ALERT 

 

The Tennessee Corn Referendum will be held on Wednesday November 28 and Thursday November 29, 2018.  The question on the referendum ballot will be “shall the producers of corn assess themselves at the rate of one cent ($0.01) per bushel of corn sold”.  If passed, the funds will be paid over to the Tennessee Corn Promotion Board to finance programs of research, education, market development, marketing, advertising and other methods to promote the increased production, consumption, use and sale of corn products.
Any corn producer as defined by TCA 43-29-103 is eligible to vote.  A corn producer is defined as any person who produces all varieties of corn except popcorn, sweet corn and ornamental corn and thereafter causes the commodity to be marketed.  Corn producers may cast only one vote during the referendum regardless of the number of counties in which they produce or market corn.  Corn producers must sign an affidavit as part of the voting process certifying that they are corn producers.
The UT/TSU Extension Office for Bedford county is located at 2105 Midland Road, Shelbyville, Tennessee.  The hours for the referendum will be 8:00 am to 4:30 pm on each of the voting days.
For more information, contact John Teague at 931-684-5971 or by email at jteague1@utk.edu

 

 

CROP VARIETY TRIAL RESULTS

 

The most recent variety trial results for corn, soybeans and wheat are available in hard copies at the Extension office at 2105 Midland Road, Shelbyville.  The on-line links to the specific publications at utcrops.com will be listed below as they are available.  These links and the hard copies are made available at the end of the respective harvest seasons and after the yield data for each commodity is compiled.

 

 

 

 

 

SOYBEAN VARIETIES OF SIMILAR GENETICS

 

Click on this link to document and chart 

 

2018 WEED CONTROL MANUAL FOR TENNESSEE 

 

The 2018 Weed Control Manual is available in electronic form and a supply of hard copies are at the Extension office a 2105 Midland Road, Shelbyville.  The link is listed under RESOURCES below.

 

 

 

2018 FIELD CROP INSECT RECOMMENDATIONS

 

The 2018 Insect Control Recommendations for Field Crops (Publication 1768) is available online.  The link is listed under RESOURCES below. I have some copies here at the office also.

 

 

 

BIODIESEL PRODUCTION

 

This list of youtube.com tapes were produced by Dr. Jason P. de Koff, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Bioenergy Crop Production, Tennessee State University, to explain the process of making biodiesel from oil crops.  For more information, contact Dr. de Koff at jdekoff@tnstate.edu or call 615-963-4929.

 

 

 

Step 1 – Producing oil from oilseeds

 
 
 
 
Step 2 – The degumming process
 
 
 
 
Step 3 – Making biodiesel
 
 
 
 
Step 4 – Separating and cleaning the biodiesel
 
 
 
 
 
 

PESTICIDE SAFETY EDUCATION PROGRAM 

 
Pesticide Safety and Education Program (PSEP) in Tennessee is a statewide educational program with an overall goal to protect the environment and the public health from improper use of pesticides by providing applicator and public education. The primary target audience includes certified and non-certified pesticide applicators of all kinds, farmworkers, and the general public.​​​
 
 
 
What is a certified, private, commercial and/or licensed pesticide applicator?
 
A certified pesticide applicator is one who purchases and/or uses or supervises the use of a restricted-use pesticide.
 
 
 
A private applicator is one who purchases and/or uses or supervises the use of a restricted-use pesticide on their own property or anyone else's property as long as they do it without direct compensation for their services. These include farmers, greenhouse and nursery operators.
 
 
 
A commercial applicator is an individual who purchases and/or uses or supervise the use of restricted-use pesticides, who do not fall under the definition of a private applicator.
 
 
 
A licensed pest control operator is an individual engaged in commercial pest control with a chartered company that charges a fee for their services or engaged in pest control with a non-chartered company or establishment, such as, a food processing plant, prison or school.
 
 
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE WEBSITE CONCERNING PESTICIDE SAFETY AND REGULATIONS.  YOU MAY ALSO CONTACT JOHN TEAGUE AT THE BEDFORD COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE AT 931-684-5971 OR EMAIL TO jteague1@utk.edu
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM

 

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture has a collection program for unused pesticides.  See the flier for more information.

 

 

 

Click here for the Agriculture Pesticide Waste Collection Flier

 

 

 

 

 

The resources and links below are aids for crops management.  Use these in addition to more general resources and links found on the Agriculture Programs page.​​​

 

​Contact for more information:

John Teague

Extension Agent

jteague1@utk.edu



 

 

Finis Stribling

Extension Specialist

fstribli@tennessee.edu



 

 


 
 

 

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