Category Archives: Cotton

Upcoming Crop Production Meetings

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on Upcoming Crop Production Meetings

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

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2016 Cotton Focus Agenda

Author: Tyson Raper, Cotton & Small Grains Specialist Comments Off on 2016 Cotton Focus Agenda

Cotton_Focus2016The 2016 Cotton Focus Agenda is now available online. This year’s meeting will be held at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center (605 Airways Blvd, Jackson, TN 38301) on Thursday, February 18th.   Registration begins at 8:00 AM with Continue reading

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2015 Annual Tennessee Crop Production (USDA – NASS)

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off on 2015 Annual Tennessee Crop Production (USDA – NASS)

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.

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Tennessee Market Highlights

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off on Tennessee Market Highlights

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 .

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2015 TN Cotton Variety Trial Results

Author: Tyson Raper, Cotton & Small Grains Specialist Comments Off on 2015 TN Cotton Variety Trial Results

PB1742The 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

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Weed and Insect Control Recommendations Now Available

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on Weed and Insect Control Recommendations Now Available

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.

Insect Control Guide
Insect Control Guide
Weed Control Manual
Weed Control Manual
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2016 TN Cotton Variety Guide

Author: Tyson Raper, Cotton & Small Grains Specialist Comments Off on 2016 TN Cotton Variety Guide

The 2016 TN Cotton Variety Guide is now available cover_w285online. 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

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Crop Progress

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off on Crop Progress

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.

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