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UT Cotton Scout School This Friday

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist No Comments

The University of Tennessee Cotton Insect Scout School is scheduled for Friday, May 26 at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center in Jackson. The address in 605 Airways Blvd, Jackson TN. There is no fee, and preregistration is not required.  Registration begins at 8:00 AM with the program starting at 8:30. Content will include hands-on training with an optional ‘go-to-the-field session’ after a box lunch. Topics covered will include cotton development, identification of insects (and their damage) weed and diseases and their damage, and weed identification.

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Tennessee Market Highlights

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

Corn and wheat was up; soybeans were down; and cotton was mixed for the week. The USDA is currently projecting 2017 corn production at 14.065 billion bushels. To arrive at this number the USDA is currently estimating 90 million acres planted (82.4 million acres harvested) and a trend line yield of 170.7 bu/acre. With planting approaching 80% complete, projected yield will soon be the primary focus for traders, as small changes in yield could have big consequences in production and price. For example, if trend yield is 5 bu/acre less than the current USDA projection (165.7 bu/acre), then production would be decreased 411 million bushels to 13.654 billion bushels. If use remained at the current USDA projection of 14.3 billion, then ending stocks would be 1.698 billion bushels compared to the current projection of 2.11 billion bushels. Continue reading at Tennessee Market Highlights.

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Management of Late Season Johnsongrass

Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist No Comments
Photo credit: Todd Rankin

Questions continue to arise on management of glyphosate-resistant (GR) Johnsongrass in corn, soybean and cotton. GR Johnsongrass continues to become more of an issue with each passing year.  The main threat with Johnsongrass is in corn where there are few POST applied options. Continue reading

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Reminder – Cotton Scout School (Friday, May 26th)

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist No Comments

The University of Tennessee Cotton Insect Scout School is scheduled for Friday, May 26 at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center in Jackson. The address in 605 Airways Blvd, Jackson TN. There is no fee, and preregistration is not required.  Registration begins at 8:00 AM with the program starting at 8:30. Content will include hands-on training with an optional ‘go-to-the-field session’ after a box lunch. Topics covered will include cotton development, identification of insects (and their damage) weed and diseases and their damage, and weed identification.

 

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Crop Progress – Tennessee and U.S.

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

WARMER WEATHER PROVIDES OPPORTUNITY FOR HAY HARVEST

Warmer, drier weather last week allowed producers to start cutting hay in many areas across the State. Producers also took the break in the cool, wet weather to make headway on planting row crops. Soybeans began to emerge and winter wheat is almost completely headed. There were some reports of wheat lodging because of previous heavy winds and rain. Wheat disease pressure was reported, especially in areas where there were no fungicide applications. There were 5.1 days suitable for field work. Topsoil moisture was 3 percent short, 70 percent adequate and 27 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was 1 percent very short, 3 percent short, 74 percent adequate and 22 percent surplus. Continue reading at TN_05_15_17.  The U.S. Crop Progress report can be read at CropProg-05-15-2017.

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Tennessee Market Highlights

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off on Tennessee Market Highlights

Corn was up; soybeans and wheat were down; and cotton was mixed for the week. On May 10, the USDA released its May WASDE report. The report provided revised estimates for the 2016/17 marketing year and its first projections for the 2017/18 marketing year.  Continue reading at Tennessee Market Highlights.

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