Category Archives: Farm Management

This Week in Dicamba Training…

Author: Ginger Rowsey, Marketing and Communications No Comments

Here’s a look at Dicamba training opportunities over the next seven days:

  • Jan. 23 – Hardin Co. Courthouse – 11 a.m.
  • Jan. 23 – Stewart Co. Visitor Center – 9:30 a.m.
  • Jan. 23 – Tipton Co. Extension Office – 9 a.m.
  • Jan. 23 – Wayne Co. Courthouse – 9 a.m.
  • Jan. 24 – Tipton Co. Extension Office – 9 a.m.
  • Jan. 25 – Fayette Co. Extension Office – 9 a.m.
  • Jan. 25 – Mid-South Farmers Co-op, Mercer Location – 9 a.m.

For a complete list of remaining training opportunities, Continue reading

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UT Extension County Meeting Schedule, January/February

Author: Tyson Raper, Cotton & Small Grains Specialist No Comments

In addition to the East, Middle and West TN Grain Conferences and the Cotton Focus event, UT Extension is hosting a series of meetings to be held throughout the state to prepare growers for the upcoming season. These meetings will focus on variety selection, insect and plant disease management, weed management, and other current crop production topics.

Below is a list of the production meetings to be held in January and February. Please contact your local UT Extension office for more details on time and location. Continue reading

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Tennessee Grain & Soybean Producers Conference (Dyersburg, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018)

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist No Comments

The Tennessee Grain & Soybean Producers Conference will be held in Dyersburg on Thursday, February 1st at the Dyer County Fairgrounds. Free registration is from 7:45 – 8:45 AM. The program includes a trade show, multiple presentations on crop management, and a sponsored lunch. The keynote speaker this year is Greg Peterson of You Tube Farming Sensations and Peterson Farm Brothers discussing “Being an Advocate for Ag: the Role of Millennials”.

2018 Grain Conference Draft Agenda (Revised)

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Cotton Variety Guide | 2018

Author: Tyson Raper, Cotton & Small Grains Specialist Comments Off on Cotton Variety Guide | 2018
The 2018 TN Cotton Variety Guide is now available  online. This document summarizes results from the 2017 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 days.  Summary tables from the 2017 season were calculated from six Official Variety Trials (OVTs), three large, replicated on-farm trials and thirteen County Standard Trials (CSTs) scattered throughout TN’s cotton producing counties.  To access the document click the adjacent image or the hyperlinks above or below.

Special thanks to all those who participated and/or contributed to the program during the 2016 growing season. See more here: W285

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UT Commodity Market Update 11/17/2017

Author: Danny Morris, Ext Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off on UT Commodity Market Update 11/17/2017

Corn: For the week, December corn futures have traded sideways within a $0.08 price range. Farmer selling is reportedly slow this week and is partially evidenced by the increase in local basis. Corn harvest is continuing to progress at a steady pace. As of November 12, 83% of the national corn crop was harvested. In Tennessee, the USDA reported that 99% of all corn has been harvested. Continue reading

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UT Commodity Market Update 10/13/2017

Author: Danny Morris, Ext Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off on UT Commodity Market Update 10/13/2017

Corn: For the week, December corn futures have traded mostly sideways. Corn futures increased slightly yesterday following the USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE). The USDA raised the national corn yield to 171.8 BPA, up from 169.9 BPA September estimate. The increase is mostly attributed to abundant rainfall nationwide along with milder temperatures. Although ending stocks are projected to increase, the bullish news from the soybean market has spilled over into the corn market, pulling corn futures higher.   Continue reading

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UT Commodity Market Update

Author: Danny Morris, Ext Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off on UT Commodity Market Update

 

Corn: Over the last 30 days, December corn futures have decreased by $0.07. The decrease can be attributed to harvest pressure. Locally, corn yields have been phenomenal. Yields have ranged between 170 to 230 bushels per acre on dry land acres. It may indeed be a record year for corn yields in Tennessee. On a national scale, only 17% of the crop had been harvested as of Monday. The USDA reported that the corn crop is in good shape. Continue reading

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Defoliation window closing?

Author: Tyson Raper, Cotton & Small Grains Specialist Comments Off on Defoliation window closing?

If historical weather trends are true and our forecast holds, we are staring at one of the last opportunities to use moderate to warm temperatures to coax leaves off and open bolls.  The long term forecast suggests low temperatures next week will consistently fall below 60F with a few nights forecast to touch the low 50s.  Furthermore, rain is in the forecast over the weekend/through the beginning of next week.

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