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Tennessee Market Highlights

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

Corn, soybeans, and wheat were up; and cotton was mixed for the week.

This week corn continued its upward trend. Since December 15, 2017, De-cember 2018 corn futures have increased from $3.79 ¼ to $3.97, up 17 ¾ cents. The rally has been fueled by recent strong export sales and weather concerns in Argentina. The increase in harvest futures prices is a welcome development as we are in the spring crop insurance price determination period – higher crop insurance prices will increase the revenue guarantees for producers. Continue reading at Tennessee Market Highlights.

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This Week in Dicamba Training…

Author: Ginger Rowsey, Marketing and Communications No Comments

If you still need dicamba certification, there are 14 training opportunities in the coming week. In-person trainings will be offered in Chester, Coffee, Crockett, Franklin, Grundy, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Madison, Robertson, Smith and Weakley counties at the following times and locations:

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2018 Seed Cotton Programs Webinars February 19

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

Seed Cotton has recently been designated as a covered commodity eligible for Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) programs in the 2014 Farm Bill beginning with the 2018 crop. Additional information can be found in this 2018 Seed-Cotton-Summary  from the National Cotton Council. Landowners with a generic base on their farm will have decisions to make within the next few months. The National Cotton Council is sponsoring a webinar on the 2018 Seed Cotton Program on Monday, February 19th from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. UT Extension has  3 locations currently set up for producers and landowners to view, discuss, and learn about this new program. These locations are :

Veterans Museum, 100 Veterans Dr. Halls, TN 38040 Contact Chuck Danehower 731-635-9551. Co-sponsored by Tennessee Farm Bureau

UT Research & Education Center Ag Museum,  3 Ledbetter Rd, Milan, TN 38358 Contact Danny Morris 731-855-7656. Co-sponsored by Tennessee Farm Bureau

Haywood County Extension Office, 100 S. Wilson Ave., Brownsville, TN 38012 Contact Lindsay Griffin 731-772-2861. Co-sponsored by Nunn Cotton Company and Tennessee Farm Bureau.

Make plans to attend one of these webinars and learn how this new program will affect your farm operation. Additional information and decision aids will be coming out and available in the weeks ahead.

 

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Glyphosate-Resistant Barnyardgrass in Tennessee: Mechanism of Resistance and Practical Managment

Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist No Comments

Barnyardgrass has been confirmed glyphosate-resistant in Tennessee.  Field and greenhouse research conducted over the past few years strongly suggested glyphosate was no longer effective on barnyardgrass sourced from fields in some southwest Tennessee counties.  Just in the last few month laboratory research conducted by USDA weed scientist Dr. Vijay Nandula at Stoneville, MS confirmed the mechanism of glyphosate-resistance (GR) as reduced translocation. Continue reading

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2018 Tennessee Grain Conferences – Presentations

Author: Heather Marie Kelly, Extension Plant Pathologist No Comments

Below are links to the presentations given at the 2018 Tennessee Grain Conferences and they can also be found at http://utcrops.com/presentations.htm.

2018 Tennessee Grain Conferences

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Tennessee 2018 Cotton Acreage Expected Up 1.5%

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

The National Cotton Council released their annual cotton acreage survey results on February 10, 2018. Tennessee cotton acreage for 2018 was estimated at 350,000 acres up 5,000 acres or 1.5% from 2017. Nationwide, all cotton acres are expected up 3.7% to 13.078 million acres. Additional information can be found at this Delta Farm Press article with individual state’s planting intentions for 2018 in this NCC Report.

 

 

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2018 Cotton Focus Presentations

Author: Heather Marie Kelly, Extension Plant Pathologist No Comments

Below are links to the 2018 Cotton Focus presentations and they can also be found at http://utcrops.com/presentations.htm.

2018 Cotton Focus
Cotton Outlook, Dr. Aaron Smith
Bacterial blight and target spot – known impacts, Dr. Heather Kelly
Cotton Insects, Dr. Scott Stewart
Cotton Weed Management, Dr. Stanley Culpepper
Cotton Specialists Roundtable, Drs. Tyson Raper, Darrin Dodds, Bill Robertson, and Tyler 
Sandlin

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Tennessee Market Highlights

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

Corn, soybeans, and wheat were up; and cotton was mixed for the week. This week corn, soybean, cotton, and wheat prices moved mostly sideways with a narrow trading range. This is contrary to the dramatic swings seen in the stock markets over the past ten days.

March corn futures have traded in a 22 cent range from $3.45 ½ to $3.67 ¾. As of Friday, the market closed near the high end of the trading range. December corn has continued a two month uptrend that has seen prices rise modestly from $3.80 on December 15th to $3.92 ¼ on February 9th. Small but positive gains for those looking to price 2018 production. Continue reading at Tennessee Market Highlights.

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