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Tennessee Cotton: Managing Plant Growth During 2017

Tennessee Cotton: Managing Plant Growth During 2017

👤By Tyson Raper, University of Tennessee 🕔Jun 28, 2017

Over the past 10-14 days, our cotton crop has really taken-off.  Rains and warmer temperatures have promoted rapid growth over the past week and Plant Growth Regulator (PGR) applications will begin within the week on much of our crop.

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Mitigating Dicamba Drift – Best Management Practices

Mitigating Dicamba Drift – Best Management Practices

👤By Larry Steckel, University of Tennessee 🕔Jun 27, 2017

University of Tennessee Extension Weed Specialist Larry Steckel provides some best management practices to reduce the potential of off-target wandering of dicamba.

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Tennessee Cotton: Control Options for Plant Bugs and Aphids

Tennessee Cotton: Control Options for Plant Bugs and Aphids

👤By Scott Stewart, University of Tennessee 🕔Jun 27, 2017

As we move into the third week of squaring on many fields, with some earlier field having 12+ nodes, I’ve had some calls about plant bugs and aphids. Here are some points to consider for each of these pests.

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Tennessee Field Reports: Rains Slow Field Work

Tennessee Field Reports: Rains Slow Field Work

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 26, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 25, 2017. County Agent Comments Tim Campbell, Dyer County Chasing dicamba injury on soybeans all week. Enough said! Jeff Via, Fayette County The farmers in Fayette County are watching it rain

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Tennessee Corn: 4 Considerations Before Spraying a Fungicide

Tennessee Corn: 4 Considerations Before Spraying a Fungicide

👤By Heather Marie Kelly, University of Tennessee 🕔Jun 23, 2017

Trying to decide whether or not to spray fungicide on your corn? First, you should scout for diseases and consider your disease risk. Deciding to apply a fungicide to corn should be based upon 4 main factors.

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Tennessee Soybeans: Kudzu Bugs Migrating into Fields

Tennessee Soybeans: Kudzu Bugs Migrating into Fields

👤By Scott Stewart, University of Tennessee 🕔Jun 23, 2017

I’ve been watching kudzu bug populations on kudzu, and I am now seeing late-instar immature stages and next-generation adults. This means we will start seeing adults migrating into some soybean fields.

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Tennessee Sweet Sorghum: Section 18 Label Granted for Sivanto Prime

Tennessee Sweet Sorghum: Section 18 Label Granted for Sivanto Prime

👤By Scott Stewart, University of Tennessee 🕔Jun 20, 2017

The EPA has granted our request for an emergency exemption, allowing the use of Sivanto prime in sweet sorghum for the control of sugarcane aphids.

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Tennessee: Fall Armyworms Look to Make and Early Start

Tennessee: Fall Armyworms Look to Make and Early Start

👤By Scott Stewart, University of Tennessee 🕔Jun 20, 2017

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.

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Tennessee Field Reports: Wheat Harvest, Row Crop Development Progressing Well

Tennessee Field Reports: Wheat Harvest, Row Crop Development Progressing Well

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 19, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 18, 2017. County Agent Comments Tim Campbell, Dyer County All crops progressing pretty well. Wheat harvest has made good progress but still not quite done. Producers working to get double crop

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Tennessee Corn, Soybeans: Irrigation Management Considerations

Tennessee Corn, Soybeans: Irrigation Management Considerations

👤By Angela McClure, University of Tennessee 🕔Jun 15, 2017

Warm weather and high heat indexes mean farmers are irrigating fields that have missed rain recently. It is important to consider crop stage and utilize available soil sensor data to make the best decision on when and how much water to apply.

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