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UT launches Tennessee Master Crop Crop certification

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Cotton, corn, soybeans, wheat — these row crops make up the bulk of row-crop agriculture across Tennessee, and a new certification from University of Tennessee Extension is now available for row-0crop producers. The Tennessee Master Row Crop certification program, which recently launched, is an educational program designed to further improve the profitability and sustainability of today’s row-crop farming operations. From ... Read More »

2020 UT Cotton Variety Trial Results now available online

2020 UT cotton trial results

The 2020 Tennessee Cotton Variety Trial Results publication (PB 1742) is now available online. Included within these results are nine large strip trials (CSTs) testing 15 XtendFlex commercial varieties, five large strip trials (CSTs) testing five Enlist commercial varieties and six small plot trials (OVTs) testing 44 experimental and commercial varieties. As you look through these results, you will likely ... Read More »

Preliminary UT 2020 cotton CST data

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• By Tyson Raper • Preliminary data from the 2020 Tennessee cotton county standard trial data is now available.  We are releasing an average table for the XtendFlex trials and the Enlist trials today.  We only tested the XtendFlex and Enlist varieties together in a handful of locations. I will release the average tables from those locations later, along with ... Read More »

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 »