Category Archives: Cotton

Crop Progress – Tennessee and U.S.

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

WARMER WEATHER PROVIDES OPPORTUNITY FOR HAY HARVEST

Warmer, drier weather last week allowed producers to start cutting hay in many areas across the State. Producers also took the break in the cool, wet weather to make headway on planting row crops. Soybeans began to emerge and winter wheat is almost completely headed. There were some reports of wheat lodging because of previous heavy winds and rain. Wheat disease pressure was reported, especially in areas where there were no fungicide applications. There were 5.1 days suitable for field work. Topsoil moisture was 3 percent short, 70 percent adequate and 27 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was 1 percent very short, 3 percent short, 74 percent adequate and 22 percent surplus. Continue reading at TN_05_15_17.  The U.S. Crop Progress report can be read at CropProg-05-15-2017.

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Tennessee Market Highlights

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

Corn was up; soybeans and wheat were down; and cotton was mixed for the week. On May 10, the USDA released its May WASDE report. The report provided revised estimates for the 2016/17 marketing year and its first projections for the 2017/18 marketing year.  Continue reading at Tennessee Market Highlights.

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Comments on USDA WASDE and Profitability Update

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

May 10, 2017 – USDA World Supply and Demand Estimates

Corn

The U.S. feed-grain outlook for 2017/18 is for lower production, domestic use, exports and ending stocks. The corn crop is projected at 14.1 billion bushels, down from last year’s record high with a lower forecast area and yield. The yield projection of 170.7 bushels per acre is based on a weather-adjusted trend assuming normal planting progress and summer weather, estimated using the 1988-2016 time period. The yield model includes a downward stochastic adjustment to account for the asymmetric response of yield to July precipitation. The smaller corn crop is partly offset by the largest projected beginning stocks since 1988/89, leaving total corn supplies down from a year ago but still the second highest on record. Continue reading at  May 10, 2017 – USDA World Supply & Demand Estimates.

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Moth Trapping Data

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist No Comments

This is a reminder that moth trapping data for corn earworm (bollworm), tobacco budworm, and southwestern corn borer will be posted weekly during the summer. You can open the Excel file under the Quick Link menu on the left or directly at this link – http://www.utcrops.com/BlogStuff/2017MothTrappingData.xls. A few southwestern corn borers were caught this week, indicating the first generation is starting, perhaps just a little earlier than usual. Generally low numbers of corn earworm and tobacco budworm moths were also caught last week.

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Flag Your Technology

Author: Ginger Rowsey, Marketing and Communications No Comments

Watch as Dr. Larry Steckel gives a quick overview of the Flag the Technology system – an inexpensive method that can help you avoid misapplication of pesticides in the field.

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Tennessee Cotton County Estimates – 2016

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

The Tennessee Field Office of USDA, NASS has released the 2016 cotton yields per acre for Tennessee. They can be accessed at Cotton16_TN. Please note that counties not meeting NASS publication standards are combined and shown under Other Cntys and included in State totals. Districts not meeting NASS publication standards are combined and shown under Other Districts and included in State totals.

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Tennessee’s Expected Winter Wheat Production Down 12 Percent from 2016

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

Released: May 10, 2017

Tennessee’s Expected Winter Wheat Production Down 12 Percent from 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its May Crop Production report today based on the Agricultural Yield survey conducted at the beginning of the month. The report includes information on Tennessee’s winter wheat forecast and on-farm hay stocks.

 
Tennessee farmers expect to harvest 21.5 million bushels of winter wheat during 2017. The expected crop for 2017 would be down 12 percent from the previous year. Farmers seeded 390,000 acres last fall with 295,000 acres to be harvested for grain. Based on crop conditions as of May 1 and assuming a normal growing season, farmers expect a yield of 73 bushels per acre, unchanged from 2016. Acres for other uses totaled 95,000 acres and will be used as cover crop or cut as silage or hay. Continue reading at PR_MAY17_TN.

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