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AgCast: 4-H Camp
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Nationally, the nursery industry contributes 4 billion dollars to our economy, and tennessee is well-known for producing trees and plants. UT Extension has been involved in developing technology that improves how nurseries apply pesticides. In this episode of AgCast, Charles Denney has more on reducing chemicals and perhaps increasing profits. 
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May 2, 2019
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April 29, 2019
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April 23, 2019
Bringing it Home: Healthier Tennessee
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April 22, 2019
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April 18, 2019
Bringing it Home: Tax Talk
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April 15, 2019
Call of the Week: Weather Outlook
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April 11, 2019
Bringing it Home: Home Vegetable Gardens
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April 8, 2019
Bringing it Home: Spring Cleaning Missteps
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April 1, 2019
Call of the Week: Kernels of Wisdom
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March 28, 2019
Bringing it Home: Caring for the Caregiver
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Bringing it Home: Poison Prevention Week
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March 18, 2019
Call of the Week: Cover Crops Effect on Pigweed Germination
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February 25, 2019
Call of the Week: Bt Refuge
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February 20, 2019
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Bringing it Home: Taking Care of Business
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January 30, 2019
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January 22, 2019
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January 22, 2019
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January 15, 2019
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January 14, 2019
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January 7, 2019
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December 20, 2018
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December 13, 2018
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December 6, 2018
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November 20, 2018
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November 14, 2018
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Grass weeds have been a real issue for farmers as they try to move combines through the field to harvest. Dr. Larry Steckel explains why we're seeing an uptick in grass weed populations and offers weed control recommendations to keep in mind for next spring.
October 23, 2018
Call of the Week: Cotton Defoliation and Harvest
Live from UT cotton research plots, Dr. Tyson Raper talks about defoliation issues, crop quality and harvest considerations.
October 18, 2018
Call of the Week: The September Rain Delay
Many West Tennessee farms received close to 10 inches of rain last week. As harvest resumes this week, Richard Buntin and Ryan Blair with UT Extension offer advice for managing weathered crops.
October 2, 2018
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If you think that the leaves are changing later in the fall, it's not your imagination. We'll tell you why fall seems to come later that it did in the past.
September 28, 2018
Call of the Week: Cover Crops Effect on Cotton Germination
As producers prepare to plant cover species ahead of the 2019 crop, Dr. Avat Shekoofa discusses new research on the effects of cover crop residue on cotton germination and early seedling growth.
September 24, 2018
Call of the Week: Roadway Safety with Blake Brown
In honor of National Farm Safety Week, we speak with Dr. Blake Brown on safety issues, specifically tips to avoid accidents when pulling trailers.
September 18, 2018
Call of the Week: Don't Stop the Scouting
Dr. Scott Stewart advises producers to keep scouting for insects in late soybeans. In this episode he'll tell you what to look for and how to deal with it.
September 12, 2018
AgCast: National Ag Agents Conference
The Natioanl Association of County Agricultural Agents held its annual meeting this year in Chattanooga. UT Extension hosted and helped coordinate this gathering of thousands of people.
September 7, 2018
Call of the Week: Soybean Disease
It's that time of year when soybean fields can start to show symptoms of disease, and Dr. Heather Kelly's phone has been hot this week. She discusses the issues she's seeing most in fields this year and also explains how producers can take advantage of a new free soil screening.
September 5, 2018
Call of the Week: Cotton Defoliation Products
Call of the Week features UT Crops specialists discussing their most frequent calls and questions of the past week. In our inaugural episode, Dr. Tyson Raper recommends cotton defoliation products for the 2018 harvest season.
August 30, 2018
AgCast: The Herbert College of Agriculture
One of UTIA's colleges has a new name and a re-energized focus. When classes get underway on the UT Ag Campus, students and faculty will be part of the renamed Herbert College of Agriculture. The change comes from a generous donation from Jim and Judi Herbert, UT alumni now living in Michigan. Mr. Herbert founded Neogen, an international food safety company. With their gift, the Herberts are thinking decades into the future, when science and agriculture will be critical to feeding the world.
July 25, 2018
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A common emotion for many of us is anger, which can cause problems in our personal lives and our careers if it's out of control. UT and TSU Extension will soon be teaching a program on learning to relax and manage anger.
June 1, 2018
AgCast: Myths of College
May is graduation month for students at the University of Tennessee and across the country. But to first earn a degree, students must put in years of hard work.
