Category Archives: Corn

Upcoming Crop Production Meetings

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on Upcoming Crop Production Meetings

Meeting season is in full swing, and there are several educational opportunities fast approaching (see below). Pesticide re-certification points and CCA points will be available at all these meeting. Additional details will be provided soon! Continue reading

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2015 Annual Tennessee Crop Production (USDA – NASS)

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off on 2015 Annual Tennessee Crop Production (USDA – NASS)

Corn production in Tennessee is estimated at 117 million bushels, up 3 percent from the November forecast and down 17 percent from the previous crop. Yield was estimated at 160 bushels per acre, unchanged from the previous forecast and down 8 bushels from the 2014 level. Acres for harvest as grain were estimated at 730,000 acres, down 110,000 acres from 2014. Continue reading at AnnualCrop15_TN.

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Weed and Insect Control Recommendations Now Available

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on Weed and Insect Control Recommendations Now Available

The 2016 Weed Control Manual for Tennessee (PB1580) and the 2016 Insect Control Recommendations for Field Crops (PB1768) are now available online.  As always, hard copies will be made available at various county and state production meetings and at Extension county offices.  But they are always a couple of clicks away at UTcrops.com.

Insect Control Guide
Insect Control Guide
Weed Control Manual
Weed Control Manual
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November 1 Tennessee Crop Production Forecast

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off on November 1 Tennessee Crop Production Forecast

Corn production in Tennessee is forecast at 114 million bushels, down 3 percent from the October forecast and down 20 percent from the previous crop. Yield was estimated at 160.0 bushels per acre, down 5.0 bushels from last month and down 8.0 bushels from the 2014 level. Continue reading at NASS News Release.

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Crop Progress

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off on Crop Progress

As reported by NASS on November 9, 2015
FALL HARVEST AND PLANTING HALTED BY RAIN AGAIN

Rain continues to plague producers who are trying to finish harvesting row crops and planting small grains. As was the case last week, harvest of corn, cotton, and soybeans mostly ceased over most of the State last week, as did planting of small grains, due to rain. Producers need several days of uninterrupted sunshine to finish harvest and planting. Continue reading at Crop Progress 11 8 15.

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Crop Progress

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off on Crop Progress

As reported by NASS on November 2, 2015
FALL HARVEST HALTED BY RAIN

Harvest of corn, cotton, and soybeans mostly ceased over most of the State last week due to incessant rain. Producers did, however, make excellent progress on the days they could get into the fields. Harvest is expected to come to an end over the next few weeks if dry conditions return and prevail. Continue reading at Crop Progress 11 1 15.

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Crop Progress

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off on Crop Progress

As reported by NASS on October 26, 2015
DRY WEATHER CONDITIONS ACCELERATE CROP HARVEST, PLANTING

Dry conditions over most of the State afforded producers the opportunity to advance their crop harvest and wheat planting. While these weather conditions were excellent for harvest, rain is need to boost wheat germination. Pastures were in mostly fair to good condition. There were 6.4 days suitable for field work last week. Topsoil moisture was 12 percent very short, 32 percent short, 50 percent adequate and 6 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture levels were 13 percent very short, 29 percent short, 54 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus. Continue reading at Crop Progress 10 25 15.

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Crop Progress

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off on Crop Progress

As reported by NASS on October 19, 2015
FREEZING TEMPERATURES RETURN TO TENNESSEE

A cold front moved across the state toward the end of the week, bringing with it freezing temperatures and isolated patches of frost. Corn harvest was close to complete with good yields being reported. Cotton harvest picked up speed. Wheat growers were anxiously awaiting a rain to aid in the germination of their crop. Rain would also help pasture condition. Continue reading at Crop Progress 10 18 15.

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