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REMINDER: Cotton Focus THIS THURSDAY, Feb 8th @ First United Methodist Church in Downtown Jackson

Author: Tyson Raper, Cotton & Small Grains Specialist Comments Off on REMINDER: Cotton Focus THIS THURSDAY, Feb 8th @ First United Methodist Church in Downtown Jackson

The 2018 Cotton Focus will be held at the First United Methodist Church (200 S. Church St, Jackson, TN 38301) this Thursday, Feb. 8th beginning at 8 AM and concluding with lunch. Pesticide recertification points and CCA/CEUs will be offered.  A dicamba training will be offered after lunch.  Parking information and detailed agenda information is included below: Continue reading

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UT Commodity Market Update 2/2/2018

Author: Danny Morris, Ext Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off on UT Commodity Market Update 2/2/2018

Corn: March corn futures traded $0.04 higher for the week. September corn futures traded $0.04 for the week as well. The average local basis for new crop corn averaged -$0.13. The higher futures can be attributed to better than expected exports. Also, the size of the corn crop in Argentina is expected to be lower than previously thought. Abnormally dry growing conditions are causing analysts to think that the size of the overall crop will be reduced in USDA’s next report. The size of the Brazilian corn crop is also presumed to be reduced as well. Continue reading

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TAPA (Tennessee Agricultural Production Association), Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on TAPA (Tennessee Agricultural Production Association), Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018

The Tennessee Agricultural Production Association is having its Winter Agronomic Workshop on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at the Doubletree Hotel in Jackson, Tennessee. Registration will open at 7:00 a.m., with presentations kicking off at 8:00 a.m. Lunch will be provided. To review the day’s agenda, please click here: Meeting Agenda

The last day to pre-register is January 31. If you prefer, you can register at the door 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 three weeks, March corn futures have traded sideways. On January 1, 2018, March corn futures opened at $3.51 and closed today at $3.52. September corn futures have followed the exact same pattern. September 2018 futures opened at $3.75 on January 1 and closed at $3.76 as of today’s market close. The latest USDA estimate has ending stocks forecasted to be higher and demand to be slightly lower. The USDA is also projecting that global production for coarse grains, which includes corn, to be higher for 2017/18. The size of the South American crop will also have an impact on the upside potential of corn futures. Cash basis is averaging $0.05 while new crop basis is currently averaging -$0.15 as of market close. Continue reading

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This Week in Dicamba Training…

Author: Ginger Rowsey, Marketing and Communications Comments Off on This Week in Dicamba Training…

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 Comments Off on UT Extension County Meeting Schedule, January/February

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

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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