There continues to be quite a few folks wanting to know how fomesafen applied last year could affect grain sorghum planted this spring. The concern is understandable as grain sorghum is very prone to injury from fomesafen carryover. Continue reading
When planning your burndown does a residual make sense? That depends on if a follow-up burndown is planned at planting, the expected planting date and what is the intended crop. If the expected planting date is 3 weeks or so off and the plan is to burndown with something at planting then a residual in with the burndown now is probably not warranted. However, if the intended planting date is more than 30 days away, then a residual can provide the advantage of not having a big, grown up mess to have to plant into. Continue reading
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
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