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23
Apr
2014
Planting Soybean after Leadoff in burndown
Author: Angela McClure, Extension Corn and Soybean Specialist No Comments

We still have miles to go before all of our corn is in the ground, but some folks are turning to planting soybeans this week.  Some acres are behind Leadoff in the burndown program.  Leadoff at 1.5 ounces of product per acre has a 30 day plant back to soybeans.  In most years, 30 days along with some rain is enough time for the material to break down in the soil and not cause injury to soybeans.  In 2013, root and plant stunting were observed in soybeans planted at the correct time following Leadoff and this was attributed to an overall cool wet environment causing slower breakdown of rimsulfuron in the soil.  Symptoms were not seen in STS (sulfonylurea tolerant) varieties planted at the same time.  Bottom line, this spring with cooler and wet soil conditions, expect Leadoff breakdown to be slower and unless varieties are sulfonylurea tolerant there may be some stunting observed in non-STS varieties planted early or inside the 30 day window, particularly in end rows and areas where spray overlap occurred.

 

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21
Apr
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

As reported by NASS on April 21, 2014

 ROW CROP PLANTING STILL OFF TO ROUGH START

STRAWBERRY CROP DAMAGE REPORTED

A cold snap seriously damaged and/or killed unprotected, open strawberry blooms, and also had negative effects on the apple crop. Though the extent of damage has not yet been determined, losses of up to 40 percent of the strawberry crop have been reported in some areas of the State. Statewide, over one-third of the crop is rated in fair condition. Cool soil temperatures and rain again hampered corn and cotton plantings. Continue reading

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21
Apr
2014
How much should be charged for custom planting?
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

For custom planting information, please review this article at Southeast Farm Press – http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/how-much-should-be-charged-custom-planting. Continue reading

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21
Apr
2014
Tennessee Market Highlights
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

Tennessee Market Highlights for April 21, 2014 have been posted at http://economics.ag.utk.edu/market/tnmkt/2014/market042114.pdf. Continue reading

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15
Apr
2014
Late-Season Burndown Options for Cotton and Soybean
Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist No Comments

A large general rain yesterday and back to winter temperatures this morning keeps field progress in slow motion again this spring.  As soon as the weather permits corn planting will take priority followed by late burndown in some fields. Continue reading

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14
Apr
2014
Automatic Delivery of Our Newsletter
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist No Comments

From now on you will receive automatic emails about new content on the UTcrops News Blog. This email will arrive each Thursday afternoon if new articles have been published.  You will have subscribe/unsubscribe options Continue reading

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14
Apr
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

As reported by NASS on April 14, 2014

PERSISTENT WET WEATHER DELAYS CORN PLANTING

Pastures, cattle, and wheat continue to benefit from the rainy weather, but those same rains again hampered corn planting progress. The crop is only seven (7) percent planted as of Sunday, compared to the 5-Year average of 25 percent. With on-going delays due to rain, there is growing concern that the window to plant the crop is closing. Continue reading

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13
Apr
2014
Tennessee Market Highlights
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

Tennessee Market Highlights for April 11, 2014 has been posted at http://economics.ag.utk.edu/market/tnmkt/2014/market041114.pdf.

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10
Apr
2014
Profitability Outlook Update – Irrigation
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

I have had some requests for a profitability comparison for crops under irrigation. Costs of production for producers with irrigation will differ so this comparison should be only a starting point in comparing crops and costs. Continue reading

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09
Apr
2014
Monthly Crop Outlook
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

This month’s crop outlook based on the April 9, 2014 USDA Supply & Demand reports has been posted at http://economics.ag.utk.edu/outlook.html. Continue reading

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09
Apr
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

Crop Progress

As reported by NASS on April 7, 2014

 CORN PLANTING IN PROGRESS

 Persistent rain in most corn planting areas of the State minimized or prevented producer’s ability to get as much of the crop planted as planned, as confirmed by an average of 3.5 days suitable for field work last week. The warmer weather in some areas was welcome as it helped greening of pastures. Continue reading

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04
Apr
2014
Tennessee Market Highlights
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

Tennessee Market Highlights for April 4, 2014 have been posted at http://economics.ag.utk.edu/market/tnmkt/2014/market040414.pdf. Continue reading

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