Category Archives: Cotton

Crop Progress – Tennessee and U.S.

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off on Crop Progress – Tennessee and U.S.

GREAT PROGRESS ON FIRST CUTTINGS OF HAY, WHEAT HARVEST

Overall, weather conditions were advantageous to both crop development and harvest, with both showing considerable progress over last week and year. Producers made pronounced progress with first cuttings of hay and wheat harvest under favorable conditions for both crops. Also on a positive note, both cattle and pastures were reported to be in mostly good to excellent condition. There were 5.4 days suitable for field work. Topsoil moisture was 1 percent very short, 9 percent short, 80 percent adequate and 10 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was 1 percent very short, 4 percent short, 83 percent adequate and 12 percent surplus. Continue reading at TN_06_12_17. The U.S. Crop Progress report can be read at CropProg-06-12-2017.

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Tennessee Market Highlights

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

Corn, soybeans, and wheat were up; cotton was down for the week. Today the USDA released its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) and Crop Production reports. A full summary of the reports for corn, cotton, soybeans, and wheat can be found at: http://economics.ag.utk.edu/outlook.html.

Corn: No changes were made to the domestic balance sheet this month. 2017/18 foreign stocks were decreased by 37 million bushels from the previous month. The USDA is projecting a decrease in global corn stocks of 1.192 billion bushels from the 2016/17 marketing year to 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 Comments Off on Comments on USDA WASDE and Profitability Update

June 9, 2017 – USDA World Supply and Demand Estimates

Corn
Market Reaction: July 2017 corn futures closed up 2 cents at $3.87 ¾ with a trading range for the day of $3.80 ¾ to $3.89 ½. December 2017 corn futures closed up 2 ¼ cents at $4.06 with a trading range for the day of $3.98 ½ to $4.07. USDA is currently projecting global corn ending stocks to contract over 1 billion bushels from 2016/17 to 2017/18. This is positive to long term price prospects; however US growing conditions and production will be important if this reduction is to materialize. Continue reading at June 9, 2017 USDA World Supply & Demand Estimates.

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Cover Crops for Weed Control

Author: Ginger Rowsey, Marketing and Communications Comments Off on Cover Crops for Weed Control

Larry Steckel visits a farm where a cereal rye cover crop has been effectively used to control weeds. UTIA research says cover crops can often save farmers 2 herbicide applications.

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Dicamba Performance – Expectation vs. Reality

Author: Ginger Rowsey, Marketing and Communications Comments Off on Dicamba Performance – Expectation vs. Reality

In this video, we go back to the Mississippi River bottom with Dr. Larry Steckel. He’ll evaluate Xtendimax performance on Palmer amaranth and provide weed management recommendations.

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Crop Progress – Tennessee and U.S.

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off on Crop Progress – Tennessee and U.S.

WET CONDITIONS SLOW FIELD WORK

Hit-and-miss showers and thunderstorms kept some farmers from their fields this past week. Those farmers who were able to get into their fields made good progress wrapping up corn and cotton planting and getting soybeans planted. The winter wheat crop was heading toward harvest. Some producers were able to cut hay between rains. Livestock producers reported pastures were in mostly good shape. There were 4.5 days suitable for field work. Topsoil moisture was 4 percent short, 75 percent adequate and 21 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was 1 percent very short, 3 percent short, 77 percent adequate and 19 percent surplus. Continue reading at TN_06_05_17. The U.S. Crop Progress report can be read at CropProg-06-05-2017.

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Signs and Symptoms of PPO Resistance

Author: Ginger Rowsey, Marketing and Communications Comments Off on Signs and Symptoms of PPO Resistance

Larry Steckel travels to the Mississippi River bottom – Ground Zero for Tennessee weed resistance. Watch the first in a series on management of resistant Palmer amaranth.

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