Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Research Update (December 16, 2015)

Diligence Technologies, Inc., West Tennessee

Since this will be our final update of 2015, we would like to offer a sincere thanks to all those we worked with in past season.  We are truly blessed to have you as customers and friends.  We wish you all a Merry Christmas and much success in the coming year.

Upcoming Events:

Meeting season is underway and here are some of the events we will be attending over the next couple of months.  Please let us know if you will be in attendance.  It would be a great opportunity to catch up with old (and new) friends.

Beltwide Cotton Conferences (Jan. 5-7, New Orleans)
Conservation Systems Cotton & Rice Conference (Jan. 12-14, Memphis)
NAICC (Jan. 27-30, Orlando)
Dyersburg Grain Conference (Feb. 4, Dyersburg Fair Grounds)
SWSS (Feb. 8-11, Puerto Rico)
TAPA (Feb. 17, Jackson)
Cotton Focus (Feb. 18, Jackson)
Mid-South Farm & Gin Show (Feb. 26-27, Memphis)

Also, it was good to visit with many of you at the Mississippi State Row Crop Short Course and the North Central Weed Science Society meetings in early December.  These signal the unofficial start to meeting season.

Cropping Seasons & Weather Conditions:

Winter wheat and fall burndown trials are pretty much taken care of until ratings resume in the spring.  An unusually long and warm fall has left the wheat crop in good shape heading into colder weather.  We are already anticipating late February and early March when we typically get a few days warm and dry enough to allow us back in the field.

Also note that we have planted quite a bit of extra wheat for use in postemergence trials next spring.  We should have plenty of good locations if you have wheat trials coming up.

The greenhouse is open and operational.  While the heating system is up and running, we have had little need for it yet.  I expect that will change soon as we get into the heart of winter.  Greenhouse projects are currently in progress, but we still have additional space available if you need a little testing done in the colder months.

Pest Information:

The long, warm fall has provided us with an exceptional crop of winter annual weeds with which to work.  These should make for good spring burndown trails as well as excellent sites for postemergence weed control trials in wheat.  Keep us in mind if you have any of these on the horizon.

Once again, thanks for another great year and we look forward to having you out in the field in 2016.

Proverbs 12:27
… the substance of the diligent man is precious.