Category Archives: Pasture

Milan No-Till Field Day Set for July 28

Author: Ginger Rowsey, Marketing and Communications Comments Off on Milan No-Till Field Day Set for July 28

2016No Till Logo Finalhigh resMILAN, Tenn. – UT AgResearch will host the Milan No-Till Crop Production Field Day on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the AgResearch and Education Center at Milan. The event will offer 40 research-based presentations. Sessions will cover best management strategies for no-till crop production, including nutrient enhancement, water use, new technologies in pest control and advancements in plant breeding.

The event is free and open to the public. Gates open at 6 a.m. Presentations and an agricultural industry trade show begin at 7 a.m. The field day will conclude at 2 p.m.

A schedule, a list of presentation topics, and information on pesticide recertification points as well as Certified Crop Advisor CEUs are available at http://milan.tennessee.edu/MNTFD. Individuals are also encouraged to follow the event on social media platforms using the hashtag #MilanNoTill.

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Crop Progress – U.S.

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

The Crop Progress reports by NASS have started back. Continue reading at CropProg-04-05-2016.

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Weed and Insect Control Recommendations Now Available

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off on Weed and Insect Control Recommendations Now Available

The 2016 Weed Control Manual for Tennessee (PB1580) and the 2016 Insect Control Recommendations for Field Crops (PB1768) are now available online.  As always, hard copies will be made available at various county and state production meetings and at Extension county offices.  But they are always a couple of clicks away at UTcrops.com.

Insect Control Guide
Insect Control Guide
Weed Control Manual
Weed Control Manual
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Crop Progress

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off on Crop Progress

As reported by NASS on November 30, 2015

MOSTLY DRY WEATHER BRINGS SIGH OF RELIEF

A period of dry weather last week enabled the majority of Tennessee’s producers to complete harvest of soybeans and cotton, as well as seed the 2016 wheat crop.  Cattle are in good condition and wheat emergence is progressing well, greatly aided by the same rains that slowed growers’ progress in harvesting their crops. Continue reading at Crop Progress 11 29 15.

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Crop Progress

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off on Crop Progress

As reported by NASS on November 23, 2015
DESPITE RAIN, PRODUCER CROP PROGRESS NEAR
PREVIOUS AND FIVE YEAR AVERAGES

Despite rains last week and low number of days suitable for field work, producers took full advantage of days they could get into the field to harvest cotton and soybeans, as well as seed wheat. Harvest of cotton and soybeans, as well as wheat seeding approached or surpassed average progress. Continue reading at Crop Progress 11 22 15.

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Crop Progress

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off on Crop Progress

As reported by NASS on November 9, 2015
FALL HARVEST AND PLANTING HALTED BY RAIN AGAIN

Rain continues to plague producers who are trying to finish harvesting row crops and planting small grains. As was the case last week, harvest of corn, cotton, and soybeans mostly ceased over most of the State last week, as did planting of small grains, due to rain. Producers need several days of uninterrupted sunshine to finish harvest and planting. Continue reading at Crop Progress 11 8 15.

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Crop Progress

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off on Crop Progress

As reported by NASS on November 2, 2015
FALL HARVEST HALTED BY RAIN

Harvest of corn, cotton, and soybeans mostly ceased over most of the State last week due to incessant rain. Producers did, however, make excellent progress on the days they could get into the fields. Harvest is expected to come to an end over the next few weeks if dry conditions return and prevail. Continue reading at Crop Progress 11 1 15.

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Crop Progress

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off on Crop Progress

As reported by NASS on October 26, 2015
DRY WEATHER CONDITIONS ACCELERATE CROP HARVEST, PLANTING

Dry conditions over most of the State afforded producers the opportunity to advance their crop harvest and wheat planting. While these weather conditions were excellent for harvest, rain is need to boost wheat germination. Pastures were in mostly fair to good condition. There were 6.4 days suitable for field work last week. Topsoil moisture was 12 percent very short, 32 percent short, 50 percent adequate and 6 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture levels were 13 percent very short, 29 percent short, 54 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus. Continue reading at Crop Progress 10 25 15.

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