Diligence Technologies, Inc., West Tennessee
Meeting season is well underway and we have enjoyed seeing many of our old friends at the North Central Weed Science Society meeting in Des Moines and the Beltwide Cotton Conferences in Dallas. We have several additional meetings on the calendar so please let us know if you plan to attend. As always, we look forward to the opportunity to catch up on what is new with you.
NAICC (Jan. 18-21, St. Louis)
SWSS (Jan. 23-25, Birmingham)
Dyersburg Grain Conference (Feb. 2, Dyersburg Fairgrounds)
TAPA (Feb. 8, Jackson)
Cotton Focus (Feb. 9, Jackson)
Gin Show (Mar. 3-4, Memphis)
Southeastern Branch ESA (Mar. 13-15, Memphis)
Field work is fairly slow at present with the exception of wheat trials started in the fall. Wheat was unusually large heading into the winter due to the extended warm weather we experienced this fall. In addition to the trials we have already established, we have some extra blocks of wheat that can be used for wheat trials initiated in the spring. We still have wheat available if you need a spot for testing this spring.
Greenhouse testing is in full swing. We have several trials ongoing with others scheduled to begin in the near future. Greenhouse testing is always interesting due to the wide variety of crops and pests that we get to deal with (everything from weeds to aphids and from cotton to citrus trees). Now is a great time to get a trial started if you have something that needs to be evaluated over the winter.
It may interest some of you to know that we have a good aphid population that can be used for greenhouse testing this winter. Let us know if you need any testing done on aphid control materials.
Also, it is not too early to begin thinking about burndown trials. As usual, we should have a fine collection of winter weeds available for testing in late winter and early spring.
We hope you all had a great holiday season and we are looking forward to seeing and working with you in coming year.