Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 28, 2015. County Agent Comments Tim Campbell, Dyer County All crops progressing well. Getting somewhat dry in some areas. Scattered, intermittent showers are helping in some instances. Beginning to see pivot
The remaining Soybean Scout Schools are listed below. These are 2-2.5 hour, field-side programs about the nuts and bolts of soybean growth and pest management. They are sponsored in part by the Tennessee Soybean Promotion Board, and scouting notebooks and sweep nets
Rains and warmer temperatures have promoted rapid growth over the past week. For those who have not applied an early shot of a plant growth regulator (PGR), you should consider doing so very soon.
Managing PPO herbicide Time of Day Effect on Palmer Amaranth with Garret Montgomery
Managing Liberty Application Time of Day Effect in Soybean with Garret Montgomery
Compared to the past couple of springs Palmer amaranth control is not near as good in soybean.
With the recent hot, dry weather the window of opportunity for POST control of Palmer amaranth while it is < 3 inches tall is narrow, leading to the need to control larger plants.
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 21, 2015. County Agent Comments Tim Campbell, Dyer County Wheat harvest progressed well this past week. Grain quality and test weight have been good. Producers working hard to get harvest completed
Threecornered alfalfa hoppers are a common insect, especially in late planted soybean. Economic damage is only likely to occur in small plants, typically those less than 8-inches tall.
Larry Steckel, University of Tennessee Extension Weed Specialist, discusses glyphosate-resistant Italian ryegrass, how to identify the weed, and available control options. There are currently no post-emergence herbicide options available for corn, but there are still options available for cotton and
David Petersen takes extra steps to ensure his dairy in southeast Iowa does not impact water quality downstream. Through voluntary conservation work, he prevents manure from washing off the dairy