Meeting season is in full swing, and there are several educational opportunities fast approaching (see below). Pesticide re-certification points and CCA points will be available at all these meeting. Additional details will be provided soon! Continue reading
Corn production in Tennessee is estimated at 117 million bushels, up 3 percent from the November forecast and down 17 percent from the previous crop. Yield was estimated at 160 bushels per acre, unchanged from the previous forecast and down 8 bushels from the 2014 level. Acres for harvest as grain were estimated at 730,000 acres, down 110,000 acres from 2014. Continue reading at AnnualCrop15_TN.
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.
Corn production in Tennessee is forecast at 114 million bushels, down 3 percent from the October forecast and down 20 percent from the previous crop. Yield was estimated at 160.0 bushels per acre, down 5.0 bushels from last month and down 8.0 bushels from the 2014 level. Continue reading at NASS News Release.
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.