Category Archives: Pasture

Crop Progress

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

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 No Comments

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

INCESSENT RAINS IMPROVE CROP CONDITIONS BUT HINDER FIELD WORK

Constant rains, while improving crop conditions, have prevented producers from finishing their planned planting of soybeans and cotton, and has strongly hindered hay harvest, especially in West and Middle Tennessee where rainfall has averaged almost 25 inches and over 30 inches in some areas since January 1, 2015. Continue reading at Crop Progress 6 1 15.

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

Dry weather held on long enough to allow some producers to finish planting their field crops and harvest their first cutting of hay; however, the rains have returned and been beneficial to some crops while catching some producers with hay on the ground and some acreage still to be planted. Greenhouse tomatoes are being harvested and showing little to no insects or diseases. There were 3.4 days suitable for field work last week. Continue reading at Crop Progress 5 26 15.

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

As reported by NASS on May 18, 2015
RAINS NOW HOPED FOR

The rains that kept producers out of the fields for weeks would now be welcome as soil starts to dry out. A good general shower would help with crop development. The dry weather did allow corn producers to come within 7 points of getting their entire crop planted. Winter wheat is in mostly in good to excellent condition. Continue reading at Crop Progress 5 18 15.

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Crop Progress

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

As reported by NASS on May 11, 2015

PLANTING PROGRESS MAKES HUGE STRIDES

Weather this past week brought producers great relief in the ability to get their crops in the ground. Corn planting surpassed the 5-year average while soybeans and cotton both made great planting progress. Producers continued to cut hay. There were 6.7 days suitable for field work last week. Continue reading at Crop Progress 5 11 15.

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