Recent Updates

Top Bean-TN Soybean Yield Contest Winners

UT Extension and the Tennessee Soybean Promotion Council collaborated with producers across the state during 2022 to host the Top Bean state soybean yield contest.

Congratulations to all of our winners!!

The purpose of the Tennessee Soybean Yield Contest it to recognize those producers who grow high-yielding soybeans, and to gather data on the production practices utilized by these outstanding producers in order to promote the use of sound cultural practices to increase soybean profitability.

If interested in entering in 2023, contact your local County Extension Agent for details.  The deadline to notify of intent to participate is September 1st.

 

 

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2023 Cotton Focus on Wednesday, Feb 8th

The 2023 University of Tennessee Cotton Focus is coming up on February 8th from 8AM to 1PM in Jackson, TN at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center (605 Airways Blvd Jackson, TN 38301).  Lunch will be provided and CCA, Commercial Applicator and Master Row Crop Points will be available.  Tulum will be catering lunch.

We have several excellent guest speakers that will provide very valuable insight into several important decisions that we will have to make during 2023. Additionally, we have several industry updates that you will not want to miss.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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Tennessee Market Highlights- 1/20/2023

Cotton was up; wheat and soybeans were down; and corn was mixed for the week.

Compared to the previous five years, 2021 and 2022 corn and soybean harvest futures prices experienced increased trading ranges. December 2022 corn futures, from December 1, 2021 to contract expiration, had a trading range of $2.23 ($5.43 to $7.66). November 2022 soybean futures, from November 1, 2021 to contract expiration, had a trading range of $3.81 ($12.02 to $15.81). Tight U.S. stocks, the Russia-Ukraine conflict, global inflation, supply chain disruptions, and drought in the U.S. and South America have propelled prices higher but have also increased volatility. The 2021 and 2022 December contracts had 49 and 65 trading days with moves of more than 10 cents up or down. The previous five years had a total of 54 trading days with a greater than 10-cent move. Similarly, in 2021 and 2022, the November soybean contract had 45 and 74 trading days with a greater than 20-cent up or down move. For the previous five years, the November soybean contract had a total of 64 days with a greater than 20-cent up or down move. Continue reading at Tennessee Market Highlights.

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Tennessee Market Highlights-01/13/2023

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

The USDA Quarterly Grain Stocks Report was released on Thursday. The report estimated corn stored on December 1, 2022, totaled 10.8 billion bushels, down 7 percent from the previous year. The September-November 2022 indicated disappearance was 4.30 billion bushels, compared with 4.67 billion bushels during the same period last year. Soybeans stored on December 1, 2022, totaled 3.02 billion bushels, down 4 percent from the previous year. Indicated disappearance for September-November 2022 totaled 1.53 billion bushels, down 4 percent from the same period a year earlier. All wheat stored on December 1, 2022, totaled 1.28 billion bushels, down 7 percent from a year ago. The September-November 2022 indicated disappearance is 498 million bushels, 26 percent above the same period a year earlier. Continue reading at Tennessee Market Highlights.

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Middle TN Grain Conference-January 31

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Middle TN Grain Conference Announced for Tuesday, January 31st, 2023
Tullahoma, Tenn. — With COVID largely in the rear-view mirror, we continue to get back to business as usual. Such is also the case for the upcoming Middle TN Grain Conference scheduled for Tuesday, January 31st at the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI), located at 411 B.H. Goethert Pkwy in Tullahoma, TN.

As many have come to expect since its start in 2005, the Middle Tennessee Grain Conference offers some of the most practical insights and real-life solutions to emerging crop production issues; utilizing research and evidence-based data from the University of Tennessee and other land-grant colleges. This conference is also home to one of the area’s largest trade shows, showcasing dozens of industry professionals who are on hand to talk what’s new, efficient, and effective.

2023 registration is $20 per person and can be paid at your local UT-TSU Extension county office or at the door the day of. Registration fees help offset the cost of program materials, equipment, signage, resource thumb drive, and conference hats (one per person).
The conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a welcome from a cast of statewide agricultural leaders including Matt Rearden with Nutrien Ag. Solutions, Carol Reed with TN Corn Promotion Council, and Stefan Maupin with TN Soybean Promotion Council. Following the welcome, a slate of hand-picked breakout sessions are being offered covering topics such as “Weed Management a Year in Review: Vines in Corn, Grass, & Pigweed Management”, “Update on the Latest Nitrogen Stabilizer Research”, “Prices, Costs & Profitability: Where are Markets Headed & How Can Risk be Mitigated?”, “New Advances in Technology: Utilizing Drones to Apply Pesticides & Micronutrients to Crops”, “Farm Succession Planning”, and many more.

