Category Archives: Wheat

The New UTcrops.com !!!

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If you haven’t noticed, our UTcrops.com website has gotten a facelift.  You may not recognize it when you first visit us at  https://utcrops.com/.  However, it’s organized similarly to the old version.  I’m sure there are a few bugs that need to be fixed, but take a look!  This site gives you ready access to essentially all UT resources related to row crop production.

 

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2020 County Standardized Trial Handout

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2020 CST handout_full

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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Managing Weeds in Wheat

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As we approach the fly-free date for sowing winter wheat, we need a plan to control our most common weedy pests in this crop.  The two most common weeds in our wheat every year are poa and ryegrass.  The fall is the best time to control these two weeds in wheat. Continue reading

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2019-2020 CST Wheat Variety Trial Results-

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County Standardized Trial (CST) Wheat Results are now available. The 2019 planted wheat crop had it’s challenges to say to the least. Between delayed harvest of the 2019 crop, wet fall, wet spring, late freezes etc. this crop had everyone guessing how it would turn out.
The CST program was able to use data collected from 7 locations (Carroll, Fayette, Gibson, Madison, Moore, Weakley, WTREC) to compile this dateset representing 18 varieties commonly available to TN producers. Overall, the varieties averaged 70 bu/ac with a location average range from 52-97 bu/ac. Varieties are separated statistically at a 95% confidence interval indicated by the Mean Separation, “MS” column. Varieties that have the same letter in the MS column are not significantly different from each other.
CST plots are on-farm large strip trials in design, with a minimum plot length of 300 ft. These plots are conducted using common agriculture practices supported by UT recommendations. Special thanks to everyone involved, especially those cooperating producers and County Agents who make this possible .

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Virtual Milan No-till Field Day … Available Now!

Follow the link below to experience the 2020 Milan No-till Field Day at your own pace! You can watch an entire tour by clicking on its name, or just one presentation by clicking on a specific title.

Please note, all links will open in a new tab. Closed captions are available by clicking the “CC” button on the right side of the video’s play bar.

Research Tours

 

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Italian Ryegrass Management in Wheat

Italian Ryegrass Infestation in Wheat

As we get closer to wheat harvest Italian ryegrass has become very apparent in some wheat fields in West Tennessee. At this point it is too late to try to control this weed with a herbicide. However, it is a very visual reminder that the best time to control ryegrass in wheat is in the fall. Continue reading

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Insects on the Radar

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Black cutworm and cut cotton plant

This article is a reminder about some critters we need to watch for in the coming few weeks. It’s easy to let something slip through the cracks when you are distracted with planting operations. Try to circle back to emerging fields as best you’re able during the first 2-3 weeks after planting to check on plant stands and other issues.

Wheat – True armyworm is the insect most likely to cause issues at this time of year. Even so, it doesn’t commonly require treatment. However, excessive defoliation before the dough stage can reduce yields, and this pest is easily controlled with pyrethroid insecticides. The treatment threshold is 6-8 larvae per square foot while wheat is still in the milk stage. You can read more about true armyworms at Continue reading

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Wheat Disease Update – Head Scab Prediction

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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

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