Friday, March 2, 2018

Research Update (March 2, 2018)


Research Update (March 2, 2018)
Diligence Technologies Inc., West Tennessee

Diligence Technologies now has an eye in the sky.  Beginning this season, drone photos of your trails can be arranged using our new DJI Mavic Pro.  Let us give you a demonstration next time you are in the neighborhood.


Meeting season is quickly drawing to a close.  The past month included the Tennessee Ag Production Association, Cotton Focus (both in Jackson) and the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show (Memphis).

This meeting season comes to a close with the Southeastern Branch ESA meeting in Orlando (March 4-7).

We are once again thankful for the time spent renewing friendships and beginning plans for the coming year. 

March is the month we begin to come out of hibernation.  Wheat becomes a big focus as we do spring maintenance and lay out trials involving spring applications (fungicides, fertility, etc.).  As usual, we have planted extra wheat that can be used for spring testing, so let us know if need a spot.

March is also the time we begin spraying burndown trials.  We have a variety of sites of choose from, so we can likely find one that will meet your needs.


The greenhouse is a busy place right now.  Many of the early trials have not quite finished and the later trials are just getting started.  We have around two months left before we plan to close down for the season, so let us know if you have any relatively short trials that you would like to squeeze in before we shut it down.  We will do our best to get them done.

Wet is about the only way to describe west Tennessee weather for the past few weeks.  The temperatures have moderated significantly since the long cold period we encountered in December and January, but rain showers have been constant since mid-February.  Any day without rain recently has been considered a welcome break.  Field activities will begin in earnest for the season as soon as things dry out a bit.

Not much has changed on the pest front in the past month.  Winter annuals still dominate the fields so we should be ready for burndown trials.  Otherwise, we are all just getting ready for spring and another interesting year.

We look forward to working with you again this season, so just contact us and let us know what you need.

Proverbs 12:24
The hand of the diligent shall bear rule, but the slothful shall be put to forced labor.