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
The 2014 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, 2015 TN Cotton Variety Guide (W285), which was released a few weeks ago.
The tech-trait diversity in the top performers highlights the excellent yield potential, stability and fiber quality currently available in commercial cultivars irregardless of tech platform. Given many of these currently-available varieties have been moved forward into new tech-trait platforms, it appears producers will be deciding between several very viable options for many years to come. Continue reading
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 .