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Crops

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.

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.

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 Agriculture Pesticide Waste Collection 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.​​​

Contact Information

John Teague
Extension Agent and County Director, Agriculture
Phone: 931-684-5971
Email: jteague1@utk.edu

Finis Stribling
TSU Extension Area Specialist, Agriculture
Email: fstribli@tennessee.edu

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