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17
Dec
2014
TAPA Winter Agronomic Workshop and Cotton Focus
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist No Comments

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

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16
Dec
2014
2015 TN Cotton Variety Guide
Author: Tyson Raper, Cotton & Small Grains Specialist No Comments

2015_cotvarguide_picThe 2015 TN Cotton Variety Guide is now available online. This document summarizes results from the 2014 University of Tennessee Cotton Variety Testing program and serves as a precursor to a full release of trial results in PB 1742 to come within the next few weeks.  Continue reading

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24
Nov
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

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 .

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17
Nov
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

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 Comments Off

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 Comments Off

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
STAX/Farm Bill Workshop-November 20
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

You are encouraged to attend an educational meeting the National Cotton Council has scheduled to provide its members with in-depth information regarding insurance options for cotton under The Agricultural Act of 2014. The meeting will provide an in-depth look at the new Stacked Income Protection Plan (STAX) and the Supplemental Coverage Option. Coverage levels, expected yields and premium rates will be covered in detail in order to better equip producers with the information necessary to evaluate the insurance options for 2015. The meeting also will include an update on overall farm bill implementation and a question/answer session:

November 20, 9:00 a.m. 

West Tennessee Research & Education Center –                                                      Room A 

605 Airways Boulevard

Jackson, TN 

Co-Sponsored By:

AAM of Tennessee

Southern Cotton Ginners

Tennessee Farm Bureau

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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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