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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AFTER LAST WEEK’S RAIN, PRODUCERS BACK IN THE FIELD
Producers made up for some lost time in the field last week after the previous week’s rainfall over much of the state. Cotton defoliation continued as harvest moved up 10 percent from the previous mark. Good yields for all crops continue to be reported. Continue reading at Crop Progress 10 11 15.
As reported by NASS on October 4, 2015
RAINS HALT FIELD ACTIVITY; IMPROVES PASTURES
Producers lost time in the field last week due to rainfall over much of the State. The rains boosted pasture condition to mostly good to excellent. The rains were also beneficial to seeded wheat. Cotton defoliation continued but little was harvested last week. Good yields for corn and soybeans continue to be reported. Continue reading at Crop Progress 10 4 15.
As reported by NASS on September 28, 2015
DRY CONDITIONS IDEAL FOR ROW CROP HARVEST
Many producers were able to wrap up corn harvest and soybean harvest progressed well. Good yields for both crops were reported. With the dry conditions, cotton defoliation was underway. The dry conditions did little for pastures development and seeded wheat, which are both in need of a soaking rain. There were 6.5 days suitable for field work last week. Continue reading at Crop Progress 9 27 15.