Tennessee is fortunate to have a diverse blend of plants, from tall trees to beautiful flowers to robust agricultural crops. UTIA recently asked people to nominate plants they belive have shaped the state in positive and negative ways.
In this episode of AgCast, young people in Bradley County learn the harsh realities of making poor choices - navigating their way through a "Life Maze." UT Extension was one of the community partners involved in this eye-opening project.
This is the first in a series of podcasts featuring UT Extension Agents, Sarah Poole and Tennille Short. "Bringing it Home" will focus on issues around the home to help you tackle the challenges faced by today's families. Today's podcast focuses on smart goals for the new year and how you can achieve them in the new year.
There's new language in the 2019 dicamba label covering the impact of low pH on dicamba volatility. Dr. Larry Steckel explains what the label says, what brand new University of Tennessee research has found, and what applicators can do to stay on label and on target in 2019.
It's beginning to look at lot like Christmas, and Dr. Heather Kelly is sharing the gift of free screenings for soilborne pathogens. It's a great value and not too late to participate. Listen for details.
It’s the holidays – putting many of us in a giving spirit.
But it’s also a time when thieves look to take advantage of your generosity. Consumer experts with UT Extension offer warnings about holiday scams.
The corn checkoff vote is November 28-29. In this podcast, questions about voting procedure are answered by Larry Maxwell, Assistant Commissioner of Administration and Grants with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.
When a military family loses a loved one in the line of duty -- many people in the civilian world want to help.
As Veteran’s Day nears, Tennessee master gardeners are doing a project across the state line at Fort Campbell, Kentucky to aid our service families.
Charles Denney has more on beautiful gifts of time.
Get the dirt on soil testing from Dr. Angela McClure. She explains the benefits of testing in the fall and the biggest mistake she sees producers making when they soil sample. Listen to the end for info on soil testing discounts at the UT lab.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Raising the curtain on agriculture. It's not a combination you hear often, farming and theatre. But some Tennessee producers are climbing on stage as actors to tell others about their profession, both the good and the bad.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Isaac Bennett is a 1984 graduate of UTIA's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. In his current role, he serves as Vice President of Capital Markets with Farm Credit Bank of Texas. Recently, Bennett was the commencement speaker at CASNR's recent graduation ceremony in May. During his visit to Knoxville, we had a chance to catch up with Isaac Bennett and get his thoughts on agriculture and his college experience.
March is known as Women's History Month...in Tennessee it is also known as UT Extension Month. We sit down with Tracey Sullivan, new Extension Program Leader in West Tennessee, and a champion of both causes.
Like people, pets can be diagnosed with cancer and the treatments can be expensive. UT's College of Veterinary Medicine is making it possible for pets and their owners to seek a cure without accumulating a large bill.
A great lesson for kids is to learn the value of money; how to spend it, save it and share it. UT Extension has a program called "Money is Elementary" in many schools where kids learn to handle real money.
The devastating fires that burned Gatlinburg and Sevier County late last year destroyed homes, businesses, thousands of acres of forests – and claimed 14 lives. Now efforts are underway to rebuild and help people get their lives back.
Charles Denney has more on how UT Extension is helping with simple gestures of giving, collecting and kindness.
While many people think of forestry as a rural occupation, there's an increasing need for those to manage urban forests and ecosystems. AgCast recently visited with UTIA's Dr. Sharon Jean-Philippe to discuss urban forestry and its outlook
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.
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.
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.