May 11, 2018
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AgCast: Money is Elementary
A great lesson for kids is to learn the value of money; how to spend it, save it and share it. UT Extension's "Money is Elementary" program is a way to teach children how to handle cash in life.
April 2, 2018
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March 29, 2018
AgCast: UTIA/TVA Waterway Study
New research estimates recreation on Tennessee Valley Authority's reservoir system creates nearly 12 billion dollars in economic impact, according to a UTIA study.
March 26, 2018
AgCast: Lone Oaks STEM Program
Summer camps are meant to be an escape for children, but learning can happen there, too. That's the idea at Lone Oaks Farm.
March 23, 2018
AgCast: Veterinary Oncology
Like people, our pets can sometimes be diagnosed with cancer. Animal treatments can be expensive, but a program at UT's College of Veterinary Medicine makes it possible for pets and their owners to seek a cure without accumulating a large bill.
March 22, 2018
AgCast: Opioid Education
It's perhaps Tennessee's most urgent crisis, people dying from opioid overdoses, more than 1,600 in a recent year. UT Extension and Tennessee 4-H are working to educate people, especially kids and teens, about the dangers of these drugs.
March 21, 2018
AgCast: Bullying
Statistics from the government say three of four young people in the past month either witnessed someone being bullied – or were a victim themselves.
March 20, 2018
AgCast: Extension Month
March is Extension Month in Tennessee. UT-TSU Extension serves the state's 95 with programs that deliver #RealLifeSolutions that help to improve lives to positively impact Tennessee.
March 20, 2018
AgCast: Extension Month
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March 6, 2018
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February 7, 2018
UTIA 50th Anniversary
The University of Tennessee is kicking off a yearlong celebration of 50 years of Real.Life.Solutions to the people of Tennessee and beyond.
February 1, 2018
AgCast: Farm Theatre
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January 11, 2018
In Profile: Dr. Renata Nave Oakes
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October 23, 2017
AgCast: UTIA CASNR Veterans
A number of students at UTIA's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources are military veterans. Charles Denney introduces us to Brent Bennae, an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran who is now pursuing a degree in Animal Science.
October 16, 2017
AgCast: Appalachian Bear Study
A researcher with the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries is leading a collaborative regional study on black bear populations. Find out about the specialized methodology of this program, the data that’s being gathered, and why this work is important for many different species.
September 14, 2017
AgCast: Home Garden Trials
Home gardeners are a great way to produce healthy foods. But how do you know what to plant on your land? UT Extension is teaming with home gardeners statewide to test different vegetables-- squash, peppers, tomatoes, pumpkins-- bounty from a home garden trial.
September 12, 2017
AgCast: Dicamba
Farmers in Tennessee and across the southeastern U.S. are hearing about crop damage caused by the herbicide dicamba. UT's Institute of Agriculture is working with producers to educate them about dicamba and perhaps limit any harmful impact.
September 7, 2017
Ag Cast Lone Oaks STEM Program
Summer camps are meant to be an escape for children, but learning can happen there, too. That's the idea behind Tennessee's newest youth education and 4-H Center, Lone Oaks Farm.
August 10, 2017
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May 23, 2017
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May 18, 2017
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March 27, 2017
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March 23, 2017
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February 14, 2017
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December 8, 2016
Dicamba...It's Complicated (Part 2)
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December 8, 2016
Talking with Kids About Tragedy
The devastation caused by the recent wildfires in the Smoky Mountains will be remembered for many years to come. The amount of damage to life and property may be hard for some to process, especially children. UTIA's Dr. Heather Wallace visited AgCast to share tips to help parents and kids deal with life's catastrophic events.
December 7, 2016
Dicamba ... It's Complicated
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December 6, 2016
AgCast: UTIA's Turfgrass Program
The UTIA Turfgrass Program studies grasses, soils, water and pests. In this edition of AgCast, Charles Denney visits with Dr. John Sorochan and Dr. Jim Brosnan about the program and it's contributions to turf science and the turf industry.
November 11, 2016
If a Tree Falls in the Forest...Is It a Good Thing?
Forestry experts say a type of tree harvesting known as "thinning" leads to better forests in the future. The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture's Ginger Rowsey caught up with Extension Forester David Mercker to find out more about this management technique as well as the overall health of forests in the Southeast.
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