Category Archives: Corn

Crop Progress

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

As reported by NASS on August 31, 2015
CORN HARVEST, HAY CUTTING PICKS UP

Producers took advantage of the dry weather last week to harvest grain sorghum and corn. Corn yields are, so far, meeting earlier expectations of a good crop. Farmers are unsure of how the presence of sugarcane aphids will affect their grain sorghum harvest. Producers took advantage of dry weather during the week to make another hay cutting. There were 6.3 days suitable for field work last week. Continue reading at Crop Progress 8 30 15.

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Cover Crop Considerations for This Fall

Author: Garret Montgomery 1 Comment

A recent survey in Tennessee showed that 22% or our row crop acres were planted after a cover crop. In light of the PPO resistant Palmer amaranth we believe this number should go up as a good cover crop may help improve control of Palmer amaranth in an integrated system with herbicides. It is time to be making decisions about the cover crops you will be planting this fall. Continue reading

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Crop Progress

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

As reported by NASS on August 24, 2015
LIMITED CORN HARVEST BEGINS; RAIN WELCOMED

Limited corn harvest began between rains last week. Producers welcomed the rain which boosted pastures, thus improving cattle condition. The rains also helped bring a good finish to crops. Producers are cautiously optimistic about yields this season. Continue reading at Crop Progress 8 23 15.

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Crop Progress

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

As reported by NASS on August 10, 2015

 MOST CROPS IN GOOD TO EXCELLENT CONDITION

With the exception of this season’s grain sorghum crop which continues to be plagued by sugarcane aphids, most of Tennessee’s crops are in good to excellent condition.  Producers are readying their equipment for corn harvest which is anticipated to start in a few weeks.  Corn silage is being cut and second cuttings of hay are being finished.  Rain in some areas of the state gave crops a boost. Continue reading at Crop Progress 8 16 15.

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Crop Progress

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

As reported by NASS on August 10, 2015
LATE WEEK RAINS BOOST CROPS

A rain producing front late in the week was a welcome sight and helped boost crop development. Even through the mostly dry weather, however, crops progressed well. Hay harvest was delayed because of the rain. Sugarcane aphids continue to spread in the grain sorghum crop and some fields reached threshold levels and were treated. Continue reading at Crop Progress 8 9 15.

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Crop Progress

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

As reported by NASS on August 3, 2015

DESPITE HOT AND DRY WEATHER, CROPS LOOK PROMISING

Despite the heat, crops were reported to be in mostly good to excellent condition. Showers have been widely scattered throughout the State and crops look either good or stressed depending on where you are in the county. The weather, however, has been ideal for cutting hay. Conversely, in East Tennessee, vegetable crops are struggling and disease pressure is high because of wet conditions. Sugarcane aphids are showing up in grain sorghum, increasing the need for scouting and spraying. Continue reading Crop Progress 8 2 15.

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Crop Progress

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

As reported by NASS on July 27, 2015
CORN AND SOYBEANS LOOK GOOD

Despite higher than normal temperatures across much of the state, crops were reported to be in mostly good to excellent condition. Between scattered showers, farmers applied herbicides to combat late season weeds. A few grain sorghum producers reported problems with worms. Rains have kept grass growing, aiding pasture conditions. Continue reading at Crop Progress 7 26 15.

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