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
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.
Corn and cotton were down; soybeans were mixed; and wheat was up for the week. For the second consecutive week, March corn set a new contract low, this time at $3.48 ½. Abysmal export sales year-to-date point toward a significant reduction in 2015/16 marketing year exports on January’s WASDE report, along with a corresponding increase in carryover stocks into the 2016/17 marketing year. The key obstacles to a significant rally in corn prices – a high USD and a surplus supply of coarse grains domestically and globally – remain a major problem that could easily get worse in 2016 before it gets better. March soybeans have traded in a 79 cent range ($8.47 to $9.26) since mid-August. Continue reading at Tennessee Market Highlights .
The 2015 TN Cotton Variety Trial Results Publication (PB1742) is now available online. This document contains detailed results from all harvested trails in the 2014 University of Tennessee Cotton Variety Testing program. This expanded publication follows the recently published summary publication, 2016 TN Cotton Variety Guide (W285), which was released a few weeks ago. Continue reading
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.
The 2016 TN Cotton Variety Guide is now available online. This document summarizes results from the 2015 University of Tennessee Cotton Agronomy program and serves as a precursor to a full release of trial results in PB 1742 to come within the next few weeks. Summaries from the 2015 season were calculated from four Official Variety Trials (OVTs), four large, replicated on-farm trials and nine County Standard Trials (CSTs) scattered throughout TN’s cotton producing counties. Continue reading
As reported by NASS on November 30, 2015
MOSTLY DRY WEATHER BRINGS SIGH OF RELIEF
A period of dry weather last week enabled the majority of Tennessee’s producers to complete harvest of soybeans and cotton, as well as seed the 2016 wheat crop. Cattle are in good condition and wheat emergence is progressing well, greatly aided by the same rains that slowed growers’ progress in harvesting their crops. Continue reading at Crop Progress 11 29 15.