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28
Oct
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

As reported by NASS on October 27, 2014
WEEK’S WEATHER GREAT FOR CROP HARVEST AND WINTER WHEAT SEEDING

A break in the weather provided producers 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork. During this reprieve, producers harvested as much corn, cotton, and soybeans as they could, and seeded winter wheat. Harvest of each crop and seeding of winter wheat progressed to averages above last year and fell more in line with 5-year averages. Continue reading at Crop Progress 10 26 14 .

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20
Oct
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

As reported by NASS on October 20, 2014

RAINS HALT FIELD ACTIVITIES

Heavy rains brought most field work to a halt last week. While the rains had cleared out by Thursday, they left many fields too wet to work. As a result, there were only 2.3 days suitable for field work last week. The added moisture brought improvements to pasture condition. Topsoil moisture was rated 1 percent very short, 7 percent short, 64 percent adequate and 28 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture levels were rated 3 percent very short, 9 percent short, 74 percent adequate, and 14 percent surplus. Continue reading at  Crop Progress 10 19 14 .

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14
Oct
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

As reported by NASS on October 14, 2014

Persistent Rains Slow Field Activities; Benefit Pastures Going into Fall

Persistent rains allowed producers only 3.8 days of field work last week. As conditions allowed, growers planted winter wheat and harvested corn, soybeans, and cotton. There were reports of light frost in some areas of the State. The rains contributed to cattle and pasture being in good to excellent condition. Continue reading at Crop Progress 10 12 14.

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10
Oct
2014
Private Applicator Certification Deadline Approaching
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off

One of our County Agents, Walter Battle, had the good idea of asking me to post this information.

Producers as the 2014 harvest continues, be mindful that on October 21st, Tennessee Department of Agriculture Private Applicator Certifications will expire. With that in mind, many University of Tennessee Extension offices are providing re-certification trainings. Call or check with your Continue reading

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07
Oct
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

As reported by NASS on October 6, 2014

Dry conditions early in the week aide harvest

This past week farmers were harvesting corn, soybeans and cotton. Farmers were also cutting hay and tobacco. There were 5.7 days suitable for field work last week. Topsoil moisture levels were rated 8 percent very short, 29 percent short, 58 percent adequate and 5 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture levels were rated 9 percent very short, 30 percent short, 60 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus. Continue reading at Crop Progress 10 5 14.

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29
Sep
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

 As reported by NASS on September 29, 2014

PASTURES IN NEED OF RAIN

Dry weather stressed pastures across most of the State. A good general rain is needed for their revitalization and also to provide needed moisture for fall planted crops. The lack of rain did allow row crop producers to bring progress closer to the 5-year averages. There were 6.6 days suitable for field work last week. Continue reading at Crop Progress 9 28 14.

 

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23
Sep
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

As reported by NASS on September 22, 2014

PRODUCERS FACE WEATER CHALLENGES, WINTER WHEAT PLANTING, COTTON HARVEST BEGINS

As weather permitted, producers actively harvested spring planted crops. Some excellent corn yields were reported. A small amount of winter wheat has been seeded and cotton harvested. Cotton defoliation was delayed due to cool, cloudy weather. There were 5.7 days suitable for field work last week. Continue reading at Crop Progress 9 21 14 .

 

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18
Sep
2014
Final Bug Thoughts
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off

I’m not sure what a bug thinks, but I don’t think they are deep thinkers. We have that in common, but at least I know we’ve pretty much wrapped up this season in terms of insect control. Below are the last few reminders as we close out this year’s crop. Continue reading

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

As reported by NASS on September 15, 2014

CORN, SOYBEAN HARVEST CONTINUES, THEN STALLED BY RAIN

Producers continued their harvest of corn, early soybeans, and milo but rain hindered progress late in the week. Though reminiscent of the wet weather that slowed plantings, these rains benefitted late soybeans and pasture. As of September 1, record corn yield and production for the State was forecast. There were reports of armyworms in Bermuda grass and disease in tobacco. Continue reading at Crop Progress 9 14 14.

 

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08
Sep
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

As reported by NASS on September 8, 2014

FARMERS BATTLE ARMYWORMS

Farmers in West and Middle Tennessee reported higher populations of armyworms. For the most part, the damage caused by these pests has been confined to pasture and hay fields, with some reports of armyworms in soybeans. Corn and early soybean harvests continued between rains. Wetter conditions also delayed hay and tobacco harvest. There were 4.7 days suitable for field work. Continue reading at Crop Progress 9 7 14.

 

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03
Sep
2014
Fall Armyworm Onslaught Continues
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off

Fall armyworms attack a wide range of grasses and other crops. Outbreaks have been reported on soybeans, sorghum, pastures and several other crops for over a month. We are having a biblical year with fall armyworm, especially in pastures and lawns. However, many are also wandering into the edges of soybean fields. My colleague, Dr. Frank Hale, recently sent the following information. Continue reading

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02
Sep
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

As reported by NASS on September 2, 2014

CORN HARVEST BEGINS

Mostly dry conditions allowed corn producers to begin harvesting with early yields looking favorable. Soybean and cotton farmers took advantage of the dry weather to finish up spraying for pests. Higher temperatures allowed cotton to catch up to more normal development levels. Continue reading at Crop Progress 8 31 14.

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