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21
Jul
2014
Reminder: Milan No-till Field Day This Thursday
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist No Comments

Without a doubt, the Milan No-Till Crop Production Field Day is one of the most far-ranging agricultural field days in the nation. The event is a junction for producers with varied farming interests. Tours will cover topics as diverse as row crop sustainability, beef cattle production, natural resource management, unmanned aerial systems and even the compatibility of honeybees and agriculture. Registration is free and begins at 6 a.m. CDT, with the first tours leaving at 7 a.m. A total of 16 tours are on the agenda. Continue reading

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21
Jul
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

As reported by NASS on July 21, 2014

RAINS HINDRENCE FOR SOME, WELCOMED BY OTHERS

With no end in sight for some producers, rains have drowned out some crop acreages and prevented planting of others. The wet weather is, however, helping soybean and corn development but heat units are still needed for the cotton crop because of its sensitivity to adverse environmental conditions. Continue reading at Crop Progress 7 20 14 .

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15
Jul
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

As reported by NASS on July 14, 2014

WEATHER HAMPERS WHEAT HARVEST; COTTON NEEDS HEAT UNITS

Weather continues to take a toll on Tennessee crops. Some fields have been planted multiple times because of standing water and, in some areas, wheat is still standing due to wet fields. Rains have cooled temperatures, which has a negative effect on the cotton crop through a decrease of needed heat units. Continue reading at Crop Progress 7 13 14 .

 

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01
Jul
2014
Fall Armyworms in Pastures?
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off

I recently posted an article about being on the watch out for fall armyworm infestations in soybean (link here). This is especially important to think about anytime in the next several weeks if grassy weeds are common in a field. However, this also indicates a potentially early start in pastures, and be especially watchful in Bermudagrass. It seems early, but it appears fall armyworms are Continue reading

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30
Jun
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

As reported by NASS on June 30, 2014

CROP HARVEST AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRESS WELL

The warm, dry weather allowed producers to make excellent progress with wheat harvest, which is still reported to show average to above average yields. The warm weather benefitted the cotton crop, which is squaring a rate above last year and the 5-year average. Persistent rains over the past two weeks are now showing advantages through corn starting to tassel ahead of normal. Continue reading at Crop Progress 6 29 14

 

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24
Jun
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

As reported by NASS on June 23, 2014

LONG SUFFERING PRODUCERS GET BREAK IN WEATHER

Producers took full advantage of the break in wet weather and made great progress with wheat harvest and soybean planting. Wheat harvest now falls more in line with both last year and the 5-year average, and still indicates strong yields. Continue reading at Crop Progress 6 22 14 .

 

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16
Jun
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

As reported by NASS on June 16, 2014

CONSTANT RAINS HINDER FIELD WORK

Heavy, consistent rainfall continued to be a detriment to producers, especially those who are trying to finish planting soybeans, harvest wheat, or get hay baled. There were only 2 days suitable for field work last week. Some fields have been drowned out, there is the threat of weeds posing a serious problem, and some side-dress nitrogen is being applied by plane. One of the bright spots in this is that wheat that did get harvested indicated strong yields. Continue reading at Crop Progress 6 15 14 .

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09
Jun
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

As reported by NASS on June 9, 2014

HEAVY RAINFALL HINDERS SOME FIELD ACTIVITIES

Heavy rainfall brought needed moisture, but continued to cause delays in cotton and soybean planting. While a few areas were reporting dry conditions, overall crop condition was mostly good to excellent.  Continue reading at Crop Progress 6 8 14

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03
Jun
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

As reported by NASS of June 2, 2014

Scattered Showers Hinder Planting

Scattered showers brought needed moisture, but caused delays in cotton and soybean planting. While some areas were reporting dry conditions, overall crop condition was mostly good to excellent. The daily threat of rain kept hay producers from the fields in most areas. A few wheat producers reported problems with head scab. Continue reading at Crop Progress 6 1 14

 

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27
May
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

As reported by NASS on May 27, 2014

CORN PLANTING WRAPPING UP; COTTON AND SOYBEAN PLANTING ACTIVE

Dry, windy weather last week enabled producers to nearly finish planting corn and make substantial progress on cotton and soybean planting. While some cool nights hampered crop development, overall crop condition flourished. Continue reading at Crop Progress 5 25 14

 

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20
May
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

As reported by NASS on May 19, 2014

 PLANTING OF COTTON AND SOYBEANS IN FULL SWING

Heavy rainfall at mid-week hampered field work. Corn producers were winding down their planting, while cotton and soybean planting continued early in the week. Wheat and pastures continue to flourish from adequate moisture. Pastures are in mostly fair to good condition. Topsoil moisture levels were rated 6 percent short, 72 percent adequate and 22 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture levels were rated 6 percent short, 79 percent adequate, and 15 percent surplus. There were 3.5 days suitable for field work last week. For more details click on Crop Progress 5 18 14.

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12
May
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

As reported by NASS on May 12, 2014

 PLANTING OF COTTON AND SOYBEANS IN FULL SWING

Following the previous week’s storms, drier conditions allowed farmers to take to the fields. Corn producers were winding down their planting, while cotton and soybean planting were just getting into full swing. Wheat and pastures continue to flourish from adequate moisture. Continue reading at Crop Progress 5 11 14 Continue reading

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