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14
Apr
2014
Automatic Delivery of Our Newsletter
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist No Comments

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14
Apr
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

As reported by NASS on April 14, 2014

PERSISTENT WET WEATHER DELAYS CORN PLANTING

Pastures, cattle, and wheat continue to benefit from the rainy weather, but those same rains again hampered corn planting progress. The crop is only seven (7) percent planted as of Sunday, compared to the 5-Year average of 25 percent. With on-going delays due to rain, there is growing concern that the window to plant the crop is closing. Continue reading

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09
Apr
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

Crop Progress

As reported by NASS on April 7, 2014

 CORN PLANTING IN PROGRESS

 Persistent rain in most corn planting areas of the State minimized or prevented producer’s ability to get as much of the crop planted as planned, as confirmed by an average of 3.5 days suitable for field work last week. The warmer weather in some areas was welcome as it helped greening of pastures. Continue reading

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10
Mar
2014
Cold Weather Effects on Insect Populations?
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist 5 Comments

Hey, let’s face it. The reason we have more kinds of bugs in the South is because we have a warmer environment. However, not all insect pests are equally affected. Some are very tolerant of cold weather while others take a hit during a hard winter. Below are some examples. Continue reading

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19
Dec
2013
New Publications: Soybean Variety Trials and Insect Control Recommendations
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off

Results of the 2013 Soybean Variety Performance Tests in Tennessee have been posted at www.UTcrops.com.

 

The 2014 Insect Control Recommendations for Field Crops (PB 1768) is now available online.  Hard copies of this publication are not yet available.

 

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18
Nov
2013
Crop Progress – Summarized from NASS
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management 1 Comment

As reported by NASS on November 18, 2013

COLD FRONT BRINGS FREEZING TEMPERATURES

A cold front brought freezing temperatures and drier air to the state this past week. The drier air allowed farmers to make good progress with corn, cotton, and soybean harvests before late-week rains once again forced them out of the fields. The same drier air also had the additional effect of allowing wheat seedings to progress. Yields continue to be reported as above average. Continue reading

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12
Nov
2013
Crop Progress – Summarized from NASS
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

As reported by NASS on November 12, 2013

COTTON, SOYBEAN HARVESTS LAG WELL BEHIND AVERAGE

Cold and rainy conditions this fall have delayed soybean and particularly cotton harvests in the majority of the State this season.  The lag in the harvests of these crops has had the additional effect of delayed wheat seedings.  Despite this, yields continue to be reported as above average. Continue reading

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04
Nov
2013
Crop Progress – Summarized from NASS
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

As reported by NASS on November 4, 2013

ROW CROP HARVEST AGAIN HAMPERED BY RAIN

Frost continues to bring benefits in the form of helping cotton dry down and open. Soybean, corn, and cotton harvests continue, with above average yields being reported for all. Rain delayed harvest last week and kept producers out of the fields for at least one day across most of the State. Activities last week included wheat seeding and cotton defoliation. Continue reading

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30
Sep
2013
Crop Progress – Summarized from NASS
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

As reported by NASS on September 30, 2013

 FIELD CROPS HARVEST SLOWED

At times, active field crop harvest, which still lags behind last year, was slowed due to scattered showers. However, these same showers helped green up otherwise dry pastures. For the portions of crops that have been harvested, producers are reporting above average yields. Continue reading

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24
Sep
2013
Crop Progress – Summarized from NASS
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

As reported by NASS on September 23, 2013

 COTTON HARVEST BEGINS

Favorable weather conditions over the past week allowed producers to begin cotton harvest, continue corn harvest progress where moisture levels declined, and provided an average of 6.0 days suitable for field work. Even though cool, wet weather earlier in the year delayed crop development, the outlook is positive. Crops benefited from last week’s weather as crop progress and harvest increased an average of 10 points. Continue reading

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16
Sep
2013
Crop Progress – Summarized from NASS
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

CORN HARVEST BEGINS IN EARNEST

Although a cool front toward the end of the week brought some rain and cooler temperatures, most of the week was hot and dry. There were 6.0 days suitable for field work. Declining moisture levels in corn jump-started corn harvest. The dry weather allowed cotton to make some progress, but it is still maturing at a slower than normal pace. Continue reading

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09
Sep
2013
Crop Progress-Summarized from NASS
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

As reported by NASS on September 9, 2013

 HOT, DRY WEATHER CONTINUED

It was another hot, dry week this past week with 6.5 days suitable for field work. The cotton crop has responded well to these conditions, although development remained two weeks behind average. All crops were rated in good-to-excellent condition. Corn has begun to dry down with moisture levels reported in the 20-25% range. Continue reading

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