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Emergency Exemption (Section 18) Granted for Sivanto in Sweet Sorghum

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Sugarcane aphids

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture and the EPA has again approved a Section 18 that allows the use of Sivanto prime on sweet sorghum for the control of sugarcane aphids during 2019. This pest is potentially devastating for those growing sweet sorghum for molasses or other uses, and Sivanto prime is an excellent any the only available insecticide option in this crop. Specific requirement for it’s use are summarized below and detailed in the Continue reading

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Tennessee Market Highlights

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Corn, cotton, and soybeans were up; wheat was down for the week.

On Friday morning, USDA released marketing year supply and demand estimates for the 2019/20 marketing year (2019 crop). The estimates released were provided at the annual USDA Outlook Conference in Arlington, VA. USDA outlook for cotton, dairy, grains and oilseeds, livestock and poultry and sugar are available online at:
USDA Outlook Conference. Continue reading at Tennessee Market Highlights.

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A Few More Chances to Take Dicamba Training

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CORRECTION: The Obion County Dicamba Training will be held at the Union City Farm Bureau.

There are still opportunities to take the Dicamba Training in person, although this is the last week in-person trainings will be offered in West TN. The following counties will host trainings in the upcoming week:

  • Hardeman – Feb. 22 @ 10 a.m. – Mid-South Farmers Co-op, Bolivar
  • Hardin – Feb. 27 @ 9 a.m. – UT Extension Office
  • Lauderdale – Feb. 25 @ 8:30 a.m. – TN Tech Center (Ripley), Feb. 26 @ 10 a.m. – Veterans Museum (Halls) & Feb. 28 @ 10 a.m. – Co-op (Halls)
  • Lincoln – Feb. 26 @ 1 p.m. & 7 p.m. – UT Extension Office
  • Obion – Feb. 27 @ 8 a.m. & 1 p.m. – Farm Bureau, Union City
  • Weakley – Feb. 28 @ 1 p.m. – Tennessee Tractor, Martin

For online training and a complete list of future in-person trainings, visit the UTIA Dicamba Resources page.

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Tennessee Market Highlights

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Cotton, soybeans, and wheat were down; corn was flat for the week.

It was a rough start to the week for corn, soybean, and cotton prices. Wheat prices tailed off at the end of the week due to lower prices from export com-petition with Russia and France. 2019 corn harvest futures prices continue to trade in a tight 10 cent range, $3.95 to $4.05. At the end of the week, corn futures were right in the middle of the range. Expect corn futures pric-es to move sideways with trade, South American weather, and U.S. planting intentions providing the potential to push prices out of the range. 2019 harvest soybean futures have started to plateau, moving sideways the past month and a half. Trade news between China will likely jolt the market lower or higher before the end of the month. Mixed soybean production reports for Argentina (up) and Brazil (down) provide potential offsets to current estimates. On Monday and Tuesday, December cotton futures dropped nearly 2 cents and then moved sideways for the rest of the week. Continue reading at Tennessee Market Highlights.

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