Category Archives: Soybean

Cover Crop Considerations for This Fall

Author: Garret Montgomery 1 Comment

A recent survey in Tennessee showed that 22% or our row crop acres were planted after a cover crop. In light of the PPO resistant Palmer amaranth we believe this number should go up as a good cover crop may help improve control of Palmer amaranth in an integrated system with herbicides. It is time to be making decisions about the cover crops you will be planting this fall. Continue reading

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Crop Progress

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

As reported by NASS on August 24, 2015
LIMITED CORN HARVEST BEGINS; RAIN WELCOMED

Limited corn harvest began between rains last week. Producers welcomed the rain which boosted pastures, thus improving cattle condition. The rains also helped bring a good finish to crops. Producers are cautiously optimistic about yields this season. Continue reading at Crop Progress 8 23 15.

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Crop Progress

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

As reported by NASS on August 10, 2015

 MOST CROPS IN GOOD TO EXCELLENT CONDITION

With the exception of this season’s grain sorghum crop which continues to be plagued by sugarcane aphids, most of Tennessee’s crops are in good to excellent condition.  Producers are readying their equipment for corn harvest which is anticipated to start in a few weeks.  Corn silage is being cut and second cuttings of hay are being finished.  Rain in some areas of the state gave crops a boost. Continue reading at Crop Progress 8 16 15.

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Green cloverworms and loopers in soybean, etc.

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off

Calls on soybean insect infestations are not common, and most folks are reporting less than average infestations of stink bugs. However, green cloverworms are being reported in some fields at or near economic treatment thresholds. Treatment is recommended when Continue reading

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Crop Progress

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

As reported by NASS on August 10, 2015
LATE WEEK RAINS BOOST CROPS

A rain producing front late in the week was a welcome sight and helped boost crop development. Even through the mostly dry weather, however, crops progressed well. Hay harvest was delayed because of the rain. Sugarcane aphids continue to spread in the grain sorghum crop and some fields reached threshold levels and were treated. Continue reading at Crop Progress 8 9 15.

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