tips to minimize pesticide effects on pollinators
Fall Armyworms in Pastures
Below is a repeat of an article written in 2014, and this is just a reminder to be checking your pasture grasses for infestations of fall armyworms. I’ve received several reports of treatable infestations occurring in Bermudagrass. Continue reading