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Know Your Fungicide Options And When To Use Them

target spot in cotton

• By Heather Marie Kelly • Cotton is blooming in Tennessee, and I’ve gotten some calls asking about fungicides – there are options but none is warranted at this time. As the rain, heat and humidity continue, we may start to see target spot develop, which could justify a fungicide application. Only since 2013, when target spot in cotton was ... Read More »

Managing Early Season Plant Bigs In Cotton

tarnished plant bug

• By Scott Stewart • Good early-season management of tarnished plant bugs relies on a sweep net, monitoring square retention, and making timely insecticide applications as needed. During the first two weeks of squaring, the recommended treatment threshold is an average of eight or more plant bugs per 100 sweeps. After that, treatment is recommended anytime of infestations average 15 ... Read More »

Industry News For February 2019

tyson raper

2019 Cotton Specialist Of The Year Hails From Tennessee During the recent Beltwide Cotton Conferences in New Orleans, Louisiana, Dr. Tyson Raper was named the 2019 Cotton Specialist of the Year. Raper is the small grains specialist for the University of Tennessee Agriculture Extension Service. The award, sponsored by BASF, was presented to Raper at the event’s annual award dinner ... Read More »

‘Farming A Thousand Acres Of Everything’

tyson raper

I’m not sure why I fell in love with agriculture at a young age. I wasn’t pushed into agriculture, but I feel like I was pulled — much like the smell of a fresh pot of coffee has a way of pulling you out of bed. The ingredients were present. The first toy I remember was a 4000 series 1/16 ... Read More »