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17
Nov
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

As reported by NASS on November 17, 2014

CORN HARVEST WINDS DOWN

Despite showers midweek in advance of a cold front, farmers managed to make good progress harvesting corn, cotton and soybeans. Drastically cooler temperatures affected the emergence of newly planted wheat and caused some livestock producers to start feeding hay. There were 4.9 days suitable for field work. Continue reading at Crop Progress 11 16 14 .

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11
Nov
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

As reported by NASS on November 10, 2014

 RAIN SLOWS CROP HARVEST, AIDS NEWLY SEEDED PASTURES

Between rains, producers made progress with planting and harvesting crops in the 4.1 days suitable for field work. Even though rains kept producers out of their fields, the rains were beneficial to pastures, which are in mostly good condition. Topsoil moisture was 6 percent short, 78 percent adequate and 16 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture levels were 1 percent very short, 11 percent short, 81 percent adequate, and 7 percent surplus. Continue reading at Crop Progress 11 9 14 .

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10
Nov
2014
USDA Tennessee Crop Production
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

November  Tennessee Crop Production Forecast

Corn production in Tennessee is forecast at 135 million bushels, up 3 percent from the October forecast and up 6 percent from the previous crop. Yield was estimated at 165 bushels per acre, up 5 bushels from last month and up 9 bushels from the 2013 level. Acres for harvest as grain were estimated at 820 thousand acres, unchanged from 2013. The U.S. corn production is forecast at 14.4 billion bushels, down slightly from the October forecast, but up 3 percent from 2013. Based on conditions as of November 1, yields are expected to average 173.4 bushels per acre, down 0.8 bushels from last month but up 14.6 bushels from 2013. Continue reading at November TN Crop Production .

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04
Nov
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

As reported by NASS on November 3, 2014
PRODUCERS CONTINUE TO PLANT, HARVEST; SNOWFALL HITS PARTS OF STATE

In the 4.4 days suitable for field work, producers made progress planting spring crops and harvesting fall crops. Crop yields are still strong and cattle and pastures look good. East Tennessee had its earliest measurable snowfall since 1925. Topsoil moisture was 1 percent very short, 8 percent short, 79 percent adequate and 12 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture levels were 2 percent very short, 10 percent short, 82 percent adequate, and 6 percent surplus. Continue reading at Crop Progress 11 2 14.

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28
Oct
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

As reported by NASS on October 27, 2014
WEEK’S WEATHER GREAT FOR CROP HARVEST AND WINTER WHEAT SEEDING

A break in the weather provided producers 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork. During this reprieve, producers harvested as much corn, cotton, and soybeans as they could, and seeded winter wheat. Harvest of each crop and seeding of winter wheat progressed to averages above last year and fell more in line with 5-year averages. Continue reading at Crop Progress 10 26 14 .

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20
Oct
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

As reported by NASS on October 20, 2014

RAINS HALT FIELD ACTIVITIES

Heavy rains brought most field work to a halt last week. While the rains had cleared out by Thursday, they left many fields too wet to work. As a result, there were only 2.3 days suitable for field work last week. The added moisture brought improvements to pasture condition. Topsoil moisture was rated 1 percent very short, 7 percent short, 64 percent adequate and 28 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture levels were rated 3 percent very short, 9 percent short, 74 percent adequate, and 14 percent surplus. Continue reading at  Crop Progress 10 19 14 .

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14
Oct
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

As reported by NASS on October 14, 2014

Persistent Rains Slow Field Activities; Benefit Pastures Going into Fall

Persistent rains allowed producers only 3.8 days of field work last week. As conditions allowed, growers planted winter wheat and harvested corn, soybeans, and cotton. There were reports of light frost in some areas of the State. The rains contributed to cattle and pasture being in good to excellent condition. Continue reading at Crop Progress 10 12 14.

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10
Oct
2014
Tennessee October NASS Crop Report
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

Corn production in Tennessee is forecast at 131 million bushels, up 5 percent from the September forecast and up 3 percent from the previous crop. Yield was estimated at 160 bushels per acre, up 8 bushels from last month and up 4 bushels from the 2013 level. Acres for harvest as grain were estimated at 820 thousand acres, unchanged acres from 2013. Continue reading at OctCrop14_TN.

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10
Oct
2014
Private Applicator Certification Deadline Approaching
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off

One of our County Agents, Walter Battle, had the good idea of asking me to post this information.

Producers as the 2014 harvest continues, be mindful that on October 21st, Tennessee Department of Agriculture Private Applicator Certifications will expire. With that in mind, many University of Tennessee Extension offices are providing re-certification trainings. Call or check with your Continue reading

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07
Oct
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

As reported by NASS on October 6, 2014

Dry conditions early in the week aide harvest

This past week farmers were harvesting corn, soybeans and cotton. Farmers were also cutting hay and tobacco. There were 5.7 days suitable for field work last week. Topsoil moisture levels were rated 8 percent very short, 29 percent short, 58 percent adequate and 5 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture levels were rated 9 percent very short, 30 percent short, 60 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus. Continue reading at Crop Progress 10 5 14.

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29
Sep
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

 As reported by NASS on September 29, 2014

PASTURES IN NEED OF RAIN

Dry weather stressed pastures across most of the State. A good general rain is needed for their revitalization and also to provide needed moisture for fall planted crops. The lack of rain did allow row crop producers to bring progress closer to the 5-year averages. There were 6.6 days suitable for field work last week. Continue reading at Crop Progress 9 28 14.

 

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23
Sep
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

As reported by NASS on September 22, 2014

PRODUCERS FACE WEATER CHALLENGES, WINTER WHEAT PLANTING, COTTON HARVEST BEGINS

As weather permitted, producers actively harvested spring planted crops. Some excellent corn yields were reported. A small amount of winter wheat has been seeded and cotton harvested. Cotton defoliation was delayed due to cool, cloudy weather. There were 5.7 days suitable for field work last week. Continue reading at Crop Progress 9 21 14 .

 

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