This year’s conference is supported and made possible by several industry partners; of special note the TN Corn Promotion Council and the TN Soybean Promotion Council. Refreshments throughout the day are being sponsored by Koch Agronomic Solutions. Lunch will be provided by “The View” Dining Hall and is graciously sponsored by GreenPoint Ag.

Following the scenic meal, participants will have the opportunity to attend the private applicator recertification training. Current private applicator certifications expire on June 30, 2023. Cost of this recertification training is an additional $25 per person to be paid on-site prior to the training. At adjournment, participants will turn in completed evaluations to receive their conference hat and thumb drive loaded with pesticide manuals, budgets, and other valuable resources.

Farm Manager Credit is available. Final credits can be achieved by attending the upcoming Master Farm Manager program beginning on Tuesday, February 14th at the Community Meeting Room at the Administrative Plaza next to the Coffee Co. Extension. Master Row Crop Credit is also available. For complete details on conference topics, registration, Farm Manager credits and Master Row Crop credits, contact your local UT-TSU Extension Office.
The Middle Tennessee Grain Conference is open to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability or veteran status.
Through its mission of research, teaching and extension, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture touches lives and provides Real. Life. Solutions. ag.tennessee.edu

Contact: Bruce Steelman, Lincoln County Extension Agent | Office: 931-433-1582 | bsteelman@utk.edu
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West TN Grain & Soybean Producers Conference

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2023 West Tennessee Grain & Soybean Producers Conference will be Thursday, February 2nd, at the Dyer County Fairgrounds, located at 296 James H. Rice Rd, Dyersburg, TN 38024.

West Tennessee Grain & Soybean Producers Conference will offer some of the most practical insights and real-life solutions to emerging crop production issues; utilizing research and evidence-based data from the University of Tennessee and other land-grant colleges. This conference is also home to one of the area’s largest trade shows, showcasing dozens of industry professionals who are on hand to talk what’s new, efficient, and effective.

Conference registration and trade show will begin at 7:45 a.m. The first educational sessions will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at lunch. Educational break-out sessions this year will focus on Industry updates, how to overcome farm labor hurdles, agricultural trade, alternative fertilizers, weed control, and grain storage economics.

Once again, this years conference is supported and made possible by several industry partners including the TN Soybean Promotion Board and the TN Corn Promotion Board.

After lunch, Private Applicator Recertification training will be done. Cost of this recertification training is $25 per person to be paid on-site prior to the training. Current Tennessee Private Applicator certifications expire on June 30, 2023.
Master Row Crop, CCA, and Commercial Applicator points will be available for those in attendance.

The West Tennessee Grain & Soybean Producers Conference is open to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability or veteran status. Through its mission of research, teaching and extension, the University of Tennessee
Institute of Agriculture touches lives and provides Real. Life. Solutions. ag.tennessee.edu

For more information or to sponsor this year’s West Tennessee Grain & Soybean Producers Conference please contact Lindsay Stephenson, UT Extension, Haywood County, 731.772.2861, or email LSS@utk.edu.
To pre-register, see the agenda, or for sponsorship information please visit https://conference.utcrops.com/  or scan the barcode below.

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2022 Tennessee Cotton Variety Trial Results Publication (PB 1742) now available online

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The 2022 Tennessee Cotton Variety Trial Results Publication (PB 1742) is now available online.  Included within these results are ten large strip trials (CSTs) testing 13 XtendFlex commercial varieties, four large strip trials (CSTs) testing 6 Enlist commercial varieties, and six small plot trials (OVTs) testing 40 experimental and commercial varieties.

Special thanks to all of the agents and producers who helped generate this data.  Additionally, thanks to the USDA Classing Office in Memphis for assisting with this effort.  If you have any questions on location response or variety placement, please do not hesitate to reach out directly to your county agent.

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