Tennessee Cotton: Using the Thrips Infestation Predictor May 5, 2021

🕔May 5, 2021
The Thrips Infestation Predictor for Cotton is a useful tool for predicting whether a foliar insecticide application is needed for thrips control in cotton. It uses local weather data in association with […]

Tennessee: UT Cotton Scout School, Jackson, May 28 May 4, 2021

🕔May 4, 2021
The UT Cotton Scout School is scheduled for the last Friday of the month, May 28st, at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center (605 Airways Blvd, Jackson). There is no fee, […]

Tennessee Wheat: Stripe Rust, Bacterial Leaf Streak, and Head Scab Risk Apr 30, 2021

🕔Apr 30, 2021
To date there have been additional reports of stripe rust in West TN and some fields with bacterial leaf streak. As wheat starts to bloom, continue to monitor the Fusarium […]

Tennessee Corn: Ryegrass Management Apr 27, 2021

🕔Apr 27, 2021
Ryegrass appears to have escaped burndown in a number of fields that have been planted to corn.  In most cases the ryegrass escaped a glyphosate plus dicamba burndown. The reason for […]

Tennessee: Rule Prohibiting Use of Older Dicamba Formulations Fast Approaching Apr 27, 2021

🕔Apr 27, 2021
A deadline that is quickly approaching in Tennessee is the state rule that prohibits the use of older generic formulations of dicamba in soybean or cotton from May 15 to October […]

Tennessee: Palmer Pigweed Has Started to Emerge Apr 26, 2021

🕔Apr 26, 2021
Palmer amaranth has begun to emerge and unfortunately it is not a problem to find seedling Palmer in our fields. This is not a surprise as research from two decades […]

Tennessee Corn, Soybeans: Cold Snap Damage Likely Minimal Apr 22, 2021

🕔Apr 22, 2021
A few days ago, I posted a planting advisory ahead of our forecasted cold snap.  The concern was mainly around the potential of 30+ degree temperatures and rain to cause […]

Tennessee Wheat: Disease Update and Fungicide Considerations Apr 22, 2021

🕔Apr 22, 2021
As wheat approaches bloom, start considering fungicide options. While up until today little to no disease had been reported in Tennessee this season, stripe rust has just been sighted in […]

Tennessee: Forecasted Freezing Temps Should Pause Planting Apr 20, 2021

🕔Apr 20, 2021
We keep sliding back into a ‘below normal’ temperature pattern for April, and close to freezing temperatures with rain in this week’s forecast has created some concern about viability of […]

Tennessee Cotton: Dealing with Plant Bugs – Video Apr 8, 2021

🕔Apr 8, 2021
We kicked off the 2021 Cotton Focus Video Series with two videos from Dr. Scott Stewart.  To wrap the event up, we are providing a final video covering plant bugs […]

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