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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AFTER LAST WEEK’S RAIN, PRODUCERS BACK IN THE FIELD
Producers made up for some lost time in the field last week after the previous week’s rainfall over much of the state. Cotton defoliation continued as harvest moved up 10 percent from the previous mark. Good yields for all crops continue to be reported. Continue reading at Crop Progress 10 11 15.
As reported by NASS on October 4, 2015
RAINS HALT FIELD ACTIVITY; IMPROVES PASTURES
Producers lost time in the field last week due to rainfall over much of the State. The rains boosted pasture condition to mostly good to excellent. The rains were also beneficial to seeded wheat. Cotton defoliation continued but little was harvested last week. Good yields for corn and soybeans continue to be reported. Continue reading at Crop Progress 10 4 15.