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Crop Progress

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

As reported by NASS on September 28, 2015
DRY CONDITIONS IDEAL FOR ROW CROP HARVEST

Many producers were able to wrap up corn harvest and soybean harvest progressed well. Good yields for both crops were reported. With the dry conditions, cotton defoliation was underway. The dry conditions did little for pastures development and seeded wheat, which are both in need of a soaking rain. There were 6.5 days suitable for field work last week. Continue reading at Crop Progress 9 27 15.

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

As reported by NASS on September 21, 2015
COTTON DEFOLIATION BEGINS

Dry weather across the state allowed corn and grain sorghum harvest to resume, with good yields being reported. Cotton farmers began defoliating in anticipation of the upcoming harvest. Soybeans were dropping leaves. Hay harvest continued, with conditions being almost perfect for baling. Cattle were doing well, but producers were concerned about dropping prices. Continue reading at Crop Progress 9 20 15.

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

Harvest of corn and grain sorghum continued, with good yields being reported.  Dry weather reduced moisture content in corn and caused some early soybeans to drop leaves.  Late soybeans and pastures began to show signs of drought stress.  Dry conditions allowed some producers to squeeze in another hay cutting. Continue reading at Crop Progress 9 6 15.

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