It finally looks like this long winter is coming to a close! I hope we can start putting out burndown applications in the next week to ten days. Continue reading
The 2015 version of PB1768, Insect Control Recommendations for Field Crops, is now available online at UTcrops.com. Hard copies will soon be available and distributed at UT county and crop production workshops.
Mark your calendars for the TAPA Winter Agronomic Workshop (Wednesday, February 11) and Cotton Focus (Thursday, February 12). Both meetings will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Jackson, Tennessee. Continue reading
Through rains and light snow during the week, some producers were able to finish harvesting their crops, while others may not finish until after Thanksgiving. Cooler temperatures have led to feeding cattle more hay. Some pastures are holding water or experiencing hard freezes, negatively affecting condition. Continue reading at Crop Progress 11 23 14 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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.