Cotton, soybeans, and wheat were up; corn was mixed for the week. Soybeans rallied this week partially due to lower than anticipated planted acreage estimates from the 2015 USDA Outlook Conference last week and the Brazilian trucker protests. Continue reading at Tennessee Market Highlights.
Farmers Now Have Until March 31 to Update Yields and Reallocate Base Acres; Deadline for Choosing Between ARC and PLC also Remains March 31. Continue reading at USDA Extension .
The 63rd annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show is scheduled for February 27- 28, 2015 at the Cook Convention Center, Memphis, TN. Those two days, more than 400 exhibitors from over 40 states will be on hand showcasing the latest technology and innovation available in agriculture. Show hours are Friday, February 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More information is available at www.farmandginshow.com and the full press release can be found by clicking on the logo or the hyperlink above.
Two other events will be occurring in conjunction with the Farm and Gin Show that many will find to be of interest: Continue reading
With snow in the forecast, I hope you find some warmth in our hot-off-the-press 2015 Tennessee Cotton Quick Facts Publication (W 319) which is now available online. New this year are digital hyperlinks to all full-length UTIA publications. Simply click on the grey boxes or related QR codes describing the publication in which you are interested and your browser will do the rest. Keep losing your guide or tired of carrying paper guides around? Open this document with the reader on your mobile device (if Apple, your iBooks app) to have a digital copy at your fingertips at all times. Hyperlinks will still work!
Make sure you take advantage of the upcoming crop production meetings scheduled over the next few weeks. Pesticide re-certification and CCA CEU points are available at all of these meetings. Follow the links below for more information about each program and other details. Continue reading
Soybeans, cotton, and wheat were down; corn was mixed for the week. Grains and oilseeds have continued to slide lower as we progress through January. Large projected domestic and global ending stocks for the 2014/15 marketing year for corn, soybeans, wheat, and cotton loom in the back-ground. Continue reading at Tennessee Market Highlights.
Tyson Raper and Larry Steckel
During the 2014 growing season, the University of Tennessee Cotton Variety Testing program was given an opportunity to evaluate several of the new Monsanto Bollgard II® XtendFlex™ cotton varieties. Given the recent de-regulation of this trait, many may find this data of interest. (De-regulation of dicamba applications to these varieties is still pending.) Continue reading
The 2015 Cotton Focus Agenda is now available online. This year’s meeting will be held at the DoubleTree (1770 Highway 45 Bypass) in Jackson, TN on Thursday, February 12th. Registration begins at 8:00 AM with opening remarks beginning at 8:30 AM. Specialists from the University of Tennessee, Mississippi State University and the National Cotton Council will Continue reading