Category Archives: Pasture

Crop Progress

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

As reported by NASS on July 27, 2015
CORN AND SOYBEANS LOOK GOOD

Despite higher than normal temperatures across much of the state, crops were reported to be in mostly good to excellent condition. Between scattered showers, farmers applied herbicides to combat late season weeds. A few grain sorghum producers reported problems with worms. Rains have kept grass growing, aiding pasture conditions. Continue reading at Crop Progress 7 26 15.

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Crop Progress

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

As reported by NASS on July 20, 2015
SOME CROPS STILL UNDER WATER WHILE OTHER AREAS NEED RAIN

Even though some crops are under water from previous floods in the Delta area, topsoil moisture showed a 12 percent increase in the short category statewide and subsoil moisture increased 7 percent in the same category. Even so, most crops are in good to excellent condition. Continue reading at Crop Progress 7 19 15.

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Interesting Insects: Blister beetles

Author: Sandy Steckel, Extension Assistant 2 Comments

Occasionally, you catch a blister beetle in a sweep net sample in Tennessee soybeans. These large, showy adult beetles may also feed in clusters and defoliate the plants. Defoliation of soybeans in an area a big as a pickup truck is not a concern, but if it occurs over a large area, such as the size of a barn, treatment is warranted. Refer to PB 1768 for control options. Continue reading

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Crop Progress

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

As reported by NASS on July 6, 2015
DELTA FARMERS EXPERIENCE FLOODING

Some farmers along the Mississippi River dealt with flooding issues as the river rose. Widespread rains brought much needed moisture to the rest of the state. The heaviest of these rains have diluted applied herbicides, forcing many soybean producers to concentrate on weed control. Continue reading at Crop Progress 7 5 15.

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Crop Progress

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

SPOTTY RAINS PREVALENT ACROSS THE STATE

Depending on where you were in any given county, you either looked to the sky in hopes of a rain shower or wished the rain would stop.  In most cases, however, producers were in hopes of rain.  Crops are beginning to show signs of stress in some areas due to the lack of rain. Continue reading at Crop Progress 6 29 15.

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Crop Progress

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

Warmer weather allowed producers to finish their wheat harvest and some ground had already been planted to soybeans.  Cotton replanting was practically finished while there was still acreage of soybeans to be replanted.  Even with the unrelenting rains that kept producers out of fields earlier in the season, a general rain is now needed to improve crop and livestock conditions. Continue reading at Crop Progress 6 22 15.

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Crop Progress

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

As reported by NASS on June 15, 2015

AT LAST, A WEEK OF SUNSHINE AND WARMER WEATHER

A week of sunshine and warmer weather gave producers the opportunity to plant and/or replant soybeans and cotton while giving a boost to crops already in the field. Wheat harvest continued. Both wheat yields and moisture levels were widely variable. Continue reading at Crop Progress 6 15 15.

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Crop Progress

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

As reported by NASS on June 8, 2015
DRIER CONDITIONS IN SOME AREAS ALLOW FOR WHEAT, HAY HARVEST

Drier conditions in some parts of the State allowed producers to harvest hay, which had been on hold because of unfavorable weather conditions. Cloudy and cooler conditions took a toll on crop development, particularly cotton. Some soybeans and cotton fields were replanted. Excellent wheat yields were reported in East Tennessee. Pastures are in mostly good to excellent condition. Continue reading at Crop Progress 6 8 15.

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