MIDDLE TENNESSE GRAIN CONFERENCE

Middle TN Grain Conference Announced for February 4th, 2020


Tullahoma, Tenn. — The annual Middle Tennessee Grain Conference is set for Tuesday, February 4th at a new location, the UT Space Institute in Tullahoma. The address for the new site is 411 BH Goethert Pkwy, Tullahoma, TN. Building on 14 years of success, this exceptional conference will once again offer farmers some of the most practical insights and real.life.solutions to emerging crop production issues to date.

 

This year’s conference will open with registration at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 4th.  The sessions will start at 8:30 a.m. with a welcome from UTSI, and a charismatic slate of speakers is set to follow with breakout sessions such as “Dicamba: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”, “The 1980’s Called & They Want Their Weeds Back”, and “Soil Testing for Precision Ag.”  And once again, the Middle Tennessee Grain Conference will not only feature practical research-based education, but also one of the area’s largest trade shows with over 30 vendors on hand to showcase what’s new and useful in our industry.

 

Lunch will be provided by “The View” Dining Hall and is again graciously sponsored by the Tennessee Farmers Cooperative. Following the scenic meal, our keynote speaker, Dr. R.L. (Bob) Nielson, Extension Corn Specialist & Professor of Agronomy at Purdue University will present “Corn Profitability: Between a Rock and a Hard Place.”

 

At adjournment, participants will need to turn in completed evaluations to receive conference hats. Immediately following adjournment there will be an opportunity to attend Pesticide Recertification. This recertification will include Dicamba and Gramoxone Certification for operators who use those herbicide technologies. Cost of this training is an additional $25 per person to be paid on-site at the time of training. Current pesticide cards expire June 30, 2020.

 

Looking back just 10 months ago, over 200 stakeholders from across the state gathered to learn more about their industry and improve their operations. Based on evaluations from the event, a testimonial 95% of attendees reported an increase in knowledge and a solid 93% planned to adopt the valuable practices and solutions learned at the conference.

 

For complete details on conference topics and to pre-register, contact your local UT-TSU Extension Office. The Middle Tennessee Grain Conference is open to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability or veteran status.  

 

Through its mission of research, teaching and extension, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture touches lives and provides Real. Life. Solutions. ag.tennessee.edu


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   DICAMBA
                The dicamba and gramoxone certification programs required by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture is available at the Bedford County Extension office by appointment during the cropping season.  It is also available for attendees to the Middle Teneessee Grain Conference.  Contact me at jteague1@utk.edu or call 931-684-5971.

 

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

 
 
 
 

2020 WEED CONTROL MANUAL FOR TENNESSEE 

The 2020 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.
 
 

2019 FIELD CROP INSECT RECOMMENDATIONS
 
The 2019 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.
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
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.​​​
 
 
 
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​Contact for more information:

John Teague

Extension Agent

jteague1@utk.edu



 

 

Finis Stribling

Extension Specialist

fstribli@tennessee.edu



 

 


 
 

 

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