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Keep your eyes peeled for bollworms in the coming weeks

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• By Scott Stewart • Although current moth activity remains relatively low, I’m expecting a peak of moth activity sometime beginning around Aug. 5 through 10. Bollworm (a.k.a., corn earworm) poses a significant threat to cotton and soybeans, and particularly late-planted soybeans that are still flowering when the flight arrives. Below are some thoughts on managing for this troubling pest. ... Read More »

Entomologist Stewart named director of UT’s West Tennessee Ag Center

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An entomologist well known to row crop producers throughout the South, Scott D. Stewart has been named the director of the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson. Stewart, who currently serves in Jackson as a University of Tennessee Extension specialist in integrated pest management and professor in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, will begin his appointment ... Read More »

Milan No-Till Field Day announces tour topics and sessions

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This year’s Milan No-Till Field Day will feature 16 different tours covering topics in agriculture ranging from hemp to soybeans to beef. The total number of presentations currently stands at 65. Educational resources, tours and a trade show will all be available in an online format, beginning July 23. The Milan No-Till Field Day tours include multiple sessions and presenters. ... Read More »

Junglerice control after initial glyphosate + dicamba application

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• By Clay Perkins • Questions continue to be asked on how to best manage junglerice, barnyardgrass and goosegrass in cotton and soybean. Research earlier this spring looking at grass control after an initial glyphosate + dicamba application showed that if a follow-up glyphosate application was applied seven days later better than 90% junglerice control could be achieve (data below). ... Read More »

Extension hears concerns about poor Palmer amaranth control with dicamba

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• By Larry Steckel and Clay Perkins • Calls continue to come in on concerns about poor Palmer amaranth control after a dicamba application. More than a few have reported that Palmer amaranth has survived multiple dicamba + glyphosate applications (Example right). In visiting with farmers, consultants and retailers it is interesting to note that some are seeing relatively good ... Read More »