Corn: Last week, March corn futures closed $0.03 cents higher while September corn futures closed $0.03 higher as well. The spike higher in soybean prices is continuing to pull the other grains along with it. However, in part, the latest USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) indicated that corn exports will continue to improve, which will cause a reduction in ending stocks. Continue reading
Below are links to the presentations given at the 2018 Tennessee Grain Conferences and they can also be found at http://utcrops.com/presentations.htm.
2018 Tennessee Grain Conferences
- Soybean Diseases, Dr. Heather Kelly
- No-till Planting into Cover Crops: Opportunities and Obstacles, Dr. Angela McClure
- Implications of Cover Crops for Crop and Insect Management… the good, the bad, and the ugly, Dr. Scott Stewart
- Cover Crops in Tennessee, Mrs. Lori Duncan
- Soybean, Corn, & Wheat Outlook, Dr. Aaron Smith
- Fungicides: Efficacy and Economics, Dr. Heather Kelly and Mr. Danny Morris
- Seed Protection and Emerging IPM Issues, Dr. Scott Stewart
- Farming on the Go – Apps in Ag, Mrs. Lori Duncan
- Removing Herbicide Residues from Ag. Application Equip. & Sprayers on County Roads, Dr. Fred Whitford
- Lab Update with Soil Sampling and Results Interpretation, Dr. Robert Florence
- Mississippi River and Tributaries Project, Colonel Michael Ellicott
- Being an Advocate for Ag: Role of Millennials, Mr. Greg Peterson
Below are links to the 2018 Cotton Focus presentations and they can also be found at http://utcrops.com/presentations.htm.
2018 Cotton Focus
Cotton Outlook, Dr. Aaron Smith
Bacterial blight and target spot – known impacts, Dr. Heather Kelly
Cotton Insects, Dr. Scott Stewart
Cotton Weed Management, Dr. Stanley Culpepper
Cotton Specialists Roundtable, Drs. Tyson Raper, Darrin Dodds, Bill Robertson, and Tyler Sandlin
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
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
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
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
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”.