RAINS BRING MUCH NEEDED RELIEF TO STATE’S DRY AREAS
Following dry, hot weather that had started to negatively impact the State’s agricultural conditions, rains last week ruled and improved those circumstances. Most producers were able to get their first cuttings of hay harvested before the rains set in. Industrial hemp transplanting started and wheat harvest is expected to start soon. There were 4.4 days suitable for fieldwork last week. Topsoil moisture rated 2 percent very short, 10 percent short, 72 percent adequate, and 16 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture rated 1 percent very short, 13 percent short, 75 percent adequate, and 11 percent surplus. You can read the rest of the weekly weather report for Tennessee at this link: TN Crop Weather 06_10_19. You can also read the U.S. crop progress report here: US Crop Progress 06_10_2019.
JACKSON, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will host the annual Weed Tour on Wednesday, June 19 at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center. The guided tour will feature 60 weed management research tests in corn, soybean and cotton.
Weed Tour runs from 9 – 11:30 a.m., with registration opening at 8:30 a.m. A light breakfast will be served. Continue reading
HOT, DRY WEATHER PREVAILS
Hot, dry conditions dominated most of the state allowing farmers to make significant progress planting corn, cotton and soybeans. These same conditions also placed stress on emerging crops and had some wishing for timely rains. Harvest of first-cutting hay continued to be a major activity as producers took advantage of excellent baling conditions. There were 6.3 days suitable for fieldwork last week. Topsoil moisture rated 8 percent very short, 31 percent short, 57 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture rated 5 percent very short, 22 percent short, 68 percent adequate, and 5 percent surplus. You can continue reading the Tennessee Crop Weather report at TN Crop Weather 06_03_19. Also, the U.S. crop progress report can be reviewed at US Crop Progress 06_03_2019.
As deadlines for late planting of corn and cotton loom, Dr. Chris Boyer discusses producer options and new research to help producers select an optimal strategy. Listen.
More information available at https://extension.tennessee.edu/publications/Documents/W820.pdf.
With recent weather events in the Midwest, corn prices have started to climb and growers are paying closer attention to protecting corn yield. Continue reading
Many questions continue to be asked on how best to manage grass in cotton. The sketchy performance of glyphosate on goosegrass, junglerice and Johnsongrass in 2018 is the main driver of these questions. Continue